Tag Archives: Burundi

05 October 19

Burundi: 590 refugees return from Tanzania

Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.

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29 September 19

Burundi: ‘Climate of fear’ getting worse, church says

Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.

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14 September 19

Burundi: UN warns of ‘climate of fear’ ahead of 2020 election

United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.

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29 August 19

Can Burundi avoid crisis with next year’s presidential election?

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
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28 August 19

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees, prompting UNHCR concerns

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to send back all Burundian refugees to the neighbouring country, starting from October this year.

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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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