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2015-08-03 African Union Chief Horrified at Burundi Slaying
[African Union] Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is horrified at the assassination of Burundi's General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief of Staff and head of Burundi's Intelligence Service.

2015-08-03 Journalists Attacked in Bujumbura
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders condemns the severe beating that Esdras Ndikumana, a respected journalist working for Radio France Internationale and Agence France-Presse, received from members of the security forces yesterday in Bujumbura, and urges the authorities to protect journalists who are trying to do their job.

2015-08-03 Uncertainty in Burundi As Top General Is Assassinated
[New Times] Yesterday afternoon, Patrice Irakoze, a 23-year-old Burundian, sat at a coffee shop in the busy Kisimenti locale in Remera suburb of Kigali with three other Burundian friends, their pensive mood easily noticeable by passersby.

2015-08-03 Pay-TV Reaches 21 Percent of TV Households in East African Community
[CIO] Pay-TV has reached 21 percent of TV households in East African community, a region that consists of five member countries, namely; Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda.

2015-08-03 Uncertainty Mounts in Burundi After Murder of 'General Adolphe'
[Focus] After nearly 3 months of pre-election unrest and disputed polls which saw President Nkurunziza elected for a third consecutive term in Burundi, General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a major figure in the President's inner circle, was assassinated on Sunday in the capital Bujumbura.

2015-08-03 Burundi General Adolphe Nshimirimana Killed in Ambush Attack
[East African] A top Burundian general and most trusted aide of President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in an ambush by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura.

2015-08-03 The United States Condemns New Attack in Burundi
[State Department] Washington, DC -The United States condemns the murder of General Adolphe Nshimirimana in Bujumbura today and urges calm and restraint in the aftermath of the attack. We call on all sides to renounce violence and to redouble their efforts to engage in a transparent, inclusive, and comprehensive political dialogue.

2015-08-03 Bukera Leads After Day One At Mt Gorilla Rally
[New Times] Burundian rally ace Valery Bukera posted 10:04 in yesterday's Mt Gorilla rally super stage that was held in Nyamata to take a much deserved lead into today's eight-stage event in Rugende.

2015-08-02 Top General Assassinated in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] A Burundian army general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in the country's capital, Bujumbura. The slaying comes after Nkurunziza won a third term in controversial elections.

2015-08-02 Leading Burundi General Killed in Rocket Attack On Car
[Al Jazeera] A leading Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses have said.

2015-07-31 Opposition Leader in Surprise Move in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise vote, Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was voted in as deputy speaker in the National Assembly despite being one of the main voices condemning the recent elections.

2015-07-31 Rwanda and Burundi - Who's 'Promoting Instability Through Violence'?
[Fahamu] Burundi has received far greater vilification from the West compared to Rwanda which has supported rebels in neighbouring countries and whose government is accused of widespread assassinations and forced disappearances targeting the opposition and the media. Burundi appears to provide perfect cover for the odious Kigali regime and its backers abroad.

2015-07-31 Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post
[Al Jazeera] Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest.

2015-07-31 EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Burundi Refugees
[New Times] The European Commission is releasing ?4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the growing number of Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries, including Rwanda.

2015-07-31 Alone and Traumatised - Thousands of Unaccompanied Burundian Children in Tanzanian Refugee Camp
[savethechildren_uk] The number of separated, unaccompanied, and often traumatised, Burundian children arriving at the remote Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania is thought to have risen sharply from around 1,600 at the end of May, to more than 2,600 by 19th July.

2015-07-31 Child Malnutrition Levels 'Critical' Among Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Camp
[savethechildren_uk] Kasulu, Tanzania -Acute child malnutrition cases in the Nyarugusu refugee camp on the border of Tanzania and Burundi are reaching critical levels, with the settlement's specialist therapeutic unit for severely malnourished children flooded with new cases.

2015-07-30 Burundian Refugees Begin to Repatriate Amid New Arrivals
[New Times] Burundian refugees in Rwanda stood at 68,191 as of Tuesday, a day when 108 more arrived, despite reports indicating that some unregistered refugees are returning home.

2015-07-29 More Than 40 Child Fighters Jailed
[Iwacu] Minor children surrendered themselves after the fights in Cibitoke and Kayanza provinces. Human Rights defenders ask for their immediate release.

2015-07-30 Any Future for Media After Presidential Election?
[RSF] Burundi's privately-owned radio stations are still silent although President Pierre Nkurunziza succeeded in forcing the country to hold an election giving him a third term. Reporters Without Borders calls for the rapid and unconditional reopening of the media and guarantees for the safe return of all journalists who fled abroad.

2015-07-29 Iwacu English Is Temporarily Suspended Due to Financial Constraints
[Iwacu] Iwacu English is temporarily suspended due to financial constraints. We will pick up where we left off as soon as possible. In the meantime we will sporadically publish translated articles from our colleagues in the French department.

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