Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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allafrica.com East Africa: Call for Defining Role of Parties in Burundi Talks Process 04/27
worldpoliticsreview.com The World Turned Away From Burundi, but Its Crisis Is Getting Worse 04/27
foxnews.com WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned back 04/26
foxnews.com WFP says food shipment for Burundi is blocked at border 04/21
allafrica.com Central Africa: Transitional Justice in the African Great Lakes Region 04/21
allafrica.com East Africa: Living With the Ghosts of Burundi's Protests 04/19
dnaindia.com IMF paints bleak no-growth picture for struggling Burundi 04/19
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Militia Waging Campaign of Terror - UN 04/19
voanews.com UN: Burundi Militia Waging Campaign of Terror 04/18
un.org Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi – UN rights chief 04/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Travel & tourism competitiveness: Spain at no. 1 04/18
allafrica.com Africa: Has Democracy Failed in Africa? 04/15
allafrica.com Why Egypt Should Join the Consensus On Shared Use of Nile Waters 04/14
in.reuters.com Malala receives highest U.N. honour to promote girls education 04/10
voanews.com Uganda Welcomes Refugees with 'Progressive' Policies 04/07
nzherald.co.nz Burundi youth militia sings of 'impregnating' opposition 04/05
dnaindia.com Benin parliament rejects bill aiming to reduce presidential terms 04/04
csmonitor.com Former Burundi street child helps heal civil war divisions 04/04
hrw.org “My heart is always scared”: The Simmering Mental Health Crisis for Rape Victims in War 04/04
nation.co.ke Envoy to Burundi advises Kenyans to market wares at expo 04/01
allafrica.com East Africa: President Nkurunziza Says There's Now Political Stability in Burundi 03/31
allafrica.com Burundi: Movement Against President Nkurunziza's Third Term Goes Non-Violent 03/28
usatoday.com Uganda's open-door policy sags amid crush of refugees from South Sudan 03/27
allafrica.com Burundi: 'Corpse Phenomenon' On Greater Scale 03/27
usatoday.com Uganda's Bidi Bidi refugee camp 03/21
af.reuters.com Former Burundi street child helps heal civil war divisions 03/20
allafrica.com Burundi: Former Street Child Helps Heal Civil War Divisions 03/20
af.reuters.com Mutilated bodies discovered amid political violence in Burundi, UN inquiry says 03/14
af.reuters.com Mutilated bodies discovered amid political violence in Burundi, UN inquiry says 03/13
voanews.com Spike in Global Human Rights Abuses Linked to Terrorism, Populism 03/08
bbc.co.uk Tanzania jails notorious elephant poacher 03/03
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Parliament Reacts to APF Statement On Burundi Current Situation 03/01
allafrica.com Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza 4th Term Would Intensify Violence in Burundi, UNSG Worries 02/28
modernghana.com UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term 02/24
dw.com Court rules that South Africa cannot withdraw from ICC 02/22
dw.com Court rules that South Africa cannot withdraw from ICC 02/22
aljazeera.com SA court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional 02/22
allafrica.com Africa: Four Ways in Which the Burundi Crisis Is Far From Over 02/22
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi refugees refuse to return home 02/22
allafrica.com Uganda: Burundian Refugees in Uganda Too Scared to Go Home 02/21
nzherald.co.nz Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition 02/21
dw.com Burundian refugees in Uganda too scared to go home 02/20
foxnews.com Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks 02/16
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks 02/16
allafrica.com East Africa: Uganda Moves to Expel Burundian Refugees 02/16
appablog.wordpress.com Baroness Anelay’s visit to East Africa 02/13
allafrica.com East Africa: Burundi Talks to Resume Soon - Retired Tanzanian President Mkapa 02/09
allafrica.com Namibia: Govt Supports Collective Withdrawal From ICC 02/09
allafrica.com East Africa: Talks On Burundi Peace Set to Resume 02/09
monitor.co.ug Burundi coup attempt suspects to be absent from peace talks 02/09
africa-newsroom.com Land urgently needed to avert ‘drastic deterioration’ in Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries 02/08
sudantribune.com S. Sudan’s former military attaché defects to rebels 02/07
un.org Land urgently needed to avert ‘drastic deterioration’ in Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries 02/07
foxnews.com Burundi: UN experts say situation worsening for NGOs 02/06
allafrica.com Burundi: Presumed Rebels? 02/06
monitor.co.ug AU motion to quit ICC left in limbo 02/05
bbc.co.uk African Union backs mass withdrawal from ICC 02/01
hosted.ap.org African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC 01/31
voanews.com Burundi: Army Major Killed as Violence Persists 01/26
foxnews.com Burundi's government frees scores of prisoners after pardon 01/25
sudantribune.com More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean 01/25
globalvoices.org “The Human Rights Situation in Burundi Is Deteriorating: We Need a New Approach to Show the World What is Happening” 01/23
allafrica.com Burundi: 3 Lessons About the Crisis From Speaking to Those Who Fled It 01/20
allafrica.com Burundi: European Parliament Accuses Burundi Government of Human Rights Violations 01/20
nzherald.co.nz Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings 01/19
voanews.com HRW: Ruling Party Youth Responsible for Violence Across Burundi 01/19
foxnews.com Burundi: Youth wing of the ruling party accused of killings 01/19
pambazuka.org ‘Washington Post’ attacks Burundi 01/12
allafrica.com Burundi: African Union Calls for Probe of Assassinations 01/04
nation.co.ke Burundi bans oldest rights group 01/03
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi minister shot dead in capital, police say 01/02
globalsecurity.org Burundi minister assassinated in Bujumbura 01/02
theeastafrican.co.ke Rwanda harvested big in 2016, EAC scored poorly, 2017 brings uncertainty 01/02
dw.com Burundi's environment minister shot dead in capital 01/01
allafrica.com Cote d'Ivoire: 'Foreigners' in Their Own Homeland? 01/01
upi.com Burundi Environment Minister Emmanuel Niyonkuru assassinated 01/01
nzherald.co.nz Lone gunman kills Burundi's environment minister 01/01
foxnews.com Lone gunman kills Burundi's environment minister 01/01
dailytrust.com.ng Gunman assassinates Burundi’s environment minister 01/01
allafrica.com Clashes With DRC Soldiers Denied 01/01
modernghana.com Burundi Environment Minister Shot Dead In Latest Violence 01/01
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Edges Closer to the Abyss in 2016 12/31
nation.co.ke Burundi president hints at going for a fourth term 12/31
globalsecurity.org DR Congo troops kill 10 soldiers from Burundi who crossed border in hunt for rebels 12/27
monitor.co.ug ‘DR Congo troops killed 10 Burundian soldiers’ 12/26
stripes.com They served an abusive regime. The UN made them peacekeepers anyway. 12/26
irinnews.org Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules 12/19
allafrica.com Burundi: 797 Congolese Claim Asylum in Burundi 12/16
theeastafrican.co.ke In Burundi, it is not power-sharing that is the problem, it is the cycle of impunity 12/15
france24.com Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps 12/14
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi peace deal likely next June 12/13
monitor.co.ug Burundi refugees mark anniversary of worst bloodshed 12/12
nzherald.co.nz Burundi recalls Belgium ambassador amid tensions 12/10
allafrica.com East Africa: Inter-Burundi Dialogue Resumes to End Bloody Conflict 12/08
allafrica.com 'Effective Strategies Can Prevent Genocide and Human Rights Violations' 12/08
allafrica.com Africa: The Rise and Rise Against ICC 12/02
africa-newsroom.com With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence 11/30
dw.com Burundi's presidential adviser escapes assassination attempt 11/29
foxnews.com Burundi presidential aide wounded in assassination bid 11/29
un.org With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence 11/29


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.