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Everyone who finds out I am gay has tried to kill me
NAIROBI - As a transgender man living as a woman, Barry has been repeatedly raped and beaten, his parents have been murdered and his children poisoned.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Huffington Post
David W. Kearn: Differences Between Rwanda and Syria Highlight Challenges of Intervention
In an essay published in the Washington Post , former State Department official and Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter evokes the humanitarian disaster of Rwanda to push for U.S. intervention in Syria in the wake of the use of chemical weapons by the regime.
Fri May 10, 2013
Mail & Guardian
Burundi: Beauty, beaches and beer
Burundi may not be the go-to capital of East Africa, but it is cheap and cheerful, and tourists are starting to cotton on.
Tue May 07, 2013
Burundi - Media law's threat to freedom of information
Reporters Without Borders wrote an open letter to President Pierre Nkurunziza today voicing concern about freedom of information in Burundi and asking him not to promulgate a media law that has been passed by the country's parliament.
Mon May 06, 2013
Renewed Opportunity for DR Congo Peace Efforts
There are encouraging signs that the new push for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can succeed, Mary Robinson said today in her first briefing to the Security Council since taking her post as United Nations Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region.
Sun May 05, 2013
Burundi media: in the cross-hairs of government
Burundi's journalists are bracing for tough times after parliament passed a restrictive draft media law that rights groups fear is designed to silence critical voices ahead of a general election in two years.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoy Urges Sustained Political Will for DR Congo Peace Framework
Mary Robinson, Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region, today urged leaders to keep working towards the success of the new eastern Democratic Republic of Congo peace plan, particularly amid what she sensed were mounting pressure and rhetoric in the country.
Fri May 03, 2013
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Burundi reporter shot by police for seeking information
Burundi's government took unusually swift action last week in response to the police shooting of a radio reporter, after the journalist sought information at a roadblock in the capital Bujumbura where market vendors were allegedly being "taxed" for passage.
UN envoy urges sustained political will for DR Congo peace framework
"I am seeing a political will and an urgency for peace that has to be maintained," Mrs.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Home Federal Bank honors 'Hometown Hero' for work with Burundi refugees
Monday afternoon, the bank honored Sandra Fugate as its "Hometown Hero" for her work helping Burundi refugees assimilate in America.
EAC Monetary Union: Why returning the old East African shilling is laudable, but impractical
Presidents Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya with their host, President Jakaya Kikwete, when observing a minute's silence in memory of former Ugandan East African Cooperation minister Eriya Kategaya at the start of the 10th East African Community Heads of State Summit in Arusha yesterday.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Burundi reporter shot by police officer
With elections looming instances of party propaganda being used in public has begun, often through a visible military presence in urban and rural residential areas.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
El Paso Times
Survivor of Burundian genocide to speak at UTEP tonight
Tuhabonye will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at Quinn Hall in room 212 as part of Genocide Awareness Month.
Voice of America
Africa Needs Billions to Control Malaria
A Service Yezu Mwiza nurse hands medication to an HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, at her home in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, April 19, 2013.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Burundi Senate passes harsh amendments to press law
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the passage in the Senate of highly restrictive amendments to Burundi's Press Law and calls on President Pierre Nkurunziza to reject the bill when it comes to him for confirmation.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Short Term Value Chain Research and Training Consultant, Livelihoods (May 2013) - Burundi
Posted: 22 April 2013 Deadline: 28 April 2013 Job type: Contract Salary: TBD Location: Burundi Organisation: International Rescue Committee -USA The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Burundi Travel Warning
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Burundi.
Sun Apr 21, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
Utah group pays tribute to 1994 Rwandan genocide victims and survivors
Nineteen years ago on Sunday, the then-7-year-old Rukundo huddled with other Tutsi children and women in a church they hoped would be a refuge against armed Hutu militia.
Completion of the Tororo-Pakwach railway line will promote business
The revival of this line is important as it now opens an alternative on the northern road corridor connecting vital trade routes strategically with South Sudan which is now becoming a major target for business transactions in the region.
Sat Apr 20, 2013
African refugees honor genocide victims in Louisville service
African immigrants recalled victims of violence during the Rwandan genocide and elsewhere on the continent during an annual memorial service Saturday at St.