Burundi: Security tight as polls open

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Security is very tight across Burundi as the controversial legislative polls opened Monday. Ahead of the elections, at least three persons were killed in gun and grenade attacks over the weekend in some of the areas … Read More

Burundi: Civil society points out “irregularities” in Burundi voters registration

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Civil society organizations in Burundi have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently take corrective measures on anomalies in the ongoing registration of voters ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country. … Read More

Burundi: Burundians get free visa to China

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundians and Chinese travelling between the two countries will henceforth get free visa following the signature of an agreement to that effect, the Burundian External Relations and International Cooperation Ministry said in Bujumbura Thursday. On the … Read More

Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi

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(PANA) – A project by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to equip small fishing communities with the tools and know-how to dry fish on simple raised racks instead of on the sand has changed lives along the shores of … Read More

Burundi: Tribunal rejects request to release sick rights activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The tribunal of first instance in Bujumbura rejected the request for the conditional release of the chairman of the Association for Human Rights and Detainees (APRODH), Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, his lawyers said. Mr Mbonimpa, 60, who … Read More

Heavy rains kill 60, make 10,000 homeless in Burundi

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Floods caused by torrential rains which lashed the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, late on Sunday have left over 60 people dead and made 10,000 homeless according to the Red Cross. Access to the flooded zones was difficult … Read More

Burundi: Illegal structures to be demolished

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Lake Tanganyika Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian government has warned that, after 10 January, 2014, all illegal houses and those built without due regards for the town planning regulations, will be demolished. The warning was issued by the Water, Environment, … Read More

Burundi parliament approves new Vice President

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Photo:Alexander Sac PANA Bujumbura, Burundi- The Burundi Parliament has approved the candidacy of Bernard Busoko as the nation’s Vice President, following the forced resignation of former VP Terence Sinunguruza due to the pressure from his own party, the Unity for … Read More