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2015-01-30 OBR Overpasses Its Provisional Target Revenue
[Iwacu]According to the fourth quarterly report from October to December 2014, the Burundi Revenue Authority has collected BIF 191.3 billion, which exceeds the forecasted 176.7 billion and the BIF 138.1 billion collected in 2013. Many reasons explain the success.

2015-01-29 Court Hears an Appeal On Alleged Failure By Uganda, Kenya and Burundi to Make Individual Country Declarations in Acceptance of the Competence of the African Court On Human and Peoples' Rights
[PR Newswire]Arusha, Tanzania -The East African Court of Justice Appellate Division heard an appeal filed by the Democratic Party (Appellant) against the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) (1st Respondent) and the Attorneys General of the Republics of Uganda (2nd Respondent), Kenya (3rd Respondent), Rwanda (4th Respondent) and Burundi (5th Respondent).

2015-01-28 Head of Most Popular Commercial Radio Station Arrested
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns leading radio journalist Bob Rugurika's arbitrary detention for the past week and the charges brought against him, which include complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns last September.

2015-01-28 The Unusual Demonstration
[Iwacu]Some years ago, demonstrations were not allowed in Burundi. On 26 January 2015 a demonstration was carried out under full security in front of the African Public Radio station.

2015-01-27 Journalist Arrested Following Investigative Report On Murder Case
[MFWA]This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 22 January 2015.

2015-01-27 EU Gives Burundi U.S. $5 Million for Polls
[EA Business]Bujumbura -The European Union has set aside €8 million ($5.7 million) for the Burundi Independant National Electoral Commission (CENI) through the Ministry of Finance.

2015-01-27 For a Safe Health Care of Teeth
[Iwacu]LifeNet International, the American NGO operating in Burundi involved in training, care, management and supply medical is providing a training for nurses on teeth extractions, as well as providing free health care for teeth extractions for community members.-Yves Didier Irakoze

2015-01-27 The Contingency Plan to Help in the 2015 Elections
[Iwacu]On 22 January 2015, The Red Cross of Burundi (RCB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a contingency plan to help with the 2015 election process.

2015-01-23 Businesses Suffer From the Loss of the Central Market of Bujumbura
[Iwacu]After the Central Market of Bujumbura burning, businesses are moving to other parts of the city. Before the central market burning, this type of business was not common in the city districts.

2015-01-23 School Insurance in Burundi
[Iwacu]School insurance should cover accidents suffered by students during school hours and breaks or on the journey to school. Some parents complain that when accidents occur, they are not compensated even though they pay for insurance fees each year.

2015-01-23 The Aftermath of the 'Dumb' Rebels
[Iwacu]A 5-day war broke out in Murwi and Bukinanyana communes in Cibitoke province three weeks ago. The national army reported that more than 95 rebels were killed. Some of the corpses are still at the site while others are badly buried. The population is scared that they may catch infectious diseases.

2015-01-23 Consequences of the Monusco and FARDC Action in the DRC
[Iwacu]The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) joined forces to expel or neutralize all the negative forces in DRC territory. The action has heavy consequences in neighboring countries and on the economic blocs of the region, an expert in security affairs reports.

2015-01-23 Eyes On Children's Rights
[Iwacu]The promotion and protection of children's rights are not ensured entirely. The Ministry of National Solidarity, Gender and Human Rights, is aware of the issue and has elaborated on some issues that need to be overcome.

2015-01-23 Escalating Crackdown On Critics As Election Nears
[HRW]Nairobi -Burundian authorities arrested a prominent journalist on January 20, 2015, days after his radio station broadcast a series of investigative reports into the September 2014 murder of three elderly Italian nuns in the country. The broadcasts included allegations about the involvement of senior intelligence officials in the attack on the convent.

2015-01-23 Burundi's First Career Fair
[Iwacu]The Young Burundian Leaders Network (YBLN) are organizing a career fair that will be held at Spring Valley in Gihosha Commune opposite of Mont Sion Gikungu on 30 January 2015. Its objective is to make it possible for high school students to meet company representatives in person, which a great opportunity for enhanced knowledge and information.

2015-01-23 Burundian Nabbed for Murdering Malawian Man Dies
[Malawi24]A Burundian National who was remanded at Maula Prison for Killing a Malawian man over K800.00 unpaid beer bill has died.

2015-01-22 Burundi Making Strides Towards 'Peaceful, Credible' Elections - UN Political Chief
[UN News]Amid a flare-up in fighting and ongoing political tensions between the Government and opposition members, the organization of legitimate elections in Burundi remains 'one of the most pressing challenges' facing the African country in 2015, the top United Nations political official declared today.

2015-01-22 Burundian Journalist Arrested, Charged After Not Revealing Source
[CPJ]Nairobi -Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports. The arrest followed the station's broadcast of an interview in which an unidentified guest said he was involved in the September murder of three Italian nuns, news reports said.

2015-01-23 Burundian Charged With Murder Dies Before Trial
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -A Burundian man who was charged with murder and detained at Maula Prison has died at Kamuzu Central Hospital after a long illness.

2015-01-23 Menub in Burundi
[Iwacu]United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB) started its operation in Burundi on 1 January 2015. The launch of the Mission was planned for Monday 12 January,however the Burundian government boycotted the launching.

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