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Security Council

UN Security Council should consider removing Burundi from agenda – Wu Haitao

The Security Council should consider removing the question of Burundi from its agenda, a Chinese envoy has said. "The current situation in Burundi should be...
Silence Media

Burundian authorities must stop treating the media with contempt-Amnesty International

In response to the Burundian government’s decision to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from operating in the country and to continue the suspension...

Africa Nations Championship Qualifiers: Kenya Comes Up Against Burundi

Kenya will play Burundi in the first round qualifiers for the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be staged in Ethiopia. Nick Mwendwa, president of...
Hundreds of Burundians lined up for the vote in which they are merely asked to decide yes or no. AFP/STR

UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

The UN envoy for Burundi said Tuesday that dialogue remains the only viable option for resolving the political crisis in Burundi and for holding...

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...

AfDB Charts A Roadmap To Integrate The Development Of Eastern Africa

The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration with infrastructure development...

AU urges national unity in Burundi following recent attack

The African Union on Tuesday called on all national stakeholders of Burundi to embrace the spirit of national unity and refrain from any acts...

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...

Burundi’s shame over 32 years of clean human rights record

Following the conviction and sentencing to 32 years in jail of Burundian human rights defender Germain Rukuki on a range of trumped-up charges, Amnesty...
referendum vote

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...
extractive sector

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...
Burundi flag

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...
Silk Road Economic Belt

Sudan: Sanctions Lifted, Now Development Is Imperative

On October 12, the U.S. announced the long overdue, official removal of some sanctions on Sudan. Now, new and exciting potentials lie ahead for...

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...
financial inclusion

Burundi to enhance rural areas financial inclusion through IFAD grant

A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural...
YFM Dialogues with the Youth

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...

Burundi to buy electricity to address energy crisis

Burundi is going to buy 30 megawatts of electricity as part of solutions to the country's energy crisis, the east African country's energy minister...

African Court to hold training programs to equip 40 Ghanaian lawyers

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) is to equip 40 lawyers on ‘legal grounds for representing Indigent applicants before the...
bomb blast

Grenade blast injures 4 in northern Burundi

Four persons including a woman and her two children were Thursday night seriously injured while the fourth one thought to be among the attackers...

Military forces vacate Somali National University

UNICEF has welcomed the handover of the Somali National University’s main campus to the Federal Government as an important step forward in expanding opportunities...

Burundi hosts conference of African mediators

Mediators or ombudspersons from at least 11 countries Thursday began a two-day conference in the Burundian capital Bujumbura to seek ways of "creating...

Burundi accuses Rwandan soldiers of killing national, abducting 2 others

Burundian authorities on Thursday accused Rwandan soldiers of killing a Burundian national and abducting two others on Wednesday at Mabayi in Cibitoke province on...

AU and New Zealand sign partner to provide geothermal energy

The African Union Commission (AUC) and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a Partnership Agreement, providing a framework and...

WCC conference seeks to end famine in the Horn of Africa

Countries in the Horn of Africa afflicted by droughts and war are facing famine which visits the region regularly leaving the United Nations and...

Police seize arms in Burundi

Burundian police on Saturday night uncovered eight grenades hidden in a small bush at Sororezo in Kanyosha district in Bujumbura Rural province, 10 kilometers...

Burundi to pay salary arrears to peacekeepers in Somalia

Burundian peacekeepers serving in the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are to receive their salary arrears as the European Union (EU) has peacekeepers' salary...

Immigration requirements for workers in Africa

Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. Each country has different visa requirements for employees...