In a distressing brief, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said that witnesses reported the existence of at least nine mass graves in and around Bujumbura believed to contain some 100 bodies.
VICE News obtained a confidential memo written by the UN’s peacekeeping office that shows the organization is woefully unprepared to prevent worsening bloodshed in Burundi.
A landmark four-year trial in Stuttgart ended with jail terms for two Rwandan rebel leaders who orchestrated crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war.
Called Umati, or “crowd” in Swahili, the program monitors dangerous speech on Twitter and Facebook.
VICE News visited the Mutobo Demobilization Center, which offers former foot soldiers of the Rwandan genocide the chance to return home and start a new life, after a three month deradicalization program.
Several leaders involved in the attempted coup in Burundi were taken to court on Saturday, but reports of torture, beatings, and violence are already emerging.
Riot police fired water cannons, tear gas, and live ammo to disperse crowds protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek re-election.
A film offering a different version of the 1994 genocide has drawn the outrage of a nation, possible criminal charges and an international campaign. It is even being used as evidence by war crimes suspects.
The military claims the rebels entered the country to destabilize it ahead of upcoming elections, but the identity and motives of the group remains unclear.
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the country is still coming to terms with what took place during that period of extreme violence.
Only a decade removed from a civil war and genocide that preyed on a Hutu-Tutsi divide, Burundi is once again a nation on edge.
Feel-good stories about Rwanda oversimplify the supposed transformation of a country that once seemed without hope.