Hundreds fled quarantine centres in both countries, officials say, with some escapees saying they had bribed police.
Russian interference in Uzbekistan has led for a push to adopt Russian as an official language, but the move is having the opposite effect.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is ready to welcome Uzbekistan as a new member while Turkmenistan expects to become an observer state.
As both Burundi and Rwanda mark 57 years of independence on July 1, how have two countries that share so much found themselves in such radically different situations?
Witnesses claim the incident, that took place in the town of Boulekessi near Mali's border with Burkina Faso, was due to military "blunders" and that "more than 15 civilians were killed," according to a former Malian minister.
Closer relations between Armenia and Turkey can only happen if it also includes Azerbaijan. Regional peace within a trilateral framework is possible if Armenia wants it.
Serbia aims to join the EU by 2025, a date set by Brussels as it looks to bring Western Balkan nations into its fold.
Oliver Ivanovic's body was brought by car to Serbia's capital, 420 km north of Mitrovica, escorted by mourners. His death has stoked fears of more violence in the region.
The journey from uprisings in 2005 and 2010 to a vote that could secure an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power between two elected presidents has not been easy for the landlocked nation of six million.
The driver of the bus lost control while negotiating a turn and rammed into a tree in the Nyamakate area, near the border with Zambia.
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