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16 hrs ago | BBC News

Burundi law to limit church numbers

Evangelical churches mushroomed during and after the long ethnic-based civil war, which officially ended in 2005 after some 300,000 people had died.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

Burundi critic of government denied bail on security charge: lawyer

A rights activist campaigning against constitutional change critics say will upset Burundi's ethnic balance and entrench President Pierre Nkurunziza in power has failed in his plea for bail, a defense lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Burundi: Burundi Only EAC Member Yet to License a TV Signal Distributor

With less than one year to ITU's June 2015 deadline for all countries to migrate their TV broadcast from analogue to digital platform, Burundi, one of the East African Community member states, is yet to license even a single broadcast signal distributor.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Inter Press Service

Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country

The Burundi National Police is composed of 2.9 percent women. Despite a 30 percent quota for women's representation in parliament, there is still a long way to go to fill the gap in government institutions where women represent only an average of 20.15 percent.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

News24

Burundi rights chief trial opens

White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Star Online

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm

African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Inter Press Service

Poverty and Gender Violence Will Escalate if DR Congo Constitutional...

Rose Fungulana, a 53-year-old farmer, fears that if DRC President Joseph Kabila is allowed to serve a third term of office, there will be a rebellion that will increase the risk of sexual assault against women.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Burundian President Pardons 3,000 Convicts On Independence Anniversary

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, July 1 -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday pardoned 3,000 convicts on the occasion of the country's 52th independence anniversary, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

State Department

Press Releases: Burundi Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. The United States and Burundi share a long history of friendship and cooperation based on a mutual commitment to peace and regional security.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

United Nations

Burundi: curbs on free expression ahead of elections draw concern of senior UN rights official

"Special attention must be paid to the full respect for freedom of expression, including for journalists and human rights defenders," Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan imonovic, said in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, as he wrapped up a three-day visit.

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

Umupira

Burundi's Vital'O sign Kiyovu trio

SC KIYOVU will find it tough against APR in the semi final round of the 2014 Peace Cup competition after three of their players joined Burundi's Vital'O.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Burundi: Burundi Rubs Salt in the Wound

Not content with imprisoning Burundi's leading human rights activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, the government has prohibited his colleagues from holding a peaceful demonstration to call for his release.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Dan Simpson: It's time to free Warren Weinstein

The next American prisoner that the United States should trade for with the bad guys in Afghanistan and Pakistan is 72-year-old contractor, Warren Weinstein, held by either al-Qaida or the Taliban since having been kidnapped in Pakistan nearly three years ago.

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Sun Jun 15, 2014

BBC News

The country where jogging is a crime

Burundi's football-loving president is rumoured to be standing for a controversial third term, despite the two-term limit in the current constitution.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

OpEdNews

We Don't Have a Monopoly on Bigotry

Look at Nigeria, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014

International Monetary Fund

Burundi: Statement at the Conclusion of a Mission for the 2014...

A mission from the International Monetary Fund , led by Mr. Oral Williams, visited Bujumbura from June 2-13, 2014 for discussions under the IMF's Article IV consultations and the fifth review of the government's economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility .

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Daily Times

Kivu: mineral-rich region caught up in brutal struggle

GOMA: The resource-rich provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have long been a zone of intense conflict.Tiny compared to the vast size of the country - North Kivu covers 59,500 square kilometres and South Kivu 65,000 square kilometres - the two provinces suffer not only because of fighting over their mineral ... (more)

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BBC News

VIDEO: Burundi leader hints at third term

There has been an increase in political tension in Burundi in recent months over moves by the government to try to change the constitution.

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