Burundi Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:21:46 GMTGovt Denies Using Constitutional Changes to Cling to Power
[VOA] The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country's laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum c...Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:58:00 GMTPresidential Term Goes From Five to Seven Years
[Iwacu] President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional. According to Article 97 of the new constitution, "the President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for a renewable term ...Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:38:54 GMTKotecha Dismisses Burundi's Kitambala to Storm Semis
[Nation] Sneha Kotecha was the sole home winner in Thursday's final batch of quarterfinals in the on going Karen Open Tennis Championship been played at the Karen Country Club.Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:32:00 GMTGovt Still Needs to Take Further Steps Towards Protecting Children
[Iwacu] Children's conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children's Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way to go. This was said by a Burundian civil society during the presentation of its report on the childr...Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:31:46 GMT2018 Budget Bill - Suspension of New Recruitment Continues
[Iwacu] The budget bill for 2018 provides for a budgetary independence rate of 81.2%. The Minister of Finance calls for continued economic austerity policy.