- Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit Updated: Nov-23-15 12:01 pm
NAMUGONGO, Uganda - More than 2 million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Saturday, an official with the Roman Catholic Church here said Monday even as workers put in extra hours to spruce up the shrine.
- US envoy in Uganda to encourage Burundi peace talks Updated: Nov-13-15 10:28 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Washington stepped up efforts to end bloodshed in Burundi Friday by sending a regional envoy to Uganda to encourage talks to resolve the crisis, a Ugandan official said Friday.
- UN condemns Burundi killings, threatens possible sanctions Updated: Nov-12-15 5:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday condemning killings in Burundi and threatening sanctions, while international leaders urgently called for the government and opposition to meet amid fears that the African nation is at risk of genocide.
- US warns Burundi leaders over killings, urges dialogue Updated: Nov-10-15 1:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - The U.S. envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region on Tuesday urged Burundi's government and the opposition to start internationally mediated talks without pre-conditions in order to end the country's political crisis.