More than 100,000 Burundians Take Refuge in Tanzania Reply

New wave of refugees add chapter to Tanzania’s history as host. Story and photos by Barbara Borst.

New arrivals from Burundi wait for supplies in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.

New arrivals from Burundi waited for supplies in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict  1

“The spotlight is on you and we are coming after you with all the means at our disposal, Zainab Banguara warned perpetrators of sexual violence during conflicts. “Humanity will pursue you and hold you to account.”    Jane McClenahan reports.

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Zainab Banguara, UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict. Courtesy UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3

Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’.  This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo by Barbara Borst

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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The Conversation: Covert Comrades 1

Jane photoMcClenahan writes: For those interested in what is going on inside Russia I can highly recommend a newly published book which looks at how the internet has been faciliating alternative political voices inside the country. “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are” by Emily Parker considers opposition voices in China, Cuba, and Russia.

 

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