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  1. Hate speech stirs trouble in BurundiRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | IRIN

    Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes. The commission has highlighted the prevalence of hate speech in Burundi, notably by the ruling party and its affiliates, saying such rhetoric, which often targets specific ethnic groups, "reinforced" human rights abuses.

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  2. Rwanda: Muhitira's Rise From Humble Beginnings to StardomRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 19 | AllAfrica.com

    ... at the national level, he automatically qualified to represent the country at the 2012 FEASSSA Games in Bujumbura, Burundi. He travelled with the Rwandan delegation for the 12th edition of the annual competitions but never competed because he was ...

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  3. Burundi: Ecobank Employees Denounce Unfair DismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 19 | AllAfrica.com

    At least 70 employees of Ecobank Burundi have been dismissed due to poor economic performance. They say that the dismissal process contains many irregularities.

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  4. Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say policeRead the original story

    Friday Aug 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... any device. Register with us and content you save will appear here so you can access them to read later. BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) " Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. ...

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  5. Rwanda's Kagame sworn in for third termRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | New Vision

    ... is however not a signatory to the ICC and is not obliged to enforce Bashir's arrest. Notable absentees included Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza and Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who have endured a frosty relationship with ...

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  6. Refugees stuck in backlog have a chance at getting out of it - if they can afford the legal feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | The Toronto Star

    By giving the asylum-seekers their long-awaited hearings, the board avoided the possibility the Federal Court would make a ruling in relation to its handling of the backlog. Ingrid Ntahigima, of Burundi, paid more than $3,000 out of her own pocket to challenge her stalled asylum claim in Federal Court.

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  7. Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Al Jazeera

    Burundi has suffered from low-level violence since 2015, when President Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term [File: Reuters] Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye told reporters on Friday one person died at the scene and 29 others were rushed to hospital after grenades were thrown into two bars in the Buyenzi district on Thursday night.

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  8. Southern Africa: Comoros, Burundi Apply to Join Regional BodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | AllAfrica.com

    One of the key issues to be discussed by the 37th SADC Summit to open 19 August in Pretoria, South Africa is to expand the membership of the regional organization. This follows requests by the Union of Comoros and the Republic of Burundi to join the Southern African Development Community .

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  9. Two attacks on bars kill 3, wound 27 people in BurundiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Trend

    ... later. One survivor, who asked not to be named, said the attackers had not attempted to rob the bars or the patrons. Burundi has suffered from periodic low-level violence since 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term in ...

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  10. Southern Africa: SADC Double Troika Meets in TshwaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | AllAfrica.com

    ... to consider the Concept Paper on the SADC Peace Fund and applications by the Union of Comoros and the Republic of Burundi for membership of SADC. The official SADC Heads of State Summit will commence on Saturday, however so far, several meetings ...

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  11. Grenade Attacks on Bars in Burundi Capital Kill 3, Wound 27Read the original story

    Friday Aug 18 | US News & World Report

    ... later. One survivor, who asked not to be named, said the attackers had not attempted to rob the bars or the patrons. Burundi has suffered from periodic low-level violence since 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term in ...

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  12. .com | Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | News24

    ... - Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed ...

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  13. Senior Burundian official escapes death in ambushRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Xinhuanet

    ... that the car managed to continue its way. Security has been disrupted for several times in villages located near Burundi's Rukoko forest reserve with thefts and ambushes on the road linking Bujumbura to Cibitoke close to those villages. Thefts and ...

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  14. Burundi: Corruption Watchdog Calls On President to Cancel Request of U.S.$ 32.6 Million LoanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | AllAfrica.com

    In a letter sent to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on 9 August, the chairman of the Observatory for the Fight against Corruption and Embezzlement expressed his concerns about a credit equivalent to US% 32.6 million to be granted by the Chinese Bank 'Exim Bank'. This appropriation will be used to complete the digital television migration project.

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  15. UNHCR to facilitate quick repatriation of Burundian refugees in TanzaniaRead the original story

    Friday Aug 11 | Xinhuanet

    ... shown willingness to facilitate repatriation of the Burundian refugees and to assist in establishing new homes in Burundi," said Rwegasira. He said his ministry has formed a task force from various institutions including Kigoma region authorities ...

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  16. Founding factsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | GhanaWeb

    If you can find Burundi on a map, go ahead and google their circumstances. You will understand my incredulity when once upon a time, I was threatened with deportation at the airport, on my way out.

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  17. Burundi: Six Markets Rehabilitated and One Newly Constructed Thanks to EU Funds, InauguratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | AllAfrica.com

    The government of Burundi with the EU inaugurated six markets rehabilitated and one newly constructed in Ruziba, Kanyosha zone in Bujumbura on Wednesday 10th August 2017. This project was funded by the EU.

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  18. Tanzania pledges to continue providing asylum to refugeesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Xinhuanet

    ... fled their country in 1972. Tanzania is currently home to more than 315,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are hosted in three refugee camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta, and Mtendeli, which ...

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  19. Burundi: We Won't Tax Your Businesses, Burundi Govt Assures ReturneesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | AllAfrica.com

    The announcement comes weeks after President Pierre Nkurunziza visited Tanzania and asked Burundian refugees to go back home and contribute to development. During celebrations in Bujumbura to mark the Burundi Diaspora Week, First Vice-President Gaston Sindimwo said the government would provide land to returnees willing to invest in their homeland.

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  20. Burundian gov't calls for urgent measures to stop pollution of Lake TanganyikaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Xinhuanet

    "Urgent and concrete measures need to be taken to stop the pollution of Lake Tanganyika waters," Butore said after visiting the shores of the lake in the capital city Bujumbura. "People entitled to take measures should do it quickly because the lake is facing a real threat of pollution.

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