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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

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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)


Govt Reversing School Pregnancy Ban 'Not Enough to Protect Girls'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Campaigners say tens of thousands of girls in Africa are ostracised or shamed for becoming pregnant every year, despite most having no sex education (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)


Govt Reversing School Pregnancy Ban 'Not Enough to Protect Girls'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Campaigners say tens of thousands of girls in Africa are ostracised or shamed for becoming pregnant every year, despite most having no sex education (AllAfrica)


Missing Burundi Journalist Might Have Been Killed

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -UNCERTAINTY surrounds the fate of a Burundian journalist who disappeared more than two years ago. (AllAfrica)


Burundi Diaspora Week Kicks Off in Bujumbura

[East African] President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday launched the 2018 Burundi Diaspora Week in Bujumbura urging citizens living outside the country to contribute to development. (AllAfrica)


AU Shouldn't Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School

[HRW] In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. Burundi's Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school. (AllAfrica)


Holders Zambia Face Red-Hot Burundi

[CAF] Holders Zambia prepare for their defying moment in the qualifiers when they host Burundi in the final round first leg on Saturday, 14 July 2018 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka. (AllAfrica)


New Boy Mustafa Sends Gor to Kagame Semis

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon to qualify for the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-finals. (AllAfrica)


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)