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Burundi scoffs at U.N. warning on stoking of political violence

Burundi accused the UnitedNations on Wednesday of spreading rumors about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi (BNUB) about possible violence were baseless and possibly [...]

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    Burundi MSD opposition ‘joggers’ get life sentences

Burundi MSD opposition ‘joggers’ get life sentences

A court in Burundi has sentenced 21 opposition supporters to life in prison for participating in an illegal demonstration that turned violent. Another 26 Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD) supporters were given shorter jail terms. They denied participating in a march and say they were out jogging when a police crackdown [...]

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Burundi let off arrest, detention case hook

The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice has dismissed two cases filed by Burundi residents against the Republic of Burundi and Secretary General of the East African Community over the arrest and detention on suspicion of murdering two people in Burundi. The court dismissed the case by [...]

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Burundi crisis may stir unrest but not by me, says ex-rebel

  Burundi crisis may stir unrest but not by me, says ex-rebel

Burundi's worst political crisis since the end of its 12-year civil war risks unleashing a new wave of unrest before next year's presidential election, the main opposition leader said on [...]

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Burundi risks suspension from EAC

  Burundi risks suspension from EAC

The East African Law Society (EALS) based in Arusha has put the government of Burundi under the spotlight over the breach of human rights and democracy in the country. The law [...]

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Emergency Assistance from Japan to Burundi in response to the heavy rain in Bujumbura

  Emergency Assistance from Japan to Burundi in response to the heavy rain in Bujumbura

TOKYO, Japan, February 18, 2014 – 1. On Monday February 17, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 12 million yen (plastic sheets and blankets) to the Republic [...]

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Ethnic power-sharing under threat in Burundi, says party

  Ethnic power-sharing under threat in Burundi, says party

Bujumbura, Burundi: Burundi's junior coalition party has accused the president of undermining a delicate power-sharing deal, a constitutional requirement that has kept ethnic tensions in check since a 12-year civil war [...]

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50 dead in Burundi floods

  50 dead in Burundi floods

At least 50 people are reported to have died after floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura. The BBC's Cyiriaque Muhawenayo in the city says it is not yet possible [...]

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Burundi Tourism Minister Ndikumana quits

  Burundi Tourism Minister Ndikumana quits

Victoire Ndikumana, Minister of Posts, Commerce, Industry and Tourism resigned from government on Wednesday only one day after Communal Development Minister Jean-Claude Ndihokubwayo and Information, Communication, Telecommunications and Parliament Relations [...]

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