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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.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem speaks with a schoolchild as she visits an elementary school in Blois.
29/10/2015 - France

France unveils bullying hotline for students to clamp down on harassment

France's Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has unveiled new plans to tackle bullying in France, which affects up to 700,000 students every year.
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.
A photo of the courthouse in Melun, located in the south-west of Paris, where the victim, Henrique Vannier worked.
29/10/2015 - France

Drama in French court house: lawyer shoots bar chairman, kills himself

France's youngest chairman of the bar was shot and seriousy wounded by a lawyer facing supension, in a dramatic shoot-out at a court house near Paris, police sources said on Thursday.

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso votes in the country's referendum on October 25. Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete at the UN General assembly, September 27, 2015.
26/10/2015 - Congo-Tanzania

Why some African leaders cling to power, whilst others walk away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced.
A file picture taken on November 2, 2005 shows a policeman in front of a burning car in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, after police clashed with angry youths, on October 2, 2005
26/10/2015 - France

French government tries to conquer suburbs ten years after riots

A fleet of government cars pulled up outside the run-down estates of Mureaux on the outskirts of Paris on Monday, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the worst rioting in the history of France's suburbs.

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 ...
Wreckage after Tuesday's violence in Moirans
21/10/2015 - FRANCE

Traveller community riots over refusal for prisoner to attend funeral

The French Alps town of Moirans was tense on Wednesday after a judge refused a prisoner's request to attend his brother's funeral.
RFI Burundi Correspondent, Esdras Ndikumana.
20/10/2015 - France-Burundi

RFI and AFP file court complaint for torture of their Burundi correspondent

Faced with a lack of any action following an attack on their Burundi correspondent Esdras Ndikumana on August 2 as he carried out his wok, RFI and AFP have filed a complaint for torture against ...