About: Burundi

Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

Market-making for Burundi’s farmers

One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.
Africa 29-09-2017

African ‘solidarity vote’ throws UN Burundi abuse probe into question

The UN rights council voted yesterday (28 September) to send experts to help authorities in crisis-wracked Burundi to investigate violations, casting doubt on whether an independent international probe would be allowed to continue.
Development Policy 23-06-2017

EU fails to convince ACP countries to sanction Burundi

Despite two years of political crisis and a downward spiral of human rights and rule of law abuses in Burundi, Europe has failed to mobilise a wave of condemnation from other developing countries. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 09-11-2016

Future of ICC in doubt after African countries withdraw

The recent decision by South Africa, Burundi and Gambia to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has elicited mixed reactions while highlighting the relevance of the court in the wake of growing perceived marginalisation by African leaders. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Gender pay gap will close, study finds, but not for 170 years

According to the World Economic Forum's annual report on gender equality, Iceland is the most equal country for the eighth time in a row. But the situation is deteriorating. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 20-05-2016

Citizen reporters: Trying to tell world about the conflict in Burundi

12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict, writes Kevin McCann.
Development Policy 14-04-2016

EU looks to confirm aid as a lever on human rights issues

For over 20 years, the EU has used development assistance as a lever to advance the cause of human rights. But with the current cooperation framework soon to expire, the future of aid conditionality looks uncertain. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 14-03-2016

EU suspends Burundi government aid over violence

The European Union, strife-torn Burundi's biggest aid donor, on Monday suspended all direct funding to the government for failing to meet EU concerns over its human rights record.
Development Policy 15-02-2016

EU fears more violence in Burundi, vows to directly assist the population

The European Union, strife-stricken Burundi's biggest aid donor, today (15 February) warned the country could face "appropriate measures" if it does not remedy its human rights record.
Development Policy 10-02-2016

EU considers enlarging Cotonou Agreement into Latin America and Asia

Relations between the EU and a large group of developing countries are set to change as the Cotonou Agreement nears its end. Some argue that the cooperation deal should be enlarged into Latin America and Asia. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 09-02-2016

African Union’s Somalia mission hit by EU funding cut

The African Union (AU) has criticised the EU's decision to cut funding for its peace-keeping mission in Somalia by 20% at a time when it is entrenched in a deadly battle with terrorist militants. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 11-12-2015

The good and bad surprises of the INDCs

The Paris climate negotiations hinge on the voluntary national contributions; the climate promises that states, in theory, were supposed to publish in early spring. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports
Development Policy 09-12-2015

EU may restrict Burundi ties over rights concerns

The EU said it could restrict its ties with Burundi to humanitarian aid after talks which finished late on Tuesday failed to resolve its concerns over human rights in the restive central African country.
Development Policy 08-12-2015

EU in last ditch bid to avoid Burundi turmoil

The European Union will host Tuesday (8 December) a high-level, last-ditch meeting of Burundian leaders, the UN, the African Union and others, in a attempt to halt the slide into violence which many fear may descend into civil war.
Global Europe 13-11-2015

EU evacuates families and non-essential staff from Burundi

The European Union is to evacuate the families of staff members as well as some non-essential employees from Burundi after a wave of political violence in the central African nation, officials said Friday (13 November).
Global Europe 12-11-2015

EU calls for urgent Burundi talks after mass killings

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has called on Burundi’s government and opposition to meet outside the strife-torn country in a bid to stop a succession of killings and massive displacement.
Albinos in Burundi - hunted for body parts
Development Policy 27-10-2015

EU calls in Burundi for rights talks

The EU on Monday (26 October) called in Burundi for "consultations" on rights violations in the impoverished central African country, a step that could lead to a suspension of aid.
Development Policy 24-07-2015

Europe readying sanctions against top Burundi officials

The European Union is ready to impose sanctions on Burundians failing to help end the Central African nation's crisis, the EU's foreign policy chief said on Thursday (23 July).
Development Policy 12-05-2015

EU states halt some Burundi aid over crackdown on protests

European nations have suspended some aid to Burundi, officials said on Monday (11 April), cranking up international pressure on the donor-reliant African nation over a crackdown on protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest for a third term of office.
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Tensions grow as Burundi leader clings to power

Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday (27 April) as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.
According to the German NGO Welthungerhilfe, around 2 billion people worldwide suffer from 'hidden' hunger, a condition defined by a deficiency of vitamins and minerals rather than calories. [CIAT]
Development Policy 14-10-2014

Report: 2 billion worldwide suffer from ‘hidden’ hunger

805 million people still suffer from hunger worldwide, while more than twice that number – 2 billion people – are affected by so-called "hidden hunger", says German NGO Welthungerhilfe in its latest study. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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