Anti-meningitis campaign in Burundi needs more public education, UN says

While controlling the spread of meningitis in Burundi seems manageable, the country needs more vaccine for nationwide campaigns and better public education to recognize symptoms of the disease, the United Nations health agency said today.

Top UN envoy for Burundi visits provinces in push for peace and security

The top United Nations envoy for Burundi today made her first visit outside the capital of the central African country, where there the world body is seeking to cement a multi-party, power-sharing government and pave the way to peace after more than a decade of civil war.

UN representative hails progress in Burundi's post-conflict talks

The top United Nations envoy for Burundi today hailed progress made during two days of talks in South Africa on forming a multi-party, power-sharing government at the end of the transitional political period, which followed a decade of civil conflict in the Great Lakes nation.

Burundi: UN agency relocates Congolese refugees from volatile border area

The United Nations refugee agency has begun relocating some of the 20,000 Congolese currently crammed in three transit centres along Burundi's volatile border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing fighting in the South Kivu region in June.