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2014-04-24 Burundi to Arrive in Dar On Thursday
[Daily News]THE Burundi national soccer team, Intamba Mu Rugamba, is expected to arrive in Dar es Salaam on Thursday in readiness for the international friendly match against the national team, Taifa Stars, at the National Stadium on Saturday.

2014-04-23 Ignoring the Problem Won't Make It Go Away
[ISS]In what looks like a classic case for the African Union's (AU's) early-warning mechanisms, alarm bells are growing louder over the political tensions in Burundi. Detentions, human rights violations and political strife are increasing in the country in the run-up to presidential elections in 2015.

2014-04-23 World Bank to Finance New Hydropower Development
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi to finance the Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower project.

2014-04-22 Refugee and Citizens Share Danger and Generosity in Burundi
[UNHCR]Bujumbura, Burundi -The flood waters that swept through the capital of Burundi this year did not distinguish between citizens of Burundi and the thousands of urban refugees living among them. Neither did those who came to their rescue.

2014-04-23 Burundi President Arrives in Mogadishu On First Visit
[Garowe Online]Mogadishu -Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has arrived in war-torn Mogadishu on first official visit since his country stepped up its involvement in Somalia on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

2014-04-22 Burundi Rwanda Meet Over Nyungwe-Kibira
[CAJ News]Kigali -BURUNDI and Rwanda delegations have met in the latter to discuss strategies to mitigate trans-boundary threats and roles to manage Nyungwe-Kibira Landscape.

2014-04-21 Dr Tedros Adhanom Held Discussions With the President of Burundi
[Shabelle]Dr Tedros Adhnaom, met and held discussions with the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunzia on Thursday (April 17), in Ngozi, Burundi, during his official visit to Burundi. President Nkrunziza noted that Ethiopia and Burundi share long and strong relations.

2014-04-17 Looming Polls Increase Risks
[IRIN]Bujumbura -If high-level engagement by outside parties is a measure of political risk, Burundi is a country to keep a close eye on as it approaches elections next year.

2014-04-16 Burundi Demands UN Apology After 'Arms' Accusations
[Capital FM]Bujumbura -Burundi's government has demanded the United Nations provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters, amid renewed concerns over political violence.

2014-04-15 Somali President 'The People of Burundi Are Our True Brothers Who Have Given Their Blood to Bring Peace and Stability in Somalia'
[Dalsan Radio]His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new Burundian Ambassador to Somalia and said, "The people of Burundi are our true brothers who have given their blood to bring peace and stability in Somalia."

2014-04-14 Interethnic Relations - a Shift in Perception
[RNW Africa]For Burundi's Hutus and Tutsis, past decades have been marked by civil wars and massacres. This antagonism has long made interethnic marriage almost impossible. But now a new generation is showing a change in perception...

2014-04-11 President Prepares Ground for a Third Term
[African Arguments]Over the next few years, several countries in the Africa Great Lakes region are scheduled to hold presidential elections where the incumbent is constitutionally prevented from participating.

2014-04-11 UN Concerned At 'Troubling' Political Developments in Burundi
[UN News]The United Nations today called on the Government of Burundi to address ongoing political violence and restrictions on human rights, saying it is receiving "troubling" information about recent developments in the country.

2014-04-11 Security Council Press Statement On Situation in Burundi
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):

2014-04-11 Government Backed By the ICGLR Launches Special Sessions/ Procedures On Sexual and Gender Based Violence
[ICGLR]This activity, as the Executive Secretary of the ICGLR, Professor Ntumba Luaba pointed out in his statement, falls within the framework of the implementation of the Declaration of Heads of State and Government of the ICGLR signed in December 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. In Article 8 of the Declaration, the Heads of State instructed " the relevant ministries to establish and enhance special courts, sessions and special procedures to expedite the processing of cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the jud

2014-04-10 Amb. Power's Remarks to the Press in Burundi
[State Department]United States Mission to the United Nations

2014-04-08 Burundi Works At Improving Business
[EA Business]Bujumbura -Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, the Burundi Second Vice- President, has requested technocrats to quicken implementation of reforms that will improve the country's business climate.

2014-04-07 Rwanda, Burundi Discuss Illegal Settlers
[New Times]Rwanda and Burundi have announced a plan to carry out a survey to address the issue of illegal settlers in the respective countries.

2014-04-07 African Youth Championship - Djibouti and Burundi Share Points
[Dalsan Radio]In the first leg of the African youth championship qualification Burundi has had 1-1 draw with the host Djibouti in a hotly-contested match played at El Haji Hassan Guled National stadium here in Djibouti on Friday.

2014-04-04 Rumble in the Belgian Bungle
[Africa In Fact]Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in the eastern Kivu provinces, can be traced to its convoluted history of migration, citizenship and property rights.

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