US continues to demand Nkurunziza stand down in Burundi


KPFA Weekend News, 07.19.2015

Burundi's presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 21st. Nevertheless, the US State Department continues to demand that President Pierre Nkurunziza stand down.


Kagame's spy chief Karake under arrest


Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, has been arrested with a European Arrest Warrant based on a Spanish indictment charging him with genocide, the massacre of Hutu civilians in Rwanda.

Museveni and Rice shake hands on Uganda's occupation of South Sudan

Susan Rice, left, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni KPFA Weekend News, 05.10.2015

"The cynicism and utter disregard for the lives of millions of Africans in Congo, Uganda, and South Sudan must end."  -Milton Allimadi

UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugandan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Uganda's Museveni to seek re-election in his 30th year in office

KPFA Weekend News, 04.18.2015

Three presidents in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Burundi's Nkurunziza, DR Congo's Kabila, and Rwanda's Kagame, are all doing their best to stay in office beyond constitutional term limits. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, however, doesn't have to overcome term limits because Uganda's Parliament abolished them in 2005. He has already announced that he will run again in 2016, his thirtieth year in office.


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