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They have fled their homes and lost loved ones to conflict, but for 46 Congolese couples there is a reason to celebrate.Inside a wooden, tin-roofed structure in the Kavumu refugee camp in eastern Burundi, 46 couples are waiting to get married. They have all fled their homes in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of them are already married but, having lost their wedding certificates when they left their homes, are going through the process again.But marriage can mean more than that for the refugees.
A total of 240 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving as Formed Police Unit (FPU) under the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNIMSS) were on August 15, decorated with service medals for their outstanding peacekeeping role in the world’s youngest nation.
Russia showcased its modernized military war machine in a grand parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Monday, displaying the advanced air defense missile system used to protect its base in Syria and some of the jets that have flown missions there.
The scene repeats itself dozens of times each day. My passenger, a professional photographer named Mjrka, yells into my helmet. “Stop here, on the right!” I pull over, and he scrambles up the adjacent slope to get a better view of the oncoming Tour du Rwanda bicycle race.