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UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will have to further reduce food rations and cash assistance for more than 1.2 million refugees in Uganda due to a funding shortfall, the agency has said, calling for urgent resources to sustain aid efforts.  According to WFP, with effect from February 2021, refugees will have to make do with only 60 per cent of a full ration. The reduction follows a 30 per cent decrease in assistance last April, which coincided with the COVID-19 lockdown. “COVID-19 must not be an excuse for the world to turn its back on refugees at this terrible time”, WFP Country Director El-Khidir Daloum said on Tuesday.  “We are unable to keep up even basic food assistance and the poorest will suffer the most as we have to cut...
Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege Amid Tensions with Rwanda

Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege Amid Tensions with Rwanda

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Nobel peace laureate Denis Mukwege has become embroiled in tensions between his native DR Congo and neighbouring Rwanda, leading to growing calls for his protection following a series of death threats. Mukwege, a gynaecologist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work against sexual violence in war, said in late July that he and his relatives had been threatened following a tweet condemning the massacre of 18 people in the DRC's South Kivu province. Mukwege's tweet linked the violence back to the start of more than 20 years of war in eastern Congo which began with the 1996 invasion of the country by rebels backed by neighbouring Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. Without mentioning who the attackers were, he tweeted: "These are the same ones who are still killing...
Three face 30 years in prison for stone-throwing at president’s convoy.

Three face 30 years in prison for stone-throwing at president’s convoy.

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Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy. The sentence has caused an outcry, but the governor says he thinks there will be “changes in this affair” in the coming days. The two young men and a woman were working at a gas station in Kayanza province on Wednesday when the convoy passed. They were arrested later that day, sources told our reporter. At their trial on Sunday, the three had no lawyers and pleaded not guilty. At first, they were accused of undermining public security and the prosecutor asked for a prison term of seven and a half years. But the court c...
Burundi Refugees Call For Deal To Allow Them Home After Nkurunziza’s Death

Burundi Refugees Call For Deal To Allow Them Home After Nkurunziza’s Death

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By Our Reporter Several Burundian refugees who fled their country as a result of political persecution during fallen president Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime have called upon the current government to allow them return home. A letter written by a group of Burundian refugees living in a camp in Rwanda asks their president to cooperate with Rwanda and the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, to repatriate them. However, there is not yet an agreement between the two countries and the UNHCR on how to carry it out. More than 60,000 Burundian refugees have been living in Mahama camp, in eastern Rwanda, since the 2015 political crisis over the late former President Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. More than 300 Mahama residents signed the letter to their president accusing some exiled...
Tension After  Militia Attack Rwanda Defence Forces Base At Border With  Burundi

Tension After Militia Attack Rwanda Defence Forces Base At Border With Burundi

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By Elite News Reporter Authorities in Rwanda are hunting for unknown gunmen attacked a base of Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) near the border with Burundi, injuring several soldiers, on Saturday. This comes at a time when Rwandan security services were considering such incidents had subsided in recent months. RDF said in a statement on Saturday morning that unidentified gunmen at about 00:20 hours, attacked their “defensive position” at Ruheru sector in Nyaruguru District, in Southern Rwanda, on Saturday morning. Army Spokesperson, Lt. Col. Innocent Munyengango, said the RDF engaged the attackers who withdrew back to Burundi. “The gunmen attacked from Burundi and they fled back in the same direction, leaving behind four of their dead and various military equipment that include...
Shock As Burundi President Nkurunziza Dies Of Poisoning Few Days After Election

Shock As Burundi President Nkurunziza Dies Of Poisoning Few Days After Election

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Severe shock has gripped Bujumbura and the entire republic of Burundi after outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza died of cardiac arrest, although some sources are pointing at possibility that he could have been poisoned. Nkurunziza, aged 55, died after reportedly  suffering a cardiac arrest, the government said on Tuesday, although some sections of politicians in the country have since rubbished the cardiac arrest rumours, contending that he might have been poisoned, because of the way his death came so suddenly. We have learnt that he was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, although his condition improved later on. But on Monday he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, the government said in a st...
Burundi First Lady Is Rushed To Nairobi After Contracting Coronavirus As Gov’t Is Accused Of Covering Up COVID-19 Deaths

Burundi First Lady Is Rushed To Nairobi After Contracting Coronavirus As Gov’t Is Accused Of Covering Up COVID-19 Deaths

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By Elite Reporter There is untold fear in Bujumbura after the First Lady  was rushed airlifted to Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, after reportedly contracting the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). First lady Denise Bucumi was flown out of Burundi on a Pilatus plane by the AMREF air ambulance service, according to a source at the Melchior Airport in Bujumbura. A high-ranking government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Bucumi had gone to Nairobi “for treatment as she caught the Coronavirus”. This was confirmed by a source in the presidency, also asking not to be named. However a separate source in the presidency denied it and said she was going for an “endoscopic ulcer exam”. In Kenya, a source at the health ministry, requesting not to be named, sai...
Gen.  Ndayishimiye Chosen To Replace Burundi’s Nkurunziza

Gen. Ndayishimiye Chosen To Replace Burundi’s Nkurunziza

NEWS, Politics
By Elite News Reporter Burundi’s Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye was on Sunday confirmed as the ruling party’s candidate in the May presidential elections.The national conference for the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the rural province of Gitega is the latest proof that the country’s president Pierre Nkurunziza will now retire after serving three terms. Nkurunziza will retire after presiding over a disputed third term that sparked off violence and forced hundreds of thousands to flee the tiny central African country. Who is Ndayishimiye? Ndayishimiye, a Nkurunziza ally, has been serving as the ruling party’s Secretary-General. Years ago he dropped out of university to become a rebel fighting alongside Nkurunziza in Burundi’s civil war. David Gakunzi, a Burundian author and political ...
CECAFA 2019: Mckinstry Names ‘Deadly’ Cranes  Squad For Burundi Faceoff

CECAFA 2019: Mckinstry Names ‘Deadly’ Cranes Squad For Burundi Faceoff

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Uganda Cranes are ready  to faceoff with Burundi this Saturday in the CECAFA senior Challenge Cup,  which is running from  December 9 to 19, 2029. Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry has so far named his final 20-man squad that will play for the Cranes and the selected players are all locally based and ply their trade in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. Vipers SC defender Halid Lwaliwa has been given the responsibility to lead the squad as the team Captain. Mckinstry however said it wasn't easy to come up with the final squad. He said that"The decision of selecting the 20 players was difficult. We have had 26 players in the previous days. Me and my coaches discussed for long to have the final list.  There is  so much talent within the squad. The six pl...
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