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Uganda rescues 29 Burundian girls, arrests 5 suspects in human-trafficking racket

Ugandan Police have rescued 29 Burundian girls and arrested five suspects involved in a human-trafficking racket in the East African country, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

Three peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in separate attacks in the Central African Republic, CAR, and Mali over the past three days, according to the United Nations.

Burundi’s ex-President, Pierre Buyoya, dies of COVID-19

Former President of East African nation of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died at the age of 71 after succumbing to the coronavirus disease, an official said.

Buhari congratulates new Burundi president, Ndayishimiye

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on his assumption of office as President of Burundi.

Burundi expels 4 WHO officials ahead of presidential elections 

Burundi has expelled the country representative of the World Health Organisation, WHO, and three other WHO officials ahead of its presidential elections, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Burundi’s president enacts disputed new constitution

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Thursday enacted a new constitution adopted by a referendum, despite opposition concern that the charter will enable him...

Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre...

Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

PHOTO:AFPBurundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until...

Burundi talks get under way in absence of opposition

A new round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's lengthy political crisis began Tuesday in Arusha, Tanzania, though the negotiations were marked by the...

UN human rights chief accuse Burundi security forces of sexual violence in Burundi

Zeid Al’Hussein, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has accused Burundi security forces of sexual violence, sharp increase in enforced disappearances and torture cases. He...

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