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    Burundi president promises to step down in 2020 – Premium Times Nigeria

    Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Thursday said in a surprise announcement that he will not run in the 2020 elections, in spite of a recent referendum allowing longer term limits. “Our presidential mandate will end in 2020. “I am ready, with all my heart and … Read more via...
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    Burundi To Suspend BBC, VOA Radio Broadcasts – Channels Television

    Karenga Ramadhan, president of The National Council of Communication in Burundi, speaks during a press conference in the capital Bujumbura on May 4, 2018, to announce the suspension of BBC and VOA for six months from May 7. Burundi’s press regulator on Friday said it was … Read more via...
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    World Burundi Orders Unmarried Couples To Wed By Force Before The End Of 2017

    Unmarried couples in the East African country of Burundi have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships through church or state registrations. In May, President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a new law which the government says will help protect women and create a more moral society...
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    World Burundi Soldier Killed by Explosion of Grenade He Intends to Throw Into a Civilian Crowd

    A Burundi soldier was on Tuesday killed when the grenade he's prepareing to hurl it into a crowded gathering exploded in his hands. This happened in the blast in the northern town of Ngozi, a stronghold district of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. “He removed the pin from one of two...
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    Sports Nigeria's Flying Eagles Fulfil Promise, Win For Keshi, Amodu

    The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, beat their Burundian counterparts 2-1 on Saturday at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar to progress to the final round of the Africa Cup of Nations for Under 20s. The team had earlier promised to make the match a win in honour of the two late Former...
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    World Burundi: Comedian Arrested for Cracking Joke on President

    A popular Burundi comedian known as “Kigingi” was arrested this week after poking fun at the president, his family said on Friday. Humorist and Buja FM radio host Alfred Aubin Mugenzi was arrested on Tuesday evening by Burundi’s National Intelligence Service (known by its French acronym, SNR)...
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    World Rwanda: Ex-Minister Jacques Bihozagara Dies in Burundi Jail

    A former Rwandan minister has died in jail in Burundi nearly four months after being arrested for espionage. The successor to Jacques Bihozagara as Rwanda's ambassador to Belgium has called the death an assassination. Relations between the two neighbours have been strained recently, amid...
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    World Gunfire, Explosions In Burundi Kill At Least 5 - Officials

    No less than five individuals were killed in overnight conflicts in Burundi, police said on Sunday, and occupants reported a fight at the president's office in the capital Bujumbura which has been tormented by brutality since a questioned presidential race. Burundi has been in emergency since...