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In authorizing an investigation, the ICC chamber found "reasonable basis" to believe that Burundi state agents and groups implementing state polices launched ... Burundi's decision triggered other countries like South Africa and The Gambia to threaten withdrawal, but they later reversed these decisions.
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 ...

Thanks to equipment provided by the IAEA, the Burundi INIS Centre is now able to collect, manage and make available customized nuclear information for peaceful purposes, fostering the implementation of national nuclear projects. These cover the fields of radiation protection and remediation on uranium ...
Burundians will vote in a referendum set for May 17 that could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule for at least a decade. Opposition parties have claimed that citizens were intimidated to register. During the week long registration process last month, opposition figures and residents in many parts of ...
The conflict has left thousands traumatised and alone - but some students who fled to Tanzania have told how education has given them hope. Refugee children who lost their parents during violence in Burundi's civil war have spoken about how education is helping them to rebuild their lives. Since the ...
Burundi will hold a referendum in May 2018 on a constitutional amendment that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power past 2020. The proposed changes would weaken the representation of minority groups in Parliament and further threaten the Arusha peace deal that ended the ...

Burundi today freed 740 prisoners, most of whom had been imprisoned after taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2015, the government announced. The detainees were released from Bujumbura's Mpimba prison -- the country's largest -- after a ceremony presided over by Justice ...
This year Burundi was declared as the least happy place, replacing the Central African Republic. The research is carried out by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked 156 countries according on things such as social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and ...
Nine workers at a construction site outside Burundi's capital Bujumbura were killed in a landslide today, police said. Heavy seasonal rains caused the hillside next to the Gasenyi river, east of the city, to collapse burying the workers who were building a channel to redirect the river's floodwaters. Police said ...
The agricultural season B looks to be good for some vulnerable households from Busoni commune of Kirundo province. 500 vulnerable households from the 10 hills/villages of Busoni commune had access to the selected seeds thanks to the fair organized by the Burundi Red Cross and the Food and ...
Bad news for Burundi which has come last in the UN's annual World Happiness Report. The index ranked 156 countries based on factors including life expectancy, social freedom and absence of corruption. Top of the chart was Finland, which rose from fifth place to push out Norway. In 2016, Burundi came ...
This year's happiest place on Earth is Finland, according to an annual UN report — toppling Norway from the top spot. The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” — how happy people feel they are, and why. Nordic countries regularly appear in the top five, while war-hit countries and a ...
Finland is the world's happiest country while troubled Burundi is the most discontent, according to a new UN report released Wednesday. In addition to its joyful locals, Finland is also home to the happiest immigrants, the study found. The Nordic nation headed up the 156-country ranking, followed by last ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Landlocked Burundi has been roiled by violence that's left hundreds of people dead and forced more than 400,000 to flee their homes since April 2015 when Nkurunziza began seeking another term, which he subsequently won. Pacifique Nininahazwe, an activist, said on Facebook the new declaration was ...

The move means no one in the governing CNDD-FDD is allowed to disagree with his choices, secretary-general Evariste Ndayishimiye said. "He is our leader. Therefore in our party... no one is comparable to him," Mr Ndayishimiye said. "He is our parent, he is the one who advises us. That is why I ask all ...
Burundi is set to hold a referendum on a constitutional amendment in May 2018. This could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power beyond 2020 and weaken the representation of minority groups. The lack of broader consultation on the overall amendment process further threatens the Arusha ...
Burundi is headed for a constitutional referendum in May which would allow Nkurunziza to remain in office until 2034. Ahead of the exercise, rights groups and the opposition allege authorities have embarked on a massive operation of forced registration of voters including minors, as well as inciting violent ...
Justice and respect for human rights is what the exiled activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, wants for Burundi. In May 2018, Burundians will vote in a referendum that could extend President Nkurunziza's term until 2034. In Belgium's capital, Brussels, hardly anyone recognizes 68-year-old Pierre Claver ...
... soon-to-be home on Friday in Columbia. Originally from Burundi, he previously lived in Florida before moving to Columbia with his family a year ago. ... Originally from Burundi, the Barafumbashe family lived in Florida for a year before recently moving to Columbia. Their four-bedroom, two-bath home on ...
Nairobi - Three civil rights activists in Burundi accused of undermining security have been sentenced in their absence to 10 years in prison, judicial sources said on Friday. Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Aime Constant Gatore and Marius Nizigiyimana, members of the campaign group Parcem, had been ...
Switzerland has expressed its concern on “attacks on the separation of powers” in Poland at the 37 sessionexternal link of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. “Any reform of the judicial system should aim at strengthening the independence of the judiciary,” said Valentin Zellweger, Swiss ambassador to ...
Gloria was pregnant, expecting her third child, when she and her family were forced to flee from Burundi. They spent four months stranded at the Tanzanian border before making it to Nduta refugee camp. "On the way here, the road was very rough, and that affected me," says Gloria. "I was rushed to the ...
Jean Claude Rwahama, a refugee official in Rwanda, said on Thursday that most of the refugees had lived in DRC since 2015, when political violence erupted in Burundi over the president's decision to seek a disputed third term. He said Rwanda was temporarily sheltering them at Bugarama refugee ...
Nairobi - A group of 2 500 Burundian refugees, fearing repatriation to their home country, moved on Wednesday from the Democratic Republic of Congo to nearby Rwanda, a spokesperson said. The refugees belong to an obscure Catholic sect that follows a female prophet called Zebiya and claim to have ...
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 ...
Thousands of Burundian refugees are under mounting pressure to return to their country where they would be at risk of death, rape and torture, said Amnesty International in a report out today. Conform or flee: Repression and insecurity pushing Burundians into exile launches after two East African countries ...
Nkurunziza rose to power in 2005 following the signing of the Arusha accords to end Burundi's 13-year civil war that killed about 300,000 people. He was re-elected unopposed in 2010 after the opposition boycotted the vote. Nkurunziza said he was eligible for a third term because lawmakers, not the ...
About 8093 Congolese, more than half children, have fled increased fighting in South Kivu (DR Congo) for the Provinces of Rumonge and Nyanza-Lac in Burundi. The Humanitarian Country Team, under the leadership of UNCHR, is providing urgent assistance. An additional influx of 7,000 people is ...
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 ...
“We would like to serve Kenya and the greater Eastern Africa region with future plans to go into Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi,” Jambojet chief executive Willem Hondius said. A report by ForwardKeys released in August shows Nairobi's domestic air travel capacity grew 22 per cent, ...
Internally displaced people within Burundi: The DTM dashboard for the month of January 2018 that covers all 18 provinces of Burundi has identified 175,936 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 39,174 households. A total of 82% if the identified population are women and youth under 18 years. • Influx in ...
Nairobi - One in three Burundians will need humanitarian assistance this year, a 20% increase on 2017 as conditions worsen in one of the world's poorest countries, the UN development body said on Tuesday. The vulnerability of the Burundi people "is perpetuated by the socio-economic situation but also ...
Rainbow Rare Earths Limited (LON:RBW) expects to commission a new processing plant at the Gakara mine in Burundi later this month, after which the scale of mining should pick up sharply. The plant is now running as designed, said Rainbow, and final adjustments have been completed.
A third of Burundi's population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday. This marks a 20 percent increase upon the number of people who needed assistance in 2017, as living conditions become increasingly difficult in one of the world poorest countries. The increase is due to ...
I brought a note from Burundi's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in which they recall their recognition of Kosovo's independence," Dacic, who also holds the position of Serbia's foreign minister, said. Dacic continued by calling on Kosovo'a authorities to present documents from 116 ...
Nairobi - Burundi's opposition parties on Friday denounced the "enforced enrollment" of voters ahead of a referendum on changes to the constitution which would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in office until 2034. Opposition groups say the police and the ruling party's ferocious Imbonerakure ...
Thank you for inviting me to the launch of the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan, and for giving me the opportunity to highlight the humanitarian situation in the country. Since 2015, the socio-economic and political developments in Burundi have had important repercussions on the humanitarian ...
Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye issued the warning to anyone who might "try to impede ...
Since 24 January 2018, the South-East border of Burundi, more specifically the shores of Lake Tanganyika, have been recording a massive influx of Congolese refugees fleeing confrontations between the DRC armed forces and armed groups. Clashes started in Sud-Kivu province, specifically in Fizi and ...
NAIROBI. – Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye issued the warning to anyone who might “try ...
On January 17, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was briefed by staff on economic and social developments in Burundi, whose Article IV consultation is delayed by 24 months. Informal sessions to brief the Board are based on information available to the staff. They are held ...
The Government of Burundi has continued on its course to revise the Constitution. 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 2018, the proposed revisions include: (a) extending the ...
Bujumbura, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has denied China has spied on the African Union (AU) in recent years. Nkurunziza dismissed as unfounded a recent report by the French newspaper Le Monde, in which it accuses the Asian nation of putting illegal microphones at the ...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's plans to run for a fourth term in power. The Burundi leader is pushing for constitutional changes that will allow him to run for another term in the country's 2020 presidential election. However, UN chief Guterres said ...
Following ongoing clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 8,000 people have left South Kivu and are taking refuge in south-western Burundi. Humanity & Inclusion (which works under the operating name “Handicap International” in Burundi) is on the ground, assisting the most ...
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.
In the evening of Wednesday the 24 January 2018, refugees fleeing fighting in South Kivu started streaming in Makamba and Rumonge Provinces aboard boats. Since August 2017, the security and humanitarian situation has significantly deteriorated in South Kivu, more specifically on the axis Sebele ...


 

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