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2016-07-22 UN Population Fund Calls for Use of Family Planning in Refugee Camps
[New Times] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people, saying this will potentially transform lives.

2016-07-22 Region Urged to Stop 'Burying Head in Sand' On Burundi Crisis
[New Times] East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) lawmakers yesterday urged regional countries to stop "burying their heads in the sand" on the security situation in Burundi but act decisively to stabilise EAC partner state.

2016-07-22 Regional Legislators Demand Thorough Investigation Into Hafsa Mossi's Murder
[Focus] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has demanded a thorough investigation into the motives behind the assassination of late Hafsa Mossi, a Burundian EALA member who was murdered last week.

2016-07-21 EALA Mulls Setting Up Foundation in Honour of Hafsa Mossi
[New Times] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Thursday morning held an emotional special sitting at its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania in honour of Hafsa Mossi, the Burundian member of the regional Assembly who was assassinated last week.

2016-07-21 Legislators Remember Slain Mossi
[Daily News] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) holds a Special Sitting in Arusha today and tomorrow, in honour of the late Ms Hafsa Mossi, the Assembly's legislator who was killed in Burundi last week.

2016-07-21 'I Am Full of Despair' - Burundian Refugees Tell Their Stories
[Daily Maverick] Since the latest outbreak of instability in Burundi, more than a quarter of a million citizens have fled the country - many for the second or third time. But life isn't necessarily easier as a refugee. AMANDA SPERBER reports from Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania.

2016-07-21 1,891 Burundian Officers Leave for Home
[Shabelle] Burundian troops from the 32nd and 33rd battalions are returning home after a year in Somalia, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

2016-07-20 Burundi Team Pulls Out AU Summit, Cites Security Concerns
[East African] A Burundi delegation suddenly pulled out of the African Union Summit in Kigali accusing Rwanda of failing to accord it security guarantees and hit out at the AU for failing to address the countries problems.

2016-07-20 EALA to Hold Special Sitting On Thursday This Week
[PR Newswire] Arusha -The East African Legislative Assembly holds a Special Sitting in Arusha on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in honour of Hon Hafsa Mossi.The Speaker of EALA called for the meeting in accordance with Rule 10 (2) of the Rules of Procedure of the House.

2016-07-20 Special Meeting As EALA Honours Slain MP Mossi
[Citizen] Arusha -A special sitting of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) is scheduled for Thursday in honour of the slain Burundian legislator Hafsa Mossi.

2016-07-19 Regional Body to Hold Special Sitting in Honour of Slain Burundi Legislator
[New Times] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) will on Thursday hold a special sitting at its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania in honour of Hafsa Mossi, a Burundian member of the regional legislative body who was assassinated last week.

2016-07-18 University Education for Burundian Refugees in the Offing
[New Times] Officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have said that plans are underway to set up a university in Mahama refugee camp this year so that refugee students get access to university education.

2016-07-18 Far From Home but Clinging to Hope
[Citizen] There is a camp in the woods. Nyarugusu Refugee Camp near Kasulu in western Tanzania is a large town of plastic tents and clay houses in the middle of a forest. In between the trees 130,000 refugees have settled and hastily tried to build their new lives in this camp where tents and field hospitals look like they were put up overnight.

2016-07-16 Malala Shocked As Crying Burundian Girls Recall Rape Fleeing War
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mahama -Burundi has been mired in a year-long crisis that has killed more than 450 people and forced 270,000 to flee since President Nkurunziza won a third term

2016-07-16 Peace Talks Stall
[East African] After a year of a political crisis, the East African Community last week declared Burundi safe enough to host its activities.

2016-07-14 UN Committee Against Torture - Submission On Burundi
[HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the United Nations Committee against Torture ("the Committee") July 28 special review of Burundi.

2016-07-14 Ban Condemns Assassination of Former Minister Mossi
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination earlier today of Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian Minister for East African Community Affairs and Member of the East African Legislative Assembly, in the capital, Bujumbura.

2016-07-14 Region Mourns Slain Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi
[Daily News] Arusha -The Arusha based East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) through its spokesperson, Mr Bobi Odiko, has expressed shock regarding the news of the untimely death of one of the House Representatives, Ms Hafsa Mossi, a Burundian Legislator who was shot in Bujumbura on Wednesday.

2016-07-14 Region Condemns Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi Killing
[New Times] The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Daniel F. Kidega, has strongly condemned the killing on Wednesday of Burundian representative, MP Hafsa Mossi, by unknown gunmen in Bujumbura.

2016-07-14 Former Burundi Minister Hafsa Mossi Assassinated
[Citizen] Bujumbura -The first East African Community (EAC) affairs minister for Burundi, Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown gunmen outside her home in Bujumbura yesterday.

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