Report: Tanzania Is Pressing Burundi Refugees to Leave

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human Rights Watch says tens of thousands of Burundian refugees face mounting pressure to involuntarily leave Tanzania amid efforts by authorities there to reduce the number of Burundians in the country.

The rights group in a statement Thursday charged that the fear of violence, arrest and deportation …

Report: Tanzania Is Pressing Burundi Refugees to Leave

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human Rights Watch says tens of thousands of Burundian refugees face mounting pressure to involuntarily leave Tanzania amid efforts by authorities there to reduce the number of Burundians in the country.

The rights group in a statement Thursday charged that the fear of violence, arrest and deportation …

Egypt Urges Decisive Action Against States Backing ‘Terror’

CAIRO – Egypt’s president Wednesday called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism” in an apparent reference to Turkey and Qatar, who back the Muslim Brotherhood group, which is outlawed in Egypt.

The three countries also support opposing factions in the war-torn Libya.

Addressing a two-day forum on …

Botswana’s Khama Hits Out Over Corruption Allegations

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s former President has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds.

After a decade in power, Khama, 66, dramatically resigned from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in May — which …