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2014-09-02 Kenya to Host AU Summit On Terrorism
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Kenya will host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended by a number of Heads of State and Government from the continent on Tuesday.

2014-09-02 Defence Minister to Deliver Message to Burundian President
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan National Defence minister , João Lourenço, is leaving Tuesday for Bujumbura (Burundi) to deliver a message from president José Eduardo dos Santos to his local counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza.

2014-08-28 Blood Woes in Burundi
[IRIN]Bujumbura -Budget cuts and bureaucracy have been blamed for blood shortages which have claimed several lives in Burundi and led to calls for an overhaul of the transfusion system.

2014-08-28 Hounded From Home, Raped Congolese Woman Seeks Refugee in Burundi
[UNHCR]Bujumbura -Four months ago, Mama Monique* was dragged out of her home in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and raped by four armed men, who had just murdered her husband.

2014-08-29 Burundi - Video Highlights Activist's Unjust Detention
[HRW]Nairobi -Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014.

2014-08-27 Interpol Communications Network to Help Secure Rwanda-Burundi Border
[Focus]Rwanda and Burundi Police chiefs agreed on Tuesday to use of Interpol HQ communications network to ensure security at their common border, after a discussion to reinforce a bilateral cooperation between the two forces.

2014-08-27 IMF Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves U.S.$7.6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation
[IMF]On August 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review of Burundi's economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article IV Consultation1 with Burundi.

2014-08-27 Burundi's Niyukuri to Perform in Kigali
[New Times]For those into gospel music, Christian Life Assembly is the place to be come Sunday, September 7. Burundian gospel singer Dudu Niyukuri will be performing there and, if the singer's words are anything to go by, it is an event you don't want to miss.

2014-08-22 Ten Nations Commit to Standby Force
[New Times]Ten regional countries have committed to raise a military fighting force of 5,000 troops under the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) at a pledging conference in Kigali.

2014-08-20 Burundi's President Leaves for China Visit
[Focac]Bujumbura -Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday left for China in a six-day working visit where he is expected to meet Chinese authorities, the Burundian President's office said in a press release.

2014-08-19 Court Delivers Three Rulings On Burundi Journalists Association
[PR Newswire]Arusha, Tanzania -The First Instance Division today delivered three rulings in the Application matters, one allowed and other two dismissed.

2014-08-14 No Justice Decade After Massacre
[HRW]Nairobi -Burundian authorities should hold accountable those responsible for a 2004 massacre of Congolese refugees, Human Rights Watch said today.

2014-08-11 U.S. Gave Burundi U.S.$50 Million in 2013
[EA Business]Washington, DC -During financial year 2013, the United States government gave Burundi $50 million in development assistance.

2014-08-07 Flood Victims Need More Help
[IRIN]Bujumbura -Thousands of people displaced by floods and a mudslide in the Burundian capital Bujumbura and surrounding areas in February 2014 need more help to reconstruct their homes and livelihoods, aid workers say.

2014-08-07 Elections Will Be 'Litmus Test' for Democracy -UN
[UN News]While noting Burundi's efforts to ensure an inclusive political climate ahead of elections in 2015, the United Nations envoy for the country warned today that the socio-political situation there remains characterized by "deep-rooted divergences and persisting mistrust between the Government and opposition parties, and between and within opposition formations as well."

2014-08-06 The Wrong Man Behind Bars
[Fahamu]The continued detention of a prominent human rights defender highlights worsening repression of state critics ahead of elections next year, an issue that has received wide condemnation even from the UN.

2014-08-07 Successful Elections in Burundi Critical to Overall Strategy Against Resurgence
[UN]Elections in 2015 would be the "litmus test" of Burundi's developing democratic processes and stability, the United Nations senior political official in the country told the Security Council this afternoon.

2014-08-04 Youth Network Faces Discrimination and Stigma
[Key Correspondents]The owners of a property in Bujumbura in Burundi refused to rent it to an organisation for young people living with HIV, because they did not want to be associated with them.

2014-08-06 Remarks With Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Before Their Meeting
[State Department]Remarks

2014-08-05 Kerry, Burundi President Nkurunziza Before Meeting in Washington
[State Department]REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry And Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Before Their Meeting

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