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The Secretary-General of the World Islamic League visits Burundi.

The Secretary-General of the World Islamic League, Bin Abdul Karim Al Issa, arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, for a visit to the East African Country.


The Latest: Burundi Leader Congratulates Congo Poll Winner

KINSHASA, Congo — The Latest on Congo's election results (all times local):. Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza congratulated Congo's President elect Felix Tshisekedi and the Congolese people on the election result.


Bleak picture of human rights on the African continent: HRW report

Africa is rising against dictatorial and weak governments. This is the conclusion of the 2019 World Report launched by Human Rights Watch in Johannesburg on Thursday. Citizens in countries such as Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya and Zimbabwe engaged in protests against their gov


Our Names Identified Us as Foreigners

In 1996, my mother and I left Bujumbura for Nairobi. My father had already fled to Kenya a year before, and was waiting to meet us at the airport. After the plane had landed, and we had finally met my father, I suddenly ran and hid behind my mother yelling, “basoda! based!” and pointing at the polic


Mugisha Merveille wins the first Nanjing’s Got Talent

Mugisha Merveille from Burundi claims the title of the first annual Nanjing’s Got Talent on Jan 12. The finale of Nanjing’s Got Talent was held at the Jianye Cultural Arts Center on Jan 12, offering up a cultural bonanza of international proportions.


Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second deadliest in history, killing more than 400 people and infecting hundreds more. Its location in both an active conflict zone and a busy border region has created what one of those leading the response describes as a “per


Before it was banned, this Facebook profile urged young people to join violent attack group in northern Mozambique

Since October 2017, an unknown armed group has been terrorizing the north of Mozambique with rogue attacks that have left over 200 dead and many villages destroyed. The attacks occur mostly at night and in the early morning in remote parts of Cabo Delgado province, near the border with Tanzania. Arm


The US is currently in 31 other national emergencies. Here's what that means.

But the US is still technically in crisis right now. There are 31 active national emergencies — including three that have been declared under Trump, and one that dates back to Jimmy Carter's administration in the late 1970s.


Nigeria name squad for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Nigeria have named a 21-team squad for the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations billed for Niger Republic. The seven-time African champions have been zoned in Group A alongside South Africa and Burundi with the semi-finalists making it to the 2019 Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland.


Here's a list of the 31 national emergencies that have been in effect for years

According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford. And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register.


Human Rights Council Membership Has Its Consequences

This month, a new group of countries took their place as members of the world’s top human rights body. For the next three years, those sitting on the United Nations Human Rights Council will include the likes of the Philippines, where thousands have been killed in the name of President Rodrigo Duter


Congo's neighbors call for vote recount in troubled election

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.


UN Appeals for Nearly $300M for Burundi Refugees

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency and 35 partners report $296 million is needed this year to provide life-saving assistance to 345,000 Burundian refugees living in desperate conditions in neighboring Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.


UNHCR and partners seek US$296 million for Burundi refugee crisis

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.


Rwanda-Burundi political crisis hampers regional trade, stability

BUJUMBURA/KIGALI – Increasing political tension between Rwanda and Burundi, which started in 2015 when political unease in Bujumbura saw its citizens cross over to Kigali, has disrupted cross-border trade between the two countries leaving traders counting their losses.


Towards the modernization of the national language of Burundi, Kirundi

On Monday, January 7, 2018, the Center for Language Education in Burundi (Celab) and the Burundian Center for Reading and Cultural Animation (Cebulac), organized, under the leadership of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a reflection workshop on the modernization of Kirundi.


Jim Kim resigns, DRC election results, and Burundi's NGO crackdown: This week in development

Jim Kim resigns as president of the World Bank, sparking questions about the presidential nomination process. Felix Tshisekedi is the contested winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, and the United Kingdom prepares for the next Brexit vote. This week in development:


Kenya, Ugandan referees selected for 2019 AFCON U20

The Confederation of African football (CAF) has released a list of 24 referees and assistant referees who will officiate at the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament will be held from February 2nd to 17th in the Nigerien cities of Maradi and Niamey.


Congo opposition campaign says talking with Kabila camp on transition

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese presidential candidate’s representatives have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, they said on Tuesday.


CECAFA U20 doubtful: Uganda U17 to play Burundi U20 in international build up

As it stands, the CECAFA under-20 tournament will not take place this month, Futaa can confirm. The championship which has been postponed about four times will not take place due to the disorganisation and internal intrigues at the regional body and the regional national football associations.