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News24.com | Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers.

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

- News24.com - ZA

Burundi forces unwed couples to marry.

The order follows the launch of a campaign this month by President Pierre Nkurunziza "to moralise society" in the tiny nation which for two years has been in the grip of sometimes violent political upheaval

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burundi sets end-of-the-year deadline for unwed couples to marry.

President Pierre Nkurunziza launched the campaign to 'moralise society' and address the country's population explosion.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Burundi presses unwed couples to marry.

Calling church and state-sanctioned weddings a patriotic duty, government order comes amid drive to 'moralise society'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

In moral 'crusade', Burundi forces unwed couples to marry.

The order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign "to moralise society".

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | In moral 'crusade', Burundi forces unwed couples to marry.

Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government says, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.

- News24.com - ZA

Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to 'moralise society'.

The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign "to moralise society".

- BBC - UK

Author buys clothes to help the economy.

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has launched a "Wear Nigerian" campaign, for which she'll wear mostly Nigerian brands for her public appearances in a bid to support local designers.

- CNN Top Stories - US

The quiet impact of Magufuli in Burundi.

The long wait for the big news – the anticipated breakthrough perhaps – on the divisive trade deal between the East African Community and the European Union didn't end with the expected on Saturday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

How Burundi chaos is haunting Kenya's trade ambitions.

EU sanctions on Bujumbura hinder signing of EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement .

- Daily Nation - KE

Instability, Abuse Force Thousands of Burundians to Flee Country.

The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Burundians are fleeing instability and abuse in their country as funding to support growing numbers of refugees dries up. The UNHRC warns deteriorating political and human rights conditions in Burundi are forcing increasing numbers of refugees to flee to neighboring ...

- Voice of America - US

How Burundi crisis has hit Kenya's trade ambitions

Burundi is on the EU's sanction list for the violence that punctuated President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bid in 2015.

- Daily Nation - KE

DW correspondent freed in Burundi

Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

With funding 'down to a trickle,' UN agency renews warning over Burundi refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.

- UN - INT

News24.com | Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

- News24.com - ZA

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

- UN - INT

DW correspondent released from Congolese jail

Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- News24.com - ZA

EU rejects request to lift sanctions imposed on Burundi

The European Union has rejected a request of the East African Community about abolishing restrictions on Burundi, saying the restrictions will continue until the political situation in the country changes.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Why new changes to Burundi's criminal law could open the way to serious abuses

Draft reforms scrap the need for search warrants for serious offences and authorise night searches.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

The presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African Community -- which also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan -- in Dar es ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Amnesty urges regional leaders to prioritize ongoing human rights crisis in Burundi

Source: Amnesty International Country: Burundi Amnesty calls on the East African Community to prioritize ending human rights violations in Burundi, and provide the renewed political leadership and commitment needed to end the crisis. Burundi: Regional leaders must prioritize ongoing human rights crisis The East African ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Museveni insists on dialogue to resolve Burundi problems

Uganda's Ambassador to France Nimisha Madhvani attended the meeting at the Taj Hotel, St. James Court in London, where Mr Museveni was for the International Conference on Somalia.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Africa in the news: Nigeria introduces new foreign exchange window, U.S. Defense Secretary visits Djibouti, and Burundi denies access to WFP convoy

Nigeria's central bank opens a new foreign exchange window to attract investors On Monday, the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced a new window for investors and exporters to engage in foreign exchange trading. The platform—called the Investors' and Exporters' FX Window—aims to boost the availability of U.S. dollars in ...

- Brookings - US