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Access English micro scholarship program enhanced activities in Rumonge (January 12, 2015)

Program Description Access students and their teachers from Village Health works visited Rumonge commune, Bururi province, for enhancement activities and community work. Two YALI (Young African Leadership Initiative) alumni gave presentations on leadership, women in education, and the organization started by YALI applicants, the Young Burundian Leaders Network. Post Cultural Affairs Specialist Ramadhani Sintuka and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police House Searches (November 21, 2014)

November 21, 2014 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the Burundian authorities have been searching people’s homes for weapons in certain areas of Bujumbura. These searches do not target U.S. citizens or other foreigners. The police have stated that these searches are in response to a recent uptick in crime in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoiding Demonstrations and General Safety Reminders (November 20, 2014)

November 20, 2014 | U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi In view of the ongoing al-Shabaab terrorism threat to attack East African countries and sporadic cases of political violence in Burundi, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. Citizens to maintain a heightened state of alert for suspicious activity and to avoid large crowds such as sporting events and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Increase in Crime in Certain Areas of Bujumbura (November 4, 2014)

November 4, 2014 Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in crime in certain neighborhoods of Bujumbura, particularly after dark.  The U.S. Embassy reiterates its advice to all U.S. citizens to exercise caution and maintain security awareness at all times by applying the following measures: In your home: Do not leave valuables ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6 (September 26, 2014)

September 26, 2014 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must ...
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