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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.

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

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.

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

2014-08-05 Young Burundian Ex-Hacker With a Genial Idea
[RNW Africa]Bujumbura -Chris Irakoze, 24, launched a computer application for skimming through the Burundi news in one second. His invention is the result of a lot of research, curiosity and also... hacking.

2014-08-04 The Government of China Donates $ 100,000 to ICGLR Secretariat
[ICGLR]The Ambassador of China accredited to Republic of Burundi, H.E. Yu Xu Zhong presented the checque to the ICGLR Executive Secretary, Professor Ntumba Luaba at ICGLR offices in Burundi in presence of ICGLR Management and staff.

2014-08-01 "I Fast All Year Round, Except During Ramadan"
[RNW Africa]Ngozi -The period of fasting observed by Muslims has ended. Thirty days of prayer and constant dedication to Allah, with no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. But for some people in Burundi it's just the opposite: the only time they get enough to eat is during Ramadan.

2014-07-29 Fears Mount Amid Escalating Political Violence and Government Crackdown
[AI London]Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

2014-07-28 The WB Grants Burundi U.S.$100 Million
[EA Business]Bumjumbura, Burundi -The World Bank recently granted $100 million to Burundi for energy production.

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