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Clockwise from top: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame; Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni; DRC president Joseph Kabila; and  Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

The recent decision by Rwanda’s electorate to allow Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office – and Kagame’s confirmation last Friday that he will do(...)

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate New Year’s Day Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.  Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP

In his first message of 2016, Pope Francis summoned humanity to show compassion and to transcend the apathy that impedes peace in a world that has of (...)

Paul Kagame: he has been president since 2000 but has been in control since  1994. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has announced his intention to seek a third term in 2017, confirming a decision that was widely expected following the a(...)

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza (centre) at  celebrations marking the 53rd anniversary of the country’s independence at a stadium in Bujumbura on July 1st, 2015. File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Wednesday that Burundians would fight any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in hi(...)

Burundian police officers collect a cache of weapons recovered from suspected fighters after clashes in the capital Bujumbura last week. Photograph: Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana/Reuters

The African Union said it was ready to send 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi to protect civilians caught up it a growing crisis, the first time the bloc (...)

A voter shows off his inked thumb after casting his vote in Rwanda’s capital Kigali   during a referendum as Rwandans vote to amend its constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term.  Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

Rwandans voted on Friday in a referendum on changing the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, possibly un(...)

Migrants walking through a field to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on August 29th. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and(...)

A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he had hid himself to escape a lynching by a mob at the Cibitoke district of Burundi capital, Bujumbura last May 7, 2015. Photograph: Aymeric Vincenot/AFP/Getty

Burundi is on the verge of civil war because of a campaign of political repression in which at least 400 people have been killed and almost 3,500 arre(...)

Mongolian women working in the clothing industry. When women are paid, they earn on average 24%  less than men

Global development is being held back by the relative shortage of women in paid work, with participation rates having risen only slightly in the past (...)

A woman is distraught after her son was killed during gunfire in the Nyakabiga neighbourhood of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana/Reuters

Violence from co-ordinated attacks on three Burundian army installations has killed 87 people, an army spokesman said, in escalating turmoil over the (...)

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