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The move was part of a broader cabinet reshuffle that brings in five new faces, including former senator Evelyne Butoyi who becomes the new minister of youth and information technology. She was a top CNDD FDD party official in the past in charge of communication. Burundi was plunged into a crisis in ...
NAIROBI – The lower house of Burundi's parliament has voted to allow security forces in the politically tense nation to conduct night raids without a search ... "Burundian officials and the Imbonerakure (the ruling party youth wing) are carrying out violence with near-total impunity to allow Nkurunziza to ...

Following the inauguration, Shoukry met with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and transferred an oral message from President Abdel Fatah ... These issues included Egypt's water security and developing cooperation between the two states, according to an official statement issued by Abu Zeid.
[JURIST] The Burundi government has "killed, beaten, and intimidated perceived opponents of a constitutional referendum ... that would enable the ... HRW said that the Burundian authorities should order officials to stop committing these abuses immediately, as well as "investigate and prosecute the ...
Among those deported to Burundi are women and children. Rwandan authorities said the refugees expelled had refused to register and formalize their stay. Philippe Nzobonariba, the spokesperson of the Burundi government, refuted the position by Rwanda. "The official argument put forward to justify their ...
Rwanda police have arrested 33 Burundian refugees accused of inciting others to reject biometric registration. The police said officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, had visited three camps hosting ...

Bujumbura — Delegates from Burundi, Tanzania and UNHCR on Monday started a three-day meeting in the Burundian capital Bujumbura to seek ways of boosting the repatriation of Burundian refugees living in Tanzania. "We are glad that the repatriation process is going on well, but the figures need to be ...
KAMPALA, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A senior aide to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Thursday the sacking of a senior official in charge of refugee affairs is "the beginning of a stronger tsunami that will sweep away all implicated officials." Senior Presidential Secretary Don Wanyama told Xinhua that ...
File photo taken on May 10, 2017 shows a view of Bujumbura, capital of Burundi. (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran). BUJUMBURA, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Lake Tanganyika, the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, faces degradation and acute pollution on Burundi's side, former Burundian environment minister ...
BUJUMBURA. — A local official of Burundian ruling party was killed early Monday by two soldiers in a village of Gitega Province in central Burundi, said a provincial official and the police. Evariste Ngenzi, secretary of the National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy ...
Kigali — THREATS by President Pierre Nkurunziza and intimidation by ruling party supporters have cast doubt on a credible constitutional referendum in Burundi. Ahead of the exercise set for May, rights groups alleged authorities have embarked on a massive operation of forced registration of the ...
Rwandan officials informed lawmakers of the East African Legislative Assembly that in November 2016, Burundian military and police forcefully took over Ruhwa border post in total violation of the agreement. They alleged that Burundian authorities deployed and forcefully installed CCTV cameras at ...
Urgent efforts are needed to keep the “hard-won” gains in Burundi from eroding, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Monday, noting that ... Presenting the Secretary-General's latest report on the situation in the country, Mr. Kafando highlighted the efforts made at the inter-Burundian ...
A provincial official said a local official of the Burundian ruling party was killed early Monday while having some drinks with his party members in a bar by two soldiers in a village of ... Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said that the two soldiers have been arrested for further investigations.
Burundi lifted its decision to recognize Kosovo's independence. ... The Burundian authorities' decision came to light after an official visit of Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, which took place on February 15th. In the capital ... We recognized Burundi as early as 1962, "the Serbian Foreign Minister said.
Nairobi - Burundi's opposition parties on Friday denounced the "enforced enrollment" of voters ahead of a referendum on changes to the constitution which ... by force" with spokesperson Pancrace Cimpaye accusing the authorities of trying "to counter the (population's) low enthusiasm" for the referendum.
However, Burundian authorities decided to close three of the entry points and only two entry points remain officially open: Mugerama in Makamba and the port of Rumonge. Burundian authorities in Rumonge and Makamba provinces have been overwhelmed by the massive refugee influx and are unable to ...

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Burundi's government of killing, beating and intimidating suspected opponents of a constitutional ... "Burundian officials and the Imbonerakure are carrying out violence with near-total impunity to allow Nkurunziza to entrench his hold on power," said Ida Sawyer, ...
Rwanda's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, later explained that the Burundian officials had simply forgotten to lower the flag. "The Burundi Embassy forgot to do it early in the morning of April 7, but when they were reminded they complied. At noon (maybe before), the flag was already ...
For instance, EAC diplomats will carry the red passport, officials (service category) will have it in green while ordinary citizens will have the sky blue document. The ordinary passport will be valid for up to 10 years while the diplomatic and service passports will depend on the specific terms of service of the ...
Those refugees seeking to reach Burundi are mainly doing so by crossing Lake Tanganyika on small fishing boats. At the date of the 28th of January, according to the Burundian authorities, 8,152 persons have crossed the Lake to the Burundian provinces of Rumonge and Makamba, including 6,934 ...
The constitution has since been amended to allow Nkurunziza vie for multiple terms in office. He is expected to lead the ruling party into the 2020 elections. The country has been hit by a security and economic crisis with grenade attacks targeting top government officials and security operatives.
By MOSES HAVYARIMANA. Burundi has in the past week received more than 8,000 refugees fleeing the fighting between Mai Mai rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Burundian government officials said that refugees continue to arrive from DRC's South Kivu to the ...
In 2015, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office, despite the constitution being widely understood to hold a two-term limit. His controversial ... However, officials dismiss this as manipulation, arguing it is a democratic exercise to update the constitution. Furthermore, opponents have ...
The militiamen belong to the rebel Yakutumba group and were handed over to the Congolese authorities by the Burundi National Intelligence Service (SNR), Burundian officials said. The group had crossed into Burundi while the Congolese army was conducting operations in a nearby region, Burundian ...
The European Union is setting a bad example by allowing some of its members to stifle human rights groups, which is encouraging crackdowns elsewhere in the world, a top United Nations official charged with defending rights activists said. Michel Forst said officials in Burundi, Democratic Republic of ...
"This time it's official, COMESA has confirmed that Burundi is ready, that everything is in order for the holding of this summit," said Karerwa Ndenzako. "This is a great diplomatic and economic victory for Burundi." He said it would be an opportunity, "to show the international community that Burundi lives in ...
Thousands of asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have fled to Burundi in the past three days over fierce fighting in the eastern parts of the country, Burundi police ... The UN refugee agency or the Burundian authorities have not made any immediate comment about the situation yet.
A refugee who crossed into Burundi described "very difficult living conditions" there, adding: "There has been no food or water for the vast majority of us, we don't have any toilets." There was no immediate comment from the UN refugee agency or the Burundian authorities about the situation. The DRC ...
Burundi's civil servants have been told to contribute a proportion of their salaries to a fund established to pay for the country's 2020 general elections, after ... According to information from a Burundian journalist, a statement from the ministers of home affairs and finances makes clear that civil servants ...
In July 2017, Ngwenya said in a letter to the Burundian trade minister Pelate Niyonkuru that Burundi could not host the COMESA summit. ... A COMESA delegation made up of seven officials from the Secretariat of the orgnization arrived in Burundi in December 2017 to assess preparations for the 20th ...
The head of the U.S. delegation, Jason Mack, expressed dismay at the continued threats against U.N. personnel by government officials and ruling party members in Burundi. "We are deeply troubled by continued restrictions on political and civic space, for members of the opposition, independent media ...
New York - The United Nations announced Tuesday it will investigate the death of 39 Burundian refugees in clashes with soldiers in the Democratic ... opened fire on the refugees in eastern South Kivu province after they protested the detention of a small group of Burundians by Congolese authorities.
Burundian refugees living in a transit camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday complained of a lack of humanitarian support after their refusal ... “individual interviews” to the refugees while deploring a “lack of cooperation” with the authorities who are responsible for according refugee status.
A group of about 25 to 30 people protested relocation of a high-ranking Burundian official's family in Maine. ... Dushimire organized the event to protest the presence in Portland of Willy Nyamitwe, a senior adviser and spokesman for Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose regime has been under ...
Nairobi — Authorities in Burundi have been holding a human rights activist since November 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should ... Since then, many leading Burundian human rights defenders and independent journalists fled the country for their security. In August 2015 ...
Improving access to clean water is a constant concern of the Burundian authorities. The utility chose to collaborate with Itron to address water losses within its water supply network and develop a program to decrease non-revenue water. This will allow the utility to improve access to potable water while also ...
A Burundian Muslim association has translated the Holy Quran into Kirundi, one of the two official languages of the East African country, a religious leader told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. Sheikh Sadiki Kajandi, the president and legal representative of the Islamic Community of Burundi (COMIBU), said, ...
BUJUMBURA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Over 180,000 Burundian citizens who lived in exile since April 2015 have returned home, a senior Burundian government official said on Wednesday. Burundi plunged into a crisis at that time when Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run his controversial ...
The week-long training has brought together students from different countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, as well as experts from Switzerland, Netherlands, France and Canada. International Humanitarian Law which is a branch of international law that ...
Juvenar has a wife and 13 children, but lost touch with them all as they escaped from the political violence that erupted in Burundi in 2015. His hopes of reuniting with his family fade with every passing day. Older refugees with disabilities are among the most vulnerable. Even those who survive the journey ...
The political situation in Burundi remains unresolved, with external mediation efforts in deadlock, including the Inter-Burundian Dialogue convened under the ... Recent refugee arrivals report facing pressure and violent harassment from local level officials to join and contribute financially to the ruling party, ...
BUJUMBURA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to children has tremendously reduced in Burundi, said a Burundian health official on Friday in the country's capital city Bujumbura. "The situation of preventing mother-to-child transmission in Burundi is very satisfactory. A lot of ...
Despite her family's ties to Burundi's ruling party, she no longer feels safe in a country where security forces are routinely accused of torturing and ... Officials have denied charges by a United Nations commission of inquiry and human rights groups of extrajudicial killings, calling the allegations part of a ...
THE facilitator in the ongoing Burundi peace talks, Mr Benjamin Mkapa (pictured), has advised participants in the 4th session of the negotiations taking ... A statement from CNARED official, Mr Pancrace Cimpaye demanded that the facilitator should postpone the 4th session of the dialogue that has just ...
Burundi's government did not respond to requests for comment. Officials have denied charges by a United Nations commission of inquiry and human rights groups of extrajudicial killings, calling the allegations part of a propaganda campaign by activists seeking to discredit the government. Nkurunziza rose ...
Senior ruling party officials were seen at the rallies and did nothing to stop the chanting. Nkurunziza's government has issued statements condemning the chanting, but done nothing tangible. The threats are real enough for the hundreds who have fled into neighboring Burundi, telling stories of brutal gang ...
Despite the absence of both the exiled leadership of the CNARED opposition and civil society and church groups, Burundian government officials ... However, hopes of a lasting agreement are low with the opposition absent and the most senior Burundian official present being the deputy interior minister.
Burundi formally withdrew from the International Criminal Court. ... she will investigate Burundian officials for crimes against humanity allegedly ...
Landslide kills 3 in southern Burundi ... area in the Gasanda zone, Bururi Province, southern , an official told Xinhua by telephone on Friday.


 

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