Tag Archives: Burundi

23 February 16

Burundi Pledges to Release 2,000 Prisoners, Hold Talks With Opposition

Burundi has agreed to release 2,000 prisoners and hold talks with opposition groups, following a visit from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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23 February 16

Burundi Cancels Arrest Warrants for Alleged Coup Plotters

Burundi has lifted international arrest warrants against 15 exiled politicians accused of plotting a coup attempt against the government.

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17 February 16

Burundi Bans Motorbikes in Parts of the Capital

Burundi has banned the use of motorbikes in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in an attempt to curb violence in the city.

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12 February 16

Rwanda to Expel Burundi Refugees Amid Recruitment Claims

Rwanda has said it will send Burundi refugees to other countries, after being accused by the UN of recruiting them to fuel the conflict in neighbouring Burundi.

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11 February 16

AU Failure to Deploy Burundi Peacekeepers ‘Predictable,’ Says ISS

The African Union’s (AU) failure to send peacekeepers troops into Burundi has been labelled “predictable” by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

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01 February 16

AU Says No Troops in Burundi Without Country’s Consent

The African Union (AU) has said it will not send peacekeeping troops into Burundi without the nation’s consent.

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31 January 16

Terrorism, Burundi Crisis Dominates AU Summit Talks

The Burundi crisis and wider terrorism across Africa have been the dominant topics between leaders and officials at African Union (AU) talks held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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30 January 16

Burundi: Possible Mass Graves Spotted As Opposition Calls for AU Intervention

Amnesty International says it has found evidence of mass graves in Burundi at five locations where security forces have been accused of killing 87 people in December.

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30 January 16

Burundi: UK, French Journalists Released Without Charge

A British photojournalist and French reporter have been released by Burundi authorities one day after they were arrested in the capital Bujumbura.

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21 January 16

UN Confirms Gang Rape, Mass Graves in Burundi

The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.

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