First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country's landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian Christian ...

Rwandans vote overwhelmingly to lift Kagame's term limits

/ Dec 20, 2015

Rwandans vote overwhelmingly to lift Kagame's term limits

Rwandans have voted overwhelmingly to lift constitutional restrictions to allow President Paul Kagame to run for more terms in office, said the head of Rwanda's electoral commission as he released provisional results Saturday. More than 98 percent of voters in 30 districts voted to lift ...

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

/ May 6, 2015

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday. A total of 16 people were injured ...

/ Oct 22, 2014

U.S. tightens Ebola checks; Rwanda to scrutinize Americans

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress members ...

Clinton papers show concerns about racism in government, Rwanda

/ Jun 7, 2014

Clinton papers show concerns about racism in government, Rwanda

A new batch of records from former President Bill Clinton's administration shows the ex-president musing about Republican plans to abolish a federal agency led by a black official, White House concerns about mass killings in Rwanda and political strategizing against former Republican House Speaker ...

Apr 23, 2014

'Piles and piles' of bodies seen in S. Sudan slaughter

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young ...

U.N. official apologizes for failure to recognize Rwanda genocide

Apr 17, 2014

U.N. official apologizes for failure to recognize Rwanda genocide

The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than 1 million people. Former New Zealand ...