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.
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.
Protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza have led to violence clashes between the police and demonstrators—and things don't look to be returning to normal anytime soon in the African nation.
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.
During the three-month Rwandan Genocide 20 years ago, 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus died at the hands of their friends and neighbors.
Twenty years ago during the three-month long genocide, 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus died. I traveled to a prison in Rwanda to speak to the men and women who were convicted of genocide.
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the country is still coming to terms with what took place during that period of extreme violence.