Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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dw.de EU suspends mission to Burundi elections over violence 05/28
bbc.co.uk EU withdraws Burundi poll observers 05/28
turkishweekly.net Burundi opposition: Polls unlikely to be held on schedule 05/28
allafrica.com Burundi: Unicef Renews Call for Protection and Safety of Children Amidst Violence in Burundi 05/28
allafrica.com Burundi: Country Suffers Media Black-Out After Coup Attempt 05/28
voanews.com Burundi's Catholic Church Withdraws Election Support 05/28
reuters.com EU, Burundi's Catholic Church pull out from observing elections 05/28
theeastafrican.co.ke Catholic church drops backing for Burundi elections 05/28
allafrica.com UNHCR Mulls Solutions for Refugees Affected By Xenophobia 05/27
ekklesia.co.uk Worldwide Quaker organisations issue statement on Burundi 05/27
cnn.com Burundi President asks citizens to fund election despite protests 05/27
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Asylum Seekers Travel On 100-Year-Old Boat to Reach Refugee Camp 05/27
grnlive.com Summit to address Burundi's post-coup violence 05/27
allafrica.com Africa: UN Rights Chief Spotlights Burundi, Migrant Crises in Europe and Asia 05/27
dalje.com EU suspends election observer mission to Burundi amid violence 05/27
sify.com UN rights chief spotlights Burundi, migrant crises in Europe and Asia 05/26
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Refugees Giving Birth in Unsafe Conditions 05/26
allafrica.com Burundi: Police Open Fire on Anti-Nkurunziza Demonstrators 05/26
allafrica.com Burundi: Joint Statement By the EAC-Comesa, ICGLR, AU and UN On the Situation in Burundi 05/26
allafrica.com Niyoyita Roger - From Daddy's Film Critic to Budding Filmmaker 05/26
allafrica.com Tanzania: Saving Burundi Refugees With a WWI German Warship 05/26
reuters.com African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues 05/26
monitor.co.ug Burundi condemns foreign pressure over political crisis 05/26
france24.com Burundi’s Nkurunziza ‘invites patriotic citizens’ to fund controversial reelection bid 05/26
modernghana.com UN Security Council to meet on Burundi crisis 05/26
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Refugee Crisis Tests Tanzania's Refugee Policy 05/26
modernghana.com Didier Reynders condemns murder of Zedi Feruzi in Burundi 05/25
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 25 May 2015 05/25
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Street Children Caught Up in Clashes 05/25
aljazeera.com Burundi refugee crisis tests Tanzania's refugee policy 05/25
modernghana.com Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Burundi 05/25
aljazeera.com Burundi police kill one during anti-Nkurunziza protest 05/25
scmp.com In Burundi's farmland, embattled President Pierre Nkurunziza seen as a prophet 05/25
voanews.com Burundi Refugee Crisis Puts Strain on Camps in Tanzania 05/25
modernghana.com Burundi demonstrator shot dead as protest erupts in south 05/25
nzherald.co.nz Opposition leader says Burundi not ready for polls 05/25
modernghana.com Small protests, tight security in Burundi after deadly weekend 05/25
allafrica.com UN Refugee Chief Urges Support for Appeal to Help Displaced Burundians As Cholera Declared in Camp 05/25
allafrica.com Egypt: Egypt to Host Tripartite Talks On Libya - State Agency 05/25
allafrica.com South Sudan: As South Sudan Fighting Intensifies, UN Rights Chief Warns of 'Persistent Impunity' 05/25
allafrica.com Libya: UN Condemns String of Suicide Attacks, Urges Continued Political Dialogue 05/25
allafrica.com Mali: Parties Meet to Set Up Ceasefire Mechanisms 05/25
isn.ethz.ch Burundi Unrest Evokes Hurdles for U.S. in Preventing Threats 05/25
voanews.com UN Condemns Killing of Burundi Opposition Leader 05/25
allafrica.com South Africa: Xenophobia - 'Our Neighbours, Our Friends - They Come to Fight With Us' 05/25
allafrica.com Africa: Worldwide Push for Burundi Dialogue 05/25
theeastafrican.co.ke UN, Europe and Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after Feruzi killing 05/25
reuters.com Opposition breaks off Burundi peace talks over killing of opposition leader 05/25
modernghana.com Demonstrator shot dead as protests erupt outside Burundi capital 05/25
modernghana.com The African Union strongly condemns the acts of violence in Burundi 05/25
modernghana.com United States Calls for Peaceful Resolution to Crisis in Burundi 05/25
euronews.com Burundi protests resume after murdered opposition leader's funeral 05/25
allafrica.com Africa: AU Democracy Record 'Poor', Activists Say On Anniversary 05/25
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Is Burundi facing civil war? 05/25
allafrica.com Foreign Minister Steinmeier On Germany's Continued Participation in the EU Mission Atalanta 05/25
foxnews.com Burundi opposition figures go into hiding following the killing of a politician 05/24
nzherald.co.nz Burundi opposition figures go into hiding following killing 05/24
edition.cnn.com Opposition leader gunned down 05/24
edition.cnn.com Opposition suspends talks as Burundi's crisis grows worse 05/24
turkishweekly.net UN chief condemns killing of Burundi opposition leader 05/24
voanews.com UN Chief Condemns Killing of Burundi Opposition Leader 05/24
aljazeera.com Burundi opposition leaders go into hiding 05/24
modernghana.com Burundi president seen as 'divine' hero in rural homeland 05/24
nation.co.ke 1  hour ago World must step in to stop Burundi tragedy 05/24
un.org Burundi: UN chief condemns killing of opposition politician as tensions in country rise 05/24
reuters.com U.N. chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing 05/24
nation.co.ke Burundi president a ‘divine’ hero to supporters in main stronghold 05/24
dw.de Burundi's opposition calls off talks with government after politician's murder 05/24
allafrica.com 'Election Coward' Tsvangirai Must Zip It, Says NCA 05/24
scmp.com Leader of small Burundi opposition party shot dead while under police guard 05/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Inside Burundi's Attempted Coup 05/24
dw.de UN, EU and African nations call for Burundi dialogue 05/24
aljazeera.com Tanzania camp overstretched by Burundi refugee influx 05/23
turkishweekly.net Grenade attack kills at least 2 in Bujumbura 05/23
modernghana.com Red Cross responds to growing need for regional assistance following Burundi pre-election violence 05/23
foxnews.com Songs of joy as Burundi refugees move from makeshift camp stricken by cholera outbreak 05/23
telegraph.co.uk Burundi's Catch-22: retribution at home and disease over the border 05/23
modernghana.com Calm as Burundi truce starts after deadly protests 05/23
aljazeera.com Burundi street children caught up in clashes 05/23
nation.co.ke Calm as two-day truce starts in Burundi after month of protests 05/23
france24.com Two-day truce starts in Burundi after deadly protests 05/23
reuters.com Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital: activist 05/23
huffingtonpost.com Burundi Opposition Figure Zedi Furuzi Shot Dead In Capital, Activist Says 05/23
modernghana.com Burundi opposition leader murdered during pause in protests 05/23
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundian Refugees Face Cholera Threat in Tanzania 05/23
cnn.com Opposition leader gunned down 05/23
dalje.com Burundi opposition ends dialogue with government after leader killed 05/23
dalje.com Burundi opposition ends dialogue with government after killing 05/23
thestar.com Burundi opposition leader assassinated amid unrest 05/23
allafrica.com Burundi: Anti-Government Protests Rock Capital 05/22
allafrica.com Tanzania: Cholera Epidemic Claims 31 Lives in Tanzania, Including 29 Burundian Refugees 05/22
allafrica.com Burundi: Many Fleeing Burundi Have No Wish to Return 05/22
turkishweekly.net Belgium threatens to cut aid to Burundi 05/22
wsj.com Photos of the Day: May 22 05/22
allafrica.com Africa: Obama's High Vision for Africa 05/22
grnlive.com Deadly Burundi protests as police try to crush demos 05/22
modernghana.com Thousands defy Burundi police crackdown 05/22
modernghana.com 300-400 new cholera cases per day among Burundians in Tanzania: UN 05/22
reuters.com U.S. suspends Burundi peacekeeping training over protests 05/22
bbc.co.uk Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees 05/22

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.