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6 hrs ago | Basketball in Africa

Zone V : Urunani retain Zone V crown, Usiu claim women's title

Berco Stars Burundi's Urunani Basketball Club retained the Fiba/Africa Men's Zone V Club Championships title after beating hosts KPA 68-59 on Sunday at KPA welfare gymnasium in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Rwanda: Flydubai to Start Kigali Operations in September

Rwanda's aviation sector continues to attract more airlines, with the latest entrant being flydubai.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

Second genocide in Rwanda? Slow, silent, systematic?

Life prisoners - all Hutu - in Muhanga Prison are, according to the Global Research caption, regularly "hung, cuffed and crucified."

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Paul Kagame, Pierre Nkurunziza

Uganda News Picks

Flydubai Launches Flights to Uganda

Dubai-based ,Flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Al Bawaba

flydubai reaches milestone 80 destinations with addition of three new routes in East Africa

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of fights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

IRIN

Blood woes in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, 27 August 2014 - Budget cuts and bureaucracy have been blamed for blood shortages which have claimed several lives in Burundi and led to calls for an overhaul of the transfusion system.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Times of Oman

Burundi meet to focus on Oman's contribution to Islamic heritage

Muscat: Oman's contribution to the Islamic civilisation and their relations with the states of the Great Lakes will be discussed at the International Conference on Islamic Civilisation and Culture to be held next December in Burundi.

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In-depth Africa

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves US$7.6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Burundi BUJUMBURA, Burundi, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization / - On August 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the fifth review ... (more)

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Business Times

Rich Africa pickings beckon Singapore urban experts

Last development frontier continent: Surbana's Mr Pang says Burundi saw how the S'pore system helped its neighbour Rwanda, and that's how it also 'became keen to use us as a service provider'.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Xinhuanet

Burundi's president leaves for China visit

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday left for China in a six-day working visit where he is expected to meet Chinese authorities, the Burundian President's office said in a press release.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

GantDaily.com

Burundi flood victims need more help

"These people who haven't been resettled and even those who have gone back to their homes are in need of proper shelter, food and blankets," Methode Niyungeko, coordinator of the Platform for the Prevention of Risks, a local NGO, told IRIN.

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IRIN

Burundi flood victims need more help

BUJUMBURA, 6 August 2014 - Thousands of people displaced by floods and a mudslide in the Burundian capital Bujumbura and surrounding areas in February 2014 need more help to reconstruct their homes and livelihoods, aid workers say.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

State Department

Remarks With Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It's my great pleasure to welcome President Nkurunziza of Burundi, and I'm delighted to be able to have a chance to share some thoughts with him today.

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Reuters

Burundi MPs pass budget bill with proposed new taxes despite opposition

BUJUMBURA, July 31 - Burundi's national assembly has passed a revised budget bill proposing new taxes on essential items despite resistance from a Tutsi-led faction in the government and Hutu opposition legislators, who say it will worsen living conditions.

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