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About Bukeni Waruzi

Bukeni Tete Waruzi, Program Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East , is a native of Uvira, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he worked for over eight years on child soldiers and children affected by armed conflict. He founded and served as the Executive Director of Ajedi-Ka/Child Soldiers Project, an organization working to demobilize and reintegrate child soldiers in the DRC. Bukeni produced several films on child soldiers and the spread of HIV/AIDS in the DRC during his organization's partnership with WITNESS. He also implemented the use of cell phones as a means of monitoring and reporting child rights violations. Bukeni holds a BA in economics from the Evangelical University in Africa in Bukavu (DRC) and a Master's degree in Human Rights and Conflict Resolution from Chaire Unesco in Bujumbura (Burundi). Bukeni speaks English, French and Swahili and is conversational in five languages and dialects of the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Lubanga Trial: Press and Meetings on the Day Before the Opening of the Trial

Second day in The Hague: Bukeni Waruzi, WITNESS' Program Coordinator for Africa & the Middle East, in the Netherlands for the opening of the International Criminal Court's first trial ...

Regions: Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Issues: Child soldiers

Witnessed: 2985 times


Lubanga Trial: Bukeni Arrives in The Hague for ICC's first trial ever

A vlog by Bukeni Waruzi, WITNESS' Program Coordinator for Africa & the Middle East, on the day he arrives in The Hague, Netherlands....

Regions: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Issues: Child soldiers, Justice, War crimes

Witnessed: 3429 times


Interview: Protestor in NY on Israeli attack on Gaza

Ethan Heitner, from Adalah-NY (The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East), calls on Israel to stop bombing the Gaza strip during a protest march in NY.

Regions: Israel, Palestine

Issues: Armed conflict, Humanitarian, Violence

Witnessed: 3262 times