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Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas.
IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$7.6 Million Disbursement
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the second review of Burundi’s performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The Executive Board’s decision will allow for the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 5 million (about US$7.6 million), bringing disbursements under the arrangement to an amount equivalent to SDR 10 million (about US$15.3 million). The Executive Board’s decision was taken on a lapse of time basis.1 Burundi’s three-year ECF arrangement was approved on January 27, 2012 (See Press Release No.12/35).
Le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité, l’Ambassadeur Ramtane Lamamra, a reçu ce mercredi 23 janvier 2013, dans son bureau, S.E.M Laurent Kavakure, Ministre des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération Internationale de la République du Burundi
ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopie, 24 janvier 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Lors de cette audience, le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité n’a pas manqué de remercier le Gouvernement de la République du Burundi, en tant que pays contributeur à la Mission de l’Union africaine en Somalie (AMISOM), pour sa contribution aux efforts de l’Union africaine dans la recherche de la stabilité et d’une paix durable en Somalie. Il a également passé en revue les situations de conflit sur le Continent, et sur la question de la crise au Mali, le Commissaire a rappelé l’offre faite par le Burundi à fournir des troupes. Comme la Mission Internationale de Soutien au Mali sous conduite africaine (MISMA) est maintenant devenue une préoccupation panafricaine et non seulement ouest africaine, le Commissaire a indiqué que la Commission accueille favorablement l’offre du Burundi.
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2012 Global Hunger Index: World Hunger Declines, but Progress Is Slow and Threatened by Unsustainable Use of Natural Resources
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI), launched today by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and the international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide, shows that progress in reducing the number of hungry people in the world has been tragically slow. According to the Index, world hunger remains serious while unsustainable use of land, water, and energy threaten the food security of the poorest and most vulnerable.
With a history of conflict and widespread poverty, Burundi has been working with the International Development Association (IDA) to rebuild peace and security, modernize public finance, provide basic services, and strengthen the agricultural sector. Since the Arusha Accords in 2000, Burundi has made progress toward political and social stability while also improving the lives of its people. From 2005 to 2009, net primary enrollment increased by 23 percent, under-five mortality decreased from 153.9 per thousand in 2005 to 141.9 per thousand in 2010, and births assisted by skilled personnel doubled.