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13/11/2015 - Burundi

Ugandan defence minister arrives in Burundi to continue mediation efforts

Uganda’s Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga on Friday arrived in Burundi’s capital to continue mediation efforts to help end the crisis, according to a spokesman.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete and Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, Washington DC, August 2014.
12/11/2015 - Burundi

Kenya sends envoy to meet Burundi government and opposition

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a special envoy to Burundi to meet with the government and opposition leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis.
The mother of Idris Mavukiro, an opposition supporter who was killed on 23 July 2015 during an alleged robbery, mourns the death of her son in Bujumbura.
06/11/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council incapable of handling Burundi 'tragedy' says UN Special Rapporteur

Members of the international community need to “stop playing games” and effectively deal with the “impending crisis” in Burundi, UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff has told ...
03/11/2015 - Nigeria

Nigerian government failed to ensure Shell cleaned up Niger Delta oil spills: campaigners

Nigeria’s government is ultimately responsible for failing to hold oil multinational Shell accountable for failing to properly clean up oil spills in the Niger Delta region, according to ...
Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out
03/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out

Burundi’s economy is being squeezed by a multitude of factors stemming from the ongoing political crisis, violence and human rights abuses sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ...
People attend the funeral of a Burundian journalist and his family and a member of the International Organization for Migration humanitarian team in Bujumbura on 20 October 2015, after they were shot dead on 13 October.
29/10/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council 'follows in the footsteps' of the African Union on Burundi crisis

The UN Security Council on Wednesday stood behind the African Union and its tough stance on Burundi in light of continuing violence and human rights abuses.
Hundreds of migrants wait for to register at Berlin's central registration center for refugees and asylum seekers LaGeSo (Landesamt fuer Gesundheit und Soziales) State Office for Health and Social Affairs in Berlin, Germany October 1, 2015.
26/10/2015 - Refugee crisis

Activists skeptical about EU plan to host 100,000 migrants in reception centres

The European Union this Monday pledged to help set up 100,000 places in reception centres in the Balkans and in Greece.

Ugandan police arrest 8 people, suspected of participating in the assassination of Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi, April 7 2015.
23/10/2015 - Uganda

Indecent exposure of Ugandan activist blows lid on police brutality

Human rights groups in Uganda are calling for an end to police violence after several government opponents were recently arrested and tear gassed, with one activist even being stripped naked by ...
Migrants cue for a meal in Calais, some will ask for asylum in France.
20/10/2015 - France

France struggles to deport rejected asylum claims, says auditor

France’s national auditor has slammed the country’s asylum policies, saying too much money is being spent on asylum seekers and too few people whose claims are rejected are being ...
Rapper Luaty Beirao on hunger strike since September 21
14/10/2015 - ANGOLA

Activists call for release of Angolan hunger-strike rapper

The rapper Luaty Beirao is a key figure in Angola's opposition movement, and he has been on hunger strike for 25 days.