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News24.com | UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year.

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations has said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

- News24.com - ZA

Uganda trails behind Rwanda, Burundi in reporting corruption – survey.

The new study report indicates Rwanda continues to post the best record in fighting corruption with the highest reporting levels of about 36 per cent, with Burundi ranked second at 24 per cent

- Daily Monitor - UG

The Maclean's Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 26.

From Neil Gaiman to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these are the hottest fiction and non-fiction titles of the week The post The Maclean's Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 26 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Burundi victims' lawyers hand 124 new warrants to ICC to probe 'crimes against humanity'.

The families of victims of serious human rights violations continue to gather to demand justice.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Ashley Judd: Are Equal Rights Even in the Constitution?.

Last week, increasingly unhinged actress Ashley Judd, whom you may recall put on her own bizarre and profane poetry slam at the Women's March earlier this year, posted to social media that the United States ranks 104th in freedom, "behind countries like Burundi, Serbia and Iraq."

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Burundi to become new member of pan African trade financier.

The African Export-Import Bank says Burundi is set to become the newest member of the Cairo-based pan-African trade financier.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Rainbow progresses Burundi rare earths project.

Rare earth elements mining company Rainbow Rare Earths has started work on the now fully permitted Gakara rare earths project, in Burundi, ahead of trial mining. Following its $8-million fundraising and successful initial public offering on the LSE in January, preparation for mining at Gakara progressed at the first ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

The Maclean's Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 19.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book debuts in the top spot of our non-fiction list. See what else flew off the shelves The post The Maclean's Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 19 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too.

The World Happiness Report, an index that rates nations based on factors such as income and life expectancy, released its 2017 list Monday at the United Nations. The list doesn't contain any surprises among the happiest or least happy nations, where Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and Finland rounded out the top and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

A new wave of feminist manifestos address women and power.

Can books by Jessa Crispin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Catherine Mayer and Jess Phillips harness a wave of popular energy? In a recent lecture the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard cogently argued that public ­attitudes to women in power have altered frighteningly little over the centuries. Even though there has been a shift ...

- New Statesman - UK

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi.

At respective interactive dialogues today on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ensure human rights protection in their respective countries.

- UN - INT

Burundian authorities 'shut doors' to engagement, cooperation - Security Council told

Nearly two years after the political impasse started in Burundi, national authorities are reducing their cooperation with the United Nations system which risks undermining efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis and cutting assistance to a population in need, the Security Council was told today.

- UN - INT