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The Latest: UN: 36 Burundi refugees killed in Congo clashes

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - The Latest on the killing of Burundian refugees in Congo (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The United Nations envoy to Congo says at least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces near the Burundi border. Maman Sidikou says he is "deeply s

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-16 16:45:53

World Policy On Air, Ep. 137: "Fanning the Flames of Violence in Burundi"

World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal. Earlier this month, a report by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi recorded a litany of human rights abuses and recommended that the International Criminal Court open an investigation immediately. On today's

WORLDPOLICY.ORG - 2017-09-15 06:21:00

Group: UN mishandling Central African Republic abuse claims

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Leaked case files show "egregious mishandling" of sexual misconduct allegations against U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, according to a watchdog group that said it had obtained the reports. It is the latest criticism of how sexual abuse has been investigated in Ce

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-09-14 20:22:33

ICC prosecutor renews call for arrest of Libya military officer

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] renewed her calls [statement] to the Libyan government on Wednesday for the immediate arrest and surrender of Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli, who is alleged to have participated in w

JURIST.ORG - 2017-09-14 19:34:00

It was a fusion of culture and worship at CLA

1/3 SLIDES Provided by The New Times 2/3 SLIDES Provided by The New Times 3/3 SLIDES Provided by The New Times Frederic Byumvuhore Heavenly Melodies Burundi also performed.(Photos by Frederic Byumvuhore) It was a fusion of culture and praise at Christian Life Assembly church (CLA) in Nyarutarama

MSN.COM - 2017-09-13 00:55:06

Mapping and Monitoring WASH Facilities: Integrating mobile data collection and GIS tools for better monitoring in Tanzania

Download PDF (237.59 KB) Oxfam has been piloting the combined use of mobile data collection and geographic information systems (GIS) tools to better monitor water, sanitation and hygiene facilities as part of its work to support Burundian refugees in Tanzania. As well as building capacity among staf

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 00:51:00

Peacekeeping Crucial for African Stability

Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict-reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved. Armed conflicts in Africa have substantially declined from their peak in the early 1990s. The 12

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 09:28:00

Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi - KOAM TV 7

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - An official says gunmen have forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights. Robert Kotshani, the office's deputy chief, confirms the incident in the capital, Bujumbura, early Wednesday but gives no details. An employee in the o

KOAMTV - 2017-09-13 17:50:00

Upcoming exhibition takes visitors into the life of a refugee

SALT LAKE CITY - An exhibition coming to Salt Lake City Sept. 18-24 will allow visitors to step into the life of a refugee and observe the challenges of more than 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. "Forced From Home," a traveling exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders, aims to

DESERET NEWS - 2017-09-13 13:30:00

Armed Men Break Into UN Human Rights Office in Burundi

A group of armed men broke into the compound of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, early Wednesday. The incident occurred a week after a U.N. commission of inquiry reported possible crimes against humanity in Burundi, including extrajudicial execut

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-13 13:13:43

Burundi: Acute Food Insecurity Situation July - September 2017 and Projection for October - December 2017

The current IPC analysis has counted 1.76 million people (18% of the Burundian population) in the humanitarian phase (IPC Phases 3 and 4). This reflects a slight improvement compared to the same period last year, with 3% of the population in Phase 4 in 2017, compared to 5% in 2016. The Imbo plain is

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 13:13:00

Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (A/HRC/36/54)

The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi was created by Human Rights Council resolution 33/24, adopted on 30 September 2016, to conduct a thorough investigation into human rights violations and abuses committed in Burundi since April 2015, to determine whether any of them may constitute international cr

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-12 21:10:00

Israel's top court sanctions support for Africa's most brutal dictators

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara depart Kenya on their way to Rwanda, July 6, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO) The Israeli Supreme Court approved the decision to deport African asylum seekers from Israel. These agreements had previously been made between Israel and states whose identity se

972MAG.COM - 2017-09-12 07:00:00

U.N. human rights chief condemns ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar 

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing." Speaking at the start of the latest Human Rights Counci

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-11 15:23:37

501 (see three) ARTS Announces Triple Premiere of PANG!

501 (see three) ARTS announces the triple premiere of Pang!, by Dan Froot and Company, three live radio plays based on the oral histories of families hungering for change. Pang! will be performed for theatre audiences in October, December, and January in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (10/20 & 10/21), Los Angel

BROADWAY WORLD - 2017-09-10 13:37:00

This Week on the Frontiers, September 9th 2017

The decision by Kenya's Supreme Court to annul last month's presidential election marks a new threshold for democracy in Africa and a new front in a battle of ideas over resurgent authoritarianism elsewhere on the continent, WSJ's Africa bureau chief Joe Parkinson reports. The judges' ruling is the

WALL STREET JOURNAL - 2017-09-09 11:31:20

Refugees set aside fear of DACA changes to celebrate businesses

Four refugees shared their emotional stories with a packed house at Naperville's Highpoint Church, explaining how they escaped war or violence in their native countries to come to the United States and become entrepreneurs. They described the perseverance and determination needed to overcome obstacl

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-09 22:35:53

Kagame cracks down hard in Rwanda, Victoire Ingabire in danger

Supporters march to "Free Victoire" in Brussels on Nov. 19, 2011. I spoke to Joseph Bukeye, an officer of Victoire Ingabire's FDU-Inkingi party in Brussels, Belgium. Ann Garrison: What danger is Victoire Ingabire facing now in her seventh year in prison? Joseph Bukeye: Starvation. She requires a spe

SFBAYVIEW.COM - 2017-09-09 07:00:00

TEDxOmaha announces speakers for this year's program

TEDxOmaha announced on Thursday its lineup for the upcoming speaker series program, including a software development company co-founder, a female Marine Corp veteran and the youngest elected member of the Parliament of Afghanistan. This year's annual event will be Oct. 25 at Creighton University Har

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-09 05:00:00

Hurricane Irma: Local power crews headed south to help with expected power outages

St. Andrew traces its history back to 1865, when a group of parishioners started a Sunday school in what is now South Park. The congregation survived several moves and the Great 1913 flood before landing at its current location in 1923. Rev. R. James Larsen, the church's priest, retired Sunday. McCa

WHIO.COM - 2017-09-08 20:39:00