The tiny East African nation is struggling to come to terms with a violent past, characterized by suffered colonial occupation, civil war and decades of intermittent massacres.
The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency
NAIROBI: Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country's renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events. "It is strictly forbidden for females to beat drums. They can however carry out female folk dances accompanying the drums," read a decree seen by a French wire service Thursday, that was signed late last month. All groups seeking to perform "cultural shows" must from now on register with the ministry of culture and are…
DAR EL SALAAM: At least 11 people were killed and around 100 injured in Tanzania's Bukoba district when an earthquake hit the country on Saturday, a district police chief told AFP.
MAHAMA, RWANDA: More than a dozen schoolgirls broke down in tears as one told Malala Yousafzai about the rapes they experienced and witnessed while fleeing to Rwanda in 2015 to escape fighting in Burundi.
MAHAMA, RWANDA: Malala Yousafzai has urged Burundi's government to release schoolchildren who were jailed for defacing photos of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
WASHINGTON: U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.