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Burundi president appoints ministers to end crisis, rivals reject move

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Burundi's president appointed three ministers from his junior coalition partner in a bid to end a political crisis on Tuesday, but a...

Burundi army won’t intervene in political crisis

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Burundi's national army said on Monday it would not intervene in the worst political crisis to grip the east African country since...

U.N. Security Council renews Burundi mission amid political crisis

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The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended a U.N. political mission in Burundi until the end of the year, despite initial government...

Ethnic power-sharing under threat in Burundi, says party

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Burundi's junior coalition party has accused the president of undermining a delicate power-sharing deal, a constitutional requirement that has kept ethnic tensions...

U.S. begins air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic

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The United States began air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic on Thursday, part of efforts to help African and French...

New African Military profile: Burundi

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defenceWeb is proud to announce the sixth addition to our new portal on African Militaries: a profile of Burundi. Click here to...

Burundi

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Burundi military Index 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. State of military forces 5. Burundi threat report 6. External deployments 1. Order of Battle ...

France donates helmets and bullet proof vests to Burundi

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France has donated body armour to Burundi in order to support its peacekeeping efforts in Somalia. General Jean-Jacques Toutous, commander of French...

South African Airways launches flights to Kigali,Bujumbura

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South African Airways (SAA) today launched flights to two more destinations northwards in Africa. It now flies from Johannesburg to Kigali in...

Burundi consolidating peace despite challenges – UN envoy

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Burundi is making steady progress in consolidating peace after years of conflict, the United Nations top official in the country told the...

Burundi gunmen kill Italian, Croatian aid workers

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Gunmen killed a Croatian nun and an Italian doctor who were working in a psychiatric clinic in northern Burundi, its head said...

Burundi police kill four gunmen in clash

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Burundi police killed four gunmen after a heavy exchange of fire, a police officer said the latest in a series of violent...

Burundi most corrupt in E.Africa again -survey

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Burundi is East Africa's most corrupt country for the second year in a row, with the region's police, revenue authorities and the...

Police seize weapons in raid on Burundi university

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Police seized weapons and police uniforms during a raid on Burundi's main university in which a student died from inhaling teargas, and...

Gunmen kill at least 36 in Burundi bar attack

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Gunmen have stormed a bar in Burundi killing at least 36 people, the deadliest attack in the Central African country this year...

Burundi rights body reports surge in killings

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A Burundian rights body said it had documented 125 extra-judicial killings between May and August that mostly targeted former Hutu rebels in...

Burundi police kill two in shootout in capital

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Police killed two gunmen in Burundi's capital after a heavy exchange of fire, police said the latest in a series of incidents...

SA Army winds up major FIBUA training exercise

The South African Army has wrapped up a major two-week fighting in built-up areas (FIBUA) training exercise at an old gold mine...

Burundi gunmen kill one, insurgency fears rise

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Gunmen killed one soldier and seriously wounded five people in western Burundi, the latest attack in a spate of violent incidents that...

Nine killed in Burundi clashes, army says

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Nine people were killed in western Burundi when the army and police clashed with gunmen who ambushed two private vehicles, said the...

Zuma moves national security advisor

Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, national security adviser to President Jacob Zuma has been appointed South Africa's Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region...

Burundi to keep troops in Somalia despite threat

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Burundi said it would keep its 2,500 peacekeepers in Somalia despite threats from Islamists responsible for bomb attacks in neighbouring Uganda that...

Burundi expels Human Rights Watch representative

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Burundi has told a researcher for an international human rights organisation to leave the central African country, accusing her of disparaging the...

SA peace mission in Burundi cost R1.8 billion

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South Africa's nine year peace mission in Burundi cost R1.8 billion (R1 848 100 000). That has emerged from an answer to...

Burundi and SA praise Sierra Leone

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The Presidents of Burundi and South Africa have joined prominent civil society voices including Dr Graca Machel and African Union Commission Chairperson,...

Burundi needs $5.8 bln for infrastructure: study

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Burundi needs $5.8 billion for infrastructure such as telecommunications, electricity and transport projects over the next two decades, a study by the...

Germany gives Burundi €22.5 mln to fight poverty

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Germany yesterday gave Burundi a €22.5 million ($30.61 million) grant to help the tiny central African country improve its water supply and...

UN confirms NGA ammo order

The United Nations has confirmed it has ordered about eight tons of ammunition from a Pretoria munitions maker, adding that all the...

SA quietly winds up Burundi peace mission

South Africa has quietly wrapped up its eight year peacekeeping mission to Burundi – Operation Curriculum – by repatriating the last contingent...

Burundi’s official accuses government of corruption

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An official of Burundi's main anti-graft watchdog group claims that funds allocated to President Pierre Nkurunziza's office have been misused and urged...

Security Council extends UN mission in Burundi

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The Security Council extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for full support for next year's elections...

SA spends R4.3bn on peacekeeping

South Africa has spent R4.304 billion securing peace and security in Africa since April 2004.     That has emerged from the answer to a...

UN peacebuilding body ready for expanded role

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The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) tasked with marshalling resources to support recovery and development efforts in countries emerging from conflict could...

Whereto next for Burundi peacekeepers?

Government has seemingly not yet decided what to do with the battalion of peacekeepers still deployed in Burundi as part of Operation...