• Don Ingabire (L), 16 and Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, members of a teenage robotics team from the African nation of Burundi, who were reported missing after taking part in an international competition and later spotted crossing into Canada, are seen in pictures released by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by Metropolitan Police Department via Reuters
    July 20, 2017   BY  

    Two of the six members of the Burundi robotics team, who participated in an international competition this week in Washington, D.C., were seen crossing into Canada and have been reported safe, police said Thursday. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2016  

    One year ago, Burundi’s president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from Nairobi, where some Burundian refugees from the opposition have fled for safety, but instead are being hunted down by men sent by the government. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2015   BY  

    Burundi, a central African country roughly the size of Massachusetts, may be undergoing a coup that could destabilize its neighbors. The former Belgian colony’s fragile democracy was threatened this month, when its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, announced he was running for a third term in office, despite objections that it would violate the country’s constitution. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Malaysia and Thailand turned away three boats crammed with more than 1,100 migrants. Refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar have been abandoned at sea by human traffickers. Also, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a hotel attack that killed 14 in Kabul, including one American. The militant group said it targeted the hotel because it’s popular with foreigners. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama greeted the Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The summit will also focus on Yemen, where Saudis and their Sunni allies are trying to beat back Shiite rebels. Also, attackers struck a hotel in Kabul during a party for foreigners, reportedly killing one American. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, former President Bill Clinton defended foreign donations to his family’s foundation, dismissing criticism that other governments traded donations for official favors when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Also, the European Union struggled to keep up with an onslaught of migrants who attempted to sail from Libya toward Italy over the weekend. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, a new approach to small-scale farming has spread to more than 100,000 families in just four years. Part of the Food for 9 Billion series, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on an organization called One Acre Fund that brings struggling farmers together, offering them training, resources and market access. Continue reading

  • August 1, 1996  

    After a background report, Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Kofi Annan, Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, about the options for international intervention. Continue reading