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Continent's Editors Hope for New Era in Zimbabwe

[SANEF] The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has welcomed the political change in Zimbabwe and has expressed hope that the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa will usher in a new era for media freedom in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Mkapa Urges Burundi Parties to Mend Fences, Forge Ahead

[Daily News] THE facilitator in the ongoing Burundi peace talks, Mr Benjamin Mkapa (pictured), has advised participants in the 4th session of the negotiations taking place in Arusha to think ahead instead of exhuming old graves. (AllAfrica)

AU-EU Committed to Supporting African Youths

[Iwacu] Following the AU-EU summit which is taking place in Abidjan- Ivory Coast, the chairmen of EU and AU commissions jointly issued a communiqué reaffirming their strong commitment to support Africa. (AllAfrica)

Armed Thief Shot Dead in Gasekebuye Quarter, Police Say

[Iwacu] One thief with a defensive grenade was killed by a police agent in the early morning of this 30 November 2017 in Gasekebuye area, east of Bujumbura, national police say. People in the neighbourhood say the locality is rife with theft. (AllAfrica)

President Launches Master Plan for Capital City

[Citizen] Bujumbura -Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Tuesday launched the master plan of Burundian capital Bujumbura by the year of 2045, calling for investors to prepare projects for a beautiful and big city respecting environmental standards. (AllAfrica)

CNARED New Executive Board for Negotiated Solution to Burundi Crisis

[Iwacu] The National Council for the Arusha Agreement Respect and Rule of Law-CNARED, an opposition platform in exile, has just elected new members to the executive board in Belgium, this 28 November. (AllAfrica)

Arusha - Politicians Disagree On Formation of National Unity Government

[Iwacu] The formation of the national unity government is among eight points to be discussed during the 4th session of the inter-Burundian dialogue that began on 27 November in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants' opinions diverge greatly on this point. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Committed to Helping Fight Against HIV/Aids in Burundi, Ambassador Says

[Iwacu] While the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st, USA Ambassador Ann Casper visited Kamenge Military Hospital -the embassy's partner, to see which achievements have so far been made to fight against HIV/AIDS. She encourages people to do HIV test. (AllAfrica)

Arusha - An Agreement to Be Signed At End of Talks Session

[Iwacu] As Arusha is hosting the 4th Inter-Burundian Dialogue Session since Monday 27 November, the facilitator in the Burundian conflict, William Benjamin Mkapa announced the program in the evening of the same day. (AllAfrica)

Bujumbura and Bubanza Provinces to Be Added to Bujumbura City By 2045

[Iwacu] Burundi government in collaboration with UNDP and Singapore Cooperation plans to extend the city of Bujumbura by adding the provinces of Bujumbura and Bubanza. (AllAfrica)

CNARED Asks Facilitation to Postpone 4th Round of Dialogue

[Iwacu] The National Council for the Respect of the Arusha Agreement (CNARED), the main platform of Burundi opposition in exile, asks the facilitation to postpone the on-going dialogue. (AllAfrica)

Good Morning Africa On the Day Chad and Burundi Were Declared Republics

[This is Africa] The people of Burundi and Chad annually celebrate Republic Day on November 28. (AllAfrica)

Civil Society Expresses Discontent Over Inter-Burundian Dialogue in Arusha

[Iwacu] Facilitation in the Burundian conflict is holding the 4th inter-Burundian dialogue session from November 26 to December 8 to try to resolve the crisis that Burundi has been experiencing since April 2015. Civil society organizations that have opposed the re-election of President Nkurunziza accuse the facilitation of being partial. (AllAfrica)

Over 60 Percent of GBV Victims Are Youth Under 18, Seruka Records Show

[Iwacu] An average of 120 cases per month is the number registered by Seruka, a local NGO dedicated to fighting against gender based violence. (AllAfrica)

Arusha - Participants Expect Tangible Results in 4th Session On Burundi Crisis

[Iwacu] The dialogue between the protagonists in the Burundian crisis is taking place in Arusha, Tanzania since this 27 November. This important session brings together participants from Burundi Government, former Presidents and Vice Presidents, political parties registered in Burundi, key political actors, civil society organizations, women, the youth, leaders from the religious confessions: Catholic Church, Protestant Churches and the Muslim Community. (AllAfrica)

Arusha - Deadlocked Dialogue Resumes

[Iwacu] The facilitation office convened the 4th round of the inter-Burundian dialogue from 27 November to 8 December. The policy of the empty chair is no longer very popular. (AllAfrica)

TPA Brings Services Closer to Burundi

[Daily News] THE Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has brought its services closer to Burundi by taking several measures, including opening its office in Bujumbura to simplify clearance of cargo destined for the central African country. (AllAfrica)

Canadian Company to Start Exploration for Minerals in Burundi

[East African] A Canadian mining company has been awarded contracts to explore for minerals in Waga-Nyabikere and Mukanda areas in central Burundi. (AllAfrica)

HIV Infection Remains High in Burundi

[Iwacu] Out of over 700,000 people screened from January to June 2017, over 700 people tested HIV positive, reads the report conducted by the National Program for the Fight against AIDS (PNLS). (AllAfrica)

Two Children's Wrists Amputated, Children's Rights Group Says

[Iwacu] R B and N, are two children from Karemba hill in Itaba Commune of Gitega central province whose wrists have been amputated over maize robbery. "It was around 6 p.m. when we suddenly met two young men who forced us to put our hands up before starting to cut our wrists", says the victim, sitting on the bed of Kibuye Hospital in Gitega province. (AllAfrica)

'Rumuri' Literary Award for Promotion of Writing in Burundi

[Iwacu] The University of Burundi recognises that writing is a good way to preserve and share culture and tradition. A national inter-university literary competition was organised and the winners of the second edition of "Rumuri Literary Award" were announced publicly. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Defies the Imperial Criminal Court

[Fahamu] An interview with John Philpot (AllAfrica)

Watch - Basetsana Put Five Past Burundi in WC Qualifier

[SAFA] 24 November 2017 - The South African U20 Women's national team reversed a 2-0 deficit over Burundi with an impressive 5-0 victory in a FIFA U20 Women's World Cup played at the Dobsonville Stadium a week ago. (AllAfrica)

State Employees Claim Annual Performance Bonus Back

[Iwacu] "We have noted with bitterness that nothing is being done to unblock the unfair situation imposed by the Government against state employees since January 2016," reads the communiqué issued by Burundi Confederation of Trade Unions (COSYBU). (AllAfrica)

Culture Ministry Dedicates Week to Emblematic Drum Dance to Promote Culture

[Iwacu] The Ministry of Culture dedicated a week to the emblematic dance of the Burundian drum in order to protect and promote Burundian culture in general and drums in particular. It started on November 20 and will end on 26. (AllAfrica)

Evicted Families From Gasenyi Demand to Be Compensated

[Iwacu] This 21 November, around 40 families evicted from their plots in Gasenyi area of Mutimbuzi Commune in Bujumbura where the presidential palace is being built, have staged a sit-in before the Ministry of Environment's office. They claim compensation. (AllAfrica)

Special UN Secretary-General Envoy to Burundi Pleads for Inclusive Dialogue

[Iwacu] In a review of his mission over three months to the UN Security Council, Michel Kafando, Special Envoy of the Secretary -General to Burundi, says the United Nations must continue its mission of good offices, alongside the sub-region, to help Burundi come out of the crisis despite persistent problems. (AllAfrica)

'A Child-a Roof, Far From Being Reality in Burundi' Says Activist

[Iwacu] The number of street children in different cities of Burundi grows day by day. Children's rights activist asks for the government's collaboration to improve their living conditions. (AllAfrica)

Continuing Support for Burundi Political Process Only Way Forward, Security Council Told

[UN News] Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Day Dedicated to Combatants, 'A Bone of Contention'

[Iwacu] Burundi ruling CNDD-FDD celebrates the week dedicated to combatants to pay tribute to the valiant fighters who died on the battlefield. The party's leaders say Burundi got peace and democracy on 16 November 2003 when the rebel movement CNDD-FDD signed a global cease-fire with the transitional government of the time. Some politicians accuse the ruling party of excluding other war veterans. (AllAfrica)

Where Are Missing Witnesses to Crimes Against Humanity?

[IRIN] Dozens are reported to have been "forcibly disappeared", but the government denies there's an issue (AllAfrica)