- published: 28 Mar 2015
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Burundi's economy is on a downward spiral as violence continues 12 months after President Pierre Nkuruziza announced that he would be seeking a third term in office. More than 400 people have been killed and another quarter of a million displaced.
I was attempting to conceal the fact that I was filming this. Most people in the market wouldn't have been entirely happy about being filmed, or at least that's what our Burundian colleague suggested.
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A funeral was held on Saturday in Bujumbura for Burundi's former head of the intelligence services and a key ally of the president. Lieutenant General Adolphe Nshimirimana was killed by unknown assailants, who shot rocket-propelled grenades at his car in Bujumbura earlier this month. When the ruling party signed a ceasefire with the Burundian government in 2003, Lieutenant General Adolphe Nshimirimana became the Burundian army deputy-chief of staff and from September 2005 to November 2014, he was the east African country's intelligence chief. Nshimirimana was known to have played a key role in neutralizing protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bid from late April to June. He also played a major role in battling coup plotters, who attempted to overthrow President Pierre ...
Burundi hardly has any money or infrastructure. Their best hope may be foreign investment in nickel mining, but political crises hamper any help. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: In Burundi, the world's second-poorest country based on per capita GDP, the economy was beyond bleak even before all this. (Video via Voice of America) The country's latest round of violence, brought on by protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, spell more trouble for Burundi's shaky economy. (Video via U.S. State Department) Cyclical poverty has haunted the country since the eruption of a 12-year civil war in 1993, which left Burundi with hardly any money and little infrastructure. Burundi's best hope for the fut...
Bujumbura will host a Peace Run to be flagged off by president Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday. Among those participating are celebrated athletes from Kenya, and beauty queens from countries in the region. The East Africa Mashariki Kwetu run, meaning East Africa is our home, aims at fast-tracking peace building in the region in a non-partisan manner. The man behind the initiative Ronex Kisembo told NTV that the run will also go to other countries in the region. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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Despite the simmering political discontent in Burundi, the country with the smallest economy in East Africa has embraced the Common Market Protocol and is inviting Ugandan investors to take advantage of opportunities that abound in that country.