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12 Dec 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - UNICEF is planning a demobilisation of over 14,000 children recruited as combatants by rebels in Burundi, it was officially disclosed here.

10 Dec 2001 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Dec 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Aisha Daisy Bukuru, deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has hailed the devotion that the Rwandan government has demonstrated in providing protection, security and assistance to refugees, the Rwanda News Agency reported on Monday.

30 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.

27 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.

23 Nov 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The new transition government in Burundi has reaffirmed its readiness to meet with rebel groups to negotiate a cease-fire, hinting that Gabonese President Omar Bongo would convene the belligerents to talks before November ending.

20 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, Nov 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the continued civil and political upheavals in neighboring countries is expanding the refugee population in Zambia now standing at 270,000, the biggest in the southern African region, the official Zambia Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

20 Nov 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The number of Burundian "street children" and "child soldiers" is almost equal to those orphaned by HIV/AIDS and the ongoing civil war, official sources said in Bujumbura.

14 Nov 2001 description

By Alpha Nuhu, PANA Correspondent

11 Nov 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The World Bank Director for Africa's Great Lakes region, Emmanuel Mbi, arrived in Bujumbura Sunday on a visit to Burundi, which he categorised as more political than economic.

09 Nov 2001 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Between 250 and 300 students were kidnapped by rebels in a dawn raid on a school in Burundi on Friday, the rebels second such abduction in the past week, a local government administrator said.

08 Nov 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's Transitional Government held its first cabinet meeting Thursday with President Pierre Buyoya, appealing for a team spirit among the Ministers.

07 Nov 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has completed the construction of water works in northern Burundi intended to ease a critical shortage in the densely populated region, ICRC officials said in Bujumbura.

07 Nov 2001 description
report Mail and Guardian

Vienna. November 7, 2001

29 Oct 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has made a grant of 1 056 655 dollars to Burundi to finance various socio-economic projects, official sources said Monday in Bujumbura.

22 Oct 2001 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 22, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is looking for new sites in Tanzania to establish camps for the increasing refugees from neighboring Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local media reported on Monday.

18 Oct 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The British NGO, Action Aid, is to grant 6 million dollars to the government of Burundi to finance several HIV/AIDS control projects in the next four years, official sources said Thursday in Bujumbura.

18 Oct 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The final results of the last national vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis in Burundi in August and September show a satisfactory coverage of up to 92 per cent of the targeted, health officials said.

17 Oct 2001 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A total of 1,965 Burundian refugees voluntarily returned to the southern province of Makamba from Tanzania in the past nine months, the Burundian news agency reported on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2001 description

BRUSSELS, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela said on Tuesday it was vital to establish a security force for Burundi in time for the planned start of a transitional government on November 1.