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Two years after Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to pursue a contested third term as Burundi's president, the country's problems have only worsened.
Non governmental organizations in Burundi are calling for immediate stop to human rights violations involving law enforcement and security officers in the ...
Last August, a SADC ministerial committee decided at a meeting in Maputo to send a SADC Secretariat delegation to Burundi to assess its eligibility to join.
The Burundi government declared a malaria outbreak earlier this month after reporting a total of 1,784,965 cases of malaria through mid-March this year.
Burundi's trade deficit narrowed by 10.4 percent last year from the year before, partly helped by a drop in imports of fuel and electrical equipment, the central ...
Another said the SADC consensus was that Burundi needed 'to put its house in order' before being admitted. In effect, this demands that Burundi show good faith by engaging in political negotiations, led by the East African Community (EAC), with all ...
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says Burundi has acceded to the Agreement establishing the bank, making the country a participating state.
Even as Burundi continues to distance itself from the East African Community, the African Development Bank has said it will still support the country's development projects that promote integration.
Nairobi, March 22 (Reuters) - Burundi's year-on-year inflation rate climbed to 20.7 percent in February from 12.9 percent in January, driven by rising food prices in local markets, official data showed.
Lake Tanganyika is one of the world's natural wonders. Holding about 17 percent of the globe's surface freshwater, it is also the oldest and the deepest lake in Africa.
Burundi is facing an extremely severe humanitarian situation. An estimated 2.1 million people are food insecure, of whom 806,000 are severely food insecure and require urgent food assistance.
While the world celebrates the International Day of Forests on 21 March of each year, bush fires, agricultural activities, anarchical constructions, illegal fishing, etc.
The body of a Burundi police officer was found Monday morning near a church in the northern part of the capital Bujumbura, a police source said.
London - In northern Burundi, a group of 90 young people are harvesting their first crops -- beans, maize and potatoes -- but this is no ordinary smallholding.
Windhoek-The Southern African Development Community has postponed the discussion of whether or not to accept Burundi's application as a member of SADC ...
Paris, France - Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Radio France International (RFI) on Wednesday, August 12, condemned the "total lack" of reaction by Burundi after their correspondent Esdras Ndikumana was detained and tortured by security forces.
BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- The Burundian government has declared malaria an epidemic as the number of deaths from the disease passed 700 in the first three months of the year.
The 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc is expected to make a decision whether to accept the two countries which have applied to join the regional body.
An archbishop from Burundi will become the Archbishop of Canterbury's first African representative to the Holy See and leader of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Nairobi - At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage, the government said on Friday.
Roughly a month's worth of rain in a night destroys homes in Bujumbura.
The 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc is expected to make a decision whether to accept the two countries which have applied to join the regional body.
On behalf of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission and in view of the discussions on Burundi to be held in the Security Council on 9 March 2017, I transmit herewith a report on the Commission's ongoing engagement in Burundi. I ...
The International Development Association (IDA) through the World Bank has provided additional funding of US $ 25 million to Burundi. On 16 March, the Burundi National Assembly has adopted the release of that funding which will be used in the ...
(Vatican Radio) The new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Vatican will be the former head of ...
Burundi is experiencing a multidimensional socio-economic crisis impacting different sectors and aspect of livelihoods, which has led to displacement and food insecurity.
The estimated number of people affected by food insecurity increased from 2.1 million to 3 million between October 2016 and January 2017, which represents one quarter of the total population of 11 million Burundians.
The government of Burundi needs greater international support to fight against the terrible consequences of malaria. According to government officials in Burundi, approximately 800 people have perished this year alone. Therefore, the World Health ...
The national men's basketball team, the Silverbacks, is 40 minutes away from qualifying for this year's Afrobasket Championship.
While the world celebrates the Consumer rights Day this 15 March, the Burundian association of consumers (ABUCO) says its members don't actually enjoy their rights.
BUJUMBURA. - The Burundian government has declared malaria an epidemic as the number of deaths from the disease passed 700 in the first three months of the year.
BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- The Burundi army Monday denied hosting armed groups that attack neighboring countries, responding to the report on the ...
Since Burundi plunged into crisis in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial term, more than 500 people have died in confrontations and over 300,000 have fled, reports say.
After starting the Zone V tournament with a comprehensive 94-72 win over Somalia, Uganda are one win away from topping group B and qualifying for the semifinals.
Johannesburg - Reports of mutilated corpses are again emerging as Burundi's political crisis continues, a United Nations expert on the East African nation says.
In 2016, an estimated 8.2 million people were infected and 3,000 people died in mountainous Burundi, which is home to around 11 million people.
Health experts say more than 700 people have died of malaria so far this year in Burundi, prompting the government to declare the disease an epidemic.
Mutilated bodies are being found once again in Burundi where politically-motivated violence will soon enter its third year, according to a UN human rights inquiry.
BUJUMBURA - Burundi is suffering a worrying malaria epidemic, with more than 800 deaths since the beginning of the year. The minister of health, Josiane Nijimbere, told reporters that the disease had killed nearly 800 people since the beginning of this ...
Bujumbura - Rwanda's military says two Rwandan civilians were killed on Sunday in an attack allegedly carried out by gunmen who later fled into neighboring Burundi. Rwandan military spokesperson Colonel Rene Ngendahimana said in a statement that the ...
13 March 2017 - At respective interactive dialogues today on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ...
Body of a domestic worker who was shot by police lying in the back of a truck in the Bujumbura suburb of Musaga on January 10, 2016.
The speaker of the National Assembly announced on Thursday that a president chosen and loved by the people should stay in power. An expert in the peaceful resolution of conflicts, however, says that the government of Burundi wants to completely ignore ...
After the Somalia game, Uganda will have a day off and return to action on Wednesday against Burundi in a bid to advance to the semifinals where the top teams from the group will cross with the top two of Group A that has hosts Egypt, South Sudan ...
Burundi has applied to join the South African Development Community. If it were to be admitted, it would join Tanzania as the second East African Community member state to also be a member of SADC.
Mohammed Roshanali will make his Safari rally debut next weekend on 17-18th March in Nairobi, Kenya. The former Burundi and Rwanda Rally Champion admits that he is heading into what could be the most challenging event of his rally career.
The change of leadership in CNARED -- a coalition of Burundian opposition politicians in exile -- is likely to do little to convince the Bujumbura government to negotiate a political deal any time soon, analysts say.
Johannesburg - Nearly two years after the political impasse started in Burundi, national authorities are reducing their cooperation with the United Nations system.
The UN report by Guterres, which is his first on Burundi, states that the political impasse in the country has deepened, while the population is terrorised by a regime of serious and systematic human rights abuses.


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