Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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aljazeera.com Burundi charges protesters with rebellion 04/19
globalsecurity.org Burundi: UN refugee agency warns surge in people fleeing pre-election violence 04/18
france24.com UN calls for calm in Burundi as violent protests against president continue 04/18
modernghana.com UN warns of Burundi election violence 04/18
voanews.com Burundi Police Gas Protesters Opposing Third Term for President 04/17
allafrica.com Africa: Food and Nutrition Security, Climate Change and Soils Top FAO-EU Agenda 04/17
allafrica.com Rwanda: Thousands of Burundians Flee to Rwanda 04/17
scoop.co.nz Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his mission to Burundi 04/17
allafrica.com Kenya: We Have Faith in Duale to Lead War On Terrorism - 40 MPs 04/17
allafrica.com Why Mugabe, Zuma Let Migrants Down 04/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Elections in Burundi - Moment of Truth 04/17
modernghana.com UN says 8,000 people flee Burundi as poll tensions mount 04/17
reuters.com Burundi police teargas protesters opposing presidential third term 04/17
aljazeera.com Burundi police clash with opposition protesters 04/17
allafrica.com Ethiopia Talks to Home Affairs Minister About the Protection of Ethiopian Citizens in South Africa 04/17
allafrica.com Chinamasa Engages IMF At Us Meeting 04/17
sify.com Burundi: UN refugee agency warns surge in people fleeing pre-election violence 04/17
af.reuters.com UN chief voices concerns about pre-election violence in Burundi 04/16
modernghana.com Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with the Minister of Interior of Burundi, H.E. Mr. Edouard Nduwimana 04/16
modernghana.com Terrified Burundi refugees flee as tense polls approach 04/16
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition may unite behind single presidential candidate 04/16
modernghana.com Burundi at 'crossroads' between peace and violence: UN 04/15
reuters.com U.N. chief voices concerns about pre-election violence in Burundi 04/15
voanews.com Pre-vote Fear of Violence Drives 6,000 Burundians Into Rwanda 04/15
modernghana.com Burundi faces 'crossroads' between peace and violence: UN 04/15
allafrica.com Burundi: Thousands Flee As Election Tensions Rise 04/15
sify.com UN rights chief urges Burundi’s politicians to pick right path at ‘critical moment’ 04/15
stripes.com Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda 04/15
modernghana.com AASU On The Current Burundi Crisis 04/14
allafrica.com Kagame Meets Nkurunziza As Violence Escalates in Burundi 04/14
modernghana.com Aasu On The Current Burundis Crisis 04/14
thestar.com Toronto lawyer claims he’s target of death threat from Rwandan government 04/11
vanguardngr.com Police ordered to shoot at sight in a bid to protect albinos 04/09
allafrica.com Rusizi Receives Burundi Fleeing Insecurity 04/09
allafrica.com Malawi: Shoot Order in Bid to Protect Albinos 04/09
reuters.com Malawi orders police to shoot in a bid to protect albinos 04/08
voanews.com Burundi Ministers Meet Refugees in Rwanda 04/04
monitor.co.ug When Uganda becomes first African country to host pope 04/04
voanews.com IMF Lends Burundi $6.9M to Bolster Economy Prior to Elections 04/01
voanews.com Concerns of Violence as Burundi President Weighs Third Term 04/01
modernghana.com Burundi's Catholic Church steps in as leader hangs tough 03/29
allafrica.com Burundi: Security - Attacks to Political Gaits 03/26
reuters.com Burundi ruling party officials ask president to drop third term quest 03/26
timeslive.co.za Burundi's black-list: journalists, activists bemoan mounting harassment 03/25
allafrica.com Divergences Between DRC Government and UN Mission Raise Concerns 03/23
modernghana.com Burundi on the brink as leader refuses to budge 03/21
reuters.com Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi if president seeks third term 03/20
allafrica.com Mali: Hopes Raised for Inclusive Mali Peace Deal 03/19
allafrica.com Mali: Armed Groups Pressed to Sign Peace Deal - Buyoya 03/19
aljazeera.com US envoy: Almost every CAR mosque destroyed in war 03/18
allafrica.com Mutasa Parly Challenge Urgent, Says Chidyausiku 03/17
allafrica.com What PDP Gains Through the Election Postponement 03/17
allafrica.com PDP Planning Sponsored Radio Advert to Discredit Buhari - APC 03/17
allafrica.com Jonathan Hails Mothers, Promises More Affirmative Action 03/17
allafrica.com Ncube's MDC Party Slams Tsvangirai Drunkards 03/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Figure Says Wife Victim of Assassination Attempt 03/17
allafrica.com Mozambique: Renamo Submits Its Autonomy Bill 03/17
turkishweekly.net Burundian opposition figure says wife Victim of assassination attempt 03/17
allafrica.com Liberia: Taylor Still in Liberian Politics? 03/17
allafrica.com APC, PDP Bicker Over Interception of FEDECO Ballot Boxes 03/17
allafrica.com Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn On an Official Visit to Algeria 03/17
allafrica.com Martin Ngoga Elected to EALA 03/17
nzherald.co.nz US: Third term for Burundi president could spark violence 03/17
allafrica.com Burundi: President Unpopular but Could Hang On in May Polls 03/16
apanews.net Burundi : Le président NKurunziza renonce à céder le site du marché central à une société chinoise 03/10
dnaindia.com UN condemns surge in hunting and killing of albinos in East Africa 03/10
voanews.com Burundi Ambassador says President's Candidacy is a Constitutional Question 03/09
allafrica.com Liberia: FDA Boss Refutes War Crime Link 03/09
allafrica.com Burundi: What Dissident's Jailbreak Means for a Tense Burundi 03/09
mg.co.za Five African elections to watch in 2015 03/04
voanews.com Burundi President's Rival Escapes From Jail 03/03
reuters.com Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency 03/01
voanews.com Congo Says It Captured Territory From Rebel Fighters 03/01
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi voters rebuff attempt at third term 02/28
modernghana.com Burundi's government calls anti-opposition rally 'for peace' 02/28
news2.onlinenigeria.com DR Congo Launches Strikes Against FDLR Hutu Rebels 02/25
panorama.am DR Congo launches operation against Rwandan Hutu rebels 02/25
bbc.co.uk DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels 02/24
reuters.com Congo army launches first strike against Rwandan rebels 02/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Cibitoke War Crimes 02/23
allafrica.com Heads of State Endorse Expanded EACJ Mandate 02/23
aljazeera.com Ukrainians mark anniversary of protests at Kiev square 02/21
allafrica.com Burundi: Security Council Says Process to Ensure Free, Fair Elections in Burundi Requires 'Sustained Attention' 02/20
globalsecurity.org Security Council says process to ensure free, fair elections in Burundi requires 'sustained attention' 02/18
sputniknews.com UN Security Council Urges Credible Electoral Process in Burundi 02/18
allafrica.com Africa: Worldwide Anglicans Gather to Speak Out On Sexual and Gender Based Violence 02/17
modernghana.com Burundi warns campaigners opposing president's possible third term 02/16
modernghana.com Burundi warns campaigners opposing president's third term bid 02/15
allafrica.com Burundi: At Least 47 Killed - Independent Investigation Needed 02/13
modernghana.com Didier Reynders asks the Burundian authorities to investigate reports on serious human rights violations in the province of Cibitoke 02/13
modernghana.com Burundi launches inquiry into reports of rebel executions 02/13
foxnews.com Human Rights Watch probe: Burundi police, soldiers executed 47 rebels who had surrendered 02/12
hrw.org Burundi: Summary Executions by Army, Police 02/12
modernghana.com Burundi executed dozens of surrendered rebels: rights group 02/12
huffingtonpost.com Emmanuelle Chriqui: This Valentine's Day: Get Engaged With Congo, Break Up With Conflict Gold 02/12
nzherald.co.nz Rights group: Burundi police, soldiers executed 47 rebels 02/12
modernghana.com U.S. Concerns about Reported Extra-Judicial Killings and Detentions in Burundi 02/06
modernghana.com Somewhere homeward bound: settling Tanzania's refugees 02/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi rights groups protest jailing of radio chief 02/03
theeastafrican.co.ke EAC allocates 45pc of budget to mediation 01/30

Summary

From the CIA World Factbook:

Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre Nkurunziza, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.