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Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence. (AllAfrica)

Mkapa Optimistic About Burundi Peace Talks

[Daily News] THE curtain of the fifth Inter Burundi Dialogue (IBD) came down yesterday with former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa expressing his optimism about peace talks. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Talks Leave Many Questions

[Citizen] Arusha -More questions than answers lingered as the fifth and last round of Inter-Burundi Dialogue ended here on Monday October 29. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Peace Talks Falter As Government Fails to Attend

[Deutsche Welle] Officials from President Pierre Nkurunziza's government did not turn up for a final round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's severe political crisis. The peace talks are going ahead without them. (AllAfrica)

East Africa Now Owes China $29.4 Billion in Infrastructure Loans

[Nation] East African economies have in the past 10 years borrowed $29.42 billion to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Accuses Belgium of Ordering Assassination of Independence Hero

[Monitor] Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Battles Arrivals of Congolese Refugees

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDI is battling an influx of refugees fleeing conflict in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Hope in Guinea, Disappointment in Togo, Impunity in Burundi

[New Democrat] Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the capital Conakry? This looks more likely after investigations closed in December 2017 and the suspects were referred for trial, but victims are not so happy. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Should No Longer Be On UN Security Council's Agenda, Says Foreign Minister

[UN News] The United Nations Security Council should "have the courage to remove Burundi from its agenda", Foreign Minister Ezekiel Nibigira said on Saturday from the rostrum of the General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Aid Groups Denounce Burundi's 3-Month Ban on NGOs

[VOA] Aid groups are decrying Burundi's decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. (AllAfrica)

37,000 Refugees Back in Burundi

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A total of 37,000 Burundian refugees have voluntarily repatriated to their country from Tanzania from January to September, this year, bringing the total to 48,930 who have returned home voluntarily since September 2017. (AllAfrica)

Midwife Reaches Pregnant Refugee Just in Time to Deliver Her Baby On Rescue Boat

[UNFPA] Lake Tanganyika, Off Kigoma, Tanzania -When midwife Mariam Abrahman, 32, rescued a heavily pregnant woman from a flimsy boat carrying Burundian refugees in Lake Tanganyika, she knew she'd arrived just in time. (AllAfrica)

37,000 Burundian Refugees Repatriated From Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A total of 37,000 Burundian refugees have voluntarily been repatriated from Tanzania between January and this month. (AllAfrica)

Over 200 Killed in Escalating Brutality in Burundi

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDIAN security forces and youth aligned to the ruling party have allegedly killed more than 200 people in the past five months. (AllAfrica)

UN Human Rights Body - Renew Mandate of Burundi Investigation

[HRW] Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch documented how Burundi's security services and Imbonerakure members, the ruling party youth league, killed, raped, abducted, beat, and intimidated suspected opponents in the months leading up to the May 17 constitutional referendum. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Government On the Spot Over Expelling UN Human Rights Team

[Monitor] Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday why his government had thrown out a UN team that the Council, with Burundi's backing, had sent to investigate human rights abuses in the country. (AllAfrica)

Grave Human Rights Abuses Escalate in Burundi

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDI'S government is accused of summary executions, unlawful arrests, torture and sexual violations, among other crimes against humanity over the past year. (AllAfrica)

All Quiet in Burundi? Not Quite.

[African Arguments] In 2015, Burundi experienced well-publicised unrest, open government repression, a mass exodus of refugees, and the first signs of a new civil war in the wake of President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to flout the constitution and run for a third term. But after the government successfully clamped down on domestic unrest and largely kept the conflict from spilling over its borders, attention on the crisis has waned. (AllAfrica)

In Burundi, Three Journalists Attacked and Prevented From Covering Protest

[CPJ] Police on August 27 allegedly attacked three journalists with the privately owned station Radio Culture and prevented them from reporting on a land dispute in Ngagara, a neighborhood in the capital, Bujumbura, according to two of the journalists and a Facebook post by SOS Médias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists that reports on the country. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Burundi's Continued Contempt for Human Rights

[HRW] This week, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights was meant to present a report by three UN experts on the situation in Burundi to the UN's top human rights body. Instead, from the podium, she had to inform the Human Rights Council that no report could be presented, due to Burundi's total lack of cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Helping the Burundian People Cope With the Economic Crisis

[ICG] Burundi's worsening economy threatens to incite further violence in an already unstable country. The European Union and its member states, who have suspended direct aid to the government, must redouble efforts to ensure that their support benefits the Burundian people. (AllAfrica)

ATCL Resumes Flight to Entebbe, Bujumbura

[Daily News] AIR Tanzania is expected to resume passenger flights to Entebbe-Uganda and Bujumbura- Burundi routes on Sunday and Tuesday next week, respectively. (AllAfrica)

'There Is Pressure On us' - Refugees in Tanzania Pushed to Return

[African Arguments] With words and actions, the Tanzanian is pressuring Burundian refugees to go home, putting them at greater risk of abuses. (AllAfrica)

Burundian Experience Offers Insights for the Zimbabwe Opposition

[Daily Maverick] The important lesson for Zimbabwe's opposition from what happened in Burundi in 2010 is that participation is key. Despite what may look like injustice, it is good for the Zimbabwean opposition to stay within decision-making institutions such as the national assembly in order to counter any move that would otherwise lead to devastating consequences such as an untimely change of the constitution. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania, Burundi Miss Deadline On Double Taxation

[East African] Tanzania and Burundi missed the July 18 deadline set by the region's heads of state to ratify the East African Community Multilateral Double Taxation Agreement. (AllAfrica)

UN Envoy Urges Leaders to 'Seize Opportunities for National Unity and Peace'

[UN News] The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Burundi, Michel Kafando, has called on the country's leaders to "seize the opportunity" offered by the recent adoption of a new constitution, to create a new political environment that is "conducive to the consolidation of national unity and peace". (AllAfrica)

Burundi - Call to Renew the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry

[HRW] Excellencies, (AllAfrica)

Serengeti Boys to Play Burundi in CAF Opener

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mainland Tanzania U-16 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, will start their campaign to win the inaugural African Youth Championships for the East and Central African Football Association (Cecafa Zone) against Burundi in the qualifying tournament. (AllAfrica)

Which Countries Have the Highest Rates of Modern Slavery and Most Victims?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi are estimated to have the world's highest rates of modern-day slavery (AllAfrica)

Gor Striker Mustafa Gets Royal Welcome in Burundi

[Nairobi News] It turned out to be an emotional homecoming for new Gor Mahia signing Francis Mustafa when the footballer returned home last week for the first time after signing for the Kenyan champions. (AllAfrica)