Two of six teens from Burundi who were reported missing in Washington after taking part in an international robotics competition have been seen crossing into Canada, police said Thursday. The competition drew attention after US President Donald Trump intervened to allow an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan whose members had been denied US visas to compete.
What happens when a president makes journalists his public enemy number one and drives them out of the country? Meet the three women who, through a secret WhatsApp network and with dogged determination, risk their lives to operate in exile.
The phenomenon has spread from the classroom to social media where users compete to lampoon Nkurunziza, mocking up images of him as a pirate, monarch or devil, or changing his name — which means "good news" in Kirundi — to Nkurumbi or "bad news."
Burundi is edging toward civil war, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Meanwhile, the African Union has warned that Africa should "not allow another genocide to take place on its soil."
Raphael Nzirubusa remembers feeling torn about staying in the US or joining his family in Burundi while war escalated there in the early 1990s. A priest in the US warned against leaving and told Nzirubusa, "We’ll pray for you, but you’re going to have to stay."
When armed men stormed into Bonesha FM this morning and shut down the Burundian radio station, it was only the latest act in an ongoing radio war between pro- and anti-government forces in the country.
Jeb Sharp speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder about his newest novel, Strength in What Remains, the true story of a man who survived the ethnic violence between Burundi and Rwanda and managed to find his way to the United States.
Burundi has been threatened by the Somali insurgent group al Shabab for sending peacekeeping troops to Somalia. Last month, al Shabab attacked Uganda. Correspondent Zack Baddorf reports from Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.
Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder wrote "Strength in What Remains," the true story of a man who survived the ethnic violence between Burundi and Rwanda and managed to find his way to the United States.
Maggi seasoning is popular among American immigrants of all kinds of nationalities -- and they all think of it as coming from home. But, in reality, few American immigrants are from the actual home of Maggi seasoning. But, for some reason, it still reminds each of them of where they've come from.
These days, we often admire sports stars as heroes because they are winners. Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky says that's not the Greek tradition, nor should it be the way we define Olympic heroes. He gives The Takeaway host John Hockenberry some examples of Olympians who fit his definition of hero.
In New Hampshire, it wasn't always this easy to get mangosteens and other produce from Asia and Africa. But with immigrant communities growing in the area, some locals are finding ways to get familiar foods from back home onto the plates of Nepalese, Bhutanese and other immigrants here in the US..