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Will Burundi's Tourism Turn the Tide?

[East African] Burundi, which describes itself as "The Heart of Africa", is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours -- Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda -- taking the lion's share of East Africa's tourism pie. (AllAfrica)

Rights Abuses Continue Despite Transition

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Burundi from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Twenty Illegal Immigrants From Burundi Arrested

[Daily News] THE Immigration Department has arrested 20 immigrants from the neighbouring Burundi, with 12 being under 18 years. (AllAfrica)

AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises

[ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Records Highest Cases of Covid-19 After Festive Season

[East African] Burundi has announced 40 new Covid-19 cases, the highest number of cases recorded in the country within two days since the first positive case was announced in March last year. (AllAfrica)

Ex-President Pierre Buyoya's Death Exposes Divisions in Burundi

[East African] The announcement of the death of Burundian former Pierre Buyoya by several sources, exposed the divisions between Burundians, in and outside the country, on his legacy. To date, neither the government nor his family has officially announced his death. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Rejects Request to Deport Suspected Burundian Coup Plotters

[East African] Rwanda has reiterated its unwillingness to deport individuals accused of orchestrating the 2015 coup plot against former Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. (AllAfrica)

President Ndayishimiye Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against Burundi

[UN News] The "indiscriminate consequences" of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Accountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi

[HRW] Human Rights Watch thanks the Commission of Inquiry for a much-needed update on the grave human rights violations that Burundian state agents, most notably the National Intelligence Service and administrative authorities, and members of the Imbonerakure, have committed against the population since May 2019. (AllAfrica)

More Burundi Refugees Leave Rwanda for Home

[East African] The third cohort of Burundian refugees in Rwanda began their journey back home on Thursday as more continue to register for repatriation citing sustained peace in Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Council Holds Dialogues With Commission of Inquiry On Burundi and Commission On Human Rights in South Sudan, Starts Dialogue With Fact-Finding Mission On Venezuela

[OHCHR] The Human Rights Council this morning held separate interactive dialogues with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, and started an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Council Forty Fifth Session Interactive Dialogue On Burundi

[OHCHR] Oral briefing Of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi* (AllAfrica)

Burundi International Promises Gor Mahia More Titles

[Nation] New Gor Mahia striker Jules Ulimwengu has exuded confidence that his stay at K'Ogalo will see the team conquer continental football, continue dominating the local league and other domestic competitions. (AllAfrica)

It's Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry

[HRW] EU Should Take Action to Ensure Mandate Is Extended (AllAfrica)

Dar, Bujumbura Eye Greater Economic Ties

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Burundi have committed to deepen and strengthen economic ties through expanded trade and investment, with a goal of achieving decent livelihoods in both countries. (AllAfrica)

Thank You Tanzania-Ndayishimiye

[Daily News] BURUNDI President, Evariste Ndayishimiye yesterday arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania for his maiden state visit, delivering an emotional speech, thanking Tanzania for its contribution to the peace process in his nation. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Violations Continue Under New Govt - UN Report

[UN News] UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for a third term in 2015, in a move deemed by opposition to be unconstitutional. (AllAfrica)

New Government, but No Progress in Sight On the Human Rights Front

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Following the 2020 presidential, legislative and local elections, the fifteen-year presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza came to a close and a new era under President Évariste Ndayishimiye began. The resulting new policy shifts, appointments, and public statements by the new Government show more cause for concern and warning than promise. (AllAfrica)

Sumaili Hopes to Positively Influence Burundi Women's Football

[CAF] Twice, Burundian international Falone Sumaili had made the decision to quit her football career; first, following the demise of her mother and second, when she got a career threatening injury, followed by another loss in the family, her sister. (AllAfrica)

Burundian Refugees Fear a Hostile Tanzania

[New Frame] They face increasing ill-treatment in their host country, including restrictions on their livelihoods, and many have disappeared, allegedly abducted from the camps. (AllAfrica)

Second Group of Burundian Refugees to Be Repatriated On Thursday

[New Times] The second group of around 500 Burundian refugees will on Thursday, September 10, be repatriated from Mahama Refugee Camp to their home country, the Ministry of Emergency Management has said. (AllAfrica)

Burundi and Tanzania Start New Seasons

[CAF] The Burundian and Tanzanian Premier Leagues were the first on the continent to kick off their 2020/21 seasons after the heavy disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Jean Bigirimana Now Missing 1,500 Days

[AI London] On International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International is calling for the truth regarding the whereabouts of Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana. (AllAfrica)

Refugees Face Uncertain Future After Years in Rwanda

[DW] As hundreds of Burundian refugees living in Rwanda return home after years in exile following deadly political violence, observers see this as a chance for Burundi and Rwanda to normalize their frosty relations. (AllAfrica)

500 Burundian Refugees Repatriated

[New Times] According to statistics, between 2015 until March 2020, when Rwanda closed its borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 5,922 refugees had already voluntarily gone back to Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Burundi Discuss Security Challenges

[New Times] A high-level meeting of intelligence chiefs from Rwanda and Burundi are meeting at Nemba One-Stop Border Post in Bugesera District to discuss security issues that have strained the two countries' relations. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Burundi Move to Restore Security Ties

[New Times] Rwanda and Burundi have shown signs of restoring relations caused by political row following a high level meeting of intelligence officials that took place in the Eastern Province. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Burundi Army Spy Chiefs End Talks, Agree on Border Security

[East African] Rwanda and Burundi have negotiated a path towards enforcing security at their common border, a move aimed at ending longstanding hostilities and a return to the good relations they once shared. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Burundi Military Intelligence Chiefs Meet to Quell Tension

[East African] For the first time since 2015, Rwandan and Burundian military officials have met publicly to discuss and find common ground on the longstanding tensions that have affected security, trade and movement along their border. (AllAfrica)

First Group of Burundian Refugees to Be Repatriated On Thursday

[New Times] The group will depart from the camp early morning of Thursday and head towards their exit at the border. (AllAfrica)

Shime Hopes U-17 to Finish Off Burundi

[Daily News] THE national Under-17 Women football team Head Coach Bakari Shime said his squad is ready to finish off Burundi in tomorrow's FIFA Women World Cup qualifying game in Bujumbura, Burundi. (AllAfrica)