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East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

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East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | The presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African Community (EAC) — which also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan — in Dar es Salaam

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Grenade kills three youth league members in Burundi

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Grenade kills three youth league members in Burundi

- Three members of Burundi's ruling party youth league, described as a militia by some, died on Wednesday when a grenade exploded in the capital Bujumbura, police and witnesses said Thursday. The "Imbonerakure" -- whose name means "The Watchmen" -- has long been accused of using barbaric methods to achieve political ends on behalf of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling CNDD-FDD party

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Tags: Weapons |  Grenades | 
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‘We need a consensus on Burundi’

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‘We need a consensus on Burundi’

- EAST AFRICAN AFFAIRS LONDON - President Yoweri Museveni says he will highlight the issue of a joint move to Burundi by the lead facilitator and mediator in an effort to urge all stakeholders to engage in dialogue, to the EAC heads of state at the upcoming summit. “We need a consensus on Burundi as a region," he said. "When I take up the chair of EAC at the next summit, I will raise this issue so that we can have a decision

Places: E. Africa |  Burundi |  Uganda | 

Automobiles firm Honda Kenya mulls expansion into Burundi

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Automobiles firm Honda Kenya mulls expansion into Burundi

- Honda Motors, the Japanese automobiles giant, pans to open a motorcycle assembly plant in Bujumbura, Burundi, in the medium term. The expansion to Burundi will be spearheaded by the firm’s subsidiary in Kenya and will be Honda’s third motorcycle assembly in Africa. Another plant is in Nigeria. While receiving the Vice President, Honda Kenya Chairman Isaac Kalua said that the firm has already secured a dealership agreement with Burundi’s Old East Company which has already opened a motorcycle shop in Bujumbura

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Tags: Motorcycles |  Vehicle Manufacturers |  Honda | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Burundi | 

Burundi youth militia sings of 'impregnating' opposition

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Burundi youth militia sings of 'impregnating' opposition

- Kampala - Rights activists in Burundi are condemning an online video in which members of a pro-government youth militia sing about impregnating the regime's opponents. The song reflects the "climate of impunity" enjoyed by the ruling party's youth group, the iBurundi activist group said. In the video, Imbonerakure members sing in the local Kirundi language: "Impregnate those opponents, so that they give birth to Imbonerakure

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Nkurunziza says there’s now political stability in Burundi

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Nkurunziza says there’s now political stability in Burundi

- Bujumbura. In one of his rare appearances in a regional event, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi came out strongly yesterday, saying there was now peace and stability in his country. He said despite the chaos that rocked his nation two years ago following his extension of tenure, there were enough indications that the political situation has stabilized. Gracing the opening of the sixth East African Health Summit, Exhibition and Trade Fair, Nkurunziza said his country was now peaceful contrary to the ugly past during which scores of people were killed during clashes between protesters and the security forces

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Burundi Yawataka Raia Wake Waliokimbilia Nchi Jirani Kurejea

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Burundi Yawataka Raia Wake Waliokimbilia Nchi Jirani Kurejea

- Wakimbizi wa Burundi wanaohifadhiwa katika kambi za wakimbizi nchini, wametakiwa kurejea nchini mwao kutokana na kuwepo kwa hali ya amani inayowawezesha wananachi kufanya shughuli za maendeleo ikiwa ni pamoja na kilimo na kuacha kuikimbia nchi hiyo kwa kisingizio cha kuwepo kwa machafuko. Wito huo umetolewa na Mkuu wa mkoa wa Ruyigi nchini Burundi,moja ya mikoa ya mpakani ambayo wananchi wake wanaendelea kukimbilia nchini,baada ya mkutano wa ujirani mwema kati ya mikoa ya mpakani na wilaya ya Kibondo ambapo amesema nchi hiyo kwa sasa hakuna tatizo la kiusalama huku wananchi wa Burundi wakieleza kuwa wanaoikimbia wanafuata chakula cha bure kambini

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UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

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UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

- Kampala - An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago. There have been over 9 million cases of malaria in the East African nation since January 2016, according to the report by the UN humanitarian office

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Mayanga azitumie Botswana na Burundi kama Somo

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Mayanga azitumie Botswana na Burundi kama Somo

- Mayanga atumie mechi ya Botswana na Burundi kwa ajili kujenga Taifa Stars ya kufuzu CHAN mwakani nchini Kenya. Kwa mara ya kwanza Salumu Mayanga atakiongoza kikosi cha Taifa Stars kama kocha mkuu kwa ajili ya michezo ya kirafiki dhidi ya Botswana na Burundi. Mayanga amerithi mikoba hiyo kutoka kwa mtangulizi wake Boniface Mkwasa ambaye aliachia ngazi kutokana na matokeo mabovu aliyokuwa akiyapata

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Tags: Football | 
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Burundi's capital hit by floods

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Burundi's capital hit by floods

- At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage. Gaston Sindimwo, the African nation's vice president, said "torrential rains and strong winds struck several provinces last night. In the northwestern town of Mabayi, a landslide smothered several houses, and rescuers found five victims". Roads flooded in the capital Bujumbura and a soldier died when the heavy rain swept through Kinama neighbourhood during the night

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UN disturbed by torture, forced disappearances in Burundi

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UN disturbed by torture, forced disappearances in Burundi

- The UN Security Council on Monday said it was disturbed by reports of torture and forced disappearances in Burundi but ignored calls from rights groups for sanctions. A French-drafted statement was adopted unanimously after some wrangling with Russia, China and Egypt, which oppose sanctions. The council noted that the security situation in Burundi "has remained generally calm," but said it was "alarmed by the increasing numbers of refugees leaving the country and disturbed by reports of torture, forced disappearances, and killings

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Burundi crisis set to top agenda of Eala meeting

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Burundi crisis set to top agenda of Eala meeting

- Arusha. The political turmoil in Burundi and the country’s troubled relations with its neighbours are expected to take the centre stage as the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) meets today in Kigali, Rwanda. Conflict-ridden Burundi had previously threatened to boycott the meeting. The session will commence with an address by President Paul Kagame, in line with a tradition when the regional Assembly sits in a partner state. Eala officials were rushing to the Rwandan capital yesterday for the State of the EAC address by the Rwandan leader, confident that all will go on well for the commencement of the two-week session during which a number of bills and reports will be tabled

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E. Africa Struggles with Resolving Crises

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E. Africa Struggles with Resolving Crises

- NAIROBI, KENYA — Few spots on the globe are as troubled as East Africa, where South Sudan is struggling with conflict and famine, Burundi remains stuck in political crisis and Somalia and Kenya are trying to deal with a resurgent al-Shabab. Analysts say ethnic mistrust and weak governments are undermining the regional response to crises. Five years ago, East Africa appeared to be on the dawn of a peaceful age.

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UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

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UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

- President Pierre Nkurunziza. Photo/AFP UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the crisis in the African country. In a report obtained by AFP, the UN chief says he is "very concerned" by recent statements by Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, suggesting he could seek a fourth term in office, which would require changes to the constitution.

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Burundi peace talks ‘marred by hurdles’

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Burundi peace talks ‘marred by hurdles’

- Arusha. Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the process. “There are disagreements on the modalities for implementation on key issues on the roadmap to peace,” he said in a statement issued to journalists as the third round of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue session ended without much progress following the reported boycott of

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Tags: Social Issues |  Peace |  Peace talks | 
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Bujumbura asks Dar to arrest rivals in Arusha

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Bujumbura asks Dar to arrest rivals in Arusha

- Nairobi. Burundi’s government on Friday asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis. The talks are the latest effort by former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa to mediate the crisis in neighbouring Burundi which erupted when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term in office in April 2015. But the government

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Tags: Government | 
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Rwanda, Burundi row hurting us: EAC chief

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Rwanda, Burundi row hurting us: EAC chief

- Kigali. Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state. Diplomatic sources say although the EAC Council of Ministers--the policy organ of the Community--intervened recently by directing that meetings continue to be held on rotational basis in different capitals as usual, the situation has not been back

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  • Living with the ghosts of Burundi’s protests
    Living with the ghosts of Burundi’s protests

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Arusha.’Maandamano’, a Kiswahili term for protests at least in the context of the recent violence in Burundi, is a word that most Bujumbura residents would like to forget. Although Kiswahili is widely spoken there, probably more than in any other East African Community (EAC) partner state besides Tanzania and to some extent Kenya, ‘maandamano’ has not been in the day-to-day vocabulary of many Burundi citizens

    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Social Issues |  Protests | 
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Politics & Government

  • UN: Burundian Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis
    UN: Burundian Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis

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    UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says that nearly two years since the election crisis in Burundi, the country is still at risk of intensifying its problems. Speaking Thursday to the U.N. Security Council, the secretary-general's special adviser, Jamal Benomar, reported that Burundi was still struggling with a fragile security environment; soaring unemployment, especially among youth; and deterioration of the humanitarian situation. He also underscored that the political impasse had only deepened in the two years since President Pierre Nkurunziza sought what many viewed as an unconstitutional third term in office

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Sports

  • Mayanga azitumie Botswana na Burundi kama Somo
    Mayanga azitumie Botswana na Burundi kama Somo

    , goal.com

    Mayanga atumie mechi ya Botswana na Burundi kwa ajili kujenga Taifa Stars ya kufuzu CHAN mwakani nchini Kenya. Kwa mara ya kwanza Salumu Mayanga atakiongoza kikosi cha Taifa Stars kama kocha mkuu kwa ajili ya michezo ya kirafiki dhidi ya Botswana na Burundi. Mayanga amerithi mikoba hiyo kutoka kwa mtangulizi wake Boniface Mkwasa ambaye aliachia ngazi kutokana na matokeo mabovu aliyokuwa akiyapata

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Football | 
    Places: Burundi |  Tanzania |  Botswana | 

Business

  • Accountant - Financial Manager EAC Arusha
    Accountant - Financial Manager EAC Arusha

    , independent.co.ug

    JOBS: EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY Accountant/ Financial Manager. The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. Job Purpose: The overall responsibility of the accountant is to perform efficient and effective financial administration and management of all

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    Tags: Finance | 
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Society & Culture

  • Living with the ghosts of Burundi’s protests
    Living with the ghosts of Burundi’s protests

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Arusha.’Maandamano’, a Kiswahili term for protests at least in the context of the recent violence in Burundi, is a word that most Bujumbura residents would like to forget. Although Kiswahili is widely spoken there, probably more than in any other East African Community (EAC) partner state besides Tanzania and to some extent Kenya, ‘maandamano’ has not been in the day-to-day vocabulary of many Burundi citizens

    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Social Issues |  Protests | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Burundi |  Tanzania | 

Law & Crime

  • 6 jailed over murder of Burundi minister
    6 jailed over murder of Burundi minister

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Nairobi. Burundi authorities have arrested six people in connection with the murder of the country’s environment minister, the prosecutor general said Saturday. Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, the country’s water, environment and planning minister, was shot dead shortly after midnight on New Years Eve in the most high-profile killing since Burundi’s political crisis began nearly two years ago. Police were quick to term the killing an “assassination” although the motive for the

    Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Death & Dying |  Imprisonment |  Murders | 
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Motoring

  • Automobiles firm Honda Kenya mulls expansion into Burundi
    Automobiles firm Honda Kenya mulls expansion into Burundi

    , the-star.co.ke

    Honda Motors, the Japanese automobiles giant, pans to open a motorcycle assembly plant in Bujumbura, Burundi, in the medium term. The expansion to Burundi will be spearheaded by the firm’s subsidiary in Kenya and will be Honda’s third motorcycle assembly in Africa. Another plant is in Nigeria. While receiving the Vice President, Honda Kenya Chairman Isaac Kalua said that the firm has already secured a dealership agreement with Burundi’s Old East Company which has already opened a motorcycle shop in Bujumbura

    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Motorcycles |  Vehicle Manufacturers |  Honda | 
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