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African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Collaborates with Hirshabelle Police to Combat Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing

Officers enhanced their skills on financial intelligence, detecting money laundering, investigating corruption and fraud, and understanding investigative methods and procedures

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has provided training to Police criminal investigation officers from Hirshabelle State to help them detect and combat financial crimes and disrupt terrorism financing. Facilitated by the ATMIS Police component, the training included both theoretical and practical sessions. Officers enhanced their skills on…

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Merck Foundation Chief executive officer (CEO) & Burundi First Lady announce Burundian Winners of their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension awareness

Merck Foundation is additionally rewarding the winners by providing them with one year access of an online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with H.E. Mrs. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of Burundi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, announced the Burundian winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Malawi First Lady announce Malawian Winners of their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension awareness

The winners were announced and acknowledged by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of “More Than a Mother” campaign

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of Malawi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, announced the Malawian winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension”…

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Burundi Soldiers Honoured for Courage and Commitment to African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Somalia Mission

Col. Hatungimana praised the troops for their dedication and commitment to peace and stability in Somalia

The Burundi National Defence Forces (BNDF) troops serving with the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have been honoured for their contributions to peace and security in Somalia at a colourful ceremony on Saturday at the Jowhar Airfield Base in Hirshabelle State. ATMIS Sector Five Commander, Col. Oscar Hatungimana,…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) meets the 83 Winners of “More Than a Mother” and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Media Awards 2023, in partnership with the First Ladies of Africa

The awards ceremony was held via Videoconference to felicitate all the media award winners

Merck Foundation CEO (www.Merck-Foundation.com) announced call for application of 2024 Merck Foundation Media Recognition Awards in partnership with African First Ladies - apply now at submit@merck-foundation.com. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with the African First Ladies, announced the winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition…

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China boosts nutrition and promotes learning for thousands of school children in Burundi

The funding will enable WFP to purchase 985 MT of maize and 245 MT of yellow split peas and benefit 42,000 school children for one year in Bubanza, Bujumbura, and Cibitoke Provinces of the country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$1.5 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to provide nutritious meals for thousands of school children in Burundi. The funding will enable WFP to purchase 985…

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Almost 1 Million People in Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, and Somalia Affected as Unprecedented Heavy Rains Continue to Wreak Havoc in Eastern Africa

UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies are stepping up life-saving emergency relief to children and affected communities

Flooding and landslides in Eastern Africa are affecting almost a million people in Burundi, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania. As unusually heavy rains have pounded the region, exacerbated by the 2023-24 El Niño climate phenomenon, hundreds of lives have been lost, highlighting the urgent need for humanitarian assistance. Large numbers of…

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Heavy rainfall in East Africa forces thousands of refugees from their homes

UNHCR is working closely with local authorities and partners, rushing crucial aid and providing protection services to refugees and affected communities living nearby

Thousands of people, including refugees, continue to be caught up in the ongoing El Niño-triggered heavy rains and severe flooding sweeping across East Africa. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is particularly concerned about thousands of refugees and other displaced people being forced to escape once again for their lives after…

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Four new reports released on Open Internet approaches in Africa

New European Union (EU)-funded reports were released highlighting Open Internet Approaches in four African countries : Burundi, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa

By looking at case studies in Burundi, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, the four reports unpack Open Internet connectivity as a promoter of human-centric development. They also shed light on the crucial role of a free, global, reliable, affordable and secure internet in driving social and economic growth in line with the United Nations Sustainable…

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    • The Director General of the African Development Bank for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo (second from left) visits the laboratory of the East African Nutritional Sciences Institute, accompanied by other officials
    • The Director General of the African Development Bank for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo (fifth from left) visited the modernization works at the port of Bujumbura, which are currently underway
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Burundi: African Development Bank Director General for East Africa commends progress of Bank-funded projects

The involvement of the Burundian Ministry of Education in implementing this innovative project aimed at benefiting countries in the East African Community

The Director General of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo, has expressed satisfaction with the implementation of projects funded by the Bank in Burundi. During her four-day visit to the East African nation between March 18-21, Ms Nwabufo assessed the progress of projects supported by the…