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SOMALIA / BURUNDI AMBASSADOR

Burundi's newly appointed Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza presented his credentials to Somalia's President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Villa Somalia, in the country's capital, Mogadishu.  AU/UN IST

19 Apr 2014 | Read More »

BURUNDI / CHILD PROTECTON

As part of the "ENDViolence Against Children campaign", UNICEF profiles a pilot project that brings light and safety to the most vulnerable. The LED light, called Nuru, a Swahili word which means 'to brighten,' is bringing safe and affordable energy source to families in Burundi, and helping women and children safely navigate their world. UNICEF

8 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / GREAT LAKES

The Security Council today (25 July) reiterated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa's strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fresh clashes between armed rebels and Congolese troops have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. UNTV

25 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / BURUNDI

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Burundi, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, told the Security Council today (22 July) that Burundi was "at a crossroads" and it was "urgent and indispensable" to bring the country out of its "eternal cycle of violence." UNTV

22 Jul 2013 | Read More »

BURUNDI / MALNUTRITION

Nearly two thirds of Burundi's children are chronically malnourished. The country also has the highest level of hunger of all 79 countries reported in the 2012 Global Hunger Index. After years of conflict, the country has made strides in reducing acute malnutrition – but chronic malnutrition is a more complex condition to treat. UNICEF

26 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GOMA / MARY ROBINSON

Mary Robinson, the United Nation Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, visited the city of Goma today in the conflict-riven east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she pressed the importance of implementing a recently-signed regional peace agreement to end the cycles of conflict and crisis in the region. MONUSCO

1 May 2013 | Read More »

KINSHASA / MARY ROBINSON

Mary Robinson, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, arrived to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday where she met with President Joseph Kabila, and Prime Minister Augustin Matata. MONUSCO

30 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BURUNDIAN TROOPS MEDICAL CLINIC

Burundi’s AMISOM contingent has been in Somalia since 2007 when street battles, mortar fire, and suicide bombings in Mogadishu were at their height. Medics working with the contingent have also been operating an outpatient clinic for SNA and AMISOM at Somalia’s former National University. AU-UN/IST

7 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / DR CONGO

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda held talks at UN headquarters today (27 September) on how to stop a "campaign of terror" that has uprooted over 300,000 people in eastern DRC since April and which Rwanda is alleged to be backing. UNTV / MONUSCO

27 Sep 2012 | Read More »

UGANDA / FOOTBALL

Football players from across East and Central Africa will gather in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on September 21 and 22 to take part in the finals of the Great Lakes Peace Cup, a tournament organized to help former combatants – many of them abducted child soldiers – become part of their communities through the [...]

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

 

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