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Burundi head teacher jailed for sitting student's exam - East Africa Monitor

Benjamin Manirambona was arrested by policemen in plain clothes on Friday after they were tipped off that he was taking an exam, dressed in school uniform. The head of Butere Technical College in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, said he was taking the exam in place of a soldier who is serving in Somali


EAC Games: Bulega makes 8 changes in Uganda Crested Cranes to represent in Burundi

Those not included are Juliet Adeke, Grace Aluka, Aisha Namukisa, Yudaya Nakayenze (gone to USA), Esther Naluyimba, Juliet Nalukenge, and Zainah Namuleme.

FUTAA.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Burundi: Nkurunziza puts an end to the use of plastic bags - Afrinik

Burundi has decided to ban the marketing and sale of plastic bags from 2020, according to a presidential decree consulted.Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree terminating the manufacture, import, storage, sale and use of all plastic bags and other plastic packaging by 2020.“A gr

AFRINIK.COM - 2018-08-15 21:36:54

Cheating head teacher jailed in Burundi

With nowhere to run, Manirambona, the head of Butere Technical College in the capital Bujumbura, admitted to the deception on the spot.


Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics

An August 13, 2018 decree signed byPresidentPierre Nkurunzizasaid the country was prohibiting the “manufacture, import, storage, sale and use


United Republic of Tanzania: In Tanzania visit, UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice is crucial for refugee returns

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Thursday completed a four-day visit to Tanzania, which is hosting more than 340,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 01:00:00

News24.com | Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.[...]


News24.com | Burundi rights activist handed five-year term

A Burundian activist has been jailed for five years accused of preparing reports on human rights abuses for a banned organisation, militant and legal sources have said.[...][Published inAidNews- Readthe original article]


World: Food Assistance Outlook Brief, August 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger,

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-16 21:40:00

Burundi rights activist handed five-year term

This association was the main rights movement in the country until the regime shut it down after a political crisis erupted in 2015. FILE PHOTO Several human rights activists have been jailed in recent years, including Germain Ruvakuki, who was last April sentenced to 32 years for "insurrection", be


Rwanda topple Burundi to reach last four 14 August 2018

14August 201808:35Rwandareached the last four of theCECAFAU-17Zonal qualifiers after beatingBurundi4-3 on Monday inDar es Salaam.The win takes the Rwandese to the summit of theGroupA standings after beatingSudanin the tournament opener at the weekend.Moise Nyarugabo opened the scores


Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Wins the Battle for Stability, but Not Yet the War

analysisBy Stephanie WoltersSuccessful conflict management is hard to find anywhere these days - and often least so in Central Africa. It is all the more important then to look at recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and acknowledge that domestic opposition, coupled with

ALLAFRICA.COM - 2018-08-16 10:00:42

Tanzania/Sudan: Serengeti Boys Seek Sudan U-17's Scalp

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ALLAFRICA.COM - 2018-08-16 14:12:40

Her world ended when her kids were murdered. Raising dozens of orphans saved her life

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series. Rubona, Rwanda - As a cacophony of birdsong greets the rising sun, Mama Mari


Burundi footballer kung-fu kicks opponent in attempted tackle gone wrong (VIDEO)

READ MORE: MMA fighter dies after confrontation with nightclub security in UzbekistanAs some older football fans will recall, what constitutes a ‘bad’ tackle nowadays would be considered fairly tame back in the good ol’ days of the beautiful game – especially when you consider what the likes of Ron


Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (June 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-15 13:50:00

In pictures: Sauti Sol's Polycarp Otieno's traditional wedding in Burundi

Sauti Sol member Polycarp Otieno aka Fancy Finger finally married his sweetheart Lady Mandy in a traditional wedding held in Bujumbura, Burundi.Several friends and family traveled to Bujumbura to attend the wedding. Former Sauti Sol’s publicist Anyiko Owoko was among those who were in attendance.Pic


Teacher Who Was Caught Writing Exam For Student, Sent To Jail. Photo - SIRKENAYO™

A court has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf.Benjamin Manirambona was also banned from teaching or holding any public office for 10 years.Plain-clothes policemen arrested him on Friday in B

SIRKENAYO.COM - 2018-08-15 09:58:53

Authorities identify boy pulled from Colorado Springs pool

Related Articles16-year-old girl faces charges as adult in death of her 7-year-old nephew at their Montbello homeDenver coroner ID’s victims of triple homicide, says they were shot to deathWoman suspected of drinking and driving in crash that killed 2-year-old passenger on I-70El Paso County deputy


Uganda’s team for East African games flagged off

These games will take place from 16th to 30th August 2018 in the city of Bujumbura, and in the towns of Ngozi and Gitega, under the theme ‘Fostering EAC Integration and Peace through Sports.’