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Monday, 10-20-14, 12:18Burundi to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Abuse By Amisom Soldiers[Sabahi]The Burundian government will send a team to Somalia to investigate recent allegations of sexual abuse by soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Somalia's RBC Radio reported Thursday (October 16th). read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 11:51Burundi in Bottom Ranks of African Governance Index[Iwacu]Burundi ranks 38th, out of 52 countries and is the worst performing member of the East African Community. The Burundian Government claims that the classification is erroneous. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 11:50"Improve Nutrition and Revenue for the Local Population"[Iwacu]The Burundian Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a grant of $31 million to support food security. The agreement was signed on 19 September 19, 2014, at the IFAD headquarters in Rome. Ntirampeba Damase, the coordinator of the Transitional Program of Post-Conflict Reconstruction, was present at the negotiations in Rome and is part of the team that will implement the program. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 21:03Burundi Refugees Make History[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency has welcomed Tanzania's decision to grant citizenship to 162,156 former Burundian refugees, marking the largest group in UNHCR's history to which naturalisation has been offered by a country of first asylum as a solution to decades in exile. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 15:06Tanzania's New Citizens to Get Land, Voting Rights[IRIN]Dar es Salaam -Over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, who were recently granted Tanzanian citizenship after living in the country for over four decades, will now be able to buy and own land and vote, said a senior government official. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 9:53Mushikiwabo - Burundi Yet to Grant Probe of Rweru Bodies[New Times]The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, has rebutted claims by a Burundian official that bodies discovered on the shores of Lake Rweru were from Rwanda. read more...
Thursday, 10-16-14, 11:50PM Abdiwali Meets the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza[Dalsan Radio]PM Abdiwali met with the president of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza in Bujumbura, the deputy president of Burundi, Prosper Bazombanza and other Burundian government officials including the Burundian Foreign Affairs Minister and the Burundian Defence Minister. read more...
Thursday, 10-16-14, 7:37Tanzania to Grant Citizenship to 200,000 Burundi Refugees[Sabahi]Tanzania said Tuesday (October 14th) it would grant citizenship to 200,000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi who have been residing in Tanzania for decades, AFP reported. read more...
Wednesday, 10-15-14, 9:48PM Abdiwali Travels to Burundi[Dalsan Radio]The PM of the Federal Government of Somalia Hon. Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed traveled to Burundi on Tuesday afternoon. read more...
Tuesday, 10-14-14, 8:48Rwandan Contingent in Burundi for Field Training Exercise[New Times]A Contingent composed of Rwanda Defence Forces, Police personnel and civilians are in Burundi to participate in the East African Community Field Training Exercise. read more...

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