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2018-02-14 Kids Flee DRC to Burundi
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -THOUSANDS of unaccompanied children have descended on Burundi after fleeing worsening conflicts in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-02-07 Politically Motivated Killings, Arrests on Rise in Burundi - Report
[VOA] In Burundi more than 500 people have been killed in the past year, most of them by the ruling party youth wing and security forces, according to a recent report from a Burundian human rights group. The allegations have raised concern as the country heads toward a contentious referendum.

2018-02-07 Without Urgent Funding, Burundi Risks Becoming a 'Forgotten Crisis' - UN Refugee Agency
[UN News] Warning that Burundi could become a "forgotten crisis," with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies together with aid partners on Wednesday launched a funding appeal to keep the humanitarian situation from deteriorating further.

2018-02-05 Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi to Roll Out EAC E-Passport
[East African] Tanzania has joined Kenya in rolling out the East African Community electronic passport, ahead of the December 2018 deadline, when countries are expected to phase out the national passports.

2018-02-04 Burundi Welcomes Refugees Fleeing DR Congo Violence
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors.

2018-02-04 8,000 Congolese Flee to Burundi
[East African] Burundi has in the past week received more than 8,000 refugees fleeing the fighting between Mai Mai rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-02-01 EU Sets Bad Example On Human Rights With NGO Crackdown - UN Expert
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The EU has historically done a good job supporting and protecting rights advocates worldwide but the bloc's authority is now being undermined from within

2018-01-30 Louis Rwagasore, the Unifying Prince
[Deutsche Welle] Prince Louis Rwagasore was supposed to lead Burundi into independence. He was named prime minister but was killed shortly before independence.

2018-01-29 Bujumbura's Belvédère Restaurant Delights the Senses
[East African] Despite being one of the poorest countries in Africa, Burundi is one of the most beautiful, with rolling hills surrounding the capital city of Bujumbura. The city sits on the northeastern shores of Lake Tanganyika.

2018-01-29 Recall of Lactalis Products in Rwanda and Burundi Starts
[East African] Rwandan government has begun recalling products by French food giant Lactalis days after it issued an order similar to that given by manufacturers.

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