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Burundians in Tanzania See Closed Market as Step Toward Expulsion

[VOA] Burundian refugees living in the Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania are no longer allowed to conduct business in the camp, depriving them of their only source of livelihood. The ban comes as Tanzanian authorities plan to repatriate the refugees back to Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Burundi-Rwanda Trade Resumes, But Old Problems Stay

[East African] Formal trade between Kigali and Bujumbura is slowly picking up after a political spat in Burundi that led to violence disrupted the movement of goods and people between the two countries four years ago. (AllAfrica)

UN Rights Body Should Extend Inquiry

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council should extend the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi during its ongoing session in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission published its latest report on September 4, 2019. (AllAfrica)

UNHCR Calls for Action Against Violence Targeting Foreigners in South Africa

[UNHCR] Pretoria -UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is gravely concerned over the recurring violent attacks against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in South Africa, most recently taking place in the commercial business districts (CBD) of Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng Province. (AllAfrica)

UN Commission Warns of Likelihood of Genocide

[VOA] The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said Wednesday that the country, following years of political turmoil, was primed for a genocide. (AllAfrica)

Wednesday's Daily Brief - Fear Rampant in Burundi, WHO On Nutrition, Hurricane Dorian Latest, Cyberbullying Poll, Bachelet, One Year On

[UN News] A recap of Wednesday's main stories: UN rights experts warn 'climate of fear' rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three young people say they've been bullied online; and UN's top rights official on world's crises (AllAfrica)

The UN Commission of Inquiry Raises Red Flags At the Serious Human Rights Violations Committed in the Pre-Electoral Climate

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Less than a year ahead of Burundi's presidential, parliamentary and local elections in 2020, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (COIB) concludes in its report released today the existence of a climate of fear and intimidation of all persons who do not show their support to the ruling party, CNDD-FDD. As members of its youth league, the "Imbonerakure", agents of the National Intelligence Service and of the police, and local authorities continue to commit serious human rights violations agai (AllAfrica)

Stars Kick Off World Cup Campaign

[Daily News] TAIFA Stars kick off their road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar campaign away in Bujumbura today, as they face hosts Burundi in the first leg of the African qualifier preliminary round. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Must Assure Returnees of Safety, Wellbeing

[East African] In a meeting of minds that was not completely unexpected, Burundi and Tanzania on August 27 agreed to the repatriation of Burundian refugees starting October. Yet, predictably, the decision set off alarm bells, first within the Burundian refugee community, and rights activists who fear that the agreement could provide cover to forcible removals. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Wants Burundian Refugees Sent Home. but They Face Big Challenges

[The Conversation Africa] Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to begin sending back all Burundian refugees from October. The repatriation effort will take place in collaboration with the United Nations. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Amelia Kuch to give some insights into the decision. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Has Minerals, Economy Will Thrive - Return and Help Build the Country

[East African] Bujumbura -Burundi's First Vice-President Gaston Sindimwo spoke with Moses Havyarimana about the country's economy, politics and regional integration. (AllAfrica)

Forgotten - Rwanda-Burundi Row

[East African] As Uganda and Rwanda took a step towards normalising their sour relations, there seemed to be no end in sight for the bad blood between Kigali and Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Thousands of Burundians Fear Expulsion From Tanzania

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -PANIC has gripped Burundian refugees following reported plans by Tanzania to deport thousands of these nationals. (AllAfrica)

Pact to Repatriate Refugees from Tanzania Fuels Fear

[VOA] A deal to begin repatriating almost 200,000 Burundi refugees from Tanzania beginning in October has sparked anxiety among the displaced, with individuals considering an appeal to the United Nations and at least one civil society group weighing a lawsuit over any forced return. (AllAfrica)

Dar, Bujumbura to Repatriate Refugees

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Burundi are determined to repatriate Burundian refugees from various camps in Kigoma region, even without the participation of international community. (AllAfrica)

Vintage Gor Mahia Destroy Aigle Noir

[Nation] Nicholas Kipkurui Sunday masterminded a 5-1 aggregate win for Gor Mahia over Burundi's Aigle Noir in the preliminaries of this season's Caf Champions League at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. (AllAfrica)

Kenya, Burundi Draw in Cecafa U15

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya football Under-15 team settled for a 1-1 draw against Burundi in their third Group A match in the ongoing CECAFA Under-15 Championships in Asmara, Eritrea. (AllAfrica)

Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World's Largest Refugee Camps

[UN] Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in protracted refugee situations. The stories we hear about them often show us their unsurmountable challenges, but life in the camps is more than scrambling for food and waiting for a better fut (AllAfrica)

Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa (AllAfrica)

15 Years On, No Justice for Gatumba Massacre

[HRW] Goma -Victims of an armed attack on a refugee camp in Burundi and their families are still waiting for justice and compensation 15 years later. The attack on the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi killed more than 150 Congolese civilians and wounded another 106. (AllAfrica)

Gor Mahia Hold Aigle Noir in Bujumbura

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Gor Mahia will have all to play for in the return leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie in Nairobi against Aigle Noir in two weeks' time after holding the Burundian side to a 0-0 in the first leg played in Bujumbura on Sunday evening. (AllAfrica)

Is Transmission, Solar the Answer to Connecting Africa?

[East African] In the week that Kenya announced it had sold its first crude oil consignment, Zimbabwe raised electricity prices threefold in the face of a biting shortage. (AllAfrica)

Govt Playing Politics with Deadly Malaria Outbreak?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 5.7 million cases of malaria were recorded in Burundi in 2019, and with a population of just over 11 million, this is about half its population. (AllAfrica)

An Average American Generates As Much CO2 As 581 Burundians

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] While every country in the world suffers from the impacts of climate change, no country better sums up the burning injustice of a warming planet than Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Malaria Death Toll in Burundi Rivals DRC Ebola Deaths - OCHA

[RFI] A malaria outbreak of "epidemic proportions" has killed some 1,800 people in Burundi in 2019, with a death toll on par with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo's contagious Ebola, according to the latest report by OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Gor to Name New Coach as Burundi Opponents Loom

[Nation] Kenya's representatives in the Caf Champions League, Gor Mahia, start their campaign against Burundian champions Aigle Noir away on Sunday before hosting them in Nairobi after a fortnight. (AllAfrica)

Beering-Up With the Burundian Black Belgian Brewer

[RFI] John Christian Kavakure fled war in Burundi 25 years ago with the dream of owning a brewery. (AllAfrica)

UN Rights Body Should Extend Commission of Inquiry On Mandate for Further Year

[HRW] To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland (AllAfrica)

Fears Growing That Congo's Ebola Could Spread to Neighbouring Countries

[VOA] Geneva -As the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo enters its second year, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are voicing concern about the growing risk of the virus spreading to neighboring countries. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers On Trial for Killing Burundians

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -HUMAN rights groups are demanding a fair trial as six Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) security personnel are probed for allegedly killing 38 Burundian asylum seekers in 2017. (AllAfrica)