Burundian Security Forces Gang-Raped Women and Slaughtered Tutsis, Says the UN
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.
Exclusive: Leaked UN Memo Shows There's No Plan to Prevent Genocide in Burundi
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.
German Court Sentences Pair of Rwandan Masterminds Behind DR Congo Atrocities
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.
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This Algorithm Could Show When the Next Genocide Is About to Happen
Called Umati, or “crowd” in Swahili, the program monitors dangerous speech on Twitter and Facebook.
From Slaughterers to Entrepreneurs: Rwandan Rebels Rebuild Their Lives
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.
Burundi’s Response to Coup Said to be Brutal as Embattled President Reclaims Control
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.
Two Killed in Burundi as Thousands Protest President’s Plan to Run for Third Term
Riot police fired water cannons, tear gas, and live ammo to disperse crowds protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek re-election.
Rwanda Versus the BBC: Broadcaster Faces Growing Storm Over Documentary's 'Genocide Denial'
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.
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Burundi Army Claims It Killed 95 Rebels from Neighboring Congo
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.
How Sorcery Saved Lives During the Rwandan Genocide
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the country is still coming to terms with what took place during that period of extreme violence.
In the Shadow of War, Burundi Is on a Knife’s Edge
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.
Twenty Years After Its Genocide, Rwanda Still Has Issues
Feel-good stories about Rwanda oversimplify the supposed transformation of a country that once seemed without hope.