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Saturday, 04-25-15, 17:19Nkurunziza Nominated for Third Term[Al Jazeera] Burundi's president has been declared as candidate for a controversial third term in office, his ruling party announced, despite mounting protests over the move that the opposition says is unconstitutional. read more...
Saturday, 04-25-15, 4:36Refugees Flee Burundi for Rwanda As Tensions Mount[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of Burundians have fled amid threats of violence in the run-up to the presidential election. Many allege that thugs who support the incumbent, Pierre Nkurunziza, have threatened them. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 15:16Researchers Pinpoint the World's Happiest Country - Report[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Switzerland has the world's happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 15:14World Bank to Help Strengthen Public Institutions to Deliver Key Services in Burundi[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$22 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant for Burundi to strengthen the capacity of its government institutions in order to improve the country's fiscal management. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 12:12Burundi Golf Meet Postponed[Daily News] THE Burundi Professional Golf Championship that was to tee off next week at the Bujumbura Golf Club in Burundi has been postponed indefinitely. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 9:46Burundian Refugees Resettled[New Times] More than 400 Burundian refugees relocated from Nyanza District in Southern Province have been resettled in Mahama Sector, Kirehe District. These are part of the 10,232 Burundians recorded (as of Wednesday), who arrived in Rwanda since March 31. read more...
Thursday, 04-23-15, 16:19Burundi On Knife Edge Over President's Possible Third-Term Run[ANGOP] Bujumbura/Nairobi -Any move by Burundi's president to run for a third five-year term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the African nation calm since civil war ended a decade ago and could stoke tensions in a region blighted by ethnic conflict. read more...
Thursday, 04-23-15, 7:39How Fragile Is Burundi's Peace?[IRIN] Bugesera, Rwanda -The number of Burundians who have fled abroad to escape pre-election violence has swollen to more than 12,000 in less than a month, and they are taking with them allegations of murder, torture and intimidation by ruling party thugs. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 7:45Burundi Police Clash With Opposition Protesters[Al Jazeera] Police in Burundi have fired teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term, as tensions continue to rise in the central African country. read more...
Monday, 04-20-15, 14:40UN Security Council Promises Response to Threats to Peace in Burundi[Guardian] The UN Security Council says it follow closely and respond to any action that threatens the peace, security or stability of Burundi. read more...

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