The UN has presented documented cases of ethnically motivated gang-rape by security forces, and mass graves in the East African country. Fears are growing that ethnic tensions between Hutus and Tutsis could push the country back into civil war.
Judges in The Hague have approved a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, the first country to leave the International Criminal Court. Hundreds of people have been killed since 2015.
What makes Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims one of the most persecuted communities in the world? What is the conflict between the majority Buddhists and the minority Rohingya all about, and what should be done to resolve it?
23 years after the genocide, Rwanda is seen as an example in the region. But behind its neatly restored image lurks the tragedy of children born of rape. The trauma for mother and child has yet to be properly addressed.
Burundi's government and opposition alliance plan to meet at the end of July for talks to end the country's two-year political conflict. As tensions escalate, this goal looks less likely by the day.
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