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2008-08-23 06:00:29

Text of report by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Foreign radios given stern warning" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 23 August Kigali - Foreign radio stations, among them the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) and Voice Of America (VOA), have been strongly warned to desist from non factual reporting or else risk being banned from broadcasting in Rwanda. Information Minister Louise Mushikiwabo Thursday [21 August] singled out BBC and VOA reporters,...

2008-06-22 03:00:17

In the lakeside capital of the central African country of Burundi, 40-year-old Lucie Nahimana on Thursday fed her family of six "black flour," a low-quality cassava root that many here have resorted to eating because they can't afford anything else. Thousands of miles away, in the port city of Tianjin, China, physician Ning Aimin scanned the shelves of her supermarket for yogurt, a food that was practically unheard-of here a decade ago but has become a favorite of many of China's newly...

2006-09-05 13:09:50

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Pauline softly recalls how she clung to her uncle under a barrage of rifle butts the night Burundian soldiers came to take him away. Smashing into their house, the soldiers accused him of collaborating with the rebel Forces for National Liberation (FNL). Pauline held on for as long as she could until the soldiers tore her uncle away from her. "He was accused of working with the FNL but he wasn't," said the 18-year-old, who was too...

2006-08-21 11:56:12

By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police arrested Burundi's former President Domitien Ndayizeye on Monday, apparently in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the tiny central African country's government, a judge said. "Ndayizeye was arrested and jailed and his arrest may be linked to the attempted coup plot," a senior judge, who declined to be named, told Reuters. Eight suspects, including two former senior government officials and a dissident rebel leader, have...

2006-07-12 15:10:28

CAPE TOWN -- Africans are fast embracing technology as a driver of economic growth but prohibitive costs mean they will lag behind wealthier countries for many years, a leaders forum in South Africa heard this week. Whereas global figures like Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.S. President Bill Clinton dreamed of what the computer age will be in another two decades -- with robots and vaccines for diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. Mozambique President Armando Guebuza...

2006-06-18 11:31:47

By George Obulutsa DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Burundi's government and its last remaining rebel group agreed on Sunday to stop fighting and return in two weeks to sign a comprehensive ceasefire. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the Hutu forces for National Liberation (FNL), were joined by regional leaders and representatives of the international community at the signing of the agreement. "An important agreement has been made to stop hostilities and...

2006-05-29 13:11:32

By Lenny Majigo DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Long-delayed peace talks between Burundi's government and its last rebel group started in Tanzania on Monday, with calls for the rebels to agree to join President Pierre Nkurunziza's government. "The decision as to how you end the conflict is yours," Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said in comments directed at Hutu Forces for National Liberation (FNL) rebels at the start of the talks. "You may choose to take the path to triumphalism, or...

2006-05-17 07:05:00

By Jack Kimball BUJUMBURA, Burundi (Reuters) - "Drink, drink, drink for today is a happy day," the ancient Kirundi wedding song says. Mixed with new beats, the tune now thumps out as revelers gyrate on the dance floor at Bujumbura's La Rochelle nightclub. Young Burundians say it was a happy day last month when the government ended a 13-year midnight-to-dawn curfew -- one of the first tangible signs of peace returning to the tiny central African nation after a devastating civil war. "Before...

2006-04-25 07:35:00

NAIROBI (Reuters) - About two million people face hunger in drought-hit Burundi, aid group ActionAid said on Tuesday as it began food deliveries in the central African country. Hundreds of people and tens of thousands of livestock in east and central Africa have died in one of the worst droughts to hit the region in years. ActionAid said poor rainfall over the past six years in the north, northeastern and central provinces have brought starvation to areas traditionally regarded as Burundi's...

2006-04-15 03:58:15

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi has lifted a 13-year nationwide midnight-to-dawn curfew in a further sign of peace in the tiny central African nation after more than a decade of war that killed some 300,000 people. "Security conditions are remarkably improved, 95 percent of the Burundian territory is now in peace," government spokesman Karenga Ramadhani told Reuters on Saturday, confirming the decision to lift the curfew in place since 1993. Former rebel leader Pierre Nkurunziza won...

Latest Burundi Reference Libraries

2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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