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2014-11-28 Govt Blames Media Over Insecurity Reports
[Iwacu]Some public institutions say that media exaggerate in spreading that there is insecurity throughout the country, even corrupting their sources. Many observers find these accusations proof of the government's malaise toward media.

2014-11-26 Burundi Under Increased UN Scrutiny
[Iwacu]The UN Human Rights Committee published a critical report on the situation in Burundi. The Security Council subsequently discussed the stability in Burundi and the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide says that Burundi must increase the political space for dialogue "to avert the worst".

2014-11-26 UN Expert Urges Defence of Human Rights Activists to Promote Transparency
[UN News]The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders expressed regret today that defenders in Burundi are deemed to be political opponents, saying that in reality they are activists working to promote and protect human rights and civil liberties.

2014-11-27 Int'l Ivory Smugglers Frame Chinese Embassy in Burundi
[Focac]Malaysian police seized a batch of smuggled ivory at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in October. The ivories, which weighed up to 300 kilograms, were sent from the Bujumbura International Airport, at the capital of Burundi. The cargo's label showed the sender was "Lee Pan, the Chinese Embassy in Burundi," but the following investigations by Burundi showed it was an international ivory smuggling in the name of others.

2014-11-27 Ritual Dancing, Bread-Making Among Cultural Practices Added to On UN Heritage List
[UN News]Brazil's martial art of Capoeira, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash - a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine - are among the eight elements added today to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world's intangible cultural heritage - part of the world body's ongoing efforts to highlight global diversity and raise awareness of its importance.

2014-11-26 Swahili Opportunities in Burundi 'Go Begging'
[Daily News]BURUNDI presents a huge market for Swahili for Tanzanian scholars and entrepreneurs to take up opportunities available for teaching posts in education institutions, interpretation activities and supplying of textbooks.

2014-11-25 Burundi Should Focus On Its EAC Membership
[Iwacu]Burundi is a Member State of COMESA, CEEAC, EAC and CEPGL and has signed partnerships with other regional economic organizations. What is the value of these economic blocs?

2014-11-18 Packed Like Sardines in School Buses
[Waza]Although they're all sitting on top of each other, they're smiling like angels because they're used to it. When 36 children have to be packed into a vehicle with 18 seats, some will have to sit on laps of others. Welcome to 'Les Mignons' ('Cute Kids'), a school in Bujumbura, Burundi.

2014-11-19 Avoid the Worst in 2015
[Iwacu]The UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide warns about violence in Burundi. He fears the worst for 2015 if nothing is done to change the security situation. He is not the only one to worry.

2014-11-19 Works On Mombasa-Bujumbura Road Commence-CS
[The Star]UPGRADING of the Voi-Taveta road has started.

2014-11-19 In South Burundi, A Food for Training Project Gives Hope to Returnees
[WFP]Anastine Niyokwera, 20 years of age, shows remarkable agility when she is sewing. Just a year after learning how to sew through a food-for-training project initiated by WFP, she can now earn her own living and provide for her family.

2014-11-18 Cargo Clearance At Tanzania, Burundi Border Eased
[Daily News]Kobero -IT is a big relief to traders at the Burundi and Tanzania border as time for cargo clearance has significantly been reduced, thanks to a pilot project of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at the Kobero and Kabanga border points.

2014-11-17 UN Special Rapporteur On Human Rights Defenders Visits Burundi
[Iwacu]The UN special rapporteur Michel Forst is visiting Burundi from 14 to 25 November 2014. He was invited The Government of Burundi. the Objective of the Visit Is to Look At the Human Rights Defenders Situation, the Legal Framework and the Environment in Which Those Are Functioning for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights.

2014-11-17 A Fraudster Caught in Bujumbura Port
[Iwacu]A tradesman declared 1500 boxes of Ugandan 'highland' milk, instead of the 2100 he brought into the country. The port authority caught him. "He will pay dearly for it."

2014-11-17 5th EAC Annual Conference On Good Governance Opens in Bujumbura
[EAC]Affirms Burundi Will Hold a Transparent, Free and Fair Election next year

2014-11-17 Burundi Holds Job Fair
[EA Business]Bujumbura -The Burundi Vice-President, Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, asked young people to change their mindset by not being too selective in job hunting.

2014-11-14 Launch of the Green Economy Fund
[Iwacu]On 30 October 2014, the Economic Community of Central African States established a Fund for a Green Economy in Kinshasa (DRC). The fund is meant to regulate the timber industry and protect biodiversity.

2014-11-14 Foreigners in Burundi Worry About Security
[Iwacu]After news of violent attacks in the city, foreigners in Burundi are increasingly worried. Some choose to not go out at night or walk on the streets.

2014-11-14 Using Contraceptives to Battle Population Growth
[Iwacu]Burundi is showing great progress in achieving the ambitious worldwide goal of 120 million more women and girls with access to contraceptives and information about family planning

2014-11-14 Hit Radio Hits the Airwaves in Burundi
[Iwacu]Next month, Burundians will have a new radio station to listen to. According to the Director of Hit Radio, the station will provide various educational programs as well as music.

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