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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.

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.

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.

2006-03-16 09:03:23

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Ethiopian soldiers became the latest batch of United Nations peacekeepers to begin leaving the tiny central African nation on Thursday in a sign of its emergence from a civil war that killed 300,000 people. Some 658 Ethiopians were flying home as part of a U.N.

2006-02-15 04:36:45

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Democratic progress in Burundi and Congo is helping stability in Africa's volatile Great Lakes region but the world must help build on early steps or risk a return to violence, the U.N. representative for the region said.

2006-01-16 10:13:17

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - More than 2,500 people have fled Burundi for neighboring Tanzania since December to escape a drought in the eastern province of Ruyigi, a provincial governor said on Monday.

2006-01-05 11:06:33

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Around 2,000 Rwandan Hutu refugees have arrived in Burundi in the past month, many saying they feel insecure in Rwanda or are being refused permission to cultivate their land, the United Nations said on Thursday.

2006-01-01 07:13:31

By David Mageria NAIROBI (Reuters) - East African leaders said on Sunday that millions of people in the region faced hunger because poor rains had affected vital crops and pasture, giving their New Year messages a somber tone.

2005-12-05 12:52:23

By Guled Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake jolted Africa's Great Lakes region on Monday, killing at least one person in Congo's remote east and rattling regional capitals. The U.S.

2005-12-05 11:31:22

By Guled Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook East Africa on Monday in the Lake Tanganyika region killing people and damaging buildings at its center, early reports said. The U.S.

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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Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").