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Five Recommended Africa News On The Web Today June 13th 2012

Five Recommended Africa News On The Web Today June 13th 2012

InformAfrica snooped around the web today to inform fellow Africans both on the continent and in diaspora of Africa news trending on the internet. Today’s recommended news are somewhat influential or otherwise positive.

IFC, World Bank Report Finds Improved Business Regulations for East African SMEs

IFC, World Bank Report Finds Improved Business Regulations for East African SMEs

A new IFC and World Bank report shows that the business environment for entrepreneurs in all five economies of the East African Community—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—improved in 2010-2011, as the countries implemented critical regulatory reforms.

Burundi’s first VP launches doing business in East African Community 2012 report

Burundi’s first VP launches doing business in East African Community 2012 report

H.E. First Vice President of the Republic of Burundi Therence Sinunguruza today launched the 3rd Edition of Doing Business in the East African Community 2012 Report at the Source du Nil Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi with a call to the EAC Partner States to collectively engage in creating conducive environment for creating and growth of businesses and the private sector in the bloc.

EAC meet outlines key targets for achieving industrialization

EAC meet outlines key targets for achieving industrialization

A meeting convened in Bujumbura, Burundi to develop an Action Plan for implementing the EAC Industrialization Policy and Strategy has identified six targets vital for achieving industrialization goals in the region in the next five years.

EU ‘concern’ for multiple Burundi human rights violations

EU ‘concern’ for multiple Burundi human rights violations

The European Union delegation in Burundi has expressed “concern” over multiple violations of human rights and justice in the small central African country.

Burundi media defy government ban on massacre coverage

Burundi media defy government ban on massacre coverage

(InformAfrica) — Five radio stations and a private television channel in Burundi on Thursday defied a government ban and discussed a bar shooting that left 39 dead in one of the country’s worst attacks in months.

Burundi court jails Frenchman 25 years for rape

Burundi court jails Frenchman 25 years for rape

(“InformAfrica”) — A court in Burundi on Monday found a Frenchman guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of 14,000 euros ($20,000).

Burundi lawyers strike over arrest of colleague

Burundi lawyers strike over arrest of colleague

Lawyers in Burundi announced a week-long strike on Monday in protest at the arrest of one of their colleagues for “complicity in espionage”.