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Cereal output, import must rise in Low-Income Food Deficit Countries

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, a quarterly publication by Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Markets and Trade Division, indicates that cereal output and import...
UN Security Council

Burundians parade to support UN decision of removing Burundi from its agenda

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Burundian people on Saturday staged parades countrywide to support United Nations (UN) Security Council's decision of removing Burundi from its political agenda. The UN Security...
Covid-19

Burundi president says COVID-19 under control; no new cases for several weeks

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Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye on Friday said the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control in the east African nation and no new...
Gunmen

Gunmen kill 6, injure 5 in northern Burundi: official

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At least six people were killed, five were injured on Thursday night in a gunmen's attack in northern Burundi, a local official said...
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Uganda suspends operations of 208 aid agencies over violation of regulations

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Uganda has suspended operations of 208 humanitarian agencies over violations of rules governing refugees in the East African country, a top government official said...
Nigerian Military

Rwanda, Burundi intelligence officials meet to improve relations

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Military intelligence chiefs from Rwanda and Burundi met on Wednesday at Nemba One Stop Border Post to warm relations, which have been on...
Soldiers looks at burnt house on February 4, 2016 during a visit to the village of Dalori village, some 12 kilometres from Borno state capital Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the village left at least 85 people dead on January 30, 2016. At least 85 people died when Boko Haram insurgents stormed and torched a village on January 30 near the restive northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a state commissioner said on February 1, 2016. Boko Haram, which seeks a hardline Islamic state in northern Nigeria, has killed some 17,000 people and forced more than 2.6 million others to flee their homes since 2009. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

11 killed by armed people in Burundi – official

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A group of armed people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed 11 citizens on Monday in Rumonge province, southwest Burundi, a...

5.0-magnitude quake hits 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi at 1413 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Tanzania pledges to support transportation in its lakes to boost trade

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has pledged to strengthen transportation in the east African nation's great lakes to boost trade with other countries. A statement...
Gunmen

Burundi denies sheltering militants following gunmen attack on Rwandan military position

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Burundi on Saturday said the central African nation "cannot be a sanctuary" for armed elements that disturb the security of neighboring countries, in response...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi’s outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of cardiac arrest

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Burundi's outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack in a hospital in east-central Burundi, said a government statement issued here on...
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15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Burundi

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Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Burundi, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 42, health authorities said...
Covid Positive

Burundi records 8 new cases of COVID-19

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Burundi on Tuesday recorded eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the east African country to 27, a top...
Rwanda

Rwanda says suffered no casualties in clash with Burundi army

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The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) said Sunday there were no casualties when its forces clashed with Burundian army Friday on a lake in eastern...
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Three COVID-19 patients recovered, four new cases reported in Burundi

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Three COVID-19 patients have recovered from the pandemic and four suspected cases have tested positive to the novel coronavirus in Burundi, the country's health...
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza attends a national congress in Burundi's political capital Gitega on Jan. 26, 2020. Burundi's ruling party on Sunday elected its secretary general Evariste Ndayishimiye as the party's candidate for the next presidential election due on May 20, 2020. (Photo by Evrard Ngendakumana/Xinhua)

Electoral campaign kicks off in Burundi

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Burundi's political parties and groups and independent candidates on Monday deployed nationwide for a three-week campaign ahead of the upcoming general elections. ...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi to start electoral campaign

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Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday signed a decree that the campaign for elections of the president, members of National Assembly and district councillors...
plane

Burundi extends suspension of international commercial flights for 2nd time

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Burundi has renewed for the second time the suspension of international commercial flights departing or landing at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport to reduce the...
Covid

Burundi slams “liars” who say country has no equipment to detect COVID-19

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Burundi has denounced as "liars" online users who claim the country does not have equipment to detect the novel coronavirus. In a...

Burundi opens Consulate General in Laayoune

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Courtesy of The Kingdom of Morocco's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates. Burundi on Friday officially opened its Consulate General in the...
Security Council

UN Security Council should consider removing Burundi from agenda – Wu Haitao

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The Security Council should consider removing the question of Burundi from its agenda, a Chinese envoy has said. "The current situation in Burundi should be...
Silence Media

Burundian authorities must stop treating the media with contempt-Amnesty International

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In response to the Burundian government’s decision to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from operating in the country and to continue the suspension...
football

Africa Nations Championship Qualifiers: Kenya Comes Up Against Burundi

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Kenya will play Burundi in the first round qualifiers for the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be staged in Ethiopia. Nick Mwendwa, president of...
Hundreds of Burundians lined up for the vote in which they are merely asked to decide yes or no. AFP/STR

UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

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The UN envoy for Burundi said Tuesday that dialogue remains the only viable option for resolving the political crisis in Burundi and for holding...
immunization

Burundi Rolls Out Meningitis Immunization Exercise

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Burundi is set to immunize over seven million citizens, equivalent to 77 percent of its total population, against meningitis in December, the Burundian health...
AfDB

AfDB Charts A Roadmap To Integrate The Development Of Eastern Africa

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The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration with infrastructure development...
Burundi

AU urges national unity in Burundi following recent attack

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The African Union on Tuesday called on all national stakeholders of Burundi to embrace the spirit of national unity and refrain from any acts...
BBC

BBC and VOA suspended in Burundi for 6 months

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The Burundian National Media Council (CNC) Friday said it has suspended the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA) radio stations...

Burundi’s shame over 32 years of clean human rights record

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Following the conviction and sentencing to 32 years in jail of Burundian human rights defender Germain Rukuki on a range of trumped-up charges, Amnesty...
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Burundi says not to attend any inter-Burundi dialogue session before constitutional referendum

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The Burundian government will not take part in any Inter-Burundi Dialogue session before the May 17 constitutional referendum, a senior government official said on...