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US Pouring More Military Aid into Africa, Chasing Non-Threats | Antiwar.com

Like previous interventions, the increased military involvement in Africa will produce blowback by John Glaser The United states is pouring increasing amounts of military funding into client states in Africa to counter trumped up “terrorist” threats from militant groups the Pentagon indiscriminately claims are al-Qaeda-linked. The Pentagon has already sent more than $82 million into counterterrorism assistance for six African ...

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BURUNDI: Fears of looming food shortage | IRIN Africa

BUJUMBURA, 27 January 2012 (IRIN) – There are fears of a looming food shortage in Burundi after heavy rains damaged two successive harvests, say officials. “More than half of the expected harvest was lost in flooding and siltation,” Methode Niyongendako, a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said. The rains peaked in mid-September and November, exceeding forecasts ...

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GLOBAL: Fighting for the rights of child soldiers | IRIN In-Depth

Up to 300,000 children are still involved in more than 30 conflicts worldwide, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In April 2011, the UN listed dozens of groups that continued to recruit or use children in its annual report on children and armed conflict. This bid to “name and shame” countries into cooperating with the law has only a ...

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Burundi consolidating peace despite challenges | UN envoy

7 December 2011 – Burundi is making steady progress in consolidating peace after years of conflict, the United Nations top official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that considerable socio-economic challenges remain. On the normalization of relations between the Government and extra-parliamentary political parties, Ms. Landgren said the past six months “have seemed to give an indication ...

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BURUNDI: A new rebellion? | IRIN Africa

BUJUMBURA, 30 November 2011 (IRIN) – Amid growing concerns about a wave of political assassinations in Burundi, a former police officer has announced the formation of a new armed group, with the aim of overthrowing a government he accuses of numerous killings, rampant corruption and economic incompetence. The army quickly denied a new rebellion was under way and a news ...

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Rwanda: Peace Building Should Be Based On People’s Choices: Kagame | allAfrica.com

President Paul Kagame, yesterday, said that any country emerging from conflict and embarking on a peace-building process, should not exclude its people, observing that it should always consider its own specific circumstances and context. The Head of State made the remarks, last evening, while officially opening a high-level UN Post-Conflict Peace Building Conference that opened in Kigali. The two-day meeting ...

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BURUNDI: Aid workers worry about food insecurity | IRIN Africa

BUJUMBURA, 23 February 2011 (IRIN) – High food prices, increasing malnutrition and the impact of La Niña are Burundi’s major humanitarian concerns as the country moves from post-conflict to a development phase, say aid workers. After years of civil war in the 1990s, Burundi has embarked on economic recovery but aid workers say much more needs to be done to ...

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