Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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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
nzherald.co.nz Burundi: Thousands protest in support of embattled leader 11/26
monitor.co.ug Don’t quit ICC, EU envoys tells African leaders 11/25
af.reuters.com Burundi says will not cooperate with U.N. investigation into violence 11/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Agathon Rwasa - "No One Can Oblige Others to Follow Them By Force" 11/22
hrw.org Burundi, a Country of Fear and Violence 11/22
africa-newsroom.com DROI Chair extremely concerned about the increasing number of withdrawals from the International Criminal Court (ICC) 11/21
allafrica.com East Africa: Tanzania's Mkapa Declared Peace Champion 11/21
dw.com Opinion: Don't discredit the ICC, build it up 11/19
allafrica.com Burundi: COPHIBU and IETV Groups Call for Tolerance Among Burundians 11/18
aljazeera.com Is there a threat of genocide in Burundi? 11/18
tamilguardian.com Russia to withdraw from ICC 11/18
allafrica.com Burundi: Week Exclusively Dedicated to CNDD-FDD Ex-Combatants 11/18
allafrica.com Africa: Burundi Exodus Driving Major African Refugee Crisis - Charity 11/17
foxnews.com Sudan lauds Russia's snub of ICC, which seeks its president 11/17
allafrica.com Burundi: The Country 'Risks Genocide Amid Forgotten Conflict' 11/16
allafrica.com Africa: Africa Wants Out of ICC but Lacks Capacity to Hold Trials 11/16
tribune.com.pk Wave of defections: Russia rejects ICC’s founding statute 11/16
csmonitor.com Russia to leave ICC: What's next for the Court? 11/16
voanews.com Burundi Exodus Fueling African Refugee Crisis, Charity Says 11/16
npr.org Russia Withdraws Support For International Criminal Court 11/16
voanews.com WFP: Up to 600,000 People Short of Food in Burundi 11/16
allafrica.com Uganda: WFP Cuts Down Food Rations for Refugees 11/16
reuters.com Up to 600,000 people are short of food in Burundi: WFP 11/15
theeastafrican.co.ke Africa wants out of ICC but lacks capacity to hold trials 11/15
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi hails Trump win as Obama extends emergency 11/15
globalsecurity.org Burundi Risks Genocide, Rights Groups Warn 11/15
foxnews.com Rights group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide 11/15
monitor.co.ug WFP cuts down food rations for refugees 11/15
allafrica.com Africa: Between Africa and ICC 11/10
dailytrust.com.ng Between Africa and ICC 11/09
theeastafrican.co.ke Nkurunziza stalls talks, eyes term limit removal 11/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi's capital Bujumbura introducing parking fees 11/02
allafrica.com Africa: Tanzania to Host Great Lakes 'Insecurity' Meet 11/01
allafrica.com Africa: Leaving ICC - Is This an African 'Brexit' Moment? 11/01
modernghana.com The African Union Is Nothing But A Union Of African Heads Of State Who Cover For Each Other. Chad Dictators Prosecutor 11/01
allafrica.com Africa: Africans Query Relevance of ICC 10/31
allafrica.com Africa: ICC Debate - Africa Vs 'Infamous Caucasian Court'? 10/31
allafrica.com Africa: Is It End of the Road for ICC in Africa? 10/31
foxnews.com ICC gets support after 3 withdrawals, but Kenya is critical 10/31
monitor.co.ug Leaving ICC: Is this an African ‘Brexit’ moment? 10/31
sudantribune.com UN Chief urges South Africa to reconsider quitting ICC 10/31
impunitywatch.com ICTJ: World Report October 2016 – Transitional Justice News and Analysis 10/31

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.