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Burundian activist: Zuma has destroyed what Mandela built in my country

Yerevan – Exiled Burundian activist Marguerite Barankitse, who received a $1.1m humanitarian prize on Sunday, has accused President Jacob Zuma of destroying Nelson Mandela’s legacy of peace-building in her country.

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From Genocide to African Catwalks – How Rwandan Women are Building their Lives and the Fashion Industry

Kigali – Before Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Salaam Uwamariya’s husband, a professor, was the family breadwinner, providing for her and their eight children. Uwamariya sold vegetables at a nearby market to supplement their income.

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South Sudan peace talks drag, as UN officials visit massacre sites

South Sudan government and rebels held peace talks Tuesday in a bid to end a brutal four-month-old civil war, as the UN rights chief visited sites of recent atrocities in the young nation.

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20 years on: Rwanda is now viable

By 2000, Rwanda had reached a point few would have predicted just six years before. Peace, order and security had been restored, and by prioritising the delivery of services and good governance, the new leadership had begun to reignite a hope many thought had been lost during the genocide against the Tutsi.

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Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape

Kigali- Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is.

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Analysis: UN force is last roll of the dice for desperate CAR

The United Nations has been talking about intervening in the Central African Republic for a long time. In November 2013, the Security Council discussed plans to create a peacekeeping force that could prevent ethnic-religious violence, bolster the state’s near-defunct institutions and generally help the country back onto the path of stability.

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