The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repeated its stance that all refugees returning to Burundi must do voluntarily, without any pressure from the governments of Tanzania and Burundi.
Security forces in Burundi say they have killed at least 14 armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
More than 40 people in Burundi have been arrested as part of a government campaign targeting black-market currency trading.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.
Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.
Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.
United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.
The last time Burundi held a presidential election, the country descended into one of East Africa’s most volatile civil conflicts. More than 1,200 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would run for a third term in
Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to send back all Burundian refugees to the neighbouring country, starting from October this year.