Civil Society

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:31
Not long ago, Burundi’s army was considered the greatest success of the 2000 Arusha peace accords, which brought a gradual end to a civil war that began in 1993. Today, the army is nearing its breaking point.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 13:03
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has allegedly withheld records about a ranking Salvadoran military officer implicated in civilian massacres during the 1980s Salvadoran Civil War, according a recent lawsuit by the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights (UWCHR).
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:31
The general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaoré, with “murder” and “attacking state security” on Tuesday, judicial sources said.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:22
Hissene Habre, who ruled Chad in the 1980s, was a U.S. ally in good standing even as his government killed tens of thousands of people and filled prisons with enemies who were starved, beaten and tortured.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 04:52
Several proposals meant to raise money for El Salvador's security initiatives -- including a so-called cell phone "tax" -- have generated significant controversy. This suggests that as bad as things may be in El Salvador, the situation hasn't yet reached a point where elites are willing to come together for the sake of raising security funds.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:49
Christian fighters take to the streets a day after at least 21 were killed in inter-religious violence in Bangui.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:41
The murder of a Muslim taxi driver in the capital city of the Central African Republic set off a spasm of bloody sectarian violence, leaving dozens dead or wounded in a stark reminder that the situation in the country remains extraordinarily fragile despite months of relative calm.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:25
The U.N. human rights chief says dead bodies are found nearly every day on the streets in some neighborhoods of Bujumbura, the capital.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 06:34
The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has said police have credible information that Al-Shabaab terrorists were likely to strike, especially during the Idd-ul-adha festival celebrated by Muslims.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:45
Violence in Colombia has fallen to its 1975 level since July 20, the start of a unilateral cease-fire by the FARC guerrilla group, according to a report released Monday by Cerac, a think-tank that studies armed conflicts.