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No women, no progress, development experts warn

LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gender
inequality is one of the greatest barriers to human development
progress, U.N. officials said as they launched an index on
Friday showing the countries making the biggest strides and
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Soccer-Berahino switches international allegiance to Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Forward Saido Berahino is eligible to play for Burundi in next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers after FIFA approved his application to switch international allegiance, the country’s football federation said on Mon… Continue reading

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Burundi reversing school pregnancy ban not enough to protect girls – campaigners

NAIROBI, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Burundi’s
rollback on banning pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers
from attending school is a victory for child rights, but steps
must be taken to curb sexual exploitation and teen pregnancies,
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Burundi school ban on expectant teens ‘skewed’ against girls’ education

NAIROBI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Burundi’s ban
on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is
not only a violation against children’s right to education, but
also unfairly discriminates against girls, campaigners said on… Continue reading

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Burundi parliament passes 2018/19 government budget

NAIROBI, June 26 (Reuters) – Burundi’s parliament has passed
the government’s proposed budget of 1.4 trillion francs ($795
million) for the 2018/19 (July-June) fiscal year, the Ministry
of Finance said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

* Violence erupted the last time he stood
(Adds opposition quote, background, context)

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Burundi’s president will not contest presidency in 2020 – report

BUJUMBURA, June 7 (Reuters) – Burundi’s President Pierre
Nkurunziza will not seek re-election when his term ends in 2020,
Radio France International reported on Thursday.

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Burundi opposition push to annul vote extending president’s term

BUJUMBURA, May 24 (Reuters) – Burundi’s opposition asked the
constitutional court on Thursday to nullify a referendum that
could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until
2034, saying the vote was marred by fraud.

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UPDATE 2-Burundi approves new constitution extending presidential term limit

BURUNDI, May 21 (Reuters) – Voters in Burundi have
overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral
commission said on Monday, ushering in changes that could let
the president stay in power to 2034.

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U.S. says Burundi constitutional referendum ‘marred’

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday
criticized last week’s referendum in Burundi as being marred by
a lack of transparency and voter intimidation and condemned the
government’s decision to suspend media outlets.

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