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Burundi: Mkapa Calls for Extraordinary EAC Summit to Boost Inter-Burundian Dialogue
[Iwacu] At the close of the fourth round of the inter-Burundian dialogue held in Arusha from 16 to 19 February, Mkapa said it is imperative to convene an extraordinary summit of Heads of East African Community states to boost the dialogue (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
Uganda: When Is Uganda Going to Sit Down and Record Its History?
[Monitor] Commemoration of the death of the Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga Zaire which occurred on the February 16 1977, brought to the mind something very intriguing.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
East Africa: Burundi Peace Talks 'Marred By Hurdles'
[Citizen] Arusha/Kigali -Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the process.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Burundi: Do Not Amend Burundi's Constitution, Mkapa Says
[Iwacu] The 4th round of the inter-Burundi dialogue has taken place in Arusha, Tanzania, to try to resolve the current Burundi crisis. The ruling party, CNDD-FDD, refuses to sit down with the main coalition of political opponents in exile, CNARED, saying they are wanted criminals in Burundi. (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Another stalemate hits intra-Burundi talks
Burundi govt says talks breached UN Security Council Resolution requirement that only “peaceful stakeholders” would be engaged.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

East Africa: Swahili Speakers Seek Slot in Burundi Peace Talks
[Daily News] As the Burundi peace talks come to climax here, some members of the minority groups from the tiny East African nation have emerged, demanding an audience.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Janani Luwum - the Ever Passionate Evangelist
[Monitor] Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was a man known for many things, including preaching the word of God.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

East Africa: Rwanda, Burundi Row 'Hurting' the Region
[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: Tanzania Arrest 3 Over Alleged Attempt to Foil Burundi Dialogue
[Daily News] Police here have arrested three suspected Burundians over their alleged attempt to thwart the ongoing Burundi peace talks under former President Benjamin Mkapa's mediation.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Burundi: Peace Talks Appear on Shaky Ground
[VOA] Talks to end Burundi's political crisis are slated to resume Thursday, but there is renewed and widespread doubt the talks will help bring peace to the unsettled central African country.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks
Bujumbura objects presence of senior UN adviser Benomar Jamal.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

East Africa: Uganda Moves to Expel Burundian Refugees
[Deutsche Welle] Nyambura -Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Uganda: The Archbishop Janani Luwum We Knew
[Monitor] Because of his welcoming nature, many Christians from 1974 to 1976 were privileged to interact with the Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire. But then, others had basked in his loving nature when he was still the Bishop of Northern (...)
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Burundi: Dialogue Resumes Next Week in Arusha
[Iwacu] Burundi Dialogue Facilitator's office has announced the resumption of the dialogue from 16 to 18 February in Arusha. Eight points are on the agenda.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

East Africa: Burundi Coup Attempt Suspects to be Absent From Peace Talks
[Monitor] Talks aimed to end political violence in strife-torn Burundi resume in Arusha next week under former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa. Sources close to the office of the facilitator of Inter-Burundi Dialogue said some opposition leaders who fled the country after being implicated in (...)
[AllAfrica] 09/02/2017

Switzerland: Land urgently needed for Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries
Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Stalled peace talks in Burundi are forcing hundreds to flee every day seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday, appealing for more support, particularly land to shelter for new arrivals and to ensure protection of (...)
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Burundi: Measures Being Used to 'Criminalize' Work of Human Rights Defenders - UN Experts
[UN News] Speaking out against a ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi, United Nations rights experts warned today of growing repression of human rights defenders and groups amid the already difficult environment in which (...)
[AllAfrica] 07/02/2017

UN: UN rights experts task Burundi authorities on human rights defenders
New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights experts on Monday warned of growing repression of human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Burundi amid the already difficult environment. Society
[Panapress] 06/02/2017

Around democracies, dictatorships die; or Jammeh’d still be boss
Ecowas confirmed that conflicts in places like Burundi or South Sudan haven’t been resolved only because leaders lack political will.
[East Africa News Post] 05/02/2017

African Union backs mass withdrawal from ICC
ESAT News (February 1, 2017) The African Union has called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, the resolution is non-binding, with Nigeria and Senegal opposing a withdrawal. The BBC reported that South Africa and Burundi have already (...)
[ESAT] 01/02/2017

African Union backs mass withdrawal from ICC
ESAT News (February 1, 2017) The African Union has called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, the resolution is non-binding, with Nigeria and Senegal opposing a withdrawal. The BBC reported that South Africa and Burundi have already (...)
[Ethiomedia] 01/02/2017

EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data
Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi failed to hand in key trade data, putting in doubt a subsequent meeting.
[East Africa News Post] 01/02/2017

Nigeria: How We Learnt to Treat Victims of Boko Haram - Psychiatrist
[Premium Times] A consultant psychiatrist, Ibrahim Wakama, has revealed that the template for the treatment of people in the north-east experiencing psychological trauma as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency was adopted from Burundi and (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

- Burundians afraid to speak out as ruling party youth league kill, torture opponents
"Burundians live in fear of the next attack, afraid to speak out to denounce the killings, torture, and other abuses."
[IFEX] 30/01/2017

Rwanda police save 12 Burundians from human trafficking
The victims said that they had been promised good jobs in the Arab countries.
[East Africa News Post] 23/01/2017

Rwanda: 12 Burundians rescued from human trafficking ring
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Rwandan police on Monday paraded before the media 12 Burundian nationals, including 10 young ladies, who were rescued from a human trafficking ring in the country. (...)
[Panapress] 23/01/2017

Burundi opposition want fairness in peace talks
Burundi's civil society and opposition accuses mediator of sidelining key stakeholders.
[East Africa News Post] 23/01/2017

Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program
— BUJUMBURA, Burundi, January 19, 2017/ — Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 22/01/2017

East Africa: Burundi Troops to Remain in Somalia, Payments Resume
[East African] Burundi has "rescinded" the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the government.
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Ighalo West Brom swap deal fails
Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo planned move to West Brom has hit the rocks following Stoke City’s last minute signing of Saido Berahino. West Brom manager Tony Pulis has never hidden his admiration for the Nigerian international and was hoping to a swap Burundi born Berahino who has been (...)
[The Nation] 21/01/2017

Burundi troops to remain in Somalia, payments resume
African Union says it has a collaboration deal with Bujumbura and the EU
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

Burundi: European Parliament Accuses Burundi Government of Human Rights Violations
[Iwacu] This Thursday 19 January 2017, the European parliament has written to the Burundi government, spelling out a number of accusations about human rights violations. It has also condemned the law legalising the "Imbonerakure", a violent youth militia, according to the European (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

Burundi: Three Lessons About the Crisis From Those Who Fled It
[African Arguments] Burundi's 327,000 refugees are not mere victims but also active citizens, many remaining actively engaged in the country's problems.
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

Burundi drops threat to quit peacekeeping in Somalia
The country said on Monday that the process of withdrawing its 5,400 soldiers from Somalia had begun.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

ICGLR: Burundi, DR Congo crises are beyond term limits
The political crises in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to pose security challenges in the region.
[East Africa News Post] 19/01/2017

Burundi: Attacks By Ruling Party Youth League Members
[HRW] Nairobi -Members of the Burundi ruling party's youth league, the Imbonerakure, have brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The killings and other ill-treatment reflect the widespread impunity for (...)
[AllAfrica] 19/01/2017

Burundi: Can Burundi Bury the Ghosts of Its Troubled Past?
[ISS] Although Burundi has experienced chronic instability of late, this mass grave is not connected to recent events. Not directly, anyway - although modern Burundi continues to be haunted by the ghosts of its troubled past.
[AllAfrica] 18/01/2017

Burundi: Inflation, Cause of Price Increase in Burundi
[Iwacu] Parcem, a local NGO for mentality change in Burundi, has launched this 17 January a sensitization campaign against inflation following the rise in price of some products.
[AllAfrica] 17/01/2017

Tanzania: Dearth of information impedes progress to peace in Burundi
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Scarcity of information about what is going on in Burundi has been singled out as a key constraint for analysts and policymakers assessing the country's protracted political crisis, according to a consultant of the South Africa-based Institute for Security (...)
[Panapress] 17/01/2017

Burundi orders start of troops withdrawal from Somalia
President Pierre Nkurunziza has instructed his foreign and defence ministers to begin the process of withdrawing Burundi's 5,400 soldiers.
[East Africa News Post] 16/01/2017

Burundi: Confusion About Assassination of Environment Minister
[Iwacu] Who and why? Grey areas remain over the assassination of Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Minister of Environment, on New Year's Eve. Iwacu goes back to his last hours and provides an update on the investigation.
[AllAfrica] 09/01/2017

Rwanda: Border Hill Becomes Focus of Tension With Burundi
[East African] A hill on the common border between Rwanda and Burundi has become the unlikely focus of the tense relations between the two neighbours in the New Year.
[AllAfrica] 09/01/2017

Burundi picks a hill to launch fresh attack on Rwanda
The current dispute originated from the River Akanyaru changing course.
[East Africa News Post] 09/01/2017

East Africa: Burundi Deeply Divided As Talks Falter
[Citizen] Arusha -A battery of journalists huddled in a room at Bujumbura's State House awaiting a meeting between President Pierre Nkurunziza and former President Benjamin Mkapa had a surprising visitor into the room.
[AllAfrica] 09/01/2017

Burundi: African Union Calls for Probe of Assassinations
[Iwacu] In a declaration issued on 2 January 2017, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chairwoman, strongly condemns the assassination of Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Burundian Minister of Environment in the night of 31 December (...)
[AllAfrica] 04/01/2017

US: US government condemns murder of Burundi minister
New York, US (PANA) - The US government has strongly condemned the 1 January murder of Burundi's Minister of Water, Environment and Planning, Mr. Emmanuel Niyonkuru. Society
[Panapress] 04/01/2017

Burundi: 'The President is a Liar'
[Deutsche Welle] Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza does not rule out a new run for the presidency in 2020, despite his solemn promise not to do so at his 2015 inauguration. Some Burundians are disappointed, but others approve.
[AllAfrica] 04/01/2017

Dlamini-Zuma's New Year message highlights AU achievements
Dlamini-Zuma's New Year message highlights AU achievements
The AUC chairperson praised progress in implementing the Agenda 2063 plan, while singling out problem states like Burundi and South Sudan.
[IOL] 03/01/2017

 
East Africa: Somali Plead With EU to Keep Burundi Troops in Amisom
[Monitor] Kampala -The Somali Community in Uganda have appealed to the European Union (EU) as funders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) to mobilise salaries for the Burundi troops now threatening to pull out of (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/01/2017



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