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Burundi to Host the 11th Edition of the East African Community Military Games and Cultural Events

Burundi, Bujumbura – During the press release this morning of August 21st, 2017, Gaspard Baratuza, spokesman of Burundi army stated: “BURUNDI is ready to host the 11th edition of the East African Community military games and cultural events from August 24th to September 6th, 2017.” He also reminded that the main objective of these events is to strengthen the friendship among the different military of the East African community. To the question of security during these events, the spokesman of the Burundi army assured that the security and safety of all participants and the public watching the games will...

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THE NUMBER OF BURUNDIAN REFUGEES IN TANZANIA REPORTED BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF MAKAMBA DIVERGES FROM THAT IN THE UNHCR REPORT

Makamba (Burundi) – While the UNHCR High Commission for Refugees stays straight with its reports on the numbers of Burundian refugees in the United Republic of Tanzania, the local administration in Makamba insists that the UNHCR of not differentiating political from economic refugees. Gad NIYUKURI, governor of Makamba province, said that a significant number of refugees claim to flee the insecurity while they are fleeing famine and lack of land to cultivate. He added that only 50,000 people fled the country, and 47,000 among them had returned. The local administration in Makamba explains that all these population movements towards...

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