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29 May 2016 description

On 26 May 2016, the final of four Roundtable discussions on Compact2025 took place in Malawi with State Vice President Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima emphasising the need for Malawi to fight hunger and under nutrition. He stated that if it is not addressed, national and global development goals will not be achieved.

26 May 2016 description

Stable food security outcomes continue despite landslides in northern areas

Key Messages

26 May 2016 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.

26 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

Introduction

24 May 2016 description

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (24 May 2016) – The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

22 May 2016 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • The expulsions have further soured relations between the two neighbours, with Rwandan officials accusing Bujumbura of ‘politicising’ the ongoing exercise to ensure foreigners living in Rwanda get proper documents.

  • The expulsions are the latest development in the uneasy relations between Rwanda and Burundi in two weeks, following a UN report that once again accused Kigali of backing rebels seeking to topple President Pierre Nkurunziza. Rwanda dismissed the UN expert’s report, which came out last week.

21 May 2016 description
report EastAfrican

The East African Community needs more than $700 million to cater for refugees this year, even as the political instability in Burundi continues to add to the number of displaced people in the region.

Estimates from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) show that Kenya leads the region with an estimated annual budget of $370 million for the more than 600,000 refugees living in camps in the country.

20 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

19 May 2016 description

This blog post was written by Jason Stearns and Yolande Bouka, the Co-Directors of Studies for the Rift Valley Institute’s Great Lakes Field Course, which will be taking place in Entebbe, Uganda from 11–17 June 2016. Jason and Yolande  will be joined by a team of regional and international specialists to explore the contemporary complexities of the region as well as the gamut of social, economic, political and security trends, drawing on deep history and local knowledge to inform debate and discussion.