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EU suspends aid to Burundi

EU suspends aid to Burundi

The European Union has suspended its direct financial support, including budget support, to the Burundian government following failure of the latter to comply with its obligations under article 96 of the EU-ACP partnership agreement, also known as Cotonou Accord. In a press statement released Monday at the conclusion of consultations with Burundian government, the European […]

Burundi: Roman Catholic Church breaks silence, calls for inclusive dialogue

Burundi: Roman Catholic Church breaks silence, calls for inclusive dialogue

The Roman Catholic Council of Bishops in Burundi has appealed to politicians to avoid plunging the troubled country into further turmoil but seek a negotiated solution to the political crisis. In a statement released on Monday on the political crisis in the tiny East African state, the Council of Bishops said the country is at […]

Japan offers $2.5 m UNHCR Rwanda

Japan offers $2.5 m UNHCR Rwanda

The Japanese government has announced a $2.5 million contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the 2016 emergency response in support of Burundian refugees in Rwanda. The contribution by Japan is the first contribution received by UNHCR Rwanda in 2016. Over 77,000 Burundian refugees have fled to neighbouring Rwanda since March […]

EAC leaders to meet over Burundi turmoil

EAC leaders to meet over Burundi turmoil

The leaders of the East African Community (EAC)  are due to convene in Arusha, Tanzania for the forthcoming heads of state summit next Wednesday March 2nd in an effort to discuss ways of forging dialogue and end the deadly conflict in neighbouring Burundi. The summit will be chaired by the new Tanzanian leader, John Magufuli, […]

Burundi: One person killed, 32 injured in Bujumbura grenade attacks

Burundi: One person killed, 32 injured in Bujumbura grenade attacks

One person was killed and 32 others, most of them women and children, were injured in a series of grenade explosions that rocked Burundi’s capital Bujumbura Monday morning. The first blast was heard around 8 o’clock near a petrol station in the city centre near the country’s Independence Square. According to an eye-witness, a man […]

Burundi: govt implicates 34 including journalists in attempted coup plot

Burundi: govt implicates 34 including journalists in attempted coup plot

In an attempt to go after suspects in last year’s May 13 foiled coup, the High Court in Burundi has named 34 ex-police and military officers, journalists and politicians wanted for prosecution. All the individuals on the list are currently in exile after fleeing in the course of the ongoing turmoil in the Central African […]

Burundi Crisis: victims are buried in mass graves, says Amnesty International

Burundi Crisis: victims are buried in mass graves, says Amnesty International

As African leaders gather at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate on Burundi among other issues, rights advocacy group Amnesty International has claimed Burundian it has obtained satellite images corroborating eye witness reports that the Burundian military killed and buried dozens of people in mass graves near the capital Bujumbura last month. “Before and after […]

US envoy back to Burundi to push for dialogue

US envoy back to Burundi to push for dialogue

The US Special Envoy in the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello says his country is eager to strengthen its relationship with Burundi. Speaking to the National Radio after his meeting with the Burundi Parliament Speaker, Pascal Nyabenda, this Thursday, Mr. Perriello said the United States is keen to see peace and prosperity reign in Burundi. “We […]

S. Sudan rebel leader appeals for Museveni’s influence

S. Sudan rebel leader appeals for Museveni’s influence

Rebel commander in South Sudan and former Vice President Riek Machar has urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to use his influence and convince the authorities in the world’s youngest nation to implement the 2015 peace agreement. Machar made the call Tuesday in the Ugandan capital Kampala during his visit to South Sudan neighbour. While in […]

UN Security Council delegation arrives in troubled Burundi for crisis talks

UN Security Council delegation arrives in troubled Burundi for crisis talks

A UN Security Council delegation has arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura for talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government to allow peacekeepers into the troubled country, and to foster political dialogue aimed at ending the crisis that has gripped the tiny East African state since April last year. The Bujumbura government has rejected the proposed […]

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