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News on Burundi continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Tuesday | Fox News

Burundi on edge as violent youth group is accused of murder; the opposition is said to suffer

The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes as they march through villages.

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Tuesday | ABC News

Burundi on Edge Amid Rise of Violent Youth Group

The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes as they march through villages.

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Tuesday | WLNE-TV Providence

Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing... The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and ... (more)

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

OpEdNews

Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide; Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014

In her acclaimed book "A Problem From Hell; America and the Age of Genocide" , Samantha Power, current American Ambassador to the United Nations, sharply criticized the United States deliberate inaction and its failure to prevent a genocide in Rwanda where up to one million lives were lost.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

In-depth Africa

Burundi Engages Diaspora in Development

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization / - IOM is supporting the Government of Burundi in its efforts to increasingly engage with the Burundian diaspora in national development.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Why jogging or going to church can get you arrested

Ishaka Jogging Club on a typical Saturday jog on the Boulevard du 28 Novembre, Bujumbura, Burundi, August 2010.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Xinhuanet

Central Africa region prone to wild poliovirus: WHO official

Central African region remains prone to wild poliovirus type 1, resident representative of World Health Organization in Burundi Babacar Drame said on Monday.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Basketball in Africa

Fiba Zone Five Africa Show Attracts 23 Clubs

A RECORD 23 clubs have confirmed participation in the FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championships slated for Mombasa next month.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Burundi: Opposition Must Participate in Politics

Until quite recently, Burundi seemed like the Central African country with the best record of post-conflict progress.

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New Vision

Burundi presidential vote set for June 2015

Burundi's presidential vote will be held in June 2015, its electoral commission announced on Friday, amid concerns over political freedoms in the landlocked east African state.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

IRIN

Burundi's troubled peace and reconciliation process

BUJUMBURA, 17 July 2014 - Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission to examine crimes committed since 1962.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

News24

.com | Burundi denies 'plot' to kill opposition leader

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

BBC News

Burundi law to limit church numbers

Evangelical churches mushroomed during and after the long ethnic-based civil war, which officially ended in 2005 after some 300,000 people had died.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

Burundi critic of government denied bail on security charge: lawyer

A rights activist campaigning against constitutional change critics say will upset Burundi's ethnic balance and entrench President Pierre Nkurunziza in power has failed in his plea for bail, a defense lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Burundi: Burundi Only EAC Member Yet to License a TV Signal Distributor

With less than one year to ITU's June 2015 deadline for all countries to migrate their TV broadcast from analogue to digital platform, Burundi, one of the East African Community member states, is yet to license even a single broadcast signal distributor.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Inter Press Service

Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country

The Burundi National Police is composed of 2.9 percent women. Despite a 30 percent quota for women's representation in parliament, there is still a long way to go to fill the gap in government institutions where women represent only an average of 20.15 percent.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

News24

Burundi rights chief trial opens

White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Star Online

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm

African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Inter Press Service

Poverty and Gender Violence Will Escalate if DR Congo Constitutional...

Rose Fungulana, a 53-year-old farmer, fears that if DRC President Joseph Kabila is allowed to serve a third term of office, there will be a rebellion that will increase the risk of sexual assault against women.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Burundian President Pardons 3,000 Convicts On Independence Anniversary

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, July 1 -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday pardoned 3,000 convicts on the occasion of the country's 52th independence anniversary, Xinhua news agency reported.

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