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2014-09-16 Rwanda to Host Regional Conference of Community Mediators
[New Times]A delegation of 140 mediators from the three countries of Burundi, DR Congo and hosts Rwanda will converge in Huye District for a three-day conference on local mediation.

2014-09-15 Slain Nuns Given Emotional Send Off
[CISA]Bujumbura -The bodies of the three slain Italian missionary sisters murdered on September 7 in Burundi were buried on Thursday, September 11 in Bukavu, in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

2014-09-14 Burundi Academy Demands 14m/ - From Tanzania Players
[Daily News]Arusha -THE International Tennis Federation (ITF) Centre of Burundi is demanding payments accumulating to over US $ 8000 (about 14m/-) from two Arusha-based Tanzanian players, who were being trained at its Bujumbura academy for the last three years.

2014-09-09 Nuns Murdered in N. Burundi
[Deutsche Welle]Three elderly Italian nuns have been raped and murdered in twin attacks at their convent in the north of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura. Police say the motive for the killings is unclear.

2014-09-10 Pope Sends Condolences On the Murder of Missionary Nuns
[CISA]Bujumbura -Pope Francis has sent telegrams expressing his condolences for the violent deaths of three Xaverian Missionary sisters in Burundi.

2014-09-08 Pan-Ethnicity and Memories of Violence in Pre-1994 Burundi and Rwanda
[Fahamu]Burundi and Rwanda have close historical ties, including a history of political violence. This author analyses the violent interactions between the two countries with reference to pan-ethnic 'imagined communities' and memories of violence as catalysts

2014-09-05 Nooij Plots Burundi Defeat
[Daily News]NATIONAL soccer team, Taifa Stars, head coach Mart Nooij is taking his troops to Bujumbura with intent to win an international friendly against hosts Burundi on Sunday.

2014-09-05 Rwanda, Burundi Members Thwart Eala Quorum
[Daily News]EAST Africa Community (EAC) Secretary General, Dr Richard Sezibera, speaks during the adjournment of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) session at the Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam on Thursday. Looking on are some members and Speaker of EALA, Dr Margaret Zziwa. (Photo by Robert Okanda)

2014-09-05 Kagera Residents Hail Endorsement of Border Boundaries
[Daily News]ENDORSEMENT of the border between Tanzania and Burundi has been received with renewed hope that security will reign in Kagera Region.

2014-09-04 Fresh Move Out to Strengthen Burundi Border Security
[Daily News]Bukoba -THE border reaffirmation between Tanzania and Burundi has been received with high hopes of security by residents in Kagera Region, who for quite a long time were threatened by armed robberies and thefts of motor vehicles.

2014-09-04 Stars Set to Take Revenge On Burundi
[Daily News]THE national soccer team, Taifa Stars, will desire a revenge over Burundi when they file out against the Intamba m'Urugamba in an international match on Sunday.

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 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.

2014-08-28 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.

2014-08-29 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.

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