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2016-09-30 Opposition Party Leader Arrested, Linked to 'Armed Gangs'
[VOA] The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested and accused of collaborating with armed gangs, police said Thursday.

2016-09-29 UN Human Rights Council Discusses Situations in DR Congo, Libya and Burundi
[UN News] At interactive dialogues on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya Ukraine, and Burundi, senior UN human rights officials and independent experts today urged the governments to take immediate steps to ensure protection of human rights in their respective countries.

2016-09-29 Act Swiftly to End Impunity in Burundi
[HRW] Burundi may have slipped off international news headlines, but killings, disappearances, and torture there continue unabated, and those responsible are getting away with it. That's why it's critical that Human Rights Council members meeting at the United Nations in Geneva this week adopt a strong resolution to address the deepening human rights crisis engulfing the country.

2016-09-28 UN Rights Body Should Urgently Create Commission of Inquiry On Burundi
[HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomes the report of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB).

2016-09-28 Burundi Donates Food to Earthquake Survivors in Tanzania
[Citizen] Bukoba -Burundi has donated 183 tonnes of food to victims of the September 10 earthquake in Kagera Region. The aid was handed over to Kagera Regional Commissioner Salum Kijuu by the Burundi minister for East African Community, Ms Leontine Nzeyimana, on Monday.

2016-09-27 Refugee Exodus From Burundi Sparks Concerns 'Overstretched' Neighbours Will Not Cope
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations says

2016-09-27 Swala Targets Burundi Oil Firm
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc has entered into an agreement with Surestream Petroleum Limited to acquire the latter's wholly-owned subsidiary.

2016-09-26 China Gives U.S.$200,000 for Burundi Talks
[Citizen] Arusha -China has donated $200,000 (Sh432 million) to the East African Community (EAC) secretariat to facilitate talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi.

2016-09-26 UN Says Burundi Crisis Drives 300,000 Into Asylum
[Observer] The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark following a political crisis that erupted in April last year.

2016-09-25 Govt Rejects UN Report On Human Rights Situation
[UN News] Burundi has rejected deliberately politicized or falsified reports on the human rights situation in the country and will produce a comprehensive survey on the issue in response to a recently-released United Nations-backed inquiry, its Minister for External Affairs told the General Assembly today.

2016-09-26 Kenyan Envoy to Burundi Deletes Twitter Account After Backlash
[Nation] Kenya's ambassador to Burundi Ken Vitisia has been forced to delete his Twitter account following furious reactions relating to his tweets.

2016-09-21 Europe Extends Sanctions Against Burundi Violators
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -THE Council of the European Union (EU) has renewed restrictive measures against four unnamed Burundians seen as mastermind to the deadly political violence blamed on the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

2016-09-21 UN Probe Finds 'Gross Human Rights Abuses'
[Al Jazeera] Burundi's government is behind systematic human rights abuses, including executions and torture, a new report by UN investigators has said, adding that some instances of these "gross human rights violations amount to crimes against humanity".

2016-09-20 Uganda and France Leaders Discuss Somalia, Burundi
[Monitor] Kampala -French President Fran├žois Hollande yesterday commended Uganda's role in bolstering regional peace and security, and announced his country's continued support through military cooperation.

2016-09-19 Uganda Edge Burundi to Make Cecafa Women Semis
[Monitor] Kampala -Fazirah Ikwaput scored the only goal of the game, at the stroke of halftime, as Uganda beat Burundi to the semifinals of the Cecafa Women Championships at a fan-packed Njeru Technical Centre on Thursday.

2016-09-19 Donors Move to Save Burundi Talks
[East African] The East African Community will consider an additional budget for the Intra-Burundi dialogue in November, after receiving support from donors including China, Switzerland and the European Union.

2016-09-14 Political Unrest Results in Food Shortage
[East African] About 2.3 million people in Burundi are staring in the face of a severe food shortage this year, UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Tuesday.

2016-09-15 Kenya Through to Semis, Uganda Sink Zanzibar
[CAF] Kenya's Harambee Starlets booked their place at the semi-finals of the ongoing CECAFA Women's Championship in Uganda after routing rivals Burundi 4-0 on Tuesday.

2016-09-14 Starlets Hammer Burundi to Qualify for Cecafa Semis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The national women football team Harambee Starlets have qualified for the semi-final of the CECAFA Women Championship in Uganda with a match to spare after beating Burundi 4-0 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Jinja Tuesday afternoon.

2016-09-14 Harambee Starlets Beat Burundi in Cecafa Semis
[Nation] The national women's football team on Tuesday stormed into the semi-finals of the ongoing Cecafa Women Championship with a 4-0 rout of Burundi in Jinja.

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