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DRC: Kenyatta, EAC boss fly to Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) facilitator on the peace process in the eastern region of DRC Uhuru Kenyatta is in Bujumbura to brief President Evariste Ndayishimiye about the current situation in North Kivu. Burundi President Ndayishimiye is the current Chairperon of the Summit of …

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Uganda Cubs tame Burundi in U-17 AFCON qualifier

Addis, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s national Under 17 team, the Cubs have kicked started their campaign in the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the CECAFA Zone with a 4-0 winning note against Burundi. The Cubs gave the Burundi team no chance in the opening Group …

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Uganda to repatriate 360 Burundian refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR will today repatriate 366 Burundian refugees. The refugees are part of some 450 at Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district who registered for voluntary repatriation back to their homes. Mark Mutawe, the Settlement Commandant …

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Uhuru Kenyatta hands over EAC leadership to Burundi

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged East African Community (EAC) leaders to fast-track implementation of programmes and projects that will deliver quick results for the benefit of EAC citizens. Acknowledging the progress the EAC has made since its re-establishment more than two decades ago, the …

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How Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on Wednesday fled Uganda to Europe in a manner that left people wondering how he was able to travel unchallenged by security and without his passport. Kakwenza had deposited his passport with Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court where he was …

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EU to lift sanctions against Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) has started processes of lifting sanctions against Burundi that stop financial aid to the Burundian government, EU Ambassador to Burundi Claude Bochu said on Monday. In March 2016, the EU suspended its direct financial support to the Burundian government following the political …

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