Burundi

Country Burundi
Capital Bujumbura
Continent Africa
Currency Burundi franc(BIF)
Languages Kirundi, French & Swahili

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Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.

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Burundi's Imbonerakure leader named head of RTNB - BBC NewsBurundi's Imbonerakure leader named head of RTNB  BBC News

The head of a Burundian militia accused of atrocities has been named to lead the state broadcaster, RTNB, sparking condemnation by human rights groups.



Caf Champions League: Gor Mahia to face Aigle Noir of Burundi in round one - Goal.comCaf Champions League: Gor Mahia to face Aigle Noir of Burundi in round one  Goal.com

Gor Mahia will play the first leg away before hosting the Burundian champions Aigle Noir in the second leg that will be played two weeks later.



Media Advocates Decry Burundi's Increasing Restrictions - VOA NewsMedia Advocates Decry Burundi's Increasing Restrictions  VOA News

Updated: July 17, 2019 3:55 PM. NAIROBI/WASHINGTON — Press freedom advocates are coming down hard on Burundi, after increasing restrictions prompted ...



Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza renames historical landmarks - BBC NewsBurundi's Pierre Nkurunziza renames historical landmarks  BBC News

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has controversially renamed the country's national landmarks to reflect the historical contribution of the majority Hutu ...



BBC closes Burundi bureau after dispute with government - IOLBBC closes Burundi bureau after dispute with government  IOL

The BBC has decided to close its Burundi bureau after failing to reach an agreement with the Burundi government on the airing of programmes.



BBC shuts Burundi bureau - The East AfricanBBC shuts Burundi bureau  The East African

British public radio broadcaster BBC will close its operations in Burundi after it failed to reach an agreement with the government on airing of programmes.



Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’ - The GuardianBurundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’  The Guardian

Government dismisses UN allegations of summary executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and sexual violence.



UN Commission Warns of New Burundi Political Crisis in 2020 - VOA NewsUN Commission Warns of New Burundi Political Crisis in 2020  VOA News

A U.N. commission on Burundi says the country is poised for another political crisis when it holds elections next year. The three-member commission of inquiry ...



Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster - East Africa MonitorBurundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster  East Africa Monitor

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party's notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster. By presidential decree, President Pierre ...



Nigeria 1-0 Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations - as it happened - The GuardianNigeria 1-0 Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations - as it happened  The Guardian

The Super Eagles were forced to work hard for that by a valiant Burundian team. The debutants gave as good as they got in the first half, but Nigeria gradually ...



Burundi youth league leader is new broadcast boss - defenceWebBurundi youth league leader is new broadcast boss  defenceWeb

Burundi appointed the leader of the ruling party youth league to head its state-run broadcaster, a move an opposition party described as a danger to press ...



Burundi Situation Report, 4 Jul 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi Situation Report, 4 Jul 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burundi about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, IDPs, Refugees, Epidemic, Flood and more; published on 04 Jul 2019 by OCHA.



RegionWeek 14th Edition: Burundi and East Africa Weekly Briefing - RegionWeekRegionWeek 14th Edition: Burundi and East Africa Weekly Briefing  RegionWeek

RegionWeek takes only the best news, current affairs and political articles from Burundi and East Africa media and expertly edits them together, giving you a ...



Chart of the Day | Kerala beats Mexico, but Burundi does better than Madhya Pradesh - Moneycontrol.comChart of the Day | Kerala beats Mexico, but Burundi does better than Madhya Pradesh  Moneycontrol.com

Cast your eyes on the accompanying chart, which shows infant mortality rates of the larger Indian states, together with those of other countries. The data have ...



Burundi President renames historical landmarks - East Africa MonitorBurundi President renames historical landmarks  East Africa Monitor

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”.



IOM Partners with Burundi to Combat Human Trafficking - Burundi - ReliefWebIOM Partners with Burundi to Combat Human Trafficking - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burundi about Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 12 Jul 2019 by IOM.



South Sudan's Bright Stars seek first win against Burundi in CHAN qualifier - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Sudan's Bright Stars seek first win against Burundi in CHAN qualifier - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

JUBA, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has named a 25-man squad to face rivals Burundi in the Total Africa Nations ...



Burundi Remote Monitoring Update, June 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi Remote Monitoring Update, June 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burundi and 2 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, IDPs and Refugees; published on 28 Jun 2019 by FEWS NET.



Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 31 May 2019 - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebVoluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 31 May 2019 - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on United Republic of Tanzania about Protection and Human Rights, Children and Refugees; published on 31 May 2019 by UNHCR.



New Burundian opposition party faces intimidation ahead of 2020 elections - Global VoicesNew Burundian opposition party faces intimidation ahead of 2020 elections  Global Voices

In Burundi, a new political party called the Congrès National Pour la Liberté, or CNL, registered in February. Since then, opposition party harassment has spiked.



Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar edge 1-0 victory over Burundi - BBC SportAfrica Cup of Nations: Madagascar edge 1-0 victory over Burundi  BBC Sport

Marco Ilaimaharitra's thunderous free-kick gives Madagascar their first Africa Cup of Nations win by beating Burundi.



Cape Town mom reunited with abducted child in Burundi - News24Cape Town mom reunited with abducted child in Burundi  News24

After nine months of separation, a Cape Town woman has finally been reunited with her little girl in a foreign country.



Burundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (May 2019) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (May 2019) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Burundi and 4 other countries about Health, Protection and Human Rights, IDPs, Refugees and Flood; published on 21 Jun 2019 by ...



Burundi Ombudsman Edouard Nduwimana received a Ph.D. Diploma in Leadership and Management - RegionWeekBurundi Ombudsman Edouard Nduwimana received a Ph.D. Diploma in Leadership and Management  RegionWeek

The Ombudsman of the Republic of Burundi Edouard Nduwimana received Honoris Causa Ph.D. Diploma in Leadership and Management on Friday, 19 July ...



Burundi: New electoral code encompasses the voting operations organization. - RegionWeekBurundi: New electoral code encompasses the voting operations organization.  RegionWeek

The organization of voting operations is included in the *content* of the new electoral code enacted on May 20, 2019, by Burundi Head of State Pierre Nkurunziza, ...



Communities and coordination are crucial in fighting Ebola - Burundi - ReliefWebCommunities and coordination are crucial in fighting Ebola - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Cibitoke, Burundi - 3 July 2019 -- Close to the border with the Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 100 volunteer health workers are busily ...



2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Burundi drawn in Group E - RegionWeek2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Burundi drawn in Group E  RegionWeek

Burundi has been drawn in Group E in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers as the final tournament is slated to be played in Cameroon. Burundi will test ...



IOM Burundi Cross Border Movements (April 2019) - Burundi - ReliefWebIOM Burundi Cross Border Movements (April 2019) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Burundi about Protection and Human Rights, Aged Persons, Children and more; published on 30 Apr 2019 by IOM.



Burundi Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (May 2019) - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebBurundi Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (May 2019) - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on United Republic of Tanzania and 4 other countries about Coordination, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; ...



Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burundi and 3 other countries about Contributions, Disaster Management, Refugees, Epidemic and more; published on 09 ...



AU envoy lauds Burundi troops for stabilizing Somalia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAU envoy lauds Burundi troops for stabilizing Somalia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MOGADISHU, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The African Union's top envoy in Somalia has hailed Burundian troops for their efforts in stabilizing Somalia. Francisco Madeira ...



Uganda upsets DR Congo, Nigeria edges out Burundi, Madagascar wins first point ever - FRANCE 24Uganda upsets DR Congo, Nigeria edges out Burundi, Madagascar wins first point ever  FRANCE 24

In Group A, Uganda confidently beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0, while in Group B Nigeria beat Burundi with a single goal.



When the church takes on the state: Eritrea joins DRC, Burundi - Africanews EnglishWhen the church takes on the state: Eritrea joins DRC, Burundi  Africanews English

The ongoing standoff between the Eritrean Catholic Church and the government becomes the latest conflict between church and state on the African continent.



Burundi arrests official over players' bonuses - The East AfricanBurundi arrests official over players' bonuses  The East African

The vice-president of the Burundian football association, FFB, has been arrested pending an investigation after the apparent disappearance of bonus money for ...



IOM Burundi Emergency Tracking Overview - Natural Disasters: October 2018 - June 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebIOM Burundi Emergency Tracking Overview - Natural Disasters: October 2018 - June 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Burundi about Protection and Human Rights, IDPs, Flash Flood, Land Slide and more; published on 12 Jul 2019 by IOM.



Yattara scores twice for Guinea to down 10-man Burundi - Euronews EnglishYattara scores twice for Guinea to down 10-man Burundi  Euronews English

CAIRO (Reuters) – Mohamed Yattara scored a brace of goals as Guinea defeated 10-man Burundi 2-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash.



Burundi: Media Independence Under Threat in Burundi After BBC Pull-Out - AllAfrica.comBurundi: Media Independence Under Threat in Burundi After BBC Pull-Out  AllAfrica.com

Press Release - What with the BBC reporting yesterday that it is winding up operations in Burundi and the national radio and TV broadcaster RTNB now being ...



Burundi to hold general election in 2020: electoral commission - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBurundi to hold general election in 2020: electoral commission - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BUJUMBURA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Burundi will hold three combined elections, namely the presidential, legislative and district elections, on May 20, 2020, ...



UN Human Rights Council 41: Burundi - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 41: Burundi  GOV.UK

The UK called upon the government of Burundi to remove restrictions on political space and enable an independent media environment.



Burundi: Francine Niyonsaba appears in 2019-FORBES Africa Top 30 - RegionWeekBurundi: Francine Niyonsaba appears in 2019-FORBES Africa Top 30  RegionWeek

The Burundi international 800m athlete, Francine Niyonsaba has been named in the 2019 Top 30 list released by FORBES AFRICA. Born on May 5, 1993, ...



Burundi | Humanitarian Dashboard (1st January to 31th March 2019) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi | Humanitarian Dashboard (1st January to 31th March 2019) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Burundi about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs and more; published on 15 Jun 2019 by OCHA.



HRW releases stinging report on Burundi abuses, calls for holding govt to account - The East AfricanHRW releases stinging report on Burundi abuses, calls for holding govt to account  The East African

It says ruling party youths have carried out beatings, arbitrary arrests, disappearances, and killings.



Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria see off Senegal, Kenya edge Tanzania in thriller - The GuardianAfrica Cup of Nations: Algeria see off Senegal, Kenya edge Tanzania in thriller  The Guardian

Algeria have secured top spot in Group C after beating Senegal, while Kenya edged a local derby against Tanzania and Madagascar closed in on a place in the ...



Burundi captain to train with Belgium side - FutaaBurundi captain to train with Belgium side  Futaa

Burundi captain Saido Berahino is heading to Belgium to train with Zulte Waregem this as reported by Sportsmail. The striker is looking to get himself fit for the ...



Burundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses - East Africa MonitorBurundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses  East Africa Monitor

Burundi's ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.



Why is Saido Berahino playing for Burundi at AFCON and has former Stoke star played for England before? - The SunWhy is Saido Berahino playing for Burundi at AFCON and has former Stoke star played for England before?  The Sun

SAIDO BERAHINO was one of England's hottest young prospects a few years ago. Since then, it's fair to say he hasn't to lived up to expectations, but he will be ...



Court dismisses Burundi case challenging election of EALA Speaker - The New TimesCourt dismisses Burundi case challenging election of EALA Speaker  The New Times

The East African Court of Justice (EAJC) on Tuesday dismissed the case filed nearly two years ago by the government of Burundi, challenging the process of ...



9 amazing tourist sites in Burundi you must visit - Face2Face Africa9 amazing tourist sites in Burundi you must visit  Face2Face Africa

One of the smallest countries in Africa, Burundi has an equatorial climate. Gaining independence in 1962, the country has had a slow growth due to several ...



Things to Do: Burundi dance, a shadow play and 2 brew fests - Press HeraldThings to Do: Burundi dance, a shadow play and 2 brew fests  Press Herald

Burundi Dance, Drum & Culture Festival 6 p.m. Friday. Brick South at Thompson's Point, Portland, $20, free for under 12, $50 VIP party on Thursday at Indigo ...



Burundi’s Electoral Commission releases the 2020 elections calendar. - RegionWeekBurundi’s Electoral Commission releases the 2020 elections calendar.  RegionWeek

Burundi's National Independent Electoral Commission(CENI) has released the electoral calendar for the 2020 elections. The Independent National Electoral ...



Afcon 2019: Burundi official arrested on corruption charges - Goal.comAfcon 2019: Burundi official arrested on corruption charges  Goal.com

Burundi Football Federation vice-president Aimable Habimana has been arrested over allegations of unpaid Africa Cup of Nations appearance bonuses.



AFCON Highlights: Madagascar 1-0 Burundi - Golazo Marco Ilaimaharitra - beIN SPORTS USAAFCON Highlights: Madagascar 1-0 Burundi - Golazo Marco Ilaimaharitra  beIN SPORTS USA

Marco Ilaimaharitra's spectacular free kick gave the Barea of Madagascar a 1-0 lead over Burundi late in their AFCON Group B match.



Yattara Gives Guinea Early Lead Over 10-Man Burundi - beIN SPORTS USAYattara Gives Guinea Early Lead Over 10-Man Burundi  beIN SPORTS USA

Guinea's Mohamed Yattara pounces on a bad clearance to score the open the scoring in the Group B finale game against AFCON first-timers Burundi.



Afcon 2019 Group B live: Nigeria, Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea last 16 standings - The South AfricanAfcon 2019 Group B live: Nigeria, Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea last 16 standings  The South African

While Group A at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is by far the most intriguing and complex of the last 16 qualification generations, Group B is also set for a ...



AFCON 2019: Burundi 0-2 Guinea - Goal Mohamed Yattara Brace - beIN SPORTS USAAFCON 2019: Burundi 0-2 Guinea - Goal Mohamed Yattara Brace  beIN SPORTS USA

Mohamed Yattara scored his second goal of the match to give Guinea a 2-0 lead over Burundi in the second half of their AFCON group stage match.



Afcon 2019: Burundi played better against Nigeria than Madagascar – Fiston Abdul Razak - Goal.comAfcon 2019: Burundi played better against Nigeria than Madagascar – Fiston Abdul Razak  Goal.com

Burundi forward Fiston Abdul Razak admitted they did not produce their best display in Alexandria after bowing to a 1-0 loss against Madagascar. The Swallows ...



Burundi danger men to watch out for against Nigeria in Afcon Group B opener - Goal.comBurundi danger men to watch out for against Nigeria in Afcon Group B opener  Goal.com

Which Burundi players will pose the most threat to Nigeria on Saturday at Afcon?



PHOTO GALLERY: Guinea defeat 10-man Burundi in Nations Cup - Ahram OnlinePHOTO GALLERY: Guinea defeat 10-man Burundi in Nations Cup  Ahram Online

PHOTO,GALLERY,Guinea,defeat,10-man,Burundi,in,Nations,Cup.



Saudi FM meets with Burundian counterpart to discuss bilateral concerns - ArabnewsSaudi FM meets with Burundian counterpart to discuss bilateral concerns  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf held a meeting in Jeddah with his Burundian counterpart Ezechiel Nibigira. During the ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Nigeria claim hard-fought win over Burundi - Ahram OnlinePHOTO GALLERY: Nigeria claim hard-fought win over Burundi  Ahram Online

PHOTO,GALLERY,Nigeria,claim,hard-fought,win,over,Burundi,



EDITORIAL: Have vibrant Cecafa tourney - Daily NationEDITORIAL: Have vibrant Cecafa tourney  Daily Nation

The event has fallen behind its peers in southern, northern and western Africa.



Education in Danger Monthly News Brief, June 2019 - World - ReliefWebEducation in Danger Monthly News Brief, June 2019 - World  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on World and 25 other countries about Education, Protection and Human Rights and Children; published on 30 Jun 2019 by ...



Afcon 2019: Nigeria XI vs Burundi: Nine stars set to make Afcon debut - Goal.comAfcon 2019: Nigeria XI vs Burundi: Nine stars set to make Afcon debut  Goal.com

Nine Super Eagles are set to make their Afcon debut against the Swallows with Mikel and Omeruo the only experienced players in the XI.



Afcon 2019: The number of goals Nigeria scored against Burundi doesn't matter - Musa - Goal.comAfcon 2019: The number of goals Nigeria scored against Burundi doesn't matter - Musa  Goal.com

The forward says the clash with the National Elephants is one the Super Eagles have already got circled in their diaries.



Society Notebook: Coffee By Design marks 25 years of serving the community - Press HeraldSociety Notebook: Coffee By Design marks 25 years of serving the community  Press Herald

The coffee options couldn't have been more on point, with the 1994 Blend and the Diamond Street Blend being served at Coffee By Design's 25th anniversary ...



Cecafa upbeat of region's prominence in 2021 Afcon - Daily NationCecafa upbeat of region's prominence in 2021 Afcon  Daily Nation

Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi should have no problems returning to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2021 in Cameroon, Cecafa secretary general ...



WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak as international health emergency - BusinessLineWHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak as international health emergency  BusinessLine

The outbreak has proved tenacious in an unstable region beset by violence, becoming Congo's worst ever, with almost 1700 dead.



AFCON 2019 semi-final fixtures set [Details] - Africanews EnglishAFCON 2019 semi-final fixtures set [Details]  Africanews English

The fixtures, scores, analysis and gossip from the 2019 AFCON is all here in our rolling coverage of Africa's biggest football showpiece.



'In Burundi, the Crackdown Continues in the Shadows, With Impunity' - Human Rights Watch'In Burundi, the Crackdown Continues in the Shadows, With Impunity'  Human Rights Watch

In Mid-April an audio recording made the rounds on Burundian social media. In it, a speaker described as a senior police officer delivered a chilling message ...



What Does Burundi Have To Hide? - Human Rights WatchWhat Does Burundi Have To Hide?  Human Rights Watch

Last week, several Security Council members signaled continued concern for the situation in Burundi, highlighting rising political repression linked to the ...



FOUR BURUNDIAN PLYING THEIR TRADE IN ZAMBIA MISS OUT IN THE STARTING SQUAD - zambianfootball.co.zmFOUR BURUNDIAN PLYING THEIR TRADE IN ZAMBIA MISS OUT IN THE STARTING SQUAD  zambianfootball.co.zm

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Burundi suspends last independent civil rights group - Business StandardBurundi suspends last independent civil rights group  Business Standard

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Jailed in Burundi for Scribbles on President's Photo - Human Rights WatchJailed in Burundi for Scribbles on President's Photo  Human Rights Watch

While the crackdown continues in Burundi against anyone who dares challenge President Pierre Nkurunziza, authorities showed how thin-skinned they really ...



Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile - UN NewsAhead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile  UN News

A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-year-long ...



Running Out of Options in Burundi: Africa Report N°278 | 20 June 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebRunning Out of Options in Burundi: Africa Report N°278 | 20 June 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Burundi and 2 other countries about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; published on 20 Jun 2019 by ICG.



Document of the Week: Nixon's Little-Known Crusade Against Genocide in Burundi - Foreign PolicyDocument of the Week: Nixon's Little-Known Crusade Against Genocide in Burundi  Foreign Policy

For President Richard Nixon's national security advisors, the genocidal slaughter of more than 100,000 ethnic Hutus by Burundi's ethnic Tutsi government in the ...



Burundi: Rampant Abuses Against Opposition - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Rampant Abuses Against Opposition  Human Rights Watch

Burundian authorities and ruling party youths have carried out dozens of beatings, arbitrary arrests, disappearances, and killings against real and suspected ...



Burundi Tightens Screws on Media Freedom - Human Rights WatchBurundi Tightens Screws on Media Freedom  Human Rights Watch

The Burundian government today signalled a new attack on media freedom, announcing it would renew the Voice of America's (VOA) suspension and withdraw ...



'Bujumbura Can Close the Doors of Burundi, But It Can't Hide the Repression' - Human Rights Watch'Bujumbura Can Close the Doors of Burundi, But It Can't Hide the Repression'  Human Rights Watch

On February 28, Burundi's government forced the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to pack up and leave Burundi. This office ...



What the WHO's Emergency Declaration Means for Congo's Ebola Outbreak - World Politics ReviewWhat the WHO's Emergency Declaration Means for Congo's Ebola Outbreak  World Politics Review

The Ebola outbreak that began in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo more than a year ago is now officially a global health emergency. The World Health ...



Burundi’s “eternal supreme guide” enforces an “election tax” - The EconomistBurundi’s “eternal supreme guide” enforces an “election tax”  The Economist

Ruling-party thugs can collect it as often as they want.



Why Burundi's Ongoing Political Tensions Risk Devolving Into Ethnic Violence - World Politics ReviewWhy Burundi's Ongoing Political Tensions Risk Devolving Into Ethnic Violence  World Politics Review

In early December, Burundi garnered international attention when its Foreign Ministry called for the closure of the U.N. human rights office in the country.



#FreeOurGirls: Twitter users back detained Burundi schoolgirls - BBC News#FreeOurGirls: Twitter users back detained Burundi schoolgirls  BBC News

Twitter users have rallied to the cause of three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza by following their example.



UN human rights chief regrets closure of Burundi office following Government pressure - UN NewsUN human rights chief regrets closure of Burundi office following Government pressure  UN News

In a statement released on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights ...



Burundi's bishops caution that political intolerance poses threats - Crux: Covering all things CatholicBurundi's bishops caution that political intolerance poses threats  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Burundi's Catholic bishops have expressed their concern at rising political intolerance in the east African country.



Burundi: 10 Years On, Justice Denied for Murdered Activist - Human Rights WatchBurundi: 10 Years On, Justice Denied for Murdered Activist  Human Rights Watch

The government of Burundi has failed to deliver justice for the killing of Ernest Manirumva, a Burundian anti-corruption activist, a decade ago. The emblematic ...



Burundi: Expelled for Doodles - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Expelled for Doodles  Human Rights Watch

The release of six schoolgirls and one boy, arrested last month for doodling on the Burundian president's photo and charged with “insulting the head of state”, ...



Why Burundi Is Kicking Out Humanitarian Aid Groups : Goats and Soda - NPRWhy Burundi Is Kicking Out Humanitarian Aid Groups : Goats and Soda  NPR

The African nation is one of the poorest in the world. But it's driving out some aid groups that are offering help.



Burundi schoolgirls freed after being detained for doodling on President's photo - CNNBurundi schoolgirls freed after being detained for doodling on President's photo  CNN

The Burundi schoolgirls detained for drawing on a photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza in their schoolbooks have been freed, a Human Rights Watch official ...



Burundi authorities detain schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president's picture - ReutersBurundi authorities detain schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president's picture  Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundian authorities have charged three schoolgirls accused of defacing a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza, spokeswoman for the ...



Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece  Goal.com

The draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers was made in Cairo on Thursday with host nation, Cameroon, included.



Adventist church says leaders, 21 others arrested in Burundi - Business StandardAdventist church says leaders, 21 others arrested in Burundi  Business Standard

The Seventh Day Adventist Church has accused the Burundi government of "harassment", saying that two of its local leaders and 21 others had been arrested in ...



Burundi Commissioner: Free Press Should Be Barred From 2020 Poll - Voice of AmericaBurundi Commissioner: Free Press Should Be Barred From 2020 Poll  Voice of America

A senior Burundi election official has called for independent media to be barred from covering the East African country's presidential polls in 2020, local press ...



Burundi schoolgirls expelled for doodling on President's image in textbook - CNNBurundi schoolgirls expelled for doodling on President's image in textbook  CNN

Three schoolgirls detained in Burundi for doodling on a picture of the President have been expelled following their release from jail, Human Rights Watch told ...



Burundi moves to seize assets of opponents in exile - Reuters UKBurundi moves to seize assets of opponents in exile  Reuters UK

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to opposition activists in exile, the latest swipe in an ...



US Calls on Burundi to Rescind Decisions Against BBC and VOA - Voice of AmericaUS Calls on Burundi to Rescind Decisions Against BBC and VOA  Voice of America

Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Comments. Africa. US Calls on Burundi to Rescind Decisions Against BBC and VOA. April 2, 2019 08:50 PM. Share on ...



Burundi: Inclusive dialogue 'only viable option' for resolving country's political crisis says, UN envoy - UN NewsBurundi: Inclusive dialogue 'only viable option' for resolving country's political crisis says, UN envoy  UN News

An inter-Burundian, inclusive dialogue remains the only viable option for lasting settlement of the political crisis and the holding of elections in 2020 in a peaceful ...



Burundi denies running secret torture houses - BBC NewsBurundi denies running secret torture houses  BBC News

Burundi's authorities have dismissed a BBC investigation into alleged secret torture sites as "fake news". The BBC Africa Eye report said the government was ...



China, Burundi to enhance bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Burundi to enhance bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BUJUMBURA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China and Burundi agreed to enhance bilateral ties during a senior Chinese legislator's visit to the central African country.



WFP Burundi Country Brief, March 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebWFP Burundi Country Brief, March 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burundi about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees, Drought, Flood and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by WFP.