Emily Belz

A New Yorker goes to Burundi

Burundi | A Christmas celebration in a small East African town
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/19/17, 06:07 pm

A Burundi moment:

Merry Christmas from Burundi. I’ve been traveling in the East African country of about 11 million people, located just south of Rwanda. The country is full of rolling hills covered in tea and coffee trees, which are a brilliant green right now due to the rainy season. It’s stunning, but it’s also one of the poorest and hungriest countries in the world, and recovering from recent armed conflict.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

Burundi teens go missing after U.S. robotics contest

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/21/17, 08:51 am

Authorities reported six Burundian teenagers missing after they attended an international robotics challenge in Washington, D.C. At least two may have crossed into Canada, according to witness reports. Organizers of the FIRST Global Challenge said in a statement the teenagers were last seen on Tuesday after their chaperone reported he couldn’t find them. The chaperone discovered the keys to the students’ rooms at Trinity Washington University in his bag and found their bags packed and missing. By Wednesday, police in Washington posted missing-persons fliers.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Globe Trot: Trump’s Secretary of State–designee questioned on Capitol Hill

International | Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearings have begun
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/11/17, 03:00 pm

UNITED STATES: In New York President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since the election, and in Washington confirmation hearings are underway for his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson.

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