Tag Archives: Burundi

14 August 19

Burundi: HRW calls for justice over Gatumba Massacre

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in Burundi to complete criminal proceedings over the 2004 Gatumba refugee camp attack that killed more than 150 Congolese civilians.

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08 August 19

Burundi: 1,800 dead in malaria ‘epidemic’

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, according to the United Nations.

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19 July 19

Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.

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05 July 19

Burundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses

Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

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02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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04 June 19

Burundi’s SADC membership rejected over political instability

Burundi’s application to join the Southern African Development Council (SADC) has been rejected over concerns about the country’s political instability and ongoing tensions with neighbouring Rwanda.

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16 May 19

Burundi orders asset seizure of exiled opposition

Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.

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22 March 19

Burundi: Schoolgirls face 5 years in prison for drawing on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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