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Burundi police arrest bandits on Burundi-DR Congo border

Over ten armed bandits operating on the border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have been arrested, the Burundian...

Prison officials arrested over facilitating evasions in Burundi

Two officials at Rutana prison in southeastern Burundi have been arrested for reportedly facilitating the evasion of two inmates and the desertion of two...
Nigerian refugees

Burundian minister repeats call for refugees return

Burundi reiterated on Monday the government's call for the repatriation of Burundian refugees who fled the country's 2015 crisis. "The campaign of sensitizing Burundian citizens...
Burundi

Burundi suspends activities of opposition party MSD

The Burundian government has suspended activities of the Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD) "for announcing a plan to create a rebel group," a...

Burundi closes “irregular” clinics in capital

At least seven private clinics and 13 private centers selling medical eyeglasses were closed Wednesday for operating irregularly in the Burundian capital Bujumbura. ...
Burundi

Police kill 4 bandits in Burundi’s Bubanza province

Police killed four bandits and seized four guns Friday night in Bubanza province, 15 km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, police said Saturday. ...
Interest Loans

Burundi urges students to reconsider strike over stipend loan issue

Following the strike notice by students at the University of Burundi over the stipend loan issue, the Burundian president's office has urged students to...
Poultry

Burundi halts Ugandan poultry imports following bird flu reports

Burundi has suspended importation of poultry from Uganda where bird flu has already been declared, the government said Tuesday in a statement. ...
gambia

Gov’t Of Gambia To Rescind Decision To Live ICC

The new government in The Gambia has announced it is planning to rescind the decision by the previous administration to leave the International Criminal...

Ex-Tanzanian president optimistic on Burundi dialogue outcome

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Thursday expressed his optimism on the outcome of Burundi dialogue that started Wednesday, saying it will find enough...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

Mixed opinions as Burundi marks anniversary of unity charter adoption

Burundi on Monday marked the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the unity charter despite some worries over ethnic differences once again dividing...
South Sudan

DR Congo hands over 128 suspected rebels to Burundi

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has handed over 128 suspected rebels to Burundian authorities, the Burundian justice minister said. The...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

Burundi to face worst energy shortage in March

The Burundian Water and Electricity Company (REGIDESO) has issued an alert whereby it said the country is to face the worst energy shortage as...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi’s president swears in new environment minister

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Tuesday swore in Celestin Ndayizeye as the new east African country's minister for water, environment, territory planning and urbanization, replacing...
soldier

Burundi rotates contingent in Central African Republic

The Burundian Army Saturday sent the first batch of 188 soldiers to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)...
hunger

Humanitarian response plan launched in hunger-hit Burundi

Burundi and a UN agency on Thursday evening launched the country's 2017 humanitarian response plan (HRP) to address hunger affecting a quarter of the...

Burundi lacks expertise to identify massacre victims

Burundi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has said it lacks expertise to identify the victims following the discovery of a mass grave dating to...
Carnival-TT

Ghana Carnival Queens Defies The Stormy Weather

The U. J. Esuene Stadium came alive when the Ghana Carnival Queens defied the stormy weather to place second at the recently held second...
GMO Bt Cotton

Regional cotton project launched in Burundi

A regional project to boost cotton production dubbed "Victoria Cotton Project" was launched in Burundi on Monday. "This project originating from the...
genocide

Burundi rubbishes risk of genocide report presented by Human Right Federation

"The report published by the International Federation for Human Rights with the contribution of the Burundi-based Iteka Human Rights League is biased and full...

Gunmen abduct 2 in Burundi’s Bubanza province

According to the state-run news agency, the gunmen abducted the two victims at about 20:30 (18:30 GMT) as they were heading home from church...
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Car crash leaves 3 dead in Burundi

The state-run radio reported that the taxi, which was coming from Rumonge town with a destination at Bururi town, had five passengers with its...

ICC Withdrawal: Norway Wants African Countries To Rescind Decision

In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the...

Burundi replaces assassinated lawmaker at regional parliament

Muhirwa, a Hutu elected in senatorial elections in 2015 in Kirundo constituency, is a member of the Burundian ruling party, the National Council for...
border

Burundi temporarily closes customs office at Burundi-Rwanda border post

"We have temporarily closed our customs office at Akanyaru Bas border post because there is no business taking place there. We visited the customs...

Kenyan lawmakers commend Burundi’s improving security situation

"We have been here (in Burundi) for about a week. We talked to the government and common people in the Burundian capital Bujumbura. We...

Dozens demonstrate against UN report on human rights violations in Burundi

Demonstrators had banners on which we could read "Stop dividing Burundian people", "UN experts are liars," or "The experts are manipulated." One...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Grenade blast kills 3 in Burundi

The radio indicated that all the victims including a man, his wife and one of their children, died on the spot in the explosion...
fire

Forest fires devastate 60 hectares at Burundi national park

The agency quoted administration officials in Bubanza western province as saying that reasons behind setting fire on forests reserves in the east African nation...

Burundi’s party calls for rediscussion of Arusha Agreement at 16th agreement anniversary

"The Party for National Recovery urges the East African Community facilitation to urgently convene a meeting of political leaders to discuss again the Arusha...