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Burundi and Niger Share Spoils in Six-Goal Thriller

[CAF] Burundi produced a stunning comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Niger in Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey. (AllAfrica)

AU Mission in Somalia to Be Reduced By 1,000

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to be reduced by 1,000 soldiers this month in line with the United Nation Security Council resolution. (AllAfrica)

Afcon U-20 - Nigeria Fly Over Burundi

[Daily Trust] The Flying Eagles of Nigeria began their quest for the 8th African crown with a 2-0 victory over Burundi at the ongoing Under-20 Nations Cup in Niger Republic. (AllAfrica)

Kakonko to Promote Business Opportunities in Burundi

[Daily News] KAKONKO District Council officers in Kigoma Region plan to visit Bujumbura in Burundi to promote business opportunities following the recent opening of the Muhange market border post. (AllAfrica)

Kakonko to Promote Business Opportunities in Burundi

[Daily News] KAKONKO District Council officers in Kigoma Region plan to visit Bujumbura in Burundi to promote business opportunities following the recent opening of the Muhange market border post. (AllAfrica)

Kenya to Face Burundi in CHAN 2020 Qualifiers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's Harambee Stars have been paired against Burundi in the first round of qualification for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers which will be held later on this year at a date to be revealed by CAF. (AllAfrica)

Kenya to Face Burundi in CHAN Qualifiers

[Nation] Kenya will face Burundi in the opening phase of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Capital Move Designed to Dodge Dissent - Critics

[RFI] Burundi's ditching of Bujumbura as its capital city has critics accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of seeking to avoid opposition dissent and deflecting attention from the country's dire economic crisis. (AllAfrica)

UN Appeals for Nearly U.S.$300M for Burundi Refugees

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency and 35 partners report $296 million is needed this year to provide life-saving assistance to 345,000 Burundian refugees living in desperate conditions in neighboring Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda-Burundi Tension Hampers Regional Trade

[East African] Increasing political tension between Rwanda and Burundi, which started in 2015 when political unease in Bujumbura saw its citizens cross over to Kigali, has disrupted cross-border trade between the two countries leaving traders counting their losses. (AllAfrica)

Bakri and His Burundian Counterpart Hold Talks

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, and the First Vice-President of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, Tuesday held joint talks at the Republican Palace on the bilateral relations and ways of boosting them further in all fields for the mutual interest. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda's President Kagame Stokes Tension With Neighbors

[Deutsche Welle] In his New Year's speech Kagame accused neighboring countries of supporting a rebellion against Rwanda. Experts see Burundi as the main target of his remarks. (AllAfrica)

First Vice - President of Burundi to Arrive in Khartoum On Monday

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, is due to arrive on Monday morning on a several-day official visit at the invitation of the First Vice - President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Objects Reduction of Its Troops in Somalia

[Dalsan Radio] Burundi army spokesman Colonel Floribert Biyereke said in a statement that the military would ask the government to argue for a proportionate number of troops be withdrawn from each AU member country, rather than solely Burundian soldiers. (AllAfrica)

China Offers Selfless Assistance to Burundi - Burundian FM

[Focac] China provides selfless assistance to help with Burundi's development and its people's livelihood, the Burundian foreign minister said Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Plague Hits Sheep, Goats in Burundi, Says Report

[East African] A sheep and goat plague (also called Peste des Petits Ruminants) has killed 3,337 goats in Burundi, the East African Community's latest report shows. (AllAfrica)

Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states. (AllAfrica)

East Africa Won't Tackle Burundi Crisis

[HRW] After the Burundian government's glaring absence at the fifth and final round of dialogue on October 30 under the East African Community's initiative to resolve the crisis in that country, the talks ended with no tangible results. (AllAfrica)

Govt Orders Closure of UN Human Rights Office

[VOA] Burundi has ordered the U.N. Human Rights Council to close its office in the east African country. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Port to Provide Services to S. Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi

[East African] Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Missing at the Burundi EAC Games

[East African] Rwanda were conspicuously absent as the East African Community (EAC) Inter-Parliamentary Games started in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

AfDB Avails U.S.$322 Million for Construction of Tanzania-Burundi Road

[Citizen] Arusha -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released $322 million for the construction of two roads to link Tanzania and Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Statement By the Chairperson of the Commission On the Regional Efforts On Burundi

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes note of the postponement of the East African Community Summit, which was scheduled in Arusha, Tanzania, on 30 November 2018. This Summit, for which he had travelled to Arusha, was to provide an opportunity for the Facilitator of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue to submit a report on his efforts. (AllAfrica)

Gor Mahia Release Burundi Captain Nizigiyimana

[Nation] Gor Mahia has parted ways with Burundian defender Karim Nizigiyimana in a bid to fulfil the foreign quota ahead of the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League season. (AllAfrica)

Is Bujumbura Boycotting EAC Summit?

[Citizen] Arusha -Fears are mounting here over the likely boycott of tomorrow's (Friday) East African Community (EAC) leaders' summit by Burundi. (AllAfrica)

I Am a Progressive Feminist, a Mentor

[East African] Carmen Nibigira was born in Burundi in 1978. She is the first born in a family of four girls and her parents pushed them to excel. She studied at Lycee Vugizo in Burundi and St Peter's High College in Gloucester UK. (AllAfrica)

AfDB Approves U.S.$322 Million for Road Upgrading in Burundi and Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved $322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the Rumonge-Gitaza (45 km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260 km) road upgrading project. (AllAfrica)

Burundian Must Take Lead in Launching Inclusive Dialogue to End Political Crisis - UN Envoy

[UN News] The absence of an inclusive political dialogue in Burundi has left country fragile amid the humanitarian, economic and financial difficulties and ongoing security threats, the United Nations Special Envoy there told the Security Council on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania, Burundi Lead in Consumption of Antibiotics in East Africa

[East African] Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows. (AllAfrica)

National Under-23 Eager to Turn Tables Against Burundi

[Daily News] NATIONAL Under-23 football team, Head Coach Bakari Shime said they are ready to face Burundi in today's Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifiers at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Burundi, Kenya Fight Over Aircraft Deployment

[Nation] A diplomatic row has erupted between Burundi and Kenya after Bujumbura demanded that Kenya Airways' low-cost partner, Jambojet, deploy a bigger aircraft with business class seats for flights to the central African nation. (AllAfrica)