Beyoncé’s BeyGood4Burundi Will Bring Clean, Safe Water Systems and Wells to Burundi   
In Burundi, one of the smallest, poorest nations in Africa, more than 2 million people spend more than 30 minutes a day just trying to get clean water for drinking and bathing. Most of them are women. Beyoncé’s #BeyGood4Burundi and UNICEF have joined forces to help bring safe water to the most vulnerable women and children in [...]
          Beyonce bantu UNICEF kampanye air untuk anak Burundi   
Ikon pop Beyonce pada Jumat (30/6) menggunakan pengaruhnya sebagai megabintang dalam upaya baru untuk membawa air bersih dan aman bagi anak-anak di Burundi dalam sebuah kemitraan membantu Dana Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa untuk ...
          De refugiado a advogado   
Seth Médiateur Tuyisabe chegou na Suíça como refugiado aos nove anos de idade. Agora ele está fazendo exames para se tornar advogado. Esta é a história dele. A guerra civil começou no Burundi em 1993, e o pai de Seth, um funcionário de banco, sofreu um atentado e foi obrigado a fugir. Ele veio para a Suíça, onde amigos de uma comunidade católica forneceram abrigo. No Burundi, um amigo próximo morreu na explosão de uma mina em uma estrada enquanto usava o carro da família. Seth, sua mãe e seus irmãos conseguiram pegar o último voo do país. Eles fugiram para Camarões, onde ficaram por dois anos, antes de se juntarem ao pai de Seth na Suíça. Depois de chegarem aqui, eles viveram em vários centros de asilo antes de se estabelecerem em Lausanne. Vindo do Burundi, eles ficaram maravilhados com a neve, os ônibus em abundância, os parques públicos, as pessoas que correm para pegar o ônibus (no Burundi, as pessoas só correm quando há uma emergência) e as pessoas que beijam cachorros e os ...
          BENKI YA DUNIA YAIPATIA TANZANIA MKOPO WA DOLA MILIONI 80 KUBORESHA ELIMU BILA MALIPO   
Benny Mwaipaja, WFM-Dar es Salaam
BENKI ya Dunia imeipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye masharti nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kusaidia mpango wa Serikali wa miaka 11 wa Elimu bila malipo kuanzia elimu ya msingi hadi sekondari nchini.
Kiasi hicho cha fedha ni nyongeza ya Dola milioni 122 zilizotolewa na Benki hiyo katika awamu ya kwanza ya utekelezaji wa maboresho ya elimu kupitia Mpango wa Tekeleza kwa Matokeo Makubwa sasa-BRN, uliolenga kuondoa changamoto za elimu nchini.
Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird amesema wakati wa utiaji saini mkataba wa nyongeza ya fedha hizo kati yake na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James, kuwa nyongeza ya Dola milioni 80 imetokana na Benki hiyo kuridhishwa na namna Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano inayoongozwa na Dokt. John Pombe Magufuli, ilivyosimamia kikamilifu mpango huo wa utoaji elimu bure na kuwanufaisha wanafunzi wengi wakiwemo wanaotoka katika familia masikini.
Amesema kuwa uamuzi huo umesababisha ongezeko kubwa la wanafunzi wanaojiunga na elimu ya msingi, kuongezeka kwa ufaulu, wanafunzi kujua maarifa ya hesabu, kusoma na kuandika, utoaji wa ruzuku  ya elimu kwa wakati, hatua ambayo pia imesababisha kuwepo kwa changamoto za ukosefu wa miundombinu ya shule, changamoto ambazo anaamini zinapungua kupitia mkopo huo wenye masharti nafuu.
Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James ameishukuru Benki ya Dunia kwa kutoa fedha hizo ambazo amesema zitasaidia kwa kiasi kikubwa mipango ya Serikali ya kuboresha elimu nchini na kuondoa changamoto zinazoukabili mpango huo likiwemo ongezeko hilo kubwa la wanafunzi.
Bw. James ameeleza kuwa fedha hizo zitasaidia ujenzi wa miundombinu ya madarasa, ubora wa eimu, ukaguzi wa shule, upelekaji wa walimu, na kuwasaidia wanafunzi wenye mahitaji maalumu ili waweze kupata haki hiyo ya msingi ya elimu.
Kwa upande wake Naibu Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia Prof. Simon Msanjila, amesema kuwa katika awamu ya kwanza ya utekelezaji wa mradi wa elimu wa lipa kulingana na matokeo upitia mkopo wenye masharti nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 122 zimetumika kujenga madarasa 1,400, matundu 3,390 ya vyoo, mabweni 261, majengo ya utawala 9, mabwalo ya chakula 9 nyumba za walimu 11, uchimaji wa visima vya maji katika shule nne na kukarabati vyuo vya ualimu.
Amesema kuwa  mkopo mpya wa dola za Marekani milioni 80 uliotolewa na Benki ya Dunia hata kabla ya awamu ya kwanza ya mradi huo kumalizika hapo mwakani, umeonesha nia ya dhati ya Benki ya Dunia kusaidia maendeleo ya elimu nchini.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakitia saini makubaliano ya Benki ya Dunia kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakitia saini makubaliano ya Benki ya Dunia kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakibadilishana hati (mkataba) ya mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw, Doto James akizungumza na waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) baada ya kutia saini makubaliano na Benki ya Dunia ya kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bi. Bella Bird, akisisitiza jambo mbele ya  waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) baada ya kusaini makubaliano ya Benki yake ya kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam. (Picha na Kitengo cha Mawasiliano Serikalini-WFM)

          Beyonce sur le point de lancer un projet salvateur au Burundi   

L’icône de la pop, Beyonce, en partenariat avec l’UNICEF déploient des efforts pour résoudre le problème d’eau qui mine le Burundi. À travers son projet BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, la star veut aider à construire des puits et à améliorer les installations d’eau et d’assainissement dans les écoles. Deux personnes sur cinq au Burundi, un pays d’Afrique de [...]

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          BGMC Newsletter   
BGMC Newsletter
BGMC Summit—Pigeon Forge, Tennessee ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ 
 
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BGMC Summit—Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
September 27-30, 2017

Join us in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at near-peak season for a time of fellowship and relaxation. Enjoy matchless vistas from Timber Tops Luxury Cabins. Once you arrive, all costs are covered except for lunch on your own.

To register, click here
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Summertime Pray, Give, Go

BGMC offers numerous resources for kids and leaders that challenge kids to pray, to give, and to go.  Use these summer months to spiritually gear up your church kids to reach their world (right where they live) and the world (around the globe) for Jesus.
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Before & After

Pastor Scott Herbolsheimer, Judy Herbolsheimer, Rob Jezewski, and Rick Caudill look a little different now. They challenged their church—In His Presence Hale Assembly of God, in Hale, Mich.—to raise $500 in March for BGMC. If they did, Pastor Scott and Rick would let the kids shave their heads, and Miss Judy would dye her naturally-blond hair black.
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Church-Planting School in Burundi, Africa

Nate Lashway, missionary to Africa: “Thank you so much for the help BGMC gave to help this first-ever church planting school get off the ground in Burundi, Africa.”
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BGMC Fund Blast

Let’s face it: Kids love to get wet. And they can get bored during the summer months if the y have little to do. So use your imagination and fill your summer months by doing a “BGMC FUNd Blast.”

  1. Put on your own splash harbor on the church grounds.
  2. Have the kids do their own home garage sales.
  3. Set up a food stand outside of church on a Sunday morning.
  4. $60 in 60 Days
  5. Reward Kids for Effort

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2017 BGMC Video Contest

Join the fun and possibly get national recognition by participating in the 2017 BGMC Video Contest!
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          Burundi: Cinquante mille francs burundais pour améliorer le bien-être des plus pauvres des communautés   
Cette initiative de crédit développement, reçoit le soutien du PNUD à travers son Programme d’Appui à la mise en convergence territoriale et l’engagement (PACTE). Elle est facilitée par l’octroi de crédits financés par le Fonds de microcrédit rural (FMCR) du ministère du Développement local et par....
          Burundi urges its former colonizers to pay compensations   
BUJUMBURA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Saturday urged its former colonizers Germany and Belgium to pay compensations to the country for damages caused during the colonial rule. The remarks were made at Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium in the capital Bujumbura during the....
          Le Burundi exige aux colons allemands et belges de reconnaître leurs tords   
PANA 30 juin 2017. Le Burundi célèbre samedi le 55ème anniversaire de l’indépendance sur un goût d’inachevé. Bujumbura, Burundi - Le 55ème anniversaire de l’indépendance nationale sera célébré, ce samedi, une occasion qu’a saisie le Parlement burundais pour exiger aux colons allemands et belges de....
          Beyonce Kampanye Air Untuk Anak-anak di Burundi   
Ikon pop Beyonce mengkampanyekan air bersih dan aman bagi anak-anak di Burundi dalam sebuah kemitraan membantu Dana Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa untuk Anak-anak (UNICEF).
          Re: Rwanda / Burundi   
slt t'es toujours au Rwanda?
          Re: Burundi gays grapple with HIV   
“I know so many married men in this town who sleep with gay men on the side...”

Local perceptions of homosexuality mean the distribution of lubricants and condoms has to be cloak-and-dagger, with many secretly homosexual men making calls and asking for the items to be despatched in plain envelopes to offices or residences, by people not associated with ARDHO.

"We never ask people for their ethnicity or religion before we give them medication or other HIV support, so why should we ask people about their sexuality?" ANSS founder Jeanne Gapiya, a prominent national HIV activist, told IRIN/PlusNews.

"The problem is that this is a hidden community, and the society is in denial about their existence."

In their latest national strategic plan, the National AIDS Control Council, CNLS, has included MSM in the list of people vulnerable to HIV.

"We realise that they are a marginalised group; we have started to invite them for meetings through their NGO, but the difficulty is we don't know who most of them are or how to reach them," Jean Rirangira, the interim executive secretary of CNLS, told IRIN/PlusNews.

Kanuma commented: "It's not just a problem for gay men; it's a problem for the whole society. I know so many married ['straight'] men in this town [the Burundian capital, Bujumbura] who sleep with gay men on the side. People would be surprised," he said.

"Silence is also what is killing us," he added. "I had a friend who had an STI for about one year - he was self-medicating until he eventually went to ANSS and got a proper diagnosis, and then he got better much quicker."

Kanuma has been writing newspaper articles and making guest appearances on private radio stations to raise awareness about MSM and HIV. "During every radio show I allow people to call in with questions and give out ARDHO's email address," he said. "We have more than 150 emails and so many calls, which shows that more information is still needed."

ARDHO is creating brochures detailing all the means of transmitting HIV, including male-male sex, for distribution in mainstream health centres; ANSS plans to send a doctor outside of Burundi for special training in the health issues of MSM to provide them with better healthcare.

HIV prevalence in Burundi has been declining since the late 1990s, but many surveillance sites have recently indicated an upward trend; in May, officials announced that HIV infection had risen from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 4.2 percent in 2008.

Although progress is slow, ARDHO and its partners are unwilling to push the government too hard, preferring to negotiate from a public health platform before demanding for equality under the law. "We need to tread carefully so we don't make the situation worse for gays in Burundi," Kanuma said.

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          Rencontres au Burundi   
Bonjour,

Nouveau à Bujumbura, je cherche des infos sur les rencontres possibles, bars, lieux de drague si ça existe et risques éventuels, attitude des gens, etc...
Je suis preneur de toute information sur le sujet .
Merci d'avance.
          Boko Boko    
Pourquoi pas un petit tour culinaire au Burundi pour sa fête nationale ? 
Merci encore Sophie pour me permettre toutes ces jolies découvertes....
Boko BokoIngrédients pour 2 vagabonds :
Pour le Boko Boko :
150 g de filet de poulet - 75 g de boulgour et millet mélangés - 1/2 oignon râpé - sel - 1,5 cuillère à soupe de beurre clarifié
Pour la sauce :
100 g de foie de volaille - 2,5 cuillères à soupe de sucre - 1 cuillère à soupe de pâte de curcuma - 5 cl d'eau - sel
Pour les ...
          Beyoncé’s BeyGood4Burundi Will Bring Clean, Safe Water Systems and Wells to Burundi   
In Burundi, one of the smallest, poorest nations in Africa, more than 2 million people spend more than 30 minutes a day just trying to get clean water for drinking and bathing. Most of them are women. Beyoncé’s #BeyGood4Burundi and UNICEF have joined forces to help bring safe water to the most vulnerable women and children in [...]

          B.C. Burundians to celebrate July 1 holiday — twice   

Vancouver group of newcomers and refugees from the Central African country invite locals to shared party to make both countries' national holidays.
          Funding Crisis Engulfs Refugee Services   
[Citizen] Under-funding for social-economic projects in refugee camps, through the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan (BRRRP), remains a challenge that UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies have to grapple with as they seek to raise living standards for refugees.
          Ilham Aliyev congratulates president of Burundi   
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          AFC Leopards new catch celebrate birthday with defeat   

The Burundian who arrived in the country on Friday after completing his move to the Den, turned 24 on Saturday


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          Beyoncé’s New Campaign Will Bring Clean, Safe Water to Burundi   
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          June transfer window attracts 15 foreigners   
The SportPesa Premier League continues to attract dozens of foreign players, with 15 more from the Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi joining Kenyan clubs during the mid-season transfer window that lapsed on Friday night. As per information released yesterday to the media by Football Kenya....
          Beyonce joins forces with Unicef for children's water project   
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with Unicef, the Unite...
          Kenya: June Transfer Window Attracts 15 Foreigners   
[Nation] The SportPesa Premier League continues to attract dozens of foreign players, with 15 more from the Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi joining Kenyan clubs during the mid-season transfer window that lapsed on Friday night.
          Job at The East African Community (EAC)   



DEPUTY CLERK FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (EAC/HR/2016-17/22)

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States of Burundi and South Sudan to apply for the following position tenable at the East African Legislative Assembly.

Organ / Institution: The East African Legislative Assembly

Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania

Job Grade: P4

Job reports to: Clerk

Job Purpose:
To be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the processes that promote better utilization of the Assembly’s human and financial resources in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Staff and Financial Rules and Regulations and other decisions and directives issued from time to time by the Assembly, the EALA Commission, the Council and the Clerk.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate implementation of policies and programmes related to finance, human resources, information management and administrative support;
Prepare draft budget estimates in respect of each Financial Year in accordance with budgetary guidelines and decisions of the Assembly for consideration of the Assembly’s top management;
Plan, organize, execute and control the day-to-day financial management function of the Assembly, overseeing the cash flow and cash position of the Assembly and making appropriate recommendations to the top management and advising on appropriate investments;
Enforce compliance to the relevant Staff and Financial Rules and Regulations and the established policies and procedures relating to staff and financial matters;
Provide managerial support and technical advice related to the sectors and staff under your supervision;
Liaise with Staff to develop specific, measureable, accurate, realistic and time bound (SMART) performance indicators, monitor and evaluate individual Staff performance and ensure that the Assembly’s performance evaluation/appraisal and feedback process is applied to all staff of the Assembly;
Identify policy gaps, initiate and facilitate research and studies in priority programme areas for the sectors under your supervision;
Coordinate Implementation of the relevant Assembly/Council decisions and consolidate progress and annual reports on status of implementation of the said Assembly/Council decisions/directives;
Coordinate preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and other periodic reports such as budget performance status reports, advances and monthly accounts;
Participate in the meetings of the F&A and other relevant Committees of Council as well as the Assembly’s committees on General Purpose and Accounts;
Facilitate the meetings of the EALA Commission whenever required;
Monitor the Assembly’s budget performance and make appropriate recommendations to the top management;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Finance, Business/Public Administration/Management or related discipline from a recognized University.

Minimum of ten (10) years working experience in Public Management particularly in Finance and Human Resource and administration sector of which 5 years’ must have been at a level not less than that of a Principal Officer . Knowledge and experience of the workings of Parliament will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, ability to multi-task and work in teams, excellent oral and written communication skills, confident and able to work with the highest level of decorum and own initiative, ability to anticipate needs of the Assembly with utmost priority in mind, and excellent computer and management skills.

Eligibility:
Considering the current status of quota points per Partner State under
East African Legislative Assembly, only Applicants from the Republic of Burundi, and Republic of South Sudan are eligible to apply for the Position of Deputy Registrar Finance & Administration under EALA .

Terms and Conditions of Service:
The position of Deputy Clerk Finance and Administration is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.

Fringe Benefits:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 21 July 2017.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
Website : www.eac.int

Application Deadline:
Friday, 21 July 2017 – 5:00pm
          BENKI YA DUNIA YAIPATIA TANZANIA MKOPO WA DOLA MILIONI 80 KUBORESHA ELIMU BILA MALIPO   
Benny Mwaipaja, WFM-Dar es Salaam
BENKI ya Dunia imeipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye masharti nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kusaidia mpango wa Serikali wa miaka 11 wa Elimu bila malipo kuanzia elimu ya msingi hadi sekondari nchini.
Kiasi hicho cha fedha ni nyongeza ya Dola milioni 122 zilizotolewa na Benki hiyo katika awamu ya kwanza ya utekelezaji wa maboresho ya elimu kupitia Mpango wa Tekeleza kwa Matokeo Makubwa sasa-BRN, uliolenga kuondoa changamoto za elimu nchini.
Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird amesema wakati wa utiaji saini mkataba wa nyongeza ya fedha hizo kati yake na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James, kuwa nyongeza ya Dola milioni 80 imetokana na Benki hiyo kuridhishwa na namna Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano inayoongozwa na Dokt. John Pombe Magufuli, ilivyosimamia kikamilifu mpango huo wa utoaji elimu bure na kuwanufaisha wanafunzi wengi wakiwemo wanaotoka katika familia masikini.
Amesema kuwa uamuzi huo umesababisha ongezeko kubwa la wanafunzi wanaojiunga na elimu ya msingi, kuongezeka kwa ufaulu, wanafunzi kujua maarifa ya hesabu, kusoma na kuandika, utoaji wa ruzuku  ya elimu kwa wakati, hatua ambayo pia imesababisha kuwepo kwa changamoto za ukosefu wa miundombinu ya shule, changamoto ambazo anaamini zinapungua kupitia mkopo huo wenye masharti nafuu.
Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James ameishukuru Benki ya Dunia kwa kutoa fedha hizo ambazo amesema zitasaidia kwa kiasi kikubwa mipango ya Serikali ya kuboresha elimu nchini na kuondoa changamoto zinazoukabili mpango huo likiwemo ongezeko hilo kubwa la wanafunzi.
Bw. James ameeleza kuwa fedha hizo zitasaidia ujenzi wa miundombinu ya madarasa, ubora wa eimu, ukaguzi wa shule, upelekaji wa walimu, na kuwasaidia wanafunzi wenye mahitaji maalumu ili waweze kupata haki hiyo ya msingi ya elimu.
Kwa upande wake Naibu Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia Prof. Simon Msanjila, amesema kuwa katika awamu ya kwanza ya utekelezaji wa mradi wa elimu wa lipa kulingana na matokeo upitia mkopo wenye masharti nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 122 zimetumika kujenga madarasa 1,400, matundu 3,390 ya vyoo, mabweni 261, majengo ya utawala 9, mabwalo ya chakula 9 nyumba za walimu 11, uchimaji wa visima vya maji katika shule nne na kukarabati vyuo vya ualimu.
Amesema kuwa  mkopo mpya wa dola za Marekani milioni 80 uliotolewa na Benki ya Dunia hata kabla ya awamu ya kwanza ya mradi huo kumalizika hapo mwakani, umeonesha nia ya dhati ya Benki ya Dunia kusaidia maendeleo ya elimu nchini.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakitia saini makubaliano ya Benki ya Dunia kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakitia saini makubaliano ya Benki ya Dunia kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw. Doto James (Kushoto) na Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bella Bird, wakibadilishana hati (mkataba) ya mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Bw, Doto James akizungumza na waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) baada ya kutia saini makubaliano na Benki ya Dunia ya kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam.
Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Benki ya Dunia anayehudumia nchi za Tanzania, Somalia, Malawi na Burundi, Bi. Bella Bird, akisisitiza jambo mbele ya  waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) baada ya kusaini makubaliano ya Benki yake ya kuipatia Tanzania mkopo wenye riba nafuu wa Dola za Marekani milioni 80 kwa ajili ya kutekeleza maboresho ya elimu ya msingi na sekondari kupitia mpango wa  lipa kwa matokeo (elimu bila malipo), Jijini Dar es Salaam. (Picha na Kitengo cha Mawasiliano Serikalini-WFM)

          Serikali Yawataka Wataalam wa Mikataba Kuwa Wazalendo   
Na Jonas Kamaleki- MAELEZO
Wataalamu wa majadiliano ya mikataba wametakiwa kuweka maslahi ya Taifa mbele wanapoandaa mikataba ya kimataifa ili kulinda na kusimamia raslimali za nchi.

Wito huo umetolewa jana na Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali, Gerson Mdemu wakati akifunga mafunzo ya maafisa waandamizi wa serikali za nchi tisa za kiafrika kuhusu majadaliano ya mikataba ya kibiashara ya kimataifa yaliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam.

Mdemu aliwasititiza washiriki wa mafunzo hayo kutumia ujuzi walioupata kwenye mafunzo hayo yaliyofanyika kwa majuma mawili kwa ajili ya maslahi ya nchi zao ili kulinda raslimali  za nchi husika ili zitumike kwa manufaa ya umma.

“Tangulizeni maslahi ya nchi na si ya kwenu binafsi katika mikataba ya kimataifa na kuondokana na vitendo vya rushwa”, alisema Mdemu.

Kwa upande wake, Mkurugenzi wa Mafunzo wa Uongozi Institute, Kadari Singo amesema mafunzo hayo yameandaliwa kutokana na nchi za kiafrika kuwa nyuma katika majadaliano ya mikataba ya kimataifa.

“Tumeamua kufanya mafunzo haya kuwafundisha maafisa waandamizi toka nchi za kiafrika ili kuwapa ujuzi na utaalamu wa kufanya majadiliano ya mikataba ili iweze kuwa na manufaa kwa nchi husika”, alisema Singo.

Kwa mujibu wa Bwana Singo, mafunzo ya aina hiyo yatakuwa endelevu kwa watumishi wa Serikali ii kuiwajengea uwezo katika eneo hilo na yatakuwa yakifanyika kujumuisha wataalam wa sekta husika kama vile, sekta madini, misitu, wanyamapori na sheria.

Aidha, Singo alisema mafunzo haya yatahakikisha yanapinga vikali vitendo vya rushwa kwenye mikataba ili kuzinusuru nchi za kiafrika kutumbukia katika mikataba isiyowanufaisha wananchi.

Mafunzo haya yameandaliwa na Uongozi Institute na yamewajumuisha watumishi wa serikali waandamizi kutoka nchi za Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia na wenyeji Tanzania.

Hivi karibuni, Mheshimiwa Rais John Pombe Magufuli wakati akipokea ripoti ya pili ya uchunguzi wa mchanga wa madini alimtaka Spika wa Bunge kutumia Bunge lake kupitia sheria za madini ili kuhakikisha sheria hizo zinaleta manufaa kwa wananchi.

Mikataba ya madini na mali za asli nyingine imekuwa ikipigiwa kelele kuwa haina lengo la kuinufaisha nchi bali watu wa nchi nyingine. Hivyo Miswada ya Maliasili za nchi imepelekwa Bungeni kwa Hati ya Dharula ili kutoa nafasi ya kutunga sheria mapema iwezekanavyo za kuleta manufaa na tija kwa nchi hasa kupitia madini na maliasili nyingine zikiwemo mbuga za wanyama na hifadhi nyingine za Taifa.

Kwa kuzingatia unyeti na umuhimu wa suala hilo, muda wa kumaliza Bunge umeongezwa badala ya kumaliza Juni 30 sasa litaenda hadi Julai 5, 2017.

          Nigeria assumes chairmanship, AU Peace and Security Council   



Nigeria has officially assumed the one-month rotational chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC).


Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the AU, Bankole Adeoye, took over from Susan Sikaneta, the Permanent Representative of Zambia, who held the Presidency for the month of June.

Adeyemo, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Addis Asaba said under Nigeria’s leadership, the council would focus on the implementation of AU’s Master Road Map of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020.

“Equally, the Council will build on the substantial progress being recorded by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against terrorism and seek to gain better understanding of the root causes of the conflict.

“Also to be considered by the Council during this period are the political and security situations in Guinea Bissau, Somalia, South Sudan, Mali/Sahel and Libya.

“Essentially, Nigeria as chairperson of the Council will prioritise the open debate by the AU Member States on Child soldiers / out of school children in armed conflict situations.”

He said with the support of other members of the Council, Nigeria would use its month-long presidency to actively promote sub-regional and continental peace and security in line with the principles of the AU Peace and Security Council Protocol and the mandate of the Council.

NAN reports that in view of Nigeria’s leadership role at the sub-regional and continental levels, the country has sustained its membership of this most vital mechanism since its founding in 2002.


The Peace and Security Council is the primary organ of the African Union, which is patterned along the UN Security Council to enforce Union decisions, particularly in matters relating to maintenance of peace and security.

Members of the Council are elected by the Assembly of the AU so as to reflect regional balance within Africa, as well as a variety of other criteria, including capacity to contribute militarily and financially to the Union.

The Council is composed of 15 countries, of which five are elected to three-year term, and 10 to two-year term.

The current members of the PSC are Nigeria, Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.


          President Burundi wil dat gewezen kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen   

De Burundese president Pierre Nkurunziza heeft zaterdag, tijdens een toespraak naar aanleiding van 55 jaar onafhankelijkheid, laten verstaan dat hij wil dat “de kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen voor de begane misdrijven”. Dat meldt SOS Médias Burundi, een collectief van onafhankelijke journalisten.


          AIMS Rwanda Graduation 2017   
The African institute for mathematical Sciences Rwanda Centre graduated its first ever cohort of students at a graduation ceremony held at the AIMS center in Kigali, Rwanda on 22nd June  2017 Forty-four students from 10 African countries, namely; Cameroon, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania received their Master’s of Science in Mathematical Sciences ...
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          Burundi wil dat gewezen kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen   

De Burundese president Pierre Nkurunziza heeft zaterdag, tijdens een toespraak naar aanleiding van 55 jaar onafhankelijkheid, laten verstaan dat hij wil dat ‘de kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen voor de begane misdrijven’. Dat wordt zondag gemeld door SOS Médias Burundi, een collectief van onafhankelijke journalisten.


          Restoration of Land Rights to Endorois   

We read with joy the restoration of rights to ancestoral land to the Endorois of Kenya. It is gratifying that at last, when all hope was almost lost, the AU rose to the challenge and did the right thing. The AU like its predecessor the OAU which left this case hanging, has had its own weaknesses, but there is time for everything. There was time for the harassment of innocent Endorois and time to restore their rights. This is a good precedent and the AU should listen to other silenced minorities and ensure their rights are protected, defended and promoted. Lest we forget, we have San people and pygmies in Zambia and other Southern African countries who need full care and support. And the Albinos are being slaughtered like sheep in Tanzania, Burundi and other nearby countries. We can't leave this battle to Tanzanian leader Jkaya Kikwete and UN Chief Ban Ki Moon. The AU should take a lead on these matters and it should not take close to 40 years for justice to prevail. Now that the Endorois case has been concluded, the AU should address other problems facing indigenous and tribal minorities, and other minorities like Albinos on the continent.


          Burundese president wil dat gewezen kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen   
De Burundese president Pierre Nkurunziza heeft zaterdag, tijdens een toespraak naar aanleiding van 55 jaar onafhankelijkheid, laten verstaan dat hij wil dat "de kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen voor de begane misdrijven". Dat wordt zondag gemeld door SOS Médias Burundi, een collectief van onafhankelijke journalisten.
          Beyoncé Teams With UNICEF To Launch Clean Water Initiative In Burundi   

          Burundese president wil dat gewezen kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen   
De Burundese president Pierre Nkurunziza heeft zaterdag, tijdens een toespraak naar aanleiding van 55 jaar onafhankelijkheid, laten verstaan dat hij wil dat "de kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen voor de begane misdrijven". Dat wordt vandaag gemeld door SOS Médias Burundi, een collectief van onafhankelijke journalisten.
          Beyonce partners with UNICEF for Burundi children's water project    
Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday.
          Le président burundais souhaite que les colonisateurs demandent pardon   
Le président burundais Pierre Nkurunziza a indiqué samedi, dans un discours prononcé à l'occasion du 55e anniversaire de l'indépendance du pays, qu'il souhaitait que "les colonisateurs demandent pardon pour les méfaits commis", rapporte dimanche SOS Médias Burundi, un collectif de journalistes indépendants.
          Naar deze plekken kun je misschien beter niet op vakantie gaan   

Wereldwijd zijn er veel landen waar je als reiziger beter niet naartoe kunt gaan. Uit onderzoek van de NOS blijkt dat de wereld weer iets gevaarlijker is geworden voor reizigers de afgelopen twee jaar. Welke plekken kun je beter mijden? Een aantal voorbeelden.

Venezuela

De politieke situatie in het land is gespannen. Er zijn regelmatig demonstraties en de politie treedt soms hard op. Door de dramatisch verslechterde economische situatie is er een tekort aan voedsel, medicijnen en bankbiljetten. Ook zijn er veel criminelen actief, die toeslaan vanaf motoren, in taxi's en in het openbaar vervoer. Het vliegveld en de weg naar hoofdstad Caracas zijn zeer gevaarlijk.

Filipijnen

Op de Filipijnen bestaat een risico op terroristische aanslagen, ontvoeringen en gewelddadige criminaliteit. Er kunnen demonstraties gehouden worden die soms tot geweld leiden. Het zuidelijke eiland Mindanao verkeert zelfs in staat van beleg. Bij de stad Marawi wordt gevochten tussen het leger en de Maute-beweging, geestwanten van IS die de stad zes weken geleden veroverden en daar burgers hebben onthoofd.

Turkije

Door het conflict tussen Turkije en de Koerden is reizen naar het zuidoosten van het land riskant, vooral na zonsondergang. Vooral de stad Diyarbakir is gevaarlijk. Dat geldt in nog sterkere mate voor het grensgebied met Syrië en Irak. Voor het hele land geldt dat er, na het referendum in april, nog steeds politieke spanningen zijn.

Egypte

In het hele land geldt een verhoogde kans op politieke onrust en gewelddadige acties. Ook is er een verhoogd risico op terroristische aanslagen, onder andere gericht tegen christenen. De Sinaï moet vermeden worden, maar de badplaats Sharm-el-Sheikh is wel toegankelijk.

Colombia

De veiligheid is de afgelopen jaren verbeterd, maar zware criminaliteit en terrorisme komen nog veel voor. Gewapende groepen houden zich bezig met drugshandel, ontvoeringen, afpersing en smokkel. En hoewel de FARC is ontwapend is er nog wel een gewapend conflict met guerrillabeweging ELN, die twee weken geleden verslaggever Derk Bolt en cameraman Eugenio Follender ontvoerde.

Thailand

Het land is nog steeds in rouw wegens het overlijden van de koning in oktober vorig jaar. Daardoor zijn er minder feestelijke activiteiten. In Thailand kunnen demonstraties voorkomen die tot geweld leiden. Er bestaat een risico op aanslagen.

Dit zijn niet alle landen en gebieden waar je beter niet op vakantie kunt gaan. Ook Afghanistan, Burundi, Centraal Afrikaanse Republiek, Jemen, Libië, Niger, Gaza, Somalië, Syrië en Zuid-Soedan zijn heel gevaarlijk.


          World Bank approves $345 million loan for Tanzania port expansion   
Dar es Salaam is vying with the port of Mombasa in Kenya to become the trade hub for landlocked neighbours such as Zambia, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but both ports are hobbled by congestion and inefficiency. Reported by DNA 8 hours ago.
          “I was 12 Years Old when I was Raped” : Survivors of Wartime Rape Break the Silence   

Africa, July 3, 2017: “I was 12 years old when I was raped. I did not understand what was happening.” Nelle is now 36 years old. But in 1993 when war broke out in Burundi, armed men came to her village near the capital, Bujumbura. They killed her mother and father and six siblings. She […]

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Zambia: Govt Backtracks On ICC Withdrawal
By Chris Phiri

Government has backtracked on its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda told parliament that Zambians had rejected the withdrawal during the nationwide consultation conducted by government.

Lubinda said that over 90% of respondents across the country submitted against withdrawal.

The Justice Minister said that most respondents were of the view that the ICC provided some measure of recourse for internationally committed injustices.

Lubinda said that Zambia would make known its stand to the African Union.

In March the Ministry of Justice announced that it would hold countrywide consultative fora on whether Zambia should leave the ICC or not.

African leaders have often accused the global court of targeting them unfairly, hence pushing for a mass withdrawal.

The African Union backed the push for a collective withdrawal but the decision, taken by African leaders during a closed door session at an AU summit in Ethiopia, was not legally binding.

The continent has 34 signatories to the Rome Statute, the treaty which set up the court.

The debate on the ICC was hugely divisive on the question of whether this should be individual or collective withdrawal.

Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia applied to leave the court - but the case for the latter two seems to have hit a wall.

          Burundese president wil dat gewezen kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen   
De Burundese president Pierre Nkurunziza heeft zaterdag, tijdens een toespraak naar aanleiding van 55 jaar onafhankelijkheid, laten verstaan dat hij wil dat “de kolonisatoren vergiffenis vragen voor de begane misdrijven”. Dat wordt zondag gemeld door SOS Médias Burundi, een collectief van onafhankelijke journalisten. De president benadrukte ook dat Burundi meer kennis moet verwerven over zijn […]

          At least 15 killed in fresh C. Africa clashes   
BANGUI, Central African Republic: At least 15 people died in clashes between UN peacekeepers and former rebels in the centre of the chronically restive Central African Republic, a humanitarian source said Sunday.

The violence broke out on Saturday in the market town of Kaga-Bandoro when rebels from the former Seleka movement of mainly Muslim fighters attacked the town "to settle an old score", a source in MINUSCA, the UN mission which has some 12,000 troops in the country, told AFP.

"They (the former Seleka rebels) were confronted by the Pakistani and Burundian contingents stationed in the town," the UN source said.

"The MINUSCA forces did their job and protected the civil population" in the town, some 400km north of the capital Bangui, the source added.

Seleka rebels briefly seized power in March 2013 and deposed the Christian President Francois Bozize.

The Seleka group was itself then ousted, leading to a wave of violent reprisals against the Muslim population by the Christian anti-Balaka militia.

Clashes towards the end of last month left around 100 people dead in the central town of Bria just hours after the government signed a peace deal with rebel groups aimed at ending simmering sectarian violence which has blighted Central Africa since 2013.

Although the unrest has long pitted Christian anti-Balaka militias against mainly Muslim ex-Seleka rebels, there have been growing splits within the various armed groups that have turned deadly.

Violence resurfaced at the end of May in Kaga-Bandoro, the main town in the Nana-Grebizi region where some 20,000 displaced people have been housed since last year. — AFP
          Η Μπιγιονσέ ενώνει τις δυνάμεις της με τη Unicef για τα παιδιά του Μπουρούντι (εικόνες – video)   
Η αμερικανίδα σταρ της ποπ, Μπιγιονσέ, στηρίζει τη νέα προσπάθεια της Unicef για ασφαλές και καθαρό νερό στα παιδιά του Μπουρούντι, όπως ανακοίνωσε η υπηρεσία του ΟΗΕ για τα παιδιά. Στόχος του προγράμματος BEYGOOD4BURUNDI είναι η συγκέντρωση χρημάτων για την κατασκευή πηγαδιών και τη βελτίωση της εκπαίδευσης σε ό,τι αφορά την υγιεινή, αλλά και την […]
          Suala la afya ni zaidi ya wauguzi na wahudumu wa afya- Ndayisaba   
Suala ya afya sio tu linawahusu wauguzi na wahudumu wa sekta ya afya pekee lakini ni jambo ambalo linajumuisha sekta zote za jamii ikiwemo sekta ya uchumi, viongozi na serikali kwa ujumla ili kuhakikisha huduma ya afya kwa wote hususan barani Afrika. Hii ni kwa mujibu wa kijana Ezechiel Ndayisaba ambaye ni mwanafunzi kutoka Burundi [...]
          De réfugié à avocat   
Seth Médiateur Tuyisabe est arrivé en Suisse comme réfugié à l’âge de 9 ans. Actuellement, il passe son brevet d’avocat. Voici son histoire. La guerre civile a commencé au Burundi en 1993, et le père de Seth, employé de banque, a failli être tué. Il a été contraint de fuir. Il est parti en Suisse, où une communauté catholique lui a offert un refuge. Pendant ce temps au Burundi, un de ses amis proches a été tué par une mine alors qu’il roulait dans sa voiture familiale. Seth, sa mère et ses frères et sœurs ont réussi à fuir le pays. Ils sont allés au Cameroun, où ils sont restés deux ans avant de rejoindre le père en Suisse. Ils ont vécu dans différents centres d’asile avant de finalement s’installer à Lausanne. Par rapport au Burundi, ils ont été fascinés de voir de la neige, des bus partout, des places de jeux publiques, des gens qui courent pour attraper leur bus (alors que chez eux, on ne courait qu’en cas d’urgence), et des gens qui embrassent leur chien et lui mettent des ...
          The United Nations: Voice Of The Voiceless?   

Every day we hear about violence and human rights abuses around the world, often feeling angry and helpless about the situation – because it doesn’t appear to be getting any better. Many people are also disillusioned with the response – or lack of response – from the United Nations (UN) in such situations. This is exactly how I felt when attending the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva or the UN Forum on Minority Issues. Attending the sessions did not help with my disappointment in the UN, however, the experience helped me to better understand the massive challenges facing the UN. When sitting in the sessions in the main meeting room at the Palais des Nations, the ‘Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room’, under the most extraordinary ceiling one could imagine, I was listening to oral submissions by NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations). One after another, with sometimes forty to fifty NGO submissions per session. Each submission detailed instances of human rights violations in different parts of the world. Mass murder, killings, persecution, sexual violence, abuse, slavery, discrimination – but these are just words. However, in that room, the words were given meaning, a story, often with graphic details, the words of each NGO telling the UN about the suffering and pain of the people they represent.

Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite all the pain and suffering detailed in these reports, both to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Forum on Minority Issues they are only the tip of the iceberg.

Most people who have experienced violations of their human rights are not represented at the UN – the bars to representation there are many and the cost is prohibitive. Stories are told at the UN primarily through representation by NGOs – NGOs, furthermore, who would have to be able to travel to Geneva to attend any of the aforementioned sessions. The expense of such travel is outside the budget constraints of a majority of NGOs. It would also be necessary for the representing NGO to gain a consultative status of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which can be a difficult process, and stories of NGOs being denied accreditation continue to circulate. Without such accreditation, the ability of NGOs to fully communicate to the highest levels within the UN are limited; they may submit reports for UN Universal Periodic Review; they may attend the UN through invitation from other, larger NGOs, or member states; but there is no chance to speak, in their own capacity, to an assembled group of experts, United Nation staff and representatives of member states, as well as journalists and other invited parties. Despite the fact that a key purpose of the UN should be to give a voice to the voiceless, the bureaucracy and limits placed on civil society NGOs which prevent their involvement there limit the ability of the oppressed to communicate their suffering.

Most recently, at the beginning of February, an application for consultative status by Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an NGO working to promote the right to freedom of religion or belief and so raising awareness about the persecution of Christians around the world, was rejected after almost eight years of deferment.  The decision to reject their application is surprising, especially after recent reports naming Christianity as the world’s most persecuted religion, making CSW’s area of work more important than ever. As the situation of Christians around the world is deteriorating, the persecuted need more voice. Are there too many accredited NGOs representing persecuted Christians at the UN? Although the list of accredited NGOs includes many who may include working with persecuted Christian communities as part of a wider brief or mission, the number of specialist NGOs in this field who have gained accreditation is limited.

The broken cross of a Christian Church is seen in the town of Qaraqosh. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

If the issues the NGO is working on require attention, require UN assistance, and there is not enough representation at the UN, why would the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations reject the application? The answer may lie in the mechanism of approval by member states. Greece, Israel, United States, and Uruguay voted in favor of the accreditation. However, Burundi, China, Cuba, India, Iran, Nicaragua, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, and Venezuela voted against. The list of countries rejecting the accreditation speaks a thousand words. Pakistan is ranked 4th on the recently released Open Doors World Watch List 2017, a ranking of 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted. Sudan was placed 5th, followed by Iran in 8th, India in 15th, Turkey in 37th, and China in 39th place. And so the UN allowed states that are notorious for allowing the persecution of Christians in their territories to silence a voice that persecuted Christians so desperately need. Permitting states to cover up their own shortcomings by filtering those who would report them, has created a lack of accountability in the UN system.

Bureaucratic flaws in the decision-making apparatus at the UN, such as that detailed above, are contributing factors to the disillusionment felt by many at the UN’s lack of response to human rights violations. Preventing NGOs from speaking out on the human rights issues that affect those they represent further stifles the ability to prevent those abuses and means the UN will continue to fail those suffering the most across the globe.


          BEYONCE': ACQUA AI BIMBI AFRICANI! VASCO DE MERDA, IMPARA!   

Beyoncé si è unita all’Unicef: acqua pulita ai bambini del Burundi

La partnership sosterrà programmi per migliorare l’acqua, la sanità e le pratiche igieniche di base nelle aree più difficili da raggiungere della nazione orientale africana. 
Beyoncé con l'Unicef
Beyoncé con l'UnicefSerikali ya Ufaransa imetoa mchango wa EUR 250,000 kwa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) ili wakimbizi wanaoishi nchini Tanzania wapate msaada zaidi wa fedha taslimu. Mchango huu unafuatia ule wa EUR 750,000 za mwaka jana, huu ukiwa uthibitisho wa utayari wa Serikali ya Ufaransa katika kuimarisha njia za kuleta usalama wa chakula na ujumuishi.

Mwezi Desemba 2016, WFP ilianza kutoa TSh 20,000 (Dola za Marekani 9.00) kila mwezi kwa wakimbizi 10,000 kama sehemu ya programu ya majaribio inayotekelezwa kwa ushirikiano na Serikali ya Tanzania na Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Kuhudumia Wakimbizi (UNHCR). Mchango wa Ufaransa unaiwezesha WFP kuendeleza programu ya fedha taslimu kwa wakimbizi 10,000 kwa miezi miwili ya nyongeza.

Kupitia programu hii, wakimbizi wanapata mgao wa mafuta ya mbogamboga yaliyoongezewa virutubisho na mchanganyiko maalumu wa uji, wakati ambapo badala ya mgao wa mahindi, kunde na chumvi wakimbizi wanapewa fedha taslimu. Kabla ya kuzinduliwa kwa programu ya fedha taslimu, wakimbizi walikuwa wakipewa tu msaada wa chakula kutoka WFP.

Kwa mujibu wa utafiti wa hivi karibuni, asilimia 98 ya kaya zinazoshiriki katika mpango huu zinapendelea fedha taslimu badala ya migao ya chakula, wakati ambapo asilimia 83 walisema utaratibu huu umeongeza ubora wa milo yao na uchaguzi mpana wa aina ya vyakula.

“Msaada wa Ufaransa kwa mradi huu ni muhimu,” alisema Bi. Malika Berak, Balozi wa Ufaransa nchini Tanzania. “Mfumo huu utawezesha kuwa na utoaji msaada wa chakula wenye ufanisi, unaoheshimu soko la bidhaa la mahalia na litakaloacha alama nzuri kwa mazingira.”
Msaada wa fedha taslimu una manufaa ya nyongeza katika kuunda soko imara kwa wakulima na wafanya biashara wa mahalia, na wakati huo huo ukiwapatia wakimbizi na wanufaikaji wengine uhuru wa kuchagua nini wanunue, wapike na kuzilisha familia zao.

“Kufuatia ubunifu katika njia za utumaji fedha taslimu, msaada wa fedha taslimu umeonekana siyo tu kuwa ndio unaopendelewa zaidi kwa wakimbizi kupokelea msaada wa chakula, bali pia kama njia yenye ufanisi inayokuza uchumi wa mahalia,” alisema Michael Dunford, Mwakilishi Mkazi wa WFP Tanzania. “Utumaji wa fedha taslimu na ongezeko la shughuli za kiuchumi kunaweza kusaidia kuimarisha miundombinu ya mahalia, kama vile huduma za fedha, huduma za masoko, na pia upatikanaji wa mitandao ya intaneti na simu.”

Katika miaka ya karibuni, WFP imekuwa ikiongeza kiasi cha msaada inaotoa kwa njia ya fedha taslimu na vocha. Kote ulimwenguni, asilimia 29 ya wanufaikaji wa WFP wanapokea msaada wa chakula kwa njia ya utumaji wa fedha taslimu.

Tangu kutokea kwa machafuko nchini Burundi mwaka 2015, karibu Warundi 250,000 wametafuta hifadhi nchini Tanzania, ambayo hivi sasa imewapa hifadhi wakimbizi 315,000, wengi wao wakiwa wakimbizi kutoka Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasi ya Kongo.

Hadi mwisho wa mwaka, WFP inalenga kupanua programu yake ya utoaji fedha taslimu ili kuwafikia wakimbizi 80,000. WFP inahitaji jumla ya Dola za Marekani milioni 6.8 kwa mwezi ili kuendelea kutoa msaada wa fedha taslimu na chakula kwa wakimbizi nchini Tanzania.

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          World Bank approves $345m loan for Tanzania port expansion   
The World Bank said on Sunday it had approved a $345-million loan for the expansion of a port in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, which the East African country aims to turn into a regional gateway. Dar es Salaam is vying with the port of Mombasa in Kenya to become the trade hub for landlocked neighbours such as Zambia, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but both ports are hobbled by congestion and inefficiency.
          Burundi National Day   

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Burundi on the 55th anniversary of your independence.

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          Makamu wa Rais apaa kuelekea Ethiopia kuhudhuria mkutano wa 29 wa AU   
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe Samia Suluhu Hassan ameondoka nchini jana  jioni  kuelekea Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ambapo atahudhuria Mkutano wa 29 wa Wakuu wa  Nchi na Serikali  wa Umoja wa Afrika (AU).

Katika uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere Jijini Dar es Salaam, Makamu wa Rais Mhe Samia Suluhu Hassan aliagwa na Viongozi mbalimbali  wa Serikali.

Katika Mkutano huo wa siku mbili kuanzia tarehe 03-hadi 04 Julai-2017, Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe Samia Suluhu Hassan atamuakilisha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt John Pombe Magufuli kwenye mkutano huo.

 Kabla ya ufunguzi rasmi, Mkutano huo ulitanguliwa na vikao vya Baraza la Utendaji linalowashirikisha Mawaziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Kamati ya Uwakilishi wa Kudumu  inayowahusisha Makatibu Wakuu wa Wizara za Mambo ya Nje kutoka nchi Wanachama wa Umoja wa Afrika.

Mkutano huo wa Wakuu wa Nchi  na Serikali  utafunguliwa rasmi leo tarehe 03-Julai-2017 katika Makao Makuu ya Umoja wa Afrika Jijini Addis Ababa, Ethiopia na  utajikita katika kujadili masuala mbalimbali yanayohusu umoja huo.

Miongoni mwa mambo yatakayojadiliwa katika Mkutano huo ni pamoja na taarifa  kuhusu Maboresho katika Baraza la Usalama la Umoja wa Mataifa na maboresho ya kitaasisi katika AU na  hali ya Ulinzi na Usalama katika bara la Afrika.

Kuhusu  hali ya  ulinzi na usalama katika Bara la Afrika majadiliano ya Viongozi hao yatajikita zaidi kwenye nchi za Sudan Kusini, Burundi, Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo- DRC na Libya.  Aidha, majadiliano hayo pia yatagusa  hali ya usalama kwenye baadhi ya nchi ambazo ziliathiriwa na kundi la Boko Haram za  Nigeria, Niger, Chad na Cameroon.

Mkutano huo 29 wa AU, unatarajiwa kuhuduhuriwa na viongozi mbalimbali akiwemo Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa Antonio Guterres na Rais wa Mamlaka ya Palestina Mahmoud Abbas.

Mkutano huo 29 wa AU utakaofanyika Jijini Addis Ababa, Ethiopia utaongozwa na Mheshimiwa  Alpha Conde  Rais wa Jamhuri ya Guinea ambaye ndiye Mwenyekiti wa AU.

Kauli Mbiu ya Mkutano huo ni Kuimarisha Mgawanyiko wa Idadi ya Watu Kupitia Uwekezaji katika Vijana (Harnessing Demographic Divident Through Investments in the Youth)

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Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
ADDIS ABABA- ETHIOPIA.   

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Lemon blueberry patriotic popsicles All you need: 1/2 Pint Fresh Blueberries 1/2 Pint Fresh Raspberries 24 oz Burundi Blueberry Lemonade Bai 10 oz Lemon Elli Quark or Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt Molds for 12 popsicles Popsicle stickers or toppers All you do: 1. Pour 1 tbsp Bai into each mold. 2. Place 2-3 reaspberries in mold with bai. Ensure the raspberries are fully covered by the liquid. 3. Measure 2 tablespoons of Elli Quark or greek yogurt. Use an […]
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          Re: Burundi gays grapple with HIV   
“I know so many married men in this town who sleep with gay men on the side...”

Local perceptions of homosexuality mean the distribution of lubricants and condoms has to be cloak-and-dagger, with many secretly homosexual men making calls and asking for the items to be despatched in plain envelopes to offices or residences, by people not associated with ARDHO.

"We never ask people for their ethnicity or religion before we give them medication or other HIV support, so why should we ask people about their sexuality?" ANSS founder Jeanne Gapiya, a prominent national HIV activist, told IRIN/PlusNews.

"The problem is that this is a hidden community, and the society is in denial about their existence."

In their latest national strategic plan, the National AIDS Control Council, CNLS, has included MSM in the list of people vulnerable to HIV.

"We realise that they are a marginalised group; we have started to invite them for meetings through their NGO, but the difficulty is we don't know who most of them are or how to reach them," Jean Rirangira, the interim executive secretary of CNLS, told IRIN/PlusNews.

Kanuma commented: "It's not just a problem for gay men; it's a problem for the whole society. I know so many married ['straight'] men in this town [the Burundian capital, Bujumbura] who sleep with gay men on the side. People would be surprised," he said.

"Silence is also what is killing us," he added. "I had a friend who had an STI for about one year - he was self-medicating until he eventually went to ANSS and got a proper diagnosis, and then he got better much quicker."

Kanuma has been writing newspaper articles and making guest appearances on private radio stations to raise awareness about MSM and HIV. "During every radio show I allow people to call in with questions and give out ARDHO's email address," he said. "We have more than 150 emails and so many calls, which shows that more information is still needed."

ARDHO is creating brochures detailing all the means of transmitting HIV, including male-male sex, for distribution in mainstream health centres; ANSS plans to send a doctor outside of Burundi for special training in the health issues of MSM to provide them with better healthcare.

HIV prevalence in Burundi has been declining since the late 1990s, but many surveillance sites have recently indicated an upward trend; in May, officials announced that HIV infection had risen from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 4.2 percent in 2008.

Although progress is slow, ARDHO and its partners are unwilling to push the government too hard, preferring to negotiate from a public health platform before demanding for equality under the law. "We need to tread carefully so we don't make the situation worse for gays in Burundi," Kanuma said.

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          Rencontres au Burundi   
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          .com | Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Burundi   

Riot police fired teargas to disperse street vendors as clashes erupted on the streets of the capital Harare late on Thursday afternoon, eyewitnesses said. Clouds of teargas drifted through busy streets and some vendors were forced to abandon their bunches of green leafy vegetables, piles of tomatoes and other wares.


          Beyonce launches clean water initiative in Africa - WJLA   

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Beyonce launches clean water initiative in Africa
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Beyonce has signed a multi-year partnership with UNICEF to help provide fresh water to children and families in Burundi, which is known as the Heart of Africa. Together, the two organizations will help to support clean water programs, sanitation, and ...

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          A Time for Independence   


America isn’t the only country having a birthday this week. It turns out July has historically been a hot time for independence. Here’s a sampling of nations celebrating their special days, and this doesn’t even count at least ten other countries whose birthdays fall later in the month.
Algeria, July 5, 1962, from France
Argentina, July 9, 1866, from Spain
Burundi, July 1, 1962, from Belgium
Canada, July 1, 1867. Now a member of the British Commonwealth
Cape Verde, July 5, 1975, from Portugal
Comoros, July 6, 1975, from France
Malawi, July 6, 1964. Now a member of the British Commonwealth
Rwanda, July 1, 1962, from Belgium
Solomon Islands, July 7, 1978. Now a member of the British Commonwealth
Somalia, July 1, 1960, joining together the Trust Territory of Somalia                        (formerly Italian Somaliland) and British Somaliland
Venezuela, July 5, 1811, from Spain
And for those blog readers here in the U.S., there's a date in the course of human events that none of us forget:
United States of America, July 4, 1776, from Britian