Tag Archives: Burundi

28 September 20

UN investigation raises concerns over Burundi election violence

The United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has accused the ruling party and authorities in the country of using strategic violence to influence the outcome of its most recent presidential election.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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17 July 20

HRW sends open letter to Burundi president over human rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent an open letter to recently-elected Burundi President Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging the country’s new leader to address a series of ongoing human rights issues.

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03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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21 June 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as president

Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.

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10 June 20

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

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02 June 20

HRW: Intimidation, arrests and abuses during Burundi election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for investigations into allegations of intimidation, arrests and human rights abuses during Burundi’s recent presidential election.

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25 May 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye elected as new president

Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.

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27 April 20

HRW: Burundi opposition targeted with violence ahead of election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the ruling party and authorities in Tanzania are using fear and repression against opposition groups and the few remaining independent organisations in the country ahead of presidential elections in May.

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26 February 20

Burundi: 24 killed in clashes ahead of election

At least 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and armed militants in the outskirts of Burundi’s largest city, Bujumbura.

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