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Burundi to demand drawdown review of troops in Somalia

02-20-2019 After his two-day visit to Burundi, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has said Burundi peacekeepers contributed much to the consolidation of peace and security in his country. “Burundi troops were the first to land in Somalia in 2007 and fought courageously Al-Shaabab terrorists”, he said. He also said he (...)
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Japanese Embassy to give 250 tons of sardines to Burundi school canteens

02-20-2019 Japanese Embassy in Burundi has promised to give 250 tons of sardines to the World Food Program (WFP). The gift will be used in the school canteen program. The donation which is valued at US $ 1.7 million, and more than 270,000 schoolchildren and students in 300 primary schools (...)
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Mugina: Six CNL followers detained

02-19-2019 Marc Nahimana, Albert Kwizerimana, Richard Niyondiko, Daniel Manirampa, Elias Mvukiyuburundi and Geredy Ntawutangimana from Muyange hill of Mugina Commune in Cibitoke Province, in the west area of the country detained in the dungeon of the commune for over four days. All of them are members of the new party-National (...)
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CNL, new party of Rwasa

02-18-2019 The Ministry of the Interior approved, on Thursday, February 14, the National Congress for Liberty “Ubugabo si urucumu” party of Agathon Rwasa. Outburst of joy on the opposition side. Suspense is over now. The Minister of the Interior issued an ordinance No. 530/237 approving the new party. Since last (...)
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Newly constructed presidential palace handed over to Burundian Authorities

02-15-2019 The Ambassador of China to Burundi has officially handed over the presidential palace to the Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Second Vice President this February 14, 2019. Li Changlin, says it is a pleasure to hand over this presidential palace which is built in Gasenyi area in the (...)
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Rwasa’s new party approved

02-14-2019 The Ministry of Home Affairs has just approved the National Congress for Liberty, a new political party chaired by Agathon Rwasa, First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. Agathon Rwasa, current leader of the opposition coalition “Amizero y’Abarundi” says he appreciates the decision taken by the Ministry of Home (...)
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MPs concerned over settlement of land conflicts

02-14-2019 Members of Parliament adopted two bills related to the functioning, mission, and organization of the National Commission on Land and other Properties-CNTB and its Special Court. They also raised some concerns. MPs have raised concerns in relation to some cases settled by the Special Court when complainants made appeals. (...)
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EAC summit: Burundian dialogue put in the background

02-11-2019 Benjamin Mkapa has announced the end of a deadlocked facilitation and the EAC Heads of state have decide that the question of dialogue will be dealt with later, etc. The summit ignored the Burundian crisis. They put off the question of the inter-Burundian dialogue indefinitely. The 21st of the (...)
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Over 350 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

02-08-2019 More than 350 Burundian refugees out of 1000 refugees who were expected to return to Burundi from Nduta and Mtenderi refugee camps in Tanzania were voluntarily repatriated this 7 February. They are from 107 families and include 175 men and 160 women. They arrived at Gisuru border in Ruyigi (...)
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Bicycle taxi rider killed by stray bullet, says Security Ministry

02-07-2019 After a bicycle taxi driver was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on 5 February, the ministry of Public Security refers to the incident as a self-defense. The association of bicycle taxi drivers refutes the argument. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security says the bicycle-taxi rider (...)
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