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Burundi table tennis players cleared over suspect meetings ... Burundi police have released 21 members of a table tennis club, who had been arrested over suspicious meetings several times a week, a close friend of the ... Government critics took to Twitter to slam the "paranoia" of Burundian authorities.
Burundi has accused Rwanda of holding Burundian refugees hostage and militarily training them to oust Pierre Nkurunziza's government. The allegations came after more than 2,000 Burundian refugees were repatriated from Rwanda last week, with Kigali saying they refused to comply with the national ...

The Director-General of "Rainbow Mining Burundi" (RMB), Gilbert Midende announced on Monday that Burundi has exported 325 tons of "rare earth from ... company called "Rainbow International Resources Limited" having obtained in 2015 from the Burundian government a license to exploit these lands.
With the support of the Swedish Government, and active participation from beneficiaries, more than 5,000 of Burundi's most vulnerable IDPs are receiving shelter support, aid packages, transportation and reintegration assistance – providing them not only with a roof over their heads but more importantly, ...
Thanks in part to the support of the government in the deregulation of the coffee industry in Burundi, groups of passionate local individuals have been able to work together and form co-operatives with the help of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Manariyo Patrice, president of one co-operative, said: ...
The Council is "deeply concerned over the political situation in Burundi, the slow progress of the inter Burundian dialogue led by the East African Community (EAC), and the lack of engagement" by the Burundi government read the statement adopted by the 15-member Council. The international body ...

UNITED NATIONS, March 23 -- Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre ...
It's my duty as a Burundian and I can't wait for the day to come to go vote in the referendum,” said Gilbert Manirambona. Burundi has been rocked by insecurity since 2015, when Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term in office that his opponents said was unconstitutional. Those who opposed Nkurunziza's ...
“The spokesperson of the police confirmed that they had an order from the government to arrest people who are opposed to the project of Nkurunziza's constitution,” said Nininahazwe. “There is one administrative authority in the north of Burundi who said, 'people who are against this project of the ...
The ongoing sheep and goat plague in localized central and northeastern areas caused an undetermined amount of heavy livestock losses before the Government of Burundi closed the small ruminants' markets as a precautionary measure. In April, at the peak of the lean season, the poor households, who ...
Burundi is also party to several AU declarations, as well as the protocol establishing the PSC, which calls for sanctions in cases of unconstitutional changes of government. The charter mandates the AU Commission to "evaluate compliance by States Parties" on matters relating to democracy, elections and ...
The Duterte government claims that withdrawing from the Rome Statute would make Duterte's case moot and academic. Malacanang officials would do well to follow closely the ongoing case of Burundi before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for three reasons. First, because the Burundi government ...
The unhappiest places were Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen. A Finnish woman takes a swim .... happiest country in the world. That's according to the 2015 World Happiness Report, which seeks to quantify happiness as a means of influencing governmental policy.
U.N. investigators are calling for justice in light of separate reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council describing widespread and gross violations of human rights in South Sudan and Burundi. More than four years of fighting in South Sudan has left nearly six million people facing hunger, more ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 13 -- Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre ...
The first Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice has fixed 21st March to begin hearing the case filed by Burundi's Attorney General against the ... The East African Court of Justice has allowed the Burundi government to challenge the election of Rwanda's Martin Ngoga as Speaker of the East ...
"It is just one signature away — all it needs is for the government to sign the MOU [Memorandum of Understanding]," Sooka said. ... Burundian Ambassador Renovat Tabu questioned the legitimacy of the commission and rejected the report, saying it lacked credibility as it was riddled with false allegations ...

Speakers reminded that the continuation of the inter-Burundian dialogue in an international format was of the utmost importance. They encouraged Burundi to step up efforts to promote and protect human rights, including by combatting poverty in rural areas. The Government had to strengthen the culture of ...
The constitutional amendment process in Burundi is Nkurunziza's second attempt to change the constitution, after he initially failed in March 2014. He went ahead ... Hence, the Burundian government embarked on the contentious constitutional review knowing that there would be no backlash from the AU.
The First Instance Division of East African Court of Justice has struck out the Application filed by the Republic of Burundi, seeking Court's order to stay ... All the cases the Court has handled are matters brought by individuals or None Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or the Bar Associations under Article ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 2 -- Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre ...
UNHCR worked with the Rwandan government to integrate refugees into the national education system by placing refugee and local students in the same school and teaching them in English, Rwanda's official language of instruction – unlike in Burundi, where classes are taught mainly in French.
The presence of these Burundian refugees in the province of South-Kivu has been at the root of several controversies between the authorities and the local population. The Burundian government has also repeatedly requested their extradition to Burundi. According to sources close to the UN Mission in the ...
Uganda provides protection to about 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. The government has been praised for its generosity and open-door policy for people fleeing conflict and persecution. But a major corruption scandal last month, reportedly involving ...
BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- Burundian First Vice-President Gaston Sindimwo on Tuesday said the Burundian government wants the repatriation of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, aimed at finding a solution to the political crisis in Burundi. The Inter-Burundi Dialogue is a process led by East African ...
Amid Faltering Dialogue Process in Burundi, Special Envoy Calls for Redoubled Regional Efforts to Resolve Political Crisis, Bolster Economy .... Underscoring that cooperation between OCHA and Burundian ministries had been inadequate, he said the Government was prepared to work with the Office to ...
The overall political situation, along with the Government's decision to revise the Constitution, has hampered economic development, said Michel Kafando, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi. At the same time, though Burundi has made some progress, human rights violations are still ...
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) held a meeting on Monday, 19 February 2018, where it presented the Report on the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Burundi, which would be aimed at alleviating the suffering of affected populations, and whose situation ...
21 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian government on Wednesday rejected a report by UN humanitarian agency OCHA that claimed 3.6 million Burundian citizens are facing a food crisis. "On Monday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) presented a report on Burundi's 2018 ...
He was presenting a plan which was prepared by humanitarian agencies working with the Burundi government, which normally refuses to associate itself with such initiatives by the international community. It will take at least $141m to meet those needs this year, the UNDP estimates. Burundi was plunged ...
On 24 November 2017, the Government adopted recommendations of the National Commission for the Inter-Burundi Dialogue. Expected to be put to referendum in May ... The East African Community-led inter-Burundian dialogue did not make significant progress. During a fourth dialogue session, held in ...
The Burundian government has started 'taxing' salaries of civil servants in order to fund the next general elections slated for the year 2020. ... The government has previously stated that workers earning between 50,000 and 500,000 Burundian francs ($28-280) would lose 5000 francs ($2.80) of their salary, ...
The Security Council today expressed deep concern over the political situation in Burundi, the slow progress of the inter‑Burundian dialogue and the lack of engagement by the Government in that process. In presidential statement S/PRST/2018/7, presented by Gustavo Meza‑Cuadra (Peru), Council ...
Due to funding shortfalls, WFP has implemented in all camps in Rwanda a 25 per cent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance affecting more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi and DRC. In Tanzania, which host the majority of Burundian refugees, food rations remain at 72 per cent ...
The government in October drafted reforms that would enable Mr Nkurunziza to serve two seven-year mandates from 2020. But it has come under fire from the Opposition and the international community, particularly the African Union. The reforms will be adopted if 50 per cent plus one vote cast ballots in ...
The government must guarantee the security of the refugees, a UNHCR spokesperson said on Friday, demanding an investigation into the deaths. The organization said that only two .... More than a hundred thousand Burundian refugees in neighboring Tanzania face overcrowding and disease. Aid agencies say the lives of ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 23 -- Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre ...
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) held a meeting on Monday, 19 February 2018, where it presented the Report on the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Burundi, which would be aimed at alleviating the suffering of affected populations, and whose situation ...
21 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian government on Wednesday rejected a report by UN humanitarian agency OCHA that claimed 3.6 million Burundian citizens are facing a food crisis. "On Monday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) presented a report on Burundi's 2018 ...
He was presenting a plan which was prepared by humanitarian agencies working with the Burundi government, which normally refuses to associate itself with such initiatives by the international community. It will take at least $141m to meet those needs this year, the UNDP estimates. Burundi was plunged ...
“There may be some of them who abuse the association's power and make mistakes but within the government, we are putting forward the reasons for enrolment,” he said. In power since 2005, Nkurunziza ran for a controversial third term in 2015 which he went on to win, plunging Burundi into crisis.
Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could ... However, opposition parties condemn what they call "flagrant double standards", pointing to government minsters who have called for the changes to the ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 9 – Days after UN Secretary General held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre Nkurunziza.
Refugees in Rwanda will soon have a chance to work, open a bank account, access government services and move more freely, thanks to a new initiative launched by the ... Currently, 173,000 refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo live in Rwanda, according to the UNHCR. Many of ...
The offensive against forces loyal to William Amuri Yakutumba, a deserter fighting President Joseph Kabila, saw thousands of Congolese crossing Lake Tanganyika into Burundi as clashes raged between government forces and Yakutumba rebels in the eastern province of South Kivu. "The operation was a ...
Burundian refugees collect water at Lusenda camp, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: UNHCR/Colin ... killed about 1,000 people. The government has blamed nearly all the attacks on the ADF, but independent experts say some Congolese soldiers have also been involved.
Tending the corn crop are refugees from Burundi, many of whom were farmers in their home country. The public garden, a gesture of friendship and welcome from Sunraysia non-government community groups, was donated more than a year ago to people who had fled the civil war that has raged, almost ...
On 24 November 2017, the Government adopted recommendations of the National Commission for the Inter-Burundi Dialogue. Expected to be put to referendum in May ... The East African Community-led inter-Burundian dialogue did not make significant progress. During a fourth dialogue session, held in ...
According to Immigration and Refugee Board data obtained by CBC, more than 400 Burundians filed refugee claims in Ottawa between 2013 and 2017, with 180 of those claims coming last year. During that period, more claimants from Burundi landed in Ottawa than in any other Canadian city.
BUJUMBURA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian government on Wednesday accused the UN Refugee Agency of "deliberately fabricating" figures of Burundian refugees. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) does not accept that some refugees have returned home ...


 

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