Tag Archives: Burundi

08 October 17

Burundi government aims to end brain drain

Burundi vice-president Gaston Sindimwo says the country is committed to fighting brain drain.

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19 September 17

Forces in DR Congo kill 36 Burundi refugees

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 36 Burundi refugees during protests over plans to send them back to Burundi.

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29 August 17

Burundi: Rebel group vows to step up attacks against government

One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.

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27 August 17

Tanzania wants the UN to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees.

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18 August 17

Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza’s is already gearing up for 2020 elections

Burundi’s rapid decline into political crisis in 2015 is one of the region’s darkest stories since the turn of the century. Experts warn the country could plunge into an ethnic conflict similar to the horrors of neighbouring Rwanda in 1994,
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25 July 17

Burundian robotics team goes missing in Washington

A high school robotics team from Burundi has gone missing in the United States during an international robotics competition.

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24 July 17

Burundi: President calls on refugees to return home

Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.

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15 July 17

Burundi: Five people killed, 50 injured in grenade attack

At least five people have been killed in a grenade attack in Burundi’s northwestern province of Kayanza.

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16 June 17

Burundi: Grenade attack kills one, injures nine

One person was killed and nine people injured in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura on Wednesday.

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08 June 17

EU ambassador labels claims of meddling in Burundi politics ‘fake news’

European Union (EU) Ambassador Kristian Schmidt has denied claims from Burundi that the EU is attempting to destabilise the country’s political environment.

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