At least three people have been killed in the Burundi capital Bujumbura over the last two days.
The Burundi government will attend peace talks in Tanzania on Saturday but once again refuses to negotiate with opposition members.
With all efforts to resolve the Burundi crisis appearing to have reached stalemate, blood continues to flow in the conflict-ridden country. The United Nations, European Union, US and African Union (AU) have all been heavily involved in dialogue, but so
Burundi’s most prominent human rights activist says more than 1,000 people have been killed over the last year in the country.
The United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein has voiced concern over the “shocking” rise of torture cases in Burundi this year.
Burundi is starting to resist the deployment of UN police and military monitors into the country, a matter of weeks after agreeing to the resolution.
The EU plans to cut funding for Burundi’s peacekeeping contingent currently operating in Somalia.
Rwanda and Burundi have hit back at recent comments made by US Ambassador Samantha Power about the political climate in various African nations.
The European Union (EU) has announced it will suspend all financial support going to the Burundi government.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the UN to deploy an international police presence in Burundi, as violence continues to escalate.