Burundi Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. WFP says food shipment for Burundi is blocked at borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The U.N's World Food Program says a food shipment meant to feed about 112,000 people has been stopped at the Burundi border. Spokeswoman Challiss McDonough said Friday the shipment was blocked while trying to enter from Rwanda.

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  2. Burundi police arrest bandits on Burundi-DR Congo borderRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    Over ten armed bandits operating on the border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been arrested, the Burundian police spokesman said Friday. Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said the armed bandits, who stole belongings in Burundi and crossed the border to the DR Congo, were arrested at various border points.

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  3. East Africa: UN Rights Chief Alarmed By Rape Chants in BurundiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has expressed outrage at an apparent widespread pattern of rallies in several provinces across Burundi, where young men from the Imbonerakure militia - the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD political party - repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents. According to a UN statement released Tuesday, High Commissioner Zeid said the organised nature of the marches, coupled with reports of ongoing serious human rights violations, lay bare the "campaign of terror" being waged in Burundi.

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  4. Africa's example: How democracy begets democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | The Hill

    ... aside after a disputed election, with the blessing of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Or like Burundi, in 2015, when the sitting president, Pierre Nkurunziza, ran for a third-term despite, constitutional limits on the presidency. ...

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  5. U.N. Condemns 'Grotesque Rape Chants' By Burundi Youth MilitiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | WGBH

    According to the U.N., the militia members in this video "repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents." The United Nations' top human rights official is condemning a chant by a pro-government youth militia in the small East African country of Burundi.

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  6. IMF paints bleak no-growth picture for struggling BurundiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Reuters

    The International Monetary Fund has slashed its projection for Burundi's economic growth this year to nil and projected just 0.1 percent in 2018. It gave no specific reason for the 2017 revision from 2 percent, but Burundi has been suffering from a severe drought like much of the wider region.

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  7. East Africa: Living With the Ghosts of Burundi's ProtestsRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    'Maandamano', a Kiswahili term for protests at least in the context of the recent violence in Burundi, is a word that most Bujumbura residents would like to forget. Although Kiswahili is widely spoken there, probably more than in any other East African Community partner state besides Tanzania and to some extent Kenya, 'maandamano' has not been in the day-to-day vocabulary of many Burundi citizens.

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  8. U.N. voices concern about surge in forced disappearances, killings in BurundiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | The Star Online

    Dozens of unidentified bodies have been found across Burundi, and incidents of torture by security forces and night raids on opposition homes by militias have surged, a top U.N. rights official said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said authorities in the central African country must end the impunity of the government-allied militia called the Imbonerakure.

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  9. UN: Burundi Militia Waging Campaign of TerrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Voice of America

    The U.N. high commissioner for human rights says he is alarmed by a growing, widespread campaign of terror in Burundi being waged by government-backed militia against opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza's party. The U.N. human rights office says a chilling video circulating on social media has laid bare the horrifying and alarming nature of the campaign of terror.

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  10. Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi a " UN rights chiefRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | United Nations

    In a news release issued today by his office , UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that it was particularly worrying that instead of a putting a stop to such events, senior Government officials continue to take part in such rallies. “The grotesque rape chants by the young men [...] are deeply alarming – particularly because they confirm what we have been hearing from those who have fled Burundi about a campaign of fear and terror by this organized militia,” said High Commissioner Zeid.

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  11. Grotesque rape chants lay bare campaign of terror by Burundi militia ZeidRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed deep alarm at an apparent widespread pattern of rallies in several provinces across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents. High Commissioner Zeid said the organized nature of the marches, coupled with reports of ongoing serious human rights violations, lay bare the "campaign of terror" being waged in Burundi.a A chilling video circulating on social media shows more than 100 members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party, repeating dozens of times their call to "make opponents pregnant so that they can give birth to Imbonerakure".

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  12. UN rights chief alarmed over Burundi militia 'rape' songRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - The UN 's top human rights official said Tuesday, April 18 he is alarmed by what appears to be a "widespread pattern" of rallies in Burundi in which members of a pro-government youth militia chant a call to "impregnate" or kill opponents, The Associated Press reports. An online video emerged this month of an incident in a rural province involving the Imbonerakure militia.

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  13. Constitutional coup the latest threat to democracy in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Iol.co.za

    ... on the ground as he and others face off with police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Bujumbura, Burundi. File picture: EPA In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions to build good political societies. They ...

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  14. Africa: What Uganda Spends On Missions AbroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    Uganda's embassy in Bujumbura (Burundi) is second to that in New York in terms of budget allocation, an analysis of the Foreign Affairs medium term expenditure framework book indicates. According to the book, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ...

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  15. Burundians celebrate cash-strapped Easter holidayRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    ... thank God. That's all," Clovis Nizigiyimana, a cell-phone airtime seller said. "A kilogram of boneless meat is 8,500 Burundi francs (5 U.S. dollars). We used to have clients at special days like Easter, Christmas or New Year, but this time very few ...

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  16. What Uganda spends on Missions abroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | Daily Monitor

    Uganda's embassy in Bujumbura (Burundi) is second to that in New York in terms of budget allocation, an analysis of the Foreign Affairs medium term expenditure framework book indicates. According to the book, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ...

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  17. Federal appeals court rules cruel punishment claims can proceed against prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | Jurist

    ... to overcrowding and a cut in funding and staffing. Following a clemency order issued by President Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi's government began releasing [JURIST report] scores of prisoner earlier in January. The American Civil Liberties Union of ...

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  18. Burundi Government Suspends Opposition Party MSD For Six MonthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | Bloomberg

    Burundi's government suspended operations of the opposition Movement for Solidarity and Democracy and ordered its offices closed for six months, according to a decree shown to reporters on Friday in the capital, Bujumbura.

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  19. Reaffirmation of the Lake Tanganyika BoundaryRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2017 | World News Report

    The African Union Commission convened a Joint Technical meeting of the Lake Tanganyika riparian Member states; namely the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia from 10-12 April 2017. The objective of the meeting was to agree on the methodology that would culminate in the reaffirmation of the international boundaries in Lake Tanganyika.

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  20. Burundi rejects request to grant immunity to "coup plotters"Read the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    Burundi has rejected the request by the facilitator in the inter-Burundian dialogue to grant immunity to suspects in the 2015 failed coup plot to allow them to participate in the talks, the Burundian president's office said Tuesday. "The facilitator in the inter-Burundian dialogue, also former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa sent a letter to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Feb. 27 this year, requesting him to grant immunity to coup plotters so that they can participate in the inter-Burundian dialogue.

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