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Interview with Antoine Kaburahe: The Survival of Iwacu is a Question of Months

The feasibility of printing 3 000 copies a few days after the failed coup was supposed to be out of the question, yet somehow they did it. Their online presence and their 150,000 loyal internet followers are also miracles in themselves. But Antoine Kaburahe is under no illusions. For the director of  Iwacu (literally “Home”), the sole remaining independent media still operational in Burundi, “our capacity to survive remains extremely fragile”. In this interview granted to Infos Grands Lacs, Kaburahe explains the difficulties that he and his title must confront.

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Standing Tall by Antoine Kaburahe – Iwacu

Following the recently failed coup, Iwacu is the sole remaining independent media left in Burundi. In this editorial, Iwacu’s director Antoine Kaburahe laments the difficulties the Burundian independent media face as well as discussing his hopes for the political future of Burundi.

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EU steps up its efforts for CAR

The European Commission is ramping up its assistance to recovery, resilience-building and development efforts in the Central African Republic, through committing an additional €72 million euros for the ongoing crisis in CAR.

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For the World’s Poorest, Donors Need to Step Up

Before today’s meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on Development in Brussels, the ONE organisation launched a report titled: “DATA Report 2015: Putting the Poorest First”. The report lays out a “a five point plan for the world’s poorest” made up of access to basic services, increased domestic government revenues, development assistance, sustainable inclusive growth and strong accountability through a data revolution for the upcoming 3rd UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July.

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When Kenyan Children’s Lives Hang on a Drip

Acute watery diarrhoea is a major killer of young children but misunderstanding over the benefits of fluid treatment is preventing many Kenyan parents from resorting to this life-saving technique and threatening to reverse the strides that the country has made in child health.

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UN, Europe and Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after Feruzi killing

The United Nations, the European Union and African nations urged Burundi’s government and the opposition on Sunday not to let violence derail dialogue, after an opposition politician was shot dead and some groups said they were boycotting talks.

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