Africa World 

Concerns over vaccine-derived poliovirus detection in Burundi and Congo

There are concerns among public experts after health officials in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) detected cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus. The World Health Organization and Global Polio Eradication Initiative made the announcement during the week. The WHO said the Burundian government declared the detection of the virus a national public health emergency. Some cases were confirmed in… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

Burundi: 4 journalists charged with undermining state security

Burundian authorities have charged four journalists on Saturday with a crime of undermining state security. The journalists were arrested this week as Burundi’s government continues to clamp down on journalists and human rights groups. According to local media reporting the journalists from a local news website outlet, Iwacu had travelled to report on violence in the northwestern province of Bubanza.… Read More
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590 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Almost 600 refugees on Thursday left Tanzania to return to their home country of Burundi as part of a mass repatriation. In August this year Tanzania and Burundi announced that they have agreed for some 200,000 Burundian refugees to return home. Burundi and Tanzania agreed to this move of mass repatriation from October. The refugees settled in the Nyarugusu, Nduta… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

Tanzania to send back 200,000 Burundian refugees

Tanzania will in October this year send back some 200,000 Burundian refugees. Burundi and Tanzania agreed to this move stating that the repatriation of these refugees would start on October 1. The refugees settled in the Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli camps in Tanzania’s south-western province of Kigoma. Interior Minister in Bujumbura, Pascal Barandagiye, told journalists that the agreement for the… Read More
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Burundi begins Ebola vaccination for health officials

Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola as it makes efforts to prevent the spread of the disease into its territory. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday that the vaccination is happening near Burundi’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi has not reported of any Ebola cases but does not want to taken by… Read More
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Burundi: 6-year old YouTube star killed by malaria

At the age of six Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman took YouTube by storm with his popular comedy sketches. He was destined to shine further and build an astonishing career even as a kid, but that will not happen. The Burundi star has died of Malaria on Thursday after being diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday. His manager confirmed hi… Read More
al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Defiant al-Bashir visits Uganda despite ICC’s warrants

KAMPALA, Uganda – Sudan’s president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Uganda Monday on a two-day official visit. As a signatory to the treaty that created the ICC, Uganda has an obligation to arrest Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region. Read More
Uganda's President Museveni East Africa 

Uganda’s President Museveni assumes chairmanship of the East African Community

Uganda has assumed the chairmanship of the East African Community. President Museveni takes over from Tanzania President Magufuli. President Museveni, new EAC Chairman addressed the summit, emphasized the need for integration “for our region’s prosperity and security”   “The people of East Africa are interlinked, I can address people all the way from Uganda to Mwanza in my dialect. We… Read More
Burundi East Africa 

Burundi: Regional leaders must prioritize ongoing human rights crisis

The East African Community (EAC) must prioritize ending human rights violations in Burundi, and provide the renewed political leadership and commitment needed to end the crisis, said Amnesty International today in an open letter to the bloc’s leaders, ahead of their summit on 20 May in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Read More
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Africa OP-ED Opinions 

Africa is saying NO to international criminal court (ICC)

African leaders have long voiced concerns about the fairness of the international criminal courtas to has always been seen to target Africans. This issue is now gaining significant traction after the Gambia became the third country on the continent to announce its withdrawal from the Hague-based tribunal. The move follows similar announcements from Burundi and South Africa, who informed the… Read More