Prince Charles meets genocide survivors in Rwanda

In 1994, Hutu extremists in Rwanda targeted minority ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a three-month killing spree that left an estimated 800,000 people dead, though local estimates are higher. In the basement below the church – which today stands as a memorial to the 1994 genocide – the skulls of unidentified Tutsi men are … Read more

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

It’s the bumpy road – which runs between tightly packed shanty dwellings and beige public-funded houses – that makes balancing containers filled with 70 liters of water on his return a pain. “Home feels far when you are pushing 70 kilograms of water into a wheelbarrow,” said the 49-year-old resident from the impoverished South African … Read more

‘They never missed Mass.’ Woman loses both parents in Nigeria church attack that killed dozens

A local lawmaker told CNN Monday that “close to 50 people, including children” were killed after the attackers stormed into St. Francis Catholic Church in the city of Owo and began “shooting sporadically.” “The death toll was quite large,” said Adeyemi Olayemi, the legislator representing the Owo constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly. … Read more

UK criticized for excluding graduates from African universities in new work visa rule

Under the scheme announced on Monday, graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the top 50 universities abroad can apply for a two-year work visa and will be allowed to bring family members with them. Those who receive doctorates can apply for a three-year visa. Successful applicants will then be able to switch to … Read more

Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria – A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy. One witness said the dead included a pregnant woman and many children. The stampede at … Read more