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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
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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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Burundi approves new constitution extending presidential term limit

BURUNDI, May 21 (Reuters) – Seventy-three percent of voters
in Burundi approved a new constitution, the country’s electoral
commission said on Monday, ushering in changes that could let
the president stay in power to 2034.

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Burundi replaces foreign minister with ex-head of ruling party youth wing

NAIROBI, April 20 (Reuters) – Burundi’s President Pierre
Nkurunziza replaced his foreign minister with the former head of
the ruling party’s youth wing less than a month before a
constitutional referendum that could keep him in power until
2034.

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Burundi inflation jumps to 2.6 pct in March

NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) – Burundi’s year-on-year
inflation rose to 2.6 percent in March from 1.3 percent in the
previous month, the country’s statistics office said on
Wednesday.

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