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Child refugee Berahino's return helps Burundi reach African Nations Cup finals

Saido Berahino's decision to play for the country his family fled when he was 10 paid off at the weekend as the Stoke forward helped Burundi qualify for their first-ever African Nations Cup finals.


Three Burundi schoolgirls face jail for doodling on President's photo

(CNN) Three schoolgirls in Burundi spent the weekend in jail and are facing five years in prison for drawing on the President's face in their school books, Human Rights Watch told CNN.


Why Burundi's AFCON qualifying draw with Gabon was good news for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Gabon side missed out on qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 1-1 draw in Burundi that saw the hosts qualify for the tournament for the first time in their history.


Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.


Burundi qualifies for African Cup for 1st time

Stripped of the right to host the tournament and plunged into the qualifying competition halfway through, Cameroon earned its place at the African Cup of Nations finals and the chance to defend its title with a confident 3-0 win over Comoros on Saturday.


UNICEF And BeyGood4Burundi Pair Up To Bring Safe Water To Burundi

Since 2017, Beyoncé's BeyGood4Burundi and UNICEF have been working together to bring clean, safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable children of Burundi. Since 2017, Beyoncé's BeyGood4Burundi and UNICEF have been working together to bring clean, safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerab


Letter to the Editor: What we do here has no effect on Burundi

After reading William Lambers' column ("Lambers: Impact of climate change is shocking," March 21), I'm left confused. Lambers is a champion of the Green New Deal, which has been widely panned as unachievable. Solar and wind power is inefficient to supply our needs.


Saido Berahino revels in historic Burundi Afcon qualification

The Stoke City forward Saido Berahino is basking under the joy of helping Burundi qualify for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. After committing his international future to Burundi last August, Berahino and Burundi will be enjoying their maiden Afcon finals in June.


‘Bujumbura Can Close the Doors of Burundi, But It Can’t Hide the Repression’

On February 28, Burundi’s government forced the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to pack up and leave Burundi. This office had been working in Bujumbura since the 1990s and the violent intercommunal conflict that had left over 300,000 dead. It had helped build the coun


The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, March 25

With my early dismissal from the Southampton-Tottenham Hotspur gallery, I’ve selected a special image to top today’s Hoddle. Not only does J’Neil Bennett make his Hoddle debut, so does the new stadium in a picture of him scoring the first ever goal at said new stadium.


Comfortable passage for champions Cameroon as Burundi make history

Johannesburg (AFP) - Defending champions Cameroon, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau and Namibia secured 2019 Africa Cup of Nations places on Saturday, raising to 19 the number of qualifiers for the tournament.


Burundi children detained for scribbling on leader's image

NAIROBI, Kenya – A parent and a teacher say six schoolgirls in Burundi have been detained for scribbling on an image of the country's president in schoolbooks. The case echoes one in 2016, when several students were condemned to up to 20 years behind bars. They were freed after a public outcry. At t


MCC projects support healthier students in Burundi

NYANGUNGU, Burundi — Gaudence Nzotungandushe’s family faced many challenges before a local school started its health project. “Sometimes life is not easy for us, but it was very hard in the past,” she said, pulling her thin kitenge wrap tightly around herself against the morning chill.


Arrest in Edinburgh chef death probe

Police investigating the death of a chef in Edinburgh have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man. Lionel Simenya, originally from Burundi, died after being found on Ford's Road in the city's Saughton area around 3.50am on 7th March.


Man charged in connection with death of chef in Edinburgh

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of a chef in Edinburgh. Lionel Simenya, 36, died on Ford's Road in the Saughton area of the city at about 03:50 on 7 March.


Picking an Africa Cup of Nations Absentee XI

The former Toulouse stopper—who represented France at U-21 level—was unable to help the Comoros pull off matchday six heroics against Cameroon at the weekend, where he endured an outing to forget.


WFP assists over 130,000 people hit by climate change in Burundi

BUJUMBURA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance in response to the urgent needs of 134,000 people affected by severe food insecurity during the current harvest season in Burundi’s northern province of Kirundo.


#FreeOurGirls: Twitter users back detained Burundi schoolgirls

Twitter users have rallied to the cause of three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza by following their example. Crudely doctored images of the leader are being circulated online under the hashtag, #FreeOurGirls.


Berahino vs. Aubameyang: Destinies collide in Afcon qualifier

When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the 2016-17 Bundesliga top scorer award, Saido Berahino was in the midst of an infamous goalscoring drought that would extend over 40 hours of playing time.


Afcon qualifying: Lesser lights take centre stage on final weekend

When the Confederation of African Football ratified an expansion to the Africa Cup of Nations in July 2017, introducing eight more teams to the biennial competition, the dynamic of the qualifying program was always going to change.