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Friday | AlertNet

Burundi creates reconciliation body that divides public opinion

Burundi, locked in its worst political crisis since its civil war ended in 2005, has created a reconciliation commision that opposition parties say will shield the ruling party from accountability for past crimes.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

In-depth Africa

Kagame a generous dictator

Rwandans have been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the mass slaughter that convulsed their nation in 1994 and left a legacy of civil strife that is only now giving way to peace and development.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

AlertNet

Burundi scoffs at UN warning on stoking of violence

A child does a cartwheel in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, as clouds shroud the mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo April 19, 2013.

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AlertNet

Burundi: literacy lessons in prison

For the young people held in the Mpimba Central Prison in Bujumbura , Friday 14th March 2014 wasn't a day like the others.

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Iol.co.za

Burundi fumes over 'baseless rumours'

Burundi's government has demanded the United Nations provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters, amid renewed concerns over political violence.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Never again? But again and again

Photo by Kate Holt A boy displaced by fighting in South Sudan. Despite the worldi 1 2s resolve following the Holocaust, systemic killing continues unabated.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Burundi: President Prepares Ground for a Third Term

Over the next few years, several countries in the Africa Great Lakes region are scheduled to hold presidential elections where the incumbent is constitutionally prevented from participating.

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New Vision

Capital markets to trade derivatives

By Samuel Sanya In the words of businessman and philanthropist, Clement Stone: "Aim for the moon.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

United Nations

UN concerned at a troublinga political developments in Burundi

"The United Nationshas been raising concerns both with the Government of Burundi and at the highest levels in the region and the greater international community," UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.

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AlertNet

UN warns Burundi leaders against stoking political violence

The United Nations warned on Thursday that Burundi leaders who have manipulated young people to stoke violence could face international prosecution if human rights abuses are committed.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.N. warns Burundi leaders against stoking political violence

The United Nations warned on Thursday that Burundi leaders who have manipulated young people to stoke violence could face international prosecution if human rights abuses are committed.

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New Vision

In captivity with my dog

By Justin N. Kiyimba April 4, is exactly 20 years, when I became a captive in my own house in Remera, a suburb of Kigali the capital of Rwanda.

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National Public Radio

A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over'

A Rwandan woman collapses with her baby on her back on the road near Goma, Zaire, in 1994.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

The mad, mad debate over Rwanda -- 20 years after the genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame , UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , and Rwanda's first lady Jeannette Kagame , observe the arrival of the memorial flame at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, held at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda Monday, April 7, 2014.

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AlertNet

US urges Burundi to drop constitution changes, avoid "dark days"

The United States urged Burundi's president on Tuesday to drop planned constitutional changes that could upset a delicate ethnic power balance, warning that the country risked a return to the "dark days" of civil war.

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AlertNet

Burundi: preventing the resurgence of violence

In the central prison in Bujumbura that holds several hundred detainees, a programme for the prevention of violence is being put in place by Terre des hommes .

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Toronto Star

Rwanda: Survivor remembers the horror that began 20 years ago today

Mathilde Mukesharugo shakes her head and wipes the tears from her eyes as she recounts the three months of hell she and her two young children lived through in Rwanda, beginning in the spring of 1994.

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Daily Kos

Rwanda's Uncertain Path to Reconciliation

On the night of April 6, 1994, a private plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down as it approached Kigali airport.

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Globe and Mail

Twenty years after Rwanda, the world has learned nothing

On the evening of April 6, 1994, an airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down on final approach into Kigali.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This Day in History - April 6

On this date in 1974, Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song "Waterloo."

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