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Tanzania: New Push for Efficiency At Border Points Clearance  2014-11-17
[Daily News]BURUNDI President Pierre Nkurunzinza has urged increased efficiency by customs and immigration authorities at border posts to boost regional trade, expressing concern over time-wasting and cumbersome procedures.
Congo declares its Ebola outbreak over  2014-11-15
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo declared its three-month Ebola outbreak officially over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the disease. Congo's outbreak, which killed 49 of the 66 people infected in the remote northwestern Equateur province, is unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa, where at least 5,177 people are known to have died in the worst Ebola ...
From Burundi to West Brom: Saido Berahino's dream being realized with recent call-up to England squad  2014-11-14
West Bromwich Albion's star striker has so far surived the ups and downs of English football and will now represent his adopted homeland at the senior level.
Burundi: Using Contraceptives to Battle Population Growth  2014-11-14
[Iwacu]Burundi is showing great progress in achieving the ambitious worldwide goal of 120 million more women and girls with access to contraceptives and information about family planning
Burundi: Foreigners in Burundi Worry About Security  2014-11-14
[Iwacu]After news of violent attacks in the city, foreigners in Burundi are increasingly worried. Some choose to not go out at night or walk on the streets.
Burundi’s inflation declines to 3.5 pct in October  2014-11-13
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi’s inflation fell to 3.5 percent in the year to October from 5.5 percent in September, thanks to lower costs of housing, water and energy, official data showed on Thursday. Price inflation for housing, water and energy eased sharply to 7.3 percent in the year to October from 12.4 percent in September, the Institute of Economic Studies and Statistics (ISTEEBU) said in ...
Rwanda seeks future as a tech hub  2014-11-12
Vanina Umutako, a student at Gashora Girls' Academy in Rwanda, is proud of the app she and fellow students have designed. The 270 students at the science and technology model academy east of Kigali "will graduate as inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning, a sense of economic empowerment," the school promises on its website. Rwanda became synonymous with genocide ...
Rwanda's economy set to grow 6.5 pct in 2015: central bank chief  2014-11-11
By Thomas Arnold DUBAI (Reuters) - Rwanda's economy is expected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2015 as aid flows continue to recover and the services and construction sectors expand, the country's central bank governor said on Monday. Over the next two to three years, average annual growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to reach more than 7 percent as the economy rebounds from delays in ...
UN genocide envoy warns on Burundi tensions  2014-11-08
The United Nations' top advisor on preventing genocide on Saturday appealed for dialogue and greater freedoms in Burundi, which he said needed to avert "the worst" ahead of elections next year. Speaking at the seat of the UN-backed Rwandan genocide tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, Adama Dieng said Burundi had the right to vote "in complete peace". "The forces of evil must not be allowed to push ...
UN to monitor Burundi’s 2015 elections  2014-11-07
The United Nations is to send an electoral observer mission to Burundi to monitor the east African country’s 2015 elections and will start working on Jan. 1, 2015, a spokesman of the UN Office in Burundi told Xinhua Thursday. “At the Burundian government request, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to send an electoral observer mission...  [Read More...]
Burundi: UN officials urge vigilance, transparency as elections near  2014-11-05
Noting the current stability in Burundi’s security situation, two United Nations officials briefing the Security Council today urged vigilance, but expressed confidence that the Government would continue on a path towards peace in the run-up to elections in 2015.
Rwanda partially bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary  2014-10-24
Rwanda on Friday partially suspended BBC broadcasts over a controversial documentary on the central African country's leadership and the 1994 genocide. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) said the BBC radio services in the local Kinyarwanda language would be blocked while the affair was investigated, but English and French programmes could continue. The BBC documentary, "Rwanda's ...
Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary  2014-10-24
Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday. "Rwanda: The Untold Story," which aired on Oct. 1, includes interviews with former aides to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the former rebel leader, in which they accuse him of plotting to ...
Burundi tea revenues fall 6 pct pct in first 9 months of 2014  2014-10-24
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi’s revenues from its tea exports fell 6 percent in the first nine months to September from the same period a year ago due to higher volumes of the commodity on the global market, a tea board official said on Friday. Tea is Burundi's largest hard currency earner after coffee and supports some 300,000 smallholder farmers in the landlocked country of nearly 10 million ...
Rwanda imposes Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain  2014-10-22
Rwanda has boosted travel restrictions to stem the spread of the Ebola virus, ordering travellers who have been in the United States and Spain to send daily updates, the health minister said Wednesday. "Every day... they should call us or send an Internet message," stating their health condition, Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho told AFP. The requirement applies to all travellers who have been in ...





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2014-11-20
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