Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Pandor undertakes a Working Visit to Bujumbura, Burundi to co-chair an Inaugural Session of the South Africa – Burundi Joint Commission for Cooperation on 04 November 2022

The Minister is leading a delegation comprising senior official representatives from over ten National Departments, including the School of Government

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has undertaken a Working Visit to Bujumbura, in the Republic of Burundi, to co-chair an Inaugural Burundi – South Africa Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), with her counterpart, HE Ambassador Albert Shingiro, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Burundi

IMF staff held productive discussions with the authorities on recent macroeconomic and policy developments, and the authorities’ key policy priorities

Burundi’s economy remains resilient, although facing headwinds from the effects of the war in Ukraine. Real GDP is projected to continue to grow in 2022 and beyond. Inflationary pressures remain high, driven by rising food and energy prices; The current account deficit is projected to widen in 2022 mainly owing…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Burundi Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Minister Hayashi expressed his willingness to support the effort by Burundi to work for regional peace, stability, and development

On September 28, commencing at 10:10 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H. E. Ambassador Albert SHINGIRO, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, during his visit to Japan to attend the State…

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

Burundi must engage in credible and inclusive democratisation process, says United Nations (UN) expert

The Special Rapporteur recommended that Burundi ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Burundi must engage more effectively in the rule of law and the fight against impunity for violations and abuses committed since 2015, a UN independent expert said today. Despite commitments and measures taken by the government, the human rights situation in Burundi has not changed in a substantial and sustainable…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain |

Bahrain: Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation visits Muhammad bin Mubarak Academy

Foreign Minister Shingiro was presented an overview of MBMA, it's departments, training programmes, and various initiatives

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, H.E. Albert Shingiro, paid a visit today to the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MBMA), as part of his visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Upon his arrival, he was received by the Minister…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Burundi Celebrates World Humanitarian Day

Humanitarian workers step up to respond every day by providing lifesaving assistance such as food and cash, health and clean water, protection services and emergency education to millions of women, children and men

Every year on 19 August, the humanitarian community comes together to celebrate World Humanitarian Day. Thirteen years after its first celebration, the aid community worldwide is grappling with the toll of a megacrisis. The devastating combination of conflicts, the climate emergency, geopolitics, the pandemic, poverty and a war has caused…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates President of Burundi on assuming the presidency of the East African Community

During the meeting, both sides also discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in various fields of common interest

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, sent a written letter to General Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi, congratulating him on the occasion of assuming the presidency of the East African Community. The letter was delivered by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Burundi |

Burundi Human Rights Report 2021

The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippine Ambassador Tang Presents Credentials as Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Burundi President Ndayishimiye

Ambassador Tang conveyed the felicitations of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to the President and the people of Burundi as the country celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence on 01 July 2022

Philippine Ambassador to Kenya and Non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi Marie Charlotte G. Tang presented her credentials to President Evariste Ndayishimiye on 27 June 2022 at the Palais Ntare Rushatsi in Bujumbura. Ambassador Tang conveyed the felicitations of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to the President and the people…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Burundi Rejects Calls for Reform, Scrutiny

Time to Give Access to UN Special Rapporteur, Release Political Prisoners

Burundi’s representative at the UN Human Rights Council has shut down hope, once again, that the country would cooperate with the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur, who is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the country’s human rights situation. Burundi accuses the Council of politicized interference in its internal affairs.…