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EDITORIAL: Burundi will gain nothing by shifting blame

By: THE NEW TIMES As Burundi sinks deeper into violent political turmoil, it is becoming more clear that lack of serious and sincere efforts to end the deadlock will only make things worse. There has been a continuous barrage of inflammatory utterances from some of the country’s leaders with calculated attempts to pass the buck to […]

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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Thousands Flee Violence in Burundi, Fearing the Worst Is Yet to Come

Rights organizations are concerned the small African nation, which saw a decade-long war end in 2005, is on the brink of another major conflict. Women leaving Burundi in April. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) Samantha Cowan is an associate editor and helms TakePart’s weekend coverage. Families are leaving their homes in the Central African nation of Burundi […]

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Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of ‘massacres’

By AFP Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused Burundi’s leaders of carrying out “massacres” on their people in his most critical speech yet of the crisis in the troubled neighbouring state. “People die every day, corpses litter the streets… How can the leaders allow their population to be massacred from morning to night?” Kagame said, […]

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Rwandan Foreign Minister: ‘Where is a white man convicted by the ICC?’

Is Rwanda choosing impunity over international justice? Louise Mushikiwabo is this week’s guest on Conflict Zone, DW’s top political talk show. Louise Mushikiwabo on Conflict Zone The Foreign Minister of Rwanda accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of having a racial bias and of being little more than a tool for Western countries “to manipulate […]

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Burundi Expels Rwandan Diplomat

By Kabona Esiara Burundi has expelled a Rwandan diplomat, as tensions between the two East African countries intensify.Though the reason for the expulsion is not clear, the two countries have been locked up in a diplomatic row which has been on for several months. The expelled diplomat Desire Nyaruhirira, a first minister councillor at the […]

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Rwanda to Host World’s First ‘Drone Airport’

From Rwanda’s New Times Photo:  New Times Norman Foster, a renowned British architect, has that said Rwanda’s challenging geographical landscape had made it an ideal testing ground and model for the drone port project (file photo). By Collins MwaiThe government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as […]

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Court dismisses challenge to Kagame’s third-term bid

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands welcomes resident Paul Kagame of Rwanda for an audience at the King’s residence De Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 5 October 2015. Photo: PATRICK VAN KATWIJK / DPA / DPA PICTURE-ALLIANCE/AFP KIGALI – Rwanda’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to constitutional changes designed to allow President Paul […]

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Africa does its bit – and more – for peacekeeping

 From The Institute for Security Studies Who is doing the most for world peace? Heads of state at the special summit on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in New York last week seemed to compete with one another as they stepped behind the microphone and rattled off the figures of their peacekeeping contributions. ‘India has contributed […]

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Rwanda Day: Do not allow anyone to define who you are

From Rwanda’s New Times By: JAMES KARUHANGA The significance of Rwandans, having the ability and resources to take care of themselves without depending on aid, was a key point President Paul Kagame drove home as thousands of Rwandans living abroad marked the seventh edition of Rwanda Day yesterday in the Netherlands. Highlighting the unity that characterizes […]

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