IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Burundi
[IMF]End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.
German-Burundi-Israel Cooperation for Climate Change and Agriculture
[Iwacu]The government of Israel is seeking a collaboration with Burundi to support climate change adaptation and agriculture. With their 'Africa Initiative' Israel and Germany aim to implement strategies and tools to reduce the vulnerability of the rural population to climate change impacts in vulnerable regions of Burundi.
UN Political Chief Welcomes Commitment of Govt to Dialogue, Elections
[UN News]As Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman wrapped up his visit to Burundi, he met today with President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to discuss issues related to the drawdown of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB), and establishment of the UN Electoral Observation Mission (MENUB).
2014 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Called Off
[Capital FM]Nairobi -The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) has called off this year's Senior Challenge Cup due to lack of a host following an extraordinary general meeting held in Nairobi Sunday evening.
Discriminatory Laws Hinder Burundi's Response to HIV
[Key Correspondents]On Human Rights Day (10 December), Jean Claude Kamwenbusa reports on how the criminalisation of same sex relationships in Burundi is putting people's health and lives at risk.
People From Nyanza Lac Are Fleeing the Country
[Iwacu]Hunger and the fear of a civil war erupting after the elections are pushing many families in Nyanza Lac to leave Burundi.
Govt Ratifies the EAC Monetary Union Protocol
[Iwacu]Burundi has joined Rwanda and Tanzania in ratifying the East African Community Monetary Union Protocol. The Protocol aims to harmonize monetary and fiscal policies and establish a common central bank for the East African Community. It is thought that a monetary union, with the absence of currency risk, provides a greater incentive for trade.
Iranian Dermatologist Trains Burundian Doctors
[Iwacu]Dr Seyed Nasir Emadi, dermatologist from the Islamic Republic of Iran, is in Burundi to treat patients and train Burundian doctors.
Namirembe Diocese Celebrates the Completion of Project Ttegula
[ACNS]Namirembe Diocese celebrated the completion of Project Ttegula in a festive Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday, 23rd November 2014.
EALA Whips Parliament of Burundi 4-2 in Soccer
[EAC]Arusha -Red hot EALA beat the Burundi National Assembly 4-2 in an entertaining football match played at the Sheikh Abeid Amri Memorial Stadium this afternoon.
Many Irregularities in Voter Registration Process
[Iwacu]The Civil Society Coalition for Election Monitoring (COSOME) has called for the suspension of the registration process, due to irregularities related to the distribution of identity cards. The Minister of Home Affairs has admitted there are problems, but deems it unnecessary to stop the process.
Burundi Taxes Show Increase
[EA Business]Dar es Salaam -Taxes collected by OBR (the Burundi Revenue Authority) during November 2014 went up 10.22% compared to the last month.
Fiscal Decentralization and Local Governance in Burundi
[World Bank]Bujumbura -A new World Bank report launched today presents a comprehensive review of the efforts made for over a decade to reinforce social cohesion and give more power to local authorities, or "communes" in Burundi through an ambitious decentralization program initiated after the civil war which devastated the East-African country.
Muslims Reject Kajandi's Leadership of Comibu
[Iwacu]Sheikh Saidi Kajandi claims to be the winner of the Muslim Association (Comibu) elections, but opponent El Hadj Haruna Nkunduwiga and his associates accuse Kajandi of fraud.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Members Elected
[Hirondelle]Arusha -Burundi's parliament on Monday elected the eleven members of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), but the opposition refused to take part in the vote. The TRC is to cast light on ethnic massacres that have scarred the country ever since independence.
The Voice of Children
[Iwacu]The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 25 years ago on 20 November. The widely adopted convention includes the right for anyone under 18 to give their opinion, and be taken seriously Adults. But How Easy Is That in a Country Like Burundi?
UN Expert - Civil Society and Media Are Deemed Political Opponents
[Iwacu]Civil society and the press are accused of being opposition actors. Human Rights defenders are systematically threatened and even attacked. Peaceful demonstrations are only authorized when in favor of the government. These are just a few of the conclusions of Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.
Burundian Vice President of the East African Law Society
[Iwacu]The Burundian lawyer DieudonnÃ© Bashirahishize has been elected Vice President of the East African Law Society (EALS), during the 19th Annual Conference in Kigali on 15 November 2014.
Teaching Professional Burundian Musicians
[Iwacu]A group of professional musicians from the Dutch organization Music Mission came to Burundi this Saturday to provide local musicians with tips and tricks to help them professionalize.
New Francophonie Chief Predicts Promising Future
[RFI]The 15th Summit of the Organisation of French-speaking countries in Dakar, Senegal ended on a happy note on Sunday with the appointment of Michaelle Jean as the new head of the 80-nation body.