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School Ban On Expectant Teens 'Skewed' Against Girls' Education

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"All girls have a right to education regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status" (AllAfrica)

Lacklustre Gor Face in Must-Win Tie Against As Ports

[Nation] Dar es Salaam -Kenyan champions Gor Mahia head into Thursday's Cecafa Kagame Cup match against AS Ports of Djibouti knowing nothing short of victory will guarantee them a place in the quarter-finals. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Dialogue Progressing Well, East African Community Says

[Citizen] Arusha -The East African Community (EAC) deputy secretary general (Political Federation) Mr Charles Njoroge confirmed that the Inter Burundi dialogue, seeking to find peace solution in violent prone country was progressing well. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Burundian Striker Arrives in Gor Mahia to Replace Kagere

[Nairobi News] Burundi hitman Francis Mustafa has landed in Nairobi to complete a transfer to Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia. (AllAfrica)

Opponents of Constitutional Change Face Torture and Execution - UN

[UN News] In Burundi, opponents of constitutional reform supported by the Government have faced torture and execution amid a "continuing environment of threats and intimidation", senior UN investigators said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

UN Accuses Ruling Party of Mass Human Rights Violations

[VOA] A United Nations probe into the human rights situation in Burundi finds government opponents are subject to mass violations including summary executions, disappearances, arbitrary arrests and torture. (AllAfrica)

Appalling Conditions for Burundi and Congolese Refugees in Tanzania

[Deutsche Welle] About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are "miserable," as Prosper Kwigize reports. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Car Rebel Attack

[CAJ News] Bangui -THE latest attacks by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have left a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper dead. (AllAfrica)

Nkurunziza Surprises With Vow to Step Down in 2020

[Monitor] In a surprise move, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would step down in 2020, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power. (AllAfrica)

Burundi's Nkurunziza to Step Down in 2020

[Citizen] Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Thursday he would not run for another term, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Coordinating With Burundi to Deliver Egyptian Medical Aid

[Egypt Online] Friday 08 June 2018 - 11:38 AM (AllAfrica)

Reaction of Didier Reynders On the Announcement By the President of Burundi

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement by the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza of the end of his mandate in 2020. The principle of democratic alternation lies at the heart of the Arusha Accords and of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. (AllAfrica)

SA Must Help Resolve Burundi's Crisis

[HRW] The resolution of Burundi's protracted civil war was a milestone in African politics, highlighting regional leaders' ability and determination to organise a peace settlement based on human rights. Yet the gains made nearly two decades ago, involving strong South African leadership, have all but vanished. (AllAfrica)

Is Burundi a Nation of Lions Led By Donkeys?

[East African] A French gift a few days angered Burundi's government. (AllAfrica)

EAC Cuts Budget By $10m, Cites Poor Performance of Burundi, South Sudan

[East African] The East African Community on Monday presented its 2018/19 budget to the East African Legislative Assembly sitting in Nairobi, with a $10 million slash attributed to reviewed expenditure targets due to poor remittances by some partner states. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Counts Losses Over Axed Comesa Meet

[East African] The 20th Comesa heads of state summit, which was scheduled to take place from June 1- 10 in Bujumbura, has been postponed, catching government officials by surprise as they were putting final touches on preparations for the meeting. (AllAfrica)

AU Must Re-Engage in Burundi to Push for Inclusivity As a Way Out of Violence

[ICG] The constitutional changes, if passed, could reset the clock on term limits for President Pierre Nkurunziza -- potentially giving him an additional 14 years in power -- and paving the way for the dismantling of ethnic balances embedded in the 2000 Arusha Agreement, which brought an end to Burundi's protracted civil war. (AllAfrica)

What Twitter Data Review Says of Region's Presidents

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza is the most shunned leader in East Africa while Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is likely the community's foremost champion, a review of data on twitter shows. (AllAfrica)

UN Envoy Urges 'Inclusive' Talks to Resolve Crisis in Burundi

[UN News] Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

ATCL to Extend Wings to Mumbai, Bujumbura, Entebbe

[Daily News] ATCL will begin direct flights to India and China when the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrives in July and extend regional routes to Bujumbura, Burundi and Entebbe, Uganda using the Bombardier Dash 8 Q 400. (AllAfrica)

Govt Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts

[VOA] Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media outlets. (AllAfrica)

Visitor Logbooks Still Required 3 Years After Unrest

[VOA] The shadow of the Burundian government's 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track visitors. Security services dropping by can demand to see them and failure to produce them can result in arrest. (AllAfrica)

Referendum - Who Will Stop Pierre Nkurunziza?

[Deutsche Welle] With the newly approved constitution in Burundi, President Nkurunziza can rule until 2034, joining a club of dictators in Africa. It's high time that African youth stood up against tyranny, DW's Fred Muvunyi writes. (AllAfrica)

Death Blow to Democracy in Burundi

[This is Africa] The majority of Burundians have voted in favour of a new constitution that could keep current President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. (AllAfrica)

Voters Back Changes to Extend Presidential Term Limit

[Deutsche Welle] Voters in Burundi have overwhelmingly backed reforms that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034. The president's 2015 bid to seek a third term in office plunged the country into crisis. (AllAfrica)

Ebola Risks, Gaza Stats, and a Vote in Burundi - the Cheat Sheet

[IRIN] Geneva -Vanuatu: everyone off the island (AllAfrica)

Limit President to Two Five-Year Terms, Says Burundi's Former Leader

[Deutsche Welle] A five-year term -- renewable once -- is enough, Burundi's former president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya says in a DW interview as Burundi decides on presidential terms in a constitutional referendum. (AllAfrica)

Who is President Pierre Nkurunziza?

[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide" by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' vote could keep him in office until 2034. (AllAfrica)

Citizens Kept in the Dark Ahead of Controversial Referendum

[Fahamu] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has intensified his brutal campaign to stay in power by stifling international news reporting of his government's repressive actions, events ahead of his controversial referendum to extend presidential term limits. (AllAfrica)

Regional Handball - Rwanda Down Burundi to Reach Semis

[New Times] The national junior handball team overpowered Burundi in a comfortable 37-22 victory on Thursday afternoon at Namboole Stadium courts to advance to the semi-finals of the ongoing regional IHF U20 Challenge Trophy in Kampala, Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Burundians Living in Nairobi Vote in Country's Referendum

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of Burundians living in Nairobi on Thursday lined up at the International Life House to participate in a referendum on the country's presidential term. (AllAfrica)