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UN rights chief outraged by Burundi’s "slave trade" slur

GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – U.N. human rights chief Michelle
Bachelet expressed outrage on Thursday at comments by Burundi’s
ambassador in New York comparing the chairman of a U.N. inquiry
into the country to a participant in the slave trade.

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Tanzania police work with Interpol to search for abducted tycoon

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Africa’s youngest
billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury
hotel in Tanzania, was kidnapped in a car that had arrived from
“a neighbouring country”, police said on Friday.

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Soccer-Cameroon get first win for Seedorf, Salah injured in Egypt victory

CAPE TOWN, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting provided new Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf with a winning home debut but the Indomitable Lions remained unconvincing as they edged Malawi 1-0 in African Nations Cup qualifying on Friday.

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Burundi suspends some NGO’s for violating new law

BUJUMBURA, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Burundi has suspended some
local and international non-governmental organisations for three
months for violating a new law, a senior government official
said late on Thursday.

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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
those falling b… Continue reading

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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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