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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said in a statement that the military would ask the government to argue for a proportionate number of troops be withdrawn from each AU member country, rather than solely Burundian soldiers.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)

Political Representation - Ethnicity Trumps Gender in Burundi and Rwanda

[The Conversation Africa] Only one in five members of parliament, across the world, are women. To increase female political representation, many countries have introduced some form of gender quota - ensuring women are guaranteed a fixed number of slots. (AllAfrica)

Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence. (AllAfrica)

Mkapa Optimistic About Burundi Peace Talks

[Daily News] THE curtain of the fifth Inter Burundi Dialogue (IBD) came down yesterday with former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa expressing his optimism about peace talks. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Talks Leave Many Questions

[Citizen] Arusha -More questions than answers lingered as the fifth and last round of Inter-Burundi Dialogue ended here on Monday October 29. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Peace Talks Falter As Government Fails to Attend

[Deutsche Welle] Officials from President Pierre Nkurunziza's government did not turn up for a final round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's severe political crisis. The peace talks are going ahead without them. (AllAfrica)

East Africa Now Owes China $29.4 Billion in Infrastructure Loans

[Nation] East African economies have in the past 10 years borrowed $29.42 billion to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Accuses Belgium of Ordering Assassination of Independence Hero

[Monitor] Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Battles Arrivals of Congolese Refugees

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDI is battling an influx of refugees fleeing conflict in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Hope in Guinea, Disappointment in Togo, Impunity in Burundi

[New Democrat] Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the capital Conakry? This looks more likely after investigations closed in December 2017 and the suspects were referred for trial, but victims are not so happy. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Should No Longer Be On UN Security Council's Agenda, Says Foreign Minister

[UN News] The United Nations Security Council should "have the courage to remove Burundi from its agenda", Foreign Minister Ezekiel Nibigira said on Saturday from the rostrum of the General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Aid Groups Denounce Burundi's 3-Month Ban on NGOs

[VOA] Aid groups are decrying Burundi's decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. (AllAfrica)

37,000 Refugees Back in Burundi

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A total of 37,000 Burundian refugees have voluntarily repatriated to their country from Tanzania from January to September, this year, bringing the total to 48,930 who have returned home voluntarily since September 2017. (AllAfrica)

Midwife Reaches Pregnant Refugee Just in Time to Deliver Her Baby On Rescue Boat

[UNFPA] Lake Tanganyika, Off Kigoma, Tanzania -When midwife Mariam Abrahman, 32, rescued a heavily pregnant woman from a flimsy boat carrying Burundian refugees in Lake Tanganyika, she knew she'd arrived just in time. (AllAfrica)