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Burundi urges its former colonizers to pay compensations

FILE - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is sworn in for a third term at a ceremony in the parliament in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 20, 2015.

BUJUMBURA, July 1 (Xinhua) — Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Saturday urged its former colonizers Germany and Belgium to pay compensations to the country for damages caused during the colonial rule. The remarks were made at Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium in the capital Bujumbura during the celebration of the east African country’s 55th independence anniversary. “Burundi’s former colonial […]

Beyonce, UNICEF Unite for Children’s Water Project in Burundi

Beyonce Knowles and UNICEF are joining forces to provide clean, safe water to children in Burundi. Photo - VOA

Pop music icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency said Friday. Plans call for the project, BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, to help build wells and improve hygiene education and water and sanitation facilities in schools, UNICEF […]

UN to send experts to investigate DR Congo violence

Villagers flee their homes in Sake, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province, as fighting erupts between FARDC Government forces and rebel groups. Photo - United Nations

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region. A council resolution called on the UN rights office to dispatch a team of international experts to help Kinshasa investigate gross rights violations in […]

African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

FILE - African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers from Burundi patrol after fighting between insurgents and government soldiers erupted on the outskirts of Mogadishu, May 22, 2012.

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabab, saying the Somali National Army has been unable to take charge as expected. Francisco Caetano Madeira’s request for an unspecified number of extra AU troops […]

11 Dead as Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

11 Dead as Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA — Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday. Nine bombers and two civilians were killed, according to witnesses, soldiers and police. The city is the birthplace of the Islamic insurgency […]

DRC Budget Minister Casts Doubt on 2017 Elections

FILE - A policeman sits atop a minibus carrying empty ballot boxes to a central counting center in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa.

FILE – A policeman sits atop a minibus carrying empty ballot boxes to a central counting center in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa. KINSHASA — The budget minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has cast doubt on whether the country will be able to finance elections this year. His statement has sparked concern as […]

Congo ‘avenging militia’ battle soldiers

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At least 37 people have been killed by Democratic Republic of Congo’s army today in clashes with the Kamwina Nsapu militia in the central Kasai region. Residents of Tshimbulu town told the BBC’s Kinshasa reporter Poly Muzalia by phone that they were militia wanted to avenge the death of their leader who was shot dead […]

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Kenya Drought

Kenya’s president has declared the drought, which has affected as much as half the country, a national disaster. Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for international aid and said the government would increase food handouts to the most needy communities. Kenya’s Red Cross says 2.7 million people face starvation if more help is not provided. Other countries in […]

South Sudan President’s Order Firing Governor Leads to Deadly Fighting

FILE - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir speaks to the media at a press conference in Juba, South Sudan.

TORIT, SOUTH SUDAN — Two people were killed and three others injured in fighting between government soldiers and Imatong state bodyguards Thursday after South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, fired the governor of Imatong state, Nartisio Loluke Manir. The president’s announcement was televised live. Deputy Governor Margaret Itto confirmed clashes broke out at the governor’s residence in […]

New Somali President Wants His Country Off Immigration Ban

Somalia's newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo flanked by outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, Feb. 8, 2017.

Somalia’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo flanked by outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at the airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Feb. 8, 2017. Somalia’s new president says he will work to have his country removed from the list of nations whose citizens were — and may yet […]

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