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Friday, 07-31-15, 15:12Alone 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. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 15:12Child 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. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 11:41Rwanda 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. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 10:33Opposition 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. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 9:31Any 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. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 8:50Burundian 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. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 13:27Iwacu 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. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 9:30Hundred 'Rebels' Captured[Iwacu] At least one hundred 'assailants' were arrested, while others rendered themselves in Cibitoke and provinces between July 10 and 13 July. During a press briefing held by the army on July 13th in Bukinanyana, a slew of hungry and docile youths were exhibited. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 9:25More 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. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 17:22Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power[Al Jazeera] Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his first speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. read more...

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