LONDON, Oct 4 – The burden of the global refugee crisis is being unfairly shared, with just 10 countries hosting the majority of refugees, humanitarian groups said, urging wealthy nations to step up their response. Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has pushed the total number of refugees to a record 21.3 million
By Magdalena Mis LONDON, April 25 – A Burundian activist credited with saving thousands of children’s lives during a 12-year ethnically charged civil war is the first recipient of a new humanitarian prize presented by Hollywood actor and campaigner George Clooney. Marguerite Barankitse, a former teacher, founded the Maison Shalom (the house of peace) orphanage
A swell of new African photographers are changing how the world views their continent BY Mirren Gidda Africa has long been irresistible to art photographers. The diversity of its 54 nations, its natural beauty—even, say some photographers, the difference in light compared with Europe and the U.S.—have spawned vast bodies of work and helped inform
NAIROBI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday’s clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May. Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets.
NAIROBI, Nov 22 – At least five people were killed in overnight clashes in Burundi, police said on Sunday, and residents reported a battle at the president’s office in the capital Bujumbura which has been plagued by violence since a disputed presidential election. Burundi has been in crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April