Fears Mount Amid Escalating Political Violence and Government Crackdown
[AI London]Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.
The WB Grants Burundi U.S.$100 Million
[EA Business]Bumjumbura, Burundi -The World Bank recently granted $100 million to Burundi for energy production.
Farewell Burundi - End of Term in Sight for Revenue Boss
[African Arguments]Kieran Holmes is the first Commissioner General of the new Office Burundais des Recettes.
New Evidence Shows Chronically Poor Countries Are Gathering Pace in Tackling Hunger and Undernutrition
[IDS]According to latest research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), some of the poorest developing countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi and Liberia are making significant progress in their commitment to reducing hunger and undernutrition witnessed through increased action on these issues.
Burundi-Tanzania One Stop Post Now Open
[EA Business]Bujumbura -The Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR) invited logistics firms, including customs agencies and freight forwarders to benefit from facilities of the new Kobero (Tanzania)-Kabanga (Burundi) One Stop Border Post (OSBP).
Opposition Must Participate in Politics
[African Arguments]Until quite recently, Burundi seemed like the Central African country with the best record of post-conflict progress. The country achieved majority rule in 2005 after a tragic history and cruel civil war and a complex peace process. The war ended with the signing of the Arusha Peace Agreement in August 2000.
Govt Should Halt Crackdown On Opponents
[HRW]Nairobi -Burundian authorities should halt their crackdown on opposition party members. Officials should also quash a March 21, 2014 verdict in which 48 people were handed sentences ranging from two years to life in prison.
Teachers Receive Training On Sex Education
[CAJ News]Nairobi -TEACHERS from Burundi are in Nairobi to learn from their local colleagues about comprehensive sexuality education and how it can best be taught in secondary schools.
Burundi's Troubled Peace and Reconciliation Process
[IRIN]Bujumbura -Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the controversies and disagreements that have dogged the mechanism since it was first mooted continue to reverberate, casting doubt on its efficacy, with the key concern being whether the commission's purview will be selective.
Stars Face Burundi in Friendly Today at Nyayo Stadium
[The Star]The Burundi senior national football team jetted into Nairobi yesterday afternoon for a friendly match against Harambee Stars today at the Nyayo Stadium.
Burundi in Deal With Singapore for City Plan
[EA Business]Bujumbura -Burundi and Singapore signed a cooperation project document and agreement with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Fish Drying Method Changes Lives in Burundi
[FAO]Rome -FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond
The Uncertain Future of Peacebuilding
[ISS]Burundi has enjoyed a short period of peace since 2010, but this could turn out to be the lull before the storm. Recent events paint a picture of growing tension between the government of Burundi and the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB).
New Fish Drying Method in Burundi Improves Lives for Local Communities, UN Says
[UN News]It was a simple adjustment - drying fish on raised racks instead of the sand - but the United Nations food agency project in Burundi has cut fish waste by half, provided jobs for hundreds of families and sparked a surge in the prices for the small sardine-like ndagala.
Women Want Greater Say in Governance
[IPS]Bujumbura -As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women's representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country.
Burundi Only EAC Member Yet to License a TV Signal Distributor
[CIO]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 (EAC) member states, is yet to license even a single broadcast signal distributor.
President Kenyatta Launches EA Exchange
[Capital FM]Kigali -The integration process of the East African states moved a notch higher with the official launch of the East Africa Exchange (EAX) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Burundi Independence Day
[State Department]Press Statement
Kerry On Burundi Independence Day
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Burundi Calling for Investors
[EA Business]It has been six months since the National Tourism Office of Burundi restructured with the mission of promoting and marketing Burundi as one of the key travel and tourism destinations within the East African Community(EAC) region and on the regional tourism industry scene.