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Burundi releases journalist accused of threatening national security

Steve Irakoze Gisa was released Thursday after spending seven days at the custody of the Burundi National Intelligence Service (SNR). Gisa, who...

Burundi receives 12 women trafficked from Rwanda

"This week, the Rwandan police sent us 12 women who were victims of human trafficking. Nine of them were brought back home via Akanyaru...
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Gunmen abduct 2, burn car in Burundi

The Burundi-based private radio reported that gunmen forced the car to stop and took all valuable objects that three passengers had including money and...
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Burundi-Rwanda trade conflicts to be handled by Regional Parliament

Kidega told reporters on Monday shortly after holding a meeting with Rwanda Senate President, Bernard Makuza, at the Rwanda Parliamentary Buildings. Two...

Burundi’s VP launches 4th branch of human rights commission

"The human rights protection or promotion is a business of the government. That is why Burundi sets up the National Independent Human Rights Commission...

Most Burundian refugees in Tanzania move back home

"Since September last year, 34,953 out of about 50,000 refugees (some 70 percent) who had fled some localities of Makamba province in the aftermath...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Our Tomorrow and Their Tomorrow

To delegates from the host country Kenya, and attendees from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Burundi; thank you for the honour...

Burundi marks Lake Tanganyika day amid call for lake protection

"People who illegally built houses on the shores of Lake Tanganyika or near riversides of the lake effluents crossing the Burundian capital Bujumbura have...

Burundi Crisis: Unknown Gunmen Gun Down MP

A former government minister has been shot dead in the Burundi capital, Bujumbura by unknown gunmen. Hafsa Mossi was an MP in the East...

Burundi peace talks expected to continue on 12th July in Tanzania

Richard Owora Othieno, a Communications Officer with the East African Community (EAC), organizers of the talks, said more than 70 politicians and civil society...
United Nations

Could Africa’s peacebuilding initiative be right?

But Burundi, the CAR and South Sudan have over the years fallen back into violent conflict while in Sierra Leone the underlying tensions that...
Auditors rule EU

Auditors rule EU aid for African Great lakes done and at a high cost

EU humanitarian aid to refugees from conflicts in the African Great Lakes area is responding to the challenges faced but may be costing too...

Kenya demands for a big market in east Africa

He was speaking on Tuesday to members of the East African Business Council (EABC), a body of the private sector in the East Africa...

3 suspected child traffickers nabbed in Burundi

"We have freed four minor girls who had been victims of trafficking. The three suspects were arrested after helping four minor girls get passports...
smuggled goods

Burundi snatches smuggled goods on her border with DRC

"We seized more than 200 boxes of drugs while they were being shipped from Burundi to the DRC. Several boxes of batteries and 256...

Burundi Crisis Slows Borders confirmation with Tanzania

William Lukuvi, Tanzania's Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, said Saturday that ongoing political crisis in Burundi was hindering the ministry from...

Yahsat and Tele 10 sign MoU on Rwanda, Burundi and East DRC Openings for...

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tele10 Group, the regional broadcast and internet service provider, to discuss collaborations for...
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Burundi’s stakeholders meet to revitalize coffee sector

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore and Agriculture and Livestock Minister Deo Guide Rurema participated in the meeting held Wednesday. "One of the...

Burundi Gov’t proposes an all-inclusive talks for elections 2020

"The priority of the dialogue should be the preparation of the country's general elections due in 2020," Pascal Nyabenda, chairman of the ruling CNDD-FDD...
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

4 soldiers injured from grenade blast in Burundi

"It was about 19:30 (17:30 GMT) when soldiers on a night patrol duty were attacked by unidentified criminals who blasted a grenade at the...

Burundi’s Muyinga province reports the death of 21 people from Hunger

The agency reported that people from the Twa minority group living at Ruganirwa site face "extreme poverty" with no land at all to grow...
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Senior Burundi Army officer killed near army Offices

The dead is Darius Ikurakure, the commander of Muzinda military barrack in the province of Bubanza, some 15 km west of Bujumbura. ...
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Second mass grave discovered in Burundi

"We were informed by citizens that there were a mass grave at Mutakura at the 13th Avenue where more than five persons who supported...

Ex-Tanzanian President Holds talks with Burundi leaders over political differences

After meeting the Burundian president, Mkapa expressed his hope that there will be an end to violence that took place in Burundi during...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

UN Experts expose Burundi’s human rights violations

"From March 1 to March 8, we have met various people and groups including government officials, civil society representatives, religious leaders, eyewitnesses and victims....

3 grenade explosions hit Burundi capital

"Unidentified persons detonated three grenades, one near Kinama market and two others in Kamenge injuring more than ten persons in the three incidents, some...

Burundi Approves of AU personnel Deployment

"The AU will deploy 100 human rights observers and 100 military monitors to Burundi to monitor the situation," an AU high-level delegation to Burundi...
Jacob Zuma

Stranded South African President Gets Saved

"I can confirm that the president would be returning to South Africa on a military plane," SANDF spokesman Sphiwe Dlamini told Xinhua in a...
South African President Jacob Zuma hosts the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 9, 2016. South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday the government and business alike should work to ensure that investment should not be allowed to slow down in difficult times. (Xinhua/DOC/Elmond Jiyane)

Zuma reported stranded in Burundi over aircraft faults

"President Zuma was unable to leave Burundi when his aircraft Inkwazi developed technical problems," the Presidency said. Zuma was due to leave Burundi on Friday...

AU sends top level panel to help Burundi settle crisis

The five African leaders include four presidents namely South Africa' Jacob Zuma, Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Senegal's Macky Sall and Gabon's Ali Bongo...