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With peace restored, Burundi president says poverty is the remaining threat

To overcome these difficulties, he said his Government identified a number of priorities in the National Development Plan of Burundi

The President of Burundi said on Thursday that, 60 years after the country’s independence, “the restoration of peace, security, stability and social cohesion are a reality” in the African nation. “The only enemy that remains a threat to citizens, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is common to all of us, is…

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Burundi Signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2021–2026

Burundi has been an IAEA Member State since 2009

Ambassador Rémy Barampama, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, and Mr Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Burundi’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2021–2026 on 23…

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Forgotten crisis: Families in Burundi languish as homes disappear under Lake Tanganyika

Over 84% of all internally displaced people in Burundi today have been displaced due to natural disasters rather than conflict, mostly due to the rise of Lake Tanganyika

At least 103,305 people have been forced from their homes by climate shocks in Burundi in recent years, where an increase in floods, storms and landslides has led to a new displacement crisis, says Save the Children. The agency spoke to hundreds of displaced families this month who reported having no hope…

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Burundian Foreign Ministry Receives Copy of Credentials of Qatari Ambassador

Wished HE Ambassador success in his work duties, and for the bilateral relations further development and growth

HE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi Ferdinand Bashikako received a copy of the credentials of HE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar (non-resident) to the Republic of Burundi Hussain bin Ahmed Al Hamid. HE Permanent Secretary…

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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia,…

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Burundi: A contribution of fish from Japan buoys the diets of schoolchildren

High in protein, vitamins, and minerals, mackerel are being supplied to 270,000 pupils in the most food-insecure regions

“I want to work in finance and ensure that my family has a good life,” says 14-year-old Niyibizi, a student at a primary school in Muyinga province in northern Burundi. Niyibizi is one of over 500,000 children in more than 700 schools who receive daily school meals which include rice, maize flour,…

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A wrap up of the Rugby Africa Cup games which double as Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualifiers

Qualifying began with a round-robin tournament between Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Burundi

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, 13 top African rugby men’s teams have been competing through more than a month of on field competition in the 2021-2022 Rugby Africa Cup (www.RugbyAfrique.com) pool play-offs which culminated this Thursday in Harare, Zimbabwe. The 2021–22 Rugby Africa Cup, which doubles as qualifying for…

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Merck Foundation CEO and Burundi First Lady co-chaired 2021 annual conference to continue building healthcare capacity, break the infertility stigma and support girl education

In partnership with Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has provided till today, 40 scholarships of specialty training in many critical and underserved specialties for young Burundian doctors

CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, and H.E. Mrs. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of Burundi & Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, co-chaired 2021 Annual Summit via videoconference to discuss their joint programs to transform patient care landscape in Burundi via…

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    • Senator. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother with African First Ladies during the Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary in 2017 at Cairo, Egypt
    • Senator. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother with African First Ladies
    • Senator. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother with The President of Senegal and African First Ladies
    • Senator. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother with African First Ladies during the Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2019 in Accra, Ghana
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We Will Be Part of Africa’s History; This is Our Legacy-Senator Rasha Kelej on the Merck Foundation Africa Nexus

Emphasizes the huge success of 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary which held for the first time online

We have met Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) known as Mama Africa and asked her about her vision for Africa.  She emphasized, “We are committed to making history with the transformation of the public healthcare sector in Africa. In sight are training of an army of…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 20 June 2021, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,190,181), deaths (137,350) and recoveries (4,611,132) by region: Central (187,195 cases; 2,944 deaths; 167,610 recoveries): Burundi (5,121; 8; 4,198), Cameroon (80,090; 1,310; 77,305), CAR (11,037; 98; 7,103), Chad (4,946; 174; 4,768), Congo (12,298; 161; 11,330), DRC (37,809; 879; 27,938), Equatorial Guinea (8,698;…