Burundi - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Burundi WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned back BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda. Peter Smerdon, a WFP official in East Africa, said Wednesday that authorities in Burundi prevented the convoy from entering the country because of "security issues." He said the food was a regular shipm... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:36:00 GMT 2017-04-26T14:36:00Z Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticizing the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive." Alice Nzomukunda, who was one of President Pierre Nkurunziza's deputies between 2005 and 2006, returned to Burundi Monday with two o... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:35:00 GMT 2017-02-21T09:35:00Z Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda warned Friday that its resources are strained by the more than 400,000 refugees who have poured into the country in recent months from South Sudan's civil war — a sign that its widely praised tolerance might be fraying. This East African nation now has one of the world's largest refugee centers. The daily influx has been surp... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:01:00 GMT 2017-02-17T13:01:00Z Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighboring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis. The government did not send negotiators to Arusha, Tanzania, where talks had been set to resume ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:25:00 GMT 2017-02-16T17:25:00Z UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Tuesday. The world body received the letter from the tiny West African nation on Friday, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general. Gambia was one of three A... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-02-14T16:24:00Z Burundi: UN experts say situation worsening for NGOs KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Civic groups and rights defenders in Burundi face growing repression amid sporadic violence stemming from the president's disputed third term, a group of United Nations human rights experts said Monday. The U.N. experts believe actions by President Pierre Nkurunziza's government against civil society are "alarming in view of the ove... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:44:00 GMT 2017-02-06T13:44:00Z Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch. Members of the Imbonerakure youth group carry out violent crimes with impunity because President Pierre Nkurunziza's government is unwilling to prosecute or rein in the youth group... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:09:00 GMT 2017-01-19T10:09:00Z Burundi presidential aide wounded in assassination bid BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A presidential adviser in Burundi was wounded in an assassination attempt late Monday, officials said, in the latest attack targeting allies of the country's embattled president. Willy Nyamitwe, a presidential adviser in charge of communications, was at his home northwest of the capital, Bujumbura, when armed men attacked him, Bo... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:25:00 GMT 2016-11-29T12:25:00Z Burundi: Thousands protest in support of embattled leader BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people have taken part in street protests across Burundi in support of the government's opposition to United Nations investigators who are looking into alleged human rights abuses in the east African country. Sporadic political violence has plagued Burundi since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:21:00 GMT 2016-11-26T13:21:00Z