Three Months Of Crisis In Burundi
In the three months since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term–thus exceeding the constitutional limit of two–the country’s political climate has devolved from tension to protest to violence, with a failed coup along the way. Even before Nkurunziza “won” re-election last week (in an environment the U.N. understatedly called “not conducive for free, credible and inclusive elections”), his government had been violently squashing any opposition. With Uganda’s recent, ongoing mediation between the government and the opposition providing a glimmer of hope for this dire situation, TIME has taken a harrowing look back at the nation’s catastrophic unrest.
After The Earthquakes: Nepal’s Path To Recovery
The numbers never do it justice. With nearly 9,000 dead, 22,000 injured, 600,000 homes destroyed and over $500 million needed to rebuild, the scope of the two earthquakes that devastated Nepal in April is beyond our immediate comprehension. Perhaps the most important number is 3 million, the approximate number of survivors still in need of aid, according to the U.N. With buildings half sunken into the ground and temporary relief camps dotting the landscape, these survivors must walk amongst the grim reminders of the earthquakes. Survey the damage and look down the path to recovery at The Atlantic.
The Faces Of Fallen Detroit
Documenting the fall is easy. Documenting the rebirth–not always so. For over a decade now, countless writers, photographers, and the like have been charting the stark evisceration of Detroit. Now, photographer and former Detroit resident Dave Jordano has returned home to document what may be new signs of life peeking through. His forthcoming book, Detroit Unbroken Down, indeed lays bare the blight of his city. But, by focusing on its people–the survivors who are carrying on–with a crucial dose of empathy, these photos come across as not altogether bleak. Meet the survivors at The Washington Post.