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2017-05-29 Govt Wants Unwed Couples to Tie the Knot
[Al Jazeera] Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, Burundi government has said, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.

2017-05-27 Civil Society Leaders Excluded From Peace Talks
[Iwacu] The celebrated human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa on Thursday expressed his "surprise" that the inter-Burundian dialogue process excludes a number of key civil society leaders because they are in conflict with the government.

2017-05-26 Japan Donates Rwf1.2 Billion Towards Relief of Burundian Refugees
[New Times] The World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday received from the Japanese government 165 million Japanese Yen (Rwf1.2 billion) which will go towards food and nutrition relief for over 55,000 Burundian refugees at Mahama Refugee Camp and the reception centres.

2017-05-25 Ending Obstetric Fistula Hampered By Ignorance
[Iwacu] Obstetric fistula is both preventable and curable. Ending it in Burundi is mainly hindered by ignorance.

2017-05-25 Refugees to Over Half Million By End 2017, UNHCR Warns
[Iwacu] UN Refugee Agency is concerned about the unstable situation in Burundi which continues to drive people to flee to neighboring countries for their safety.

2017-05-25 'Sanctions Only EAC Pretext for Refusal to Sign EPA, Says Local NGO
[Iwacu] PARCEM says, to show solidarity, the EAC region should carry out concrete actions to help Burundi overcome its socio-economic and political woes.

2017-05-24 The Quiet Impact of Magufuli in Burundi
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The long wait for the big news - the anticipated breakthrough perhaps - on the divisive trade deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) didn't end with the expected on Saturday.

2017-05-24 Instability, Abuse Force Thousands to Flee
[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Burundians are fleeing instability and abuse in their country as funding to support growing numbers of refugees dries up.

2017-05-24 DW Correspondent Freed in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-05-24 With Funding 'Down to a Trickle,' UN Agency Renews Warning Over Burundi Refugees
[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.

2017-05-23 Military Chiefs Review Security in Great Lakes Region
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chiefs of Staff of the member States of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are assessing Tuesday in Luanda the situation of security and instability in this part of Africa.

2017-05-24 How Burundi Crisis Has Hit Kenya's Trade Ambitions
[Nation] Kenya's hopes of having neighbours sign the much-needed economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU) now depends on how soon the bloc will lift sanctions on Burundi.

2017-05-23 DW Correspondent Set Free After Detention in DRC
[Iwacu] The Burundian police have handed over the Burundian journalist, Antediteste Niragira working for the German channel Deutsche Welle, to the National Communication Council (CNC). He has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 17 May.

2017-05-23 Eight People Injured in Grenade Attack in Northern Bujumbura
[Iwacu] Residents of Kamenge say they are perplexed by the escalating violence in their area. At least eight people were injured in a grenade explosion on Saturday evening in Kamenge area, northern Bujumbura, police source says.

2017-05-23 EAC Heads of State Seem to Neglect Burundi Crisis, Politicians Say
[Iwacu] The EAC Heads of State met on 20 May, in Dar-Es-Salaam-Tanzania, in the 18th ordinary summit. Burundi politicians differ over the outcomes of the summit.

2017-05-23 Civil Society Unsatisfied With Outcomes of 18th EAC Summit
[Iwacu] « The East African Community is unable to find a solution to the Burundi crisis which has already claimed more than 2,000 human lives, forced at least 500,000 people into exile, made hundreds of Burundians victims of enforced disappearances and led to arbitrary arrests of more than 8,000 people", says Armel Niyongere, a Human rights activist.

2017-05-23 EU Rejects Request to Lift Sanctions Imposed On Burundi
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The European Union (EU) has rejected a request of the East African Community about abolishing restrictions on Burundi, saying the restrictions will continue until the political situation in the country changes.

2017-05-22 China 'At the Bedside' of Burundi
[Iwacu] The Chinese Vice President made a three-day visit to Burundi last week. A breath of fresh air for Bujumbura.

2017-05-22 Rwanda, Burundi Reject Equal EAC Funding
[East African] Rwanda has joined Burundi in opposing the equal contributions requirement by the East African Community in financing the bloc's activities.

2017-05-21 Respect Rights to Unlock Aid, Bujumbura Told
[East African] The European Union has asked Burundi to allow the UN Human Rights Office to resume operations in the country to give negotiations on Brussels lifting its suspension on aid against Bujumbura a fighting chance.

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