Burundi Defies the Imperial Criminal Court: An Interview with John Philpot

Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo, together here in 2007, shared Kwame Nkrumah’s dream of a United States of Africa and advocated an African currency and monetary policy. The ICC indicted both leaders in 2011, when Libya was invaded by NATO, Ivory Coast by France. Qaddafi was murdered on Hillary Clinton’s orders that…

Rwanda: Remembering All the Victims

This flame lit to commemorate the Rwandan Genocide will burn for 100 days in Kigali, Rwanda, from April 7th into the first week of June. The Rwandan Genocide is commemorated in Rwanda and at the United Nations as “the Genocide against the Tutsi.” However, there is ample evidence that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, as…

African Union Concerned About Potential Civil War in Burundi

Press TV has interviewed Abayomi Azikiwe, an editor of Pan-African News Wire, to discuss a recent summit of African Union leaders in Ethiopia.The following is a rough transcription of the interview. Press TV: Well tell me overall, we are looking at the African Union summit and one of the main issues right now is Burundi….

Rwandan Recruitment of Burundian Refugees

On Rwandan recruitment of Burundian refugees into a new rebel army in Africa’s war ravaged Great Lakes Region. By Ann Garrison KPFA Weekend News, 01.09.2015. Transcript: Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundian refugees, on the Rwandan side of the Rwandan/Burundian border KPFA News Anchor Sharon Sobotta: In December last year, the NGO Refugees International released a…

Nkurunziza Uplifts Burundi’s 93 Percent Rural Poor

By Ann Garrison KPFA Weekend News, 12.25.2015. Supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza say that the key social divide in Burundi is not Hutu and Tutsi, but urban and rural. Transcript: KPFA News Anchor Cameron Jones: US press and policymakers, and most notably UN Ambassador Samantha Power, argue that the US is morally obliged to go to war to…