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News Burundi » Government: Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Burundi (S/2018/89)

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/burundi/report-secretary-general-situation-burundi-s201889
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

More than two and a half years after the beginning of the latest crisis in Burundi, the political situation remains tense. The Government continues to seek constitutional amendments, exacerbating tensions with the opposition. Meanwhile, stymied by ...

News Burundi » Government: Burundi opposition slams 'enforced' referendum enrolment

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5400289/Burundi-opposition-slams-enforced-referendum-enrolment.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Burundi's opposition parties on Friday denounced the "enforced ... "There may be some of them who abuse the association's power and make mistakes but within the government, we are putting forward the reasons for enrolment," he said. In power since 2005 ...

News Burundi » Government: Burundi govt starts taxing public workers to fund 2020 elections

News channel or source: http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/04/burundi-govt-starts-taxing-public-workers-to-fund-2020-elections/
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

The Burundian government has started ‘taxing’ salaries of civil servants in order to fund the next general elections slated for the year 2020. Workers are losing 10% of their monthly earnings into a fund set aside to ensure polls hold despite a ...

News Burundi » Government: Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

News channel or source: http://gulfnews.com/news/africa/burundi-police-threaten-opposition-to-constitution-change-1.2173624
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The government launched in December a campaign to promote the ... The decision to run again sparked violence in Burundi that has left at least 1,200 dead, and sent more than 400,000 Burundians fleeing across borders, mostly to Tanzania.

News Burundi » Government: Government to consider abolishing Saturday exams

News channel or source: http://www.observer.ug/news/headlines/56948-government-to-consider-abolishing-saturday-exams.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

President Museveni has said government will consider a request by the Seventh Day ... and other leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan. “I thank Pastor Wilson for visiting Uganda. I commend members of the SDA community in Uganda ...

News Burundi » Government: Uganda to widen relief fraud probe to U.N. staff, vows reforms

News channel or source: https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1FZ25R
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Others have flooded in from neighbouring Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ... The U.N. then notified the Ugandan government. Allegations include “large scale sale of food and relief items,” and irregularities in the supply of water ...

News Burundi » Government: Report: Politically Motivated Killings, Arrests on Rise in Burundi

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/politically-motivated-killings-arrest-on-rise-in-burundi/4241264.html
Publication date: uesday 06 February 2018

In December, Burundi's government proposed constitutional changes that would, among other things, allow Nkurunziza to stay in office beyond 2020. The referendum on the proposals takes place in May.

News Burundi » Government: UN chief takes aim at Burundi leader's bid to extend rule

News channel or source: http://www.france24.com/en/20180206-un-chief-takes-aim-burundi-leaders-bid-extend-rule
Publication date: uesday 06 February 2018

"While it is the sovereign right of Burundi to amend its constitution ... The UN chief said he was "deeply concerned" that talks between the government and the opposition remain deadlocked and said it was crucial that all sides "most especially the ...

News Burundi » Government: Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency

News channel or source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58540
Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

The $391 million Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan includes targeted ... protection and restoration environment as well as providing documentation and training for government officials on refugee status determination. UNHCR ‘not encouraging ...

News Burundi » Government: Burundi compiles new electoral roll despite protest

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/burundi-compiles-electoral-roll-despite-protest-133648322.html
Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

If accepted by the electorate, the constitutional change passed by the government last October would enable President ... UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised the determination of Burundi's current rulers to reform the constitution without ...