Burundi: $54.6M in World Bank Funding for Health

Burundi: $54.6M in World Bank Funding for Health

BUJUMBURA, 4 May 2021 – The World Bank Group is providing $54.6 million to advance free healthcare for pregnant women and children under five years old in Burundi. The deal “to support the health system in Burundi” was signed Monday, according to Veronique...
Burundi: Thousands Affected by Rising Lake Waters

Burundi: Thousands Affected by Rising Lake Waters

BUJUMBURA, 4 May 2021 – An estimated 8,000 families have been impacted by floods provoked by the rising waters of Lake Tanganyika in Bujumbura, Burundi’s biggest city. Two thousand people have been forced to flee flooded homes in several lakeside communities....
Burundi: Minister Fired Over Sale of Plane

Burundi: Minister Fired Over Sale of Plane

GITEGA, 3 May 2021 – Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye has sacked his commerce minister over allegations that she embezzled airline funds. Immaculee Ndabaneze is dismissed from her functions as minister of commerce, transport, industry, and tourism, the...

Africa: Seychelles Leads Race to COVID Herd Immunity

VICTORIA, 3 May 2021 – An African country, Seychelles, and Israel, in the Middle East, lead the world in the race to herd immunity against COVID-19. Nearly every Seychellois – 99.9 percent of the country’s 127,000 adult population – has received the first dose of...
DR Congo: Tshisekedi to End Insecurity in the East

DR Congo: Tshisekedi to End Insecurity in the East

KINSHASA, 30 April 2021 – The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Felix Tshisekedi has vowed to restore peace to the country’s volatile east. We will take “radical measures” to end “once and for all” the long-running insecurity and instability...
Burundi: Over 1300 Inmates Released

Burundi: Over 1300 Inmates Released

GITEGA, 27 April 2021 – Officials in Burundi have freed 1,300 inmates in the first stage of implementation of a presidential pardon. On Monday, nearly 1,000 prisoners were released from a jail in Bujumbura, the country’s economic capital, at a ceremony attended by...
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