The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation. The talks are meant to find an end to a violent political crisis that began in 2015 after President Pierre Nkurunziza said[…]
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda has given the strongest indication yet that plans by some African countries to withdraw from the Rome Statute will in no way affect her ongoing investigations into alleged war crimes. She has vowed to keep going after perpetrators of atrocities. Fatou[…]
A ruling party official and two others were killed in a bar in southern Burundi, an official said on Tuesday, as the toll from 18 months of political violence grows. Unidentified gunmen attacked the bar in Saga village, Rumonge province, at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening, regional official Joachim[…]
A delegation of five African heads of state arrived in Bujumbura yesterday at the start of a two-day visit to push for talks to end Burundi’s deep political crisis. UN chief Ban Ki-moon was in Burundi a few days ago as part of growing international efforts to bring an end[…]
He made the announcement following talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. About 400 people have been killed and 250,000 have fled to neighbouring states since Mr Nkurunziza announced in April that he would seek a third term. He survived a coup attempt in May, and won[…]
Burundi’s government has reacted angrily to the African Union’s decision to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to curb ongoing violence in the troubled country, saying it will prevent foreign troops from entering its borders. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council agreed on Friday night to deploy an African Prevention[…]
The South African government is concerned about reports of increased violence and human rights violations in Burundi, the department of international relations and co-operation said on Friday. The ongoing instability had the potential to impact neighbouring countries in the East African region, spokesperson Clayson Monyela said in a statement. “The[…]
Burundi is on the brink of civil war and will need regional mediation to establish a peace process between the government and opposition to prevent further bloodshed, a US envoy said. Thomas Perriello, the US special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region, said on Thursday that Burundi is “facing a[…]
A failed coup and a president embarking on his third term in office in Burundi have escalated violence in the country. The African Union (AU) has said that there may be “catastrophic consequences” for Burundi and the region if political differences are not resolved peacefully. Hundreds of thousands of people[…]
The UN Security Council has scheduled a vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning increasing killings, torture, and other human rights violations in Burundi and threatening possible sanctions against those contributing to the violence. At least 240 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a controversial bid to[…]
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