Sep 072013
 
IMF's Executive Board Completes the Third Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$7.5 Million Disbursement

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third review of Burundi’s performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review will allow for the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 5 million (about […]

Jul 162013
 

SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE, HAILS CONFERENCE ON BURUNDI AS ESSENTIAL STEP TOWARDS ENSURING RECOMMENDATIONS OF GENEVA CONFERENCE ARE IMPLEMENTED NEW YORK, July 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Burundi, to the first Sectoral Conference for Burundi, in Bujumbura, on 15 […]

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Jul 012013
 

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 1, 2013   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 51st anniversary of your independence on July 1. […]

Jun 252013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IPU is repeating calls on authorities in Burundi to immediately release two imprisoned politicians following a four-day mission to the country. Led by the President of IPU’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Kassoum Tapo, the mission visited former MPs Gérard Nkurunziza and Hussein Radjabu […]

Jun 242013
 

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, June 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Oral Williams, visited Bujumbura from June 10–21, 2013 to conduct the third review of the government’s economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with His […]

Feb 222013
 

ECHO Funds Return and Reintegration of Former Burundian Refugees   GENEVA, Switzerland, February 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) has contributed EUR 1.2 million towards IOM’s efforts to promote sustainable reintegration for the most vulnerable of some 34,000 former Burundian refugees from Tanzania who returned home at the end of […]

Feb 202013
 

Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 […]

Feb 142013
 
Burundi : IMF approves US$7.6 Million disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$7.6 Million Disbursement BUJUMBURA, Burundi, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the second review of Burundi’s performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). […]

Feb 142013
 
Security Council extends mandate of office in Burundi until 15 February 2014

Security Council extends mandate of office in Burundi until 15 February 2014, unanimously adopting Resolution 2090 (2013) NEW YORK, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Country’s Representative Expresses Disappointment with Negative Language in Text; Says Departs Completely — in Letter and Spirit — from Progress Described in Report   Encouraging the Government of Burundi to […]

Feb 112013
 
AU Special Representative relocates to Mogadishu meets with visiting Burundi delegation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has today officially relocated to Mogadishu, Somalia. Ambassador Annadif who took over the position of SRCC for Somalia in November last year has been operating in Nairobi, […]

Jan 092013
 
Burundian court reduces journalist's jail term

NEW YORK, January 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An appeals court in Burundi today dropped terrorism charges against jailed journalist Hassan Ruvakuki and reduced his sentence from life to three years in prison, according to local journalists and news reports.   Ruvakuki, a reporter for local radio station Bonesha FM and French government-funded broadcaster […]

Jan 052013
 
Africa IMF Reports : Burundi 2012

IMF Reports for Burundi 2012 Podcast: Keeping Up Growth in the East African Community http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/podcast.aspx#126 Fostering Economic Integration in East Africa  http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/podcast.aspx#130 Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Final Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$ 7.6 Million Disbursement http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr1209.htm IMF Survey: IMF Renews Support for Burundi’s Economic […]