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    Burundi hosts regional peace and security meet

Burundi hosts regional peace and security meet

Issues of regional peace and security will take centre-stage during a three-day conference in the Burundian capital which has opened today. The meeting in Bujumbura will bring together over 150 peace activists, government officials, development partners and other stakeholders from the five Partner States that make up the East African Community [...]

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    Second peace, security meeting scheduled for Bujumbura

Second peace, security meeting scheduled for Bujumbura

The second East African Community (EAC) Peace and Security conference will be held in Bujumbura,Burundi from 13- 15 November, 2013. ‘’The conference will provide the opportunity to dialogue on successful local initiatives in peace building, conflict prevention and resolution and to explore how other communities may learn from each other,’’ said [...]

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Burundi’s Nkurunziza takes over as the new chair of the EAC summit

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is the new chairman of the Heads of State Summit, the top organ of the East African Community. He took over at the 12th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the EAC member states, from outgoing chair, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, a week ago. Mr Nkurunziza [...]

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Handheld Computers Speed Up Food Aid in Burundi

  Handheld Computers Speed Up Food Aid in Burundi

Aid organisations say a small handheld computer will allow them to more rapidly assess where food aid is needed most urgently. As a result, fewer Burundians will suffer hunger this [...]

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French may become added official EAC Language

The EAC has for the first time last week conceded the possibility to make French another ‘official’ language of the East African Community, besides English and Kiswahili. This development is attributed [...]

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China Supports Burundi Development Projects

  China Supports Burundi Development Projects

China last week granted two donations to Burundi totalling 6.5 million U.S. dollars to support the country's development projects. One donation was directed to the government's program of constructing [...]

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Burundi: Boycott Cedes Power To Ruling Party

Bujumbura — The coalition of 11 major opposition parties which boycotted July 23 national assembly elections will also boycott elections to the senate on July 28. The Alliance of [...]

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EAC Election Observer Mission for Legislative Elections in Burundi

An EAC Election Observer Mission is in the Republic of Burundi for the Legislative elections in the country, slated for 23 July 2010. The Mission seeks to assess whether [...]

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