Source: Présidence de la République du Burundi |

Le Président Ndayishimiye exhorte les acteurs politiques à promouvoir les idéologies qui participent au renforcement de la cohésion sociale et au bien être de la population

La prière d’action de grâce de fin de l’année 2022 organisée par le parti CNDD-FDD se tient depuis ce jeudi dans la capitale politique de Gitega et durera 3 jours

Dans une messe d’ouverture de la prière d’action de grâce organisée par le parti CNDD-FDD, le Chef de l’Etat et Président du Conseil des Sages du CNDD FDD SE Evariste Ndayishimiye a interpellé, ce 20 janvier, les acteurs politiques à respecter les idéologies de leurs partis respectifs mais qui concourent…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Supports Burundi’s Response to COVID-19

This additional funding, which will cover the entire country, will also facilitate the purchase of COVID-19 screening tests, the management and referral of patients

The World Bank Group approved today US$60 million in additional funding for the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project in Burundi to help the Government prevent, detect, and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and to strengthen the national public health system in Burundi.    "This new funding will help the…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Burundi: UN Torture Committee deplores lack of cooperation in torture complaints procedure

R.M.'s case is the latest among 14 torture complaints against Burundi that have been examined by the Committee since 2014

The UN Committee against Torture has deplored Burundi's lack of cooperation in the individual complaints procedure and its failure to implement the Committee's decisions in all cases where human rights violations were found. In its latest decision published today, the Committee found that R.M., a political activist for Mouvement pour la solidarité et la…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) |

Outgoing AMISOM Burundi Contingent Commander talks about achievements

Brig Gen. Barandereka completed his one-year tour of duty under AMISOM

The outgoing commander of the AMISOM Burundi contingent, Brig Gen. Telesphore Barandereka, has attributed his contingent’s victories over Al-Shabaab to the existing cordial relations with Somali security forces and residents of Hirshabelle State. Brig Gen. Barandereka completed his one-year tour of duty under AMISOM. He commanded the Burundi troops based…

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Contipharma Launches Saliva-based Omicron Detecting PCR Test in Africa

It is the only saliva-based PCR test available in Africa and one of just a handful of its kind available worldwide

Developed by University of Liège in Belgium, only test of its kind available on African continent; first contracts signed with Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Sudan. Contipharma, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and marketing of targeted medical solutions, today announces that it is making a saliva-based PCR…

Source: Amnesty International |

East Africa: Global pharmaceutical firms must improve vaccine distribution across the region to save lives

The vaccines that do make it to East Africa are often supplied at short notice on an unpredictable schedule

Global pharmaceutical giants are continuing to deny low and lower-middle income countries in East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes enough Covid-19 jabs to vaccinate their populations to ensure the rights to life and to health, Amnesty International said today in a new public statement. The vaccines that do make…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) |

AMISOM Personnel Celebrate Kenya’s Independence Anniversary

Ambassador Madeira hailed Kenya for contributing to various peacebuilding processes across Africa, especially the ongoing peace support operation in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Sunday joined Kenyan nationals serving under the peace support operation to celebrate Kenya’s 58th independence anniversary. Kenya, an AMISOM troop and police-contributing country, attained its independence from the British on 12 December 1963. A ceremony to mark the Independence Day anniversary, also known…

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More than 60,000 Burundian refugees voluntarily return home this year

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

A convoy carrying 343 Burundian refugees returned to the country from Uganda on Monday. This brings the number of refugees who have voluntarily returned to Burundi this year to more than 60,000. Roughly half of that total have returned from Tanzania, with the rest coming from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$76 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility to Burundi to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The financial assistance will support the implementation of Burundi’s COVID-19 response plan aimed at limiting the disease spread

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closures resulted in a slowdown of Burundi’s economy, which threatens to deteriorate living standards; To address Burundi’s urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs, the IMF approved emergency financial assistance equivalent to about US$76.2 million under the Rapid Credit Facility; The financial assistance will…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Human Rights Council appoints a Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights in the context of climate change and a Special Rapporteur to monitor the situation of human rights in Burundi

Council adopts resolutions on the situation of humans rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and on cooperation with the United Nations

The Human Rights Council this afternoon appointed a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, and a Special Rapporteur to monitor the situation of human rights in Burundi. In a resolution on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and…