Both Okutoyi and Nahimana put their best foot forward but the match ended 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) in favour of the Burundian
. "The game was very interesting but I wish I did better in my second set.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said that the Burundian
First Vice-President would meet the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir on Thursday.
The Ministry of Human Rights organized an awareness workshop on the 2014 anti-trafficking law, which included civil society, ministry officials, and the Burundian
National Police Unit (BNP) for the Protection of Minors and Morals.
Egypt was the first Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Burundi, following the latter's independence in 1962, and has provided aid and training for development projects for the Burundian
A UN spokeswoman confirmed that at least 18 Burundian
asylum seekers had been killed but said the toll was likely to rise.
The ICC had indicated that it would investigate, and possibly indict, government officials after Burundian
President Pierre Nkurunziza threw his country into turmoil by pursuing a third term, in violation of the constitution.
Committee member Sebastien Touze said the military, intelligence services and related militias were committing "extremely serious" abuses "with total impunity." A Burundian
delegation headed by Justice Minister Aimee Laurentine Kanyana had participated on the first day of the review, but it was upset by a report filed by non-governmental groups and, in an unprecedented move, refused to return on the second day.
More than 500 people have died, many of them in extrajudicial killings blamed on Burundian
police, security forces and militias linked to the ruling party, according to the United Nations.
According to the World Food Program, 58% of Burundians
face chronic malnutrition, and the World Bank reports that 53% of Burundian
children's growth is stunted.
SOUNDBITE (Kirundi) Manase Gahungu, Burundian
special envoy for the Great Lakes region, told a Senate committee in Washington that there are "credible reports" Rwanda is recruiting and training Burundian
refugees as rebels to join Burundi's armed opposition against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
"In the unlikely event that the force is deployed against the will of the Burundian
government, and Nkurunziza orders the army to attack AU troops, it is not at all certain that the Burundian
army will carry out those orders.
The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 27 January 2016, signed a US $1 million (RWF 753 million) emergency assistance grant to Burundian
refugees in Rwanda.
According to Burundian
media, Nkurunziza met today with Sudanese state minister for foreign affairs Kamal al-Din Ismail who sought to get Burundi's support for Sudan's candidate in the bid for the Secretariat of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).