UN operation in Burundi sponsors new projects aimed at spurring education

The United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) is funding nearly a dozen new initiatives aimed at boosting education and health across eight provinces in the country, which is stabilizing despite continued rebel activities.

Peacekeeping mission in Burundi extended until July 2006

Expressing serious concern at the continuation of hostilities by a rebel group in Burundi despite the successful transition to a democratically-elected Government there, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country for six months until 1 July 2006.