Challenging patriarchal systems in DRC: women running for office

Heartbroken, Berthe Mapendo Muke returned to the village she knew full of life only to find it burned to the ground. Green, mountainous and packed with soil, Masisi turned to ashes because of perpetual conflict from armed groups and ethnic militias. In the past two decades there’s been bloodshed in…

Roxanne L. Scott

Roxanne L. Scott is a freelance reporter based in Queens, New York.

Guinea elections go ahead

Guinea’s elections are still continuing amid questions into boycotting the polls and violence in the lead up. Clashes in the capital, Conakry, have continued since Thursday killing at least two people and injuring around 20, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). These presidential elections are to be the second democratic vote the…

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term in office

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza wins his third term in office in disputed presidential elections. The results were announced on Friday by Burundi’s electoral commission. The elections have been marred with violence and were boycotted by Nkurunziza’s opposition. Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, the head of the electoral commission, told reporters on Friday…

Burundi’s presidential elections continue amid violence

Monday July 21, Burundi’s presidential elections have gone ahead amid violence in the country. Since President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announced that he was planning to run for a third consecutive term widespread tension and violence erupted in the country. The night before the elections gunfire and explosions killed two people in…

Controversial Burundi elections

Monday June 29, 2015, polls opened for the first round of Burundi’s controversial parliamentary elections amid violence and turmoil within the state. The African Union has announced it is pulling out its election observers stating that the elections are neither free nor fair. There has been much international criticism since…