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Burundi Rejects AU’s Stand on Withdrawing Peacekeepers from Somalia

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday disapproved the decision of the African Union (AU) to withdraw 1,000 Burundian peacekeepers from Somalia. The AU Peace...

Burundian parliament passes bill on membership to International Solar Alliance

The Burundian Senate on Tuesday passed a bill in a plenary session in the capital city Bujumbura on the ratification of Burundi's membership to...
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Burundian president asks for leaders’ summit to ease tension with Rwanda

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Friday that an extraordinary summit of heads of state of the East African Community (EAC) is needed to ease...
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Burundi accuses Rwandan soldiers of arresting 4 Burundian fishermen

The Burundian public security ministry on Monday accused the Rwandan marine of arresting four Burundian fishermen Sunday in Lake Rweru waters in Kirundo province,...

Burundi Rolls Out Meningitis Immunization Exercise

Burundi is set to immunize over seven million citizens, equivalent to 77 percent of its total population, against meningitis in December, the Burundian health...

Gunmen kill 1, injure 4 in central Burundi

One person was killed and four others injured on Thursday night in a gunmen attack in Gitega province, central Burundi, an official said Friday. Four...

Burundi slams decision to relocate COMESA summit

Burundi on Thursday criticized the decision to relocate the venue of the heads of state summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...
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Burundian president sends condolences to families of victims of deadly attack

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Saturday sent condolences to families of victims of a terrorists attack on Friday night that left at least 26 dead...

BBC and VOA suspended in Burundi for 6 months

The Burundian National Media Council (CNC) Friday said it has suspended the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA) radio stations...
Photo shows police standing by during the riots in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Reuters)

Burundian Police can now conduct searches without warrants

Burundi's National Assembly, lower chamber of the parliament, on Wednesday passed a bill that allows the police to search at any time without a...
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Burundi says not to attend any inter-Burundi dialogue session before constitutional referendum

The Burundian government will not take part in any Inter-Burundi Dialogue session before the May 17 constitutional referendum, a senior government official said on...

Burundi’s major newspaper praises “excellent cooperation” with China

Burundi's newspaper Le Renouveau has praised cooperation in different sectors between China and Burundi in its editorial. "China and Burundi have always kept excellent cooperation,...
Photo shows police standing by during the riots in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Reuters)

Burundi: thunder strike kills 3

Three people were killed and 18 others were injured in a thunder strike on Saturday in central Burundi, police said on Sunday. The thunder strike...

Burundi launches green tea production to diversify export products

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore Monday launched the east African country's first-ever green tea production at a tea factory in the Cibitoke province, northwestern...

Burundian National Assembly passes 2018 budget bill

The Burundian National Assembly Wednesday unanimously passed the East African country's 2018 budget bill. The bill was passed in a plenary session at Kigobe Parliament...

Burundian EAC lawmaker shot after chasing suspects in capital

A Burundian lawmaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), an organ of the East African Community (EAC) Tuesday night escaped death after being...

Burundian police arrest suspected poacher collaborating with Tanzanian poachers

A suspected Burundian poacher who "clearly" cooperated with Tanzanian poachers have been arrested in Makamba Province in Southern Burundi, Burundian police said Tuesday. A police...

Burundian police intercept 12 tons of smuggled coffee heading to Tanzania

Burundian police on Tuesday intercepted 12 tons of smuggled coffee loaded in a truck heading to Tanzania in eastern Burundi near the border...
Photo taken on June 26, 2016 shows a landslide happened in a mountain village in Meigu County, southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Landslide kills 3 in southern Burundi

Some three persons died in a landslide which occurred on Thursday night at the Burunga area in the Gasanda zone, Bururi Province, southern Burundi,...
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Burundi signs agreement with Canada based company to exploit nickel

The Burundian government Monday signed an agreement with CVMR, a Canada-based company to continue explorations and the exploitation of nickel in Karusi and Gitega...
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Francophone lawmakers’ association visits Burundi

Delegates of the International Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians (APF) Monday started a two-day visit in Burundi to eyewitness the east African country's situation to...
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Burundian president pledges no tolerance to misbehaving of ruling party members

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday promised no tolerance against officials of the ruling party if they "misbehave." "As of next year, officials of the...

Burundian police intercept 13 persons over human trafficking

Burundian police said 13 persons were intercepted on Wednesday in Muramvya province, in northern Burundi. Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said one man and 12 girls...
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Burundian ministers analyze report on amending constitution

An extraordinary meeting of the Burundian council of ministers Tuesday analyzed a report containing suggestions for the amendment of the east African country's 2005...

Burundian security minister’s car overturns, killing 1; minister unhurt

The car of Burundian security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni overturned Wednesday, killed one person and injuring three others, but the minister was unhurt, authorities...

Coltan mine collapse kills 1, injures 4 in northern Burundi

At least one miner died and four others were injured while extracting coltan on Tuesday at Kabarore in Kayanza province, 90 km north of...

Burundi marks 24th anniversary of assassination of first Hutu president

Burundians on Saturday commemorated the 24th anniversary of the assassination of late Burundian leader Melchior Ndadaye, the first popularly elected Hutu president who was...

Heavy rains destroy over 200 houses, infrastructures in southern Burundi

Over 229 houses and public infrastructures were damaged in heavy rains that hit Thursday morning in several localities in Nyanza-Lac district, in Makamba province,...

Burundi government holds roundtable to boost farming sector

The Burundian agriculture and livestock ministry on Tuesday organized a roundtable that gathered financial partners with the aim of boosting the east African country's...
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Burundi hosts forum to address African youth’s challenges

Some 300 delegates from at least 40 African countries attended a five-day pan African youth forum that kicked off Monday with the aim of...