Category Archives: Burundi News
Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program
2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa’s neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development
The UN Committee against Torture has voiced grave concern about reported reprisals against four Burundian lawyers who provided information to it for a special review of Burundi.
A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial aircraft wings are designed to generate a powerful vacuum effect on the top side at high forward speeds, when the aircraft lifts off into the sky. The aircraft look-alike generates zero vacuum effect on the top side of the wings at any speed.
26th AU Summit: The African Union must adopt an emergency plan for Burundi to avoid the outbreak of an open conflict
In recent months, the international community has sought to take over the deep crisis in Burundi. In October 2015, United Nation Human Rights Council has decided to strengthen its presence on the ground and the African Union to investigate human rights violations in the country. On November 30, 2015, UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki Moon has proposed to the UN Security Council three options to solve the crisis in Burundi: a peacekeeping mission under UN mandate, a special political mission or a support team responsible for promoting a political dialogue between the government and the opposition, advocating for the third option. Consequently, on January 22, 2016 a delegation of the Security Council went to Bujumbura. Since then, Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza has reaffirmed his refusal to host an African mission of prevention and protection of civilians (MAPROBU) and no assurance of a resumption of an effective and inclusive dialogue with the opposition and the independent civil society could be obtained.
Colloque international à la FAO du 15 au 17 février 2016
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents will however retain their hold on power. These are some of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks. RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016.
The African Union reiterates its deep concern regarding the situation in Burundi and calls for an inclusive dialogue to find a solution to the crisis
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in Burundi, illustrated by yesterday’s attacks against military camps in the capital, Bujumbura, and in the Bujumbura Rural area, as well as by the subsequent acts of violence.
La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique
Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière
The Africa Peace Award (APA) 2015 has been awarded to the African Union Commission (AUC), in a colourful ceremony that took place on Saturday, 21 November 2015, at the International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that an increasingly grave human rights crisis has gripped Burundi, with potentially very serious regional repercussions. Zeid last night appealed to the Security Council to explore all possible options to prevent further violence, including asset freezes, travel bans and other steps to stop the ongoing violence and prevent a regional conflict.
Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein a averti qu’une crise des droits de l’homme de plus en plus grave touchait le Burundi, avec des répercussions potentiellement très sérieuses pour la région. Le Haut-Commissaire a demandé la nuit dernière au Conseil de sécurité d’explorer toutes les options possibles afin d’empêcher davantage de violence, y compris le gel d’avoirs, des interdictions de voyager et d’autres mesures pour arrêter les violences en cours et empêcher un conflit régional.