[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.
[State Department] Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson will travel to Bujumbura, Burundi, March 14-15, and to Kampala, Uganda, March 16-17, to underscore the United States' commitment to the protection and advancement of human rights and democracy in Africa's Great Lakes region.
[The Conversation Africa] Since 2015, crippling sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) and the US have held back the economy of Burundi, a landlocked country of 12.5 million people in east Africa. The sanctions were imposed in response to the government's violation of human rights as well as violence. We asked professor of international studies David Kiwuwa to weigh up Burundi's prospects now that the sanctions have been lifted.
[VOA] Nairobi -- Rights groups have criticized the European Union for lifting sanctions Tuesday against Burundi for what the EU said was progress on human rights, good governance, and the rule of law. The EU action follows the U.S. lifting sanctions in November. Rights groups say Burundi authorities continue to commit abuses, including against political dissidents.
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) on Thursday welcomed investors from Burundi to invest in Tanzania, saying investment opportunities abound in agriculture, industry and other sectors await prospective Burundians investors to exploit.
[Daily News] SOME economic and transport professionals on Monday welcomed the signed agreement between Tanzania and Burundi for the construction of railway to link the two countries, saying the envisaged infrastructure will significantly boost trade and economies.
[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has backed a plan by President Samia Suluhu Hassan to allow a Burundi-based investor Intracom to build a fertilizer factory in Dodoma demanding that the plan is appropriate for the development of the country's agriculture sector.