Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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foxnews.com Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses 09/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Europe Extends Sanctions Against Burundi Violators 09/21
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Probe Finds 'Gross Human Rights Abuses' 09/21
foxnews.com Experts urge broader probe of human rights abuses in Burundi 09/20
france24.com Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn 09/20
theeastafrican.co.ke Risk of genocide, crimes against humanity in Burundi - UN probe 09/20
globalsecurity.org UN warns against risk of genocide in Burundi 09/20
aljazeera.com 'Gross human rights violations' taking place in Burundi 09/20
africa-newsroom.com Burundi: EU renews sanctions until 31 October 2017 09/20
tamilguardian.com UN compiles list of prosecutable suspects for crimes against humanity in Burundi 09/20
africa-newsroom.com Africa Regional Media Hub | REMINDER - Sept 20 Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello 09/19
theeastafrican.co.ke Family of three killed in grenade attack in Burundi crisis 09/15
theeastafrican.co.ke Make EAC Secretariat a meritorious institution serving the community 09/10
doctorswithoutborders.org ONLINE EVENT - Reporting from the Frontlines of the Global Refugee Crisis 08/31
voanews.com Burundi Parliament to Review Plan on Scrapping Term Limits 08/29
allafrica.com Burundi: Commission Could Scrap Presidential Term-Limits 08/27
dnaindia.com Burundi president's commission says people want term limits removed 08/25
appablog.wordpress.com Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi 08/25
un.org UN adviser on preventing genocide deplores ‘inflammatory statements’ by senior Burundi official 08/25
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi journalist wins 2016 Peter Mackler award 08/22
allafrica.com Burundi: Officers Flee Country Over Fears of Repression 08/20
allafrica.com Uganda Clays Eyes Regional Markets - First Stop in Rwanda 08/20
aljazeera.com Burundi officers flee country over fears of repression 08/19
huffingtonpost.com Burundian Women Flee To Tanzania To Escape Rape As Weapon Of War 08/17
af.reuters.com Torture, sexual violence on rise in Burundi - UN experts 08/13
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi refugees in Rwanda get protection assurance 08/13
reuters.com Torture, sexual violence on rise in Burundi: U.N. experts 08/12
voanews.com UN: Violence, Hatred Against Burundi Tutsis Could Presage Genocide 08/12
aljazeera.com Reintegrating child soldiers in Burundi 08/11
foxnews.com Amid tensions, Burundi blocks vehicles from entering Rwanda 08/05
cpj.org Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana missing for two weeks 08/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi rejects UN police force after Security Council vote 08/04
bbc.co.uk Burundi rejects UN police force to help end violence 08/03
france24.com Burundi rejects deployment of UN police force as 'violation of sovereignty' 08/03
aljazeera.com Burundi rejects UN police deployment amid violence 08/03
globalsecurity.org Burundi rejects UN deployment of police force 08/03
nation.co.ke Burundi rejects UN peace force 08/03
allafrica.com Angola At 8th Meeting of SADC Political Cooperation Body 08/01
dw.com UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi as violence grows 07/30
aljazeera.com UN to send police force to Burundi 07/30
france24.com UN says it will send police to Burundi 07/30
globalsecurity.org UN Approves Police Force to Promote Stability in Burundi 07/30
foxnews.com Burundi protests plan to deploy UN police 07/30
dailytimes.com.pk UN decides to send police force to Burundi 07/30
upi.com United Nations to send police force to Burundi 07/30
foxnews.com UN to send police contingent to Burundi 07/29
theeastafrican.co.ke UN vote on Burundi police force expected Friday 07/29
bbc.co.uk UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi 07/29
voanews.com UN Approves Police Force to Promote Stability in Burundi 07/29
modernghana.com UN decides to send police force to Burundi 07/29
foxnews.com Report: Burundi militia raped women with opposition links 07/27
mg.co.za Bid to block Burundi from European Union trade pact with other East African countries 07/26
allafrica.com South Africa: 'I Am Full of Despair' - Burundian Refugees Tell Their Stories 07/21
allafrica.com AU Summit - South Sudan Metaphor for Crises in Africa 07/18
allafrica.com Burundi: Malala Shocked As Crying Burundian Girls Recall Rape Fleeing War 07/16
en.people.cn UP TO 1563 MILITARY OFFICERS DETAINED ACROSS TURKEY AMID COUP ATTEMPT, SAYS GOV'T OFFICIAL 07/16
en.people.cn FLASH: TURKISH MILITARY CHIEF OF STAFF HELD HOSTAGE DURING COUP ATTEMPT WAS RESCUED, OFFICIAL 07/16
allafrica.com Burundi: Peace Talks Stall 07/16
nation.co.ke France proposes UN police force for Burundi 07/16
tribune.com.pk Malala shocked as crying Burundian girls recall rape fleeing war 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: LOUD EXPLOSION HEARD AT ISTANBUL'S ATATURK AIRPORT, REPORT CITING WITNESS 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: TURKEY DECLARES MARTIAL LAW FOLLOWING COUP ATTEMP 07/15
dnaindia.com Malala Yousafzai shocked as schoolgirls who fled to Rwanda to escape fighting in Burundi recall rape incidents 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: 2 KILLED DURING MILITARY COUP ATTEMPT CLASHES IN ISTANBUL, REPORTS 07/15
appablog.wordpress.com Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burundi 07/14
appablog.wordpress.com Déclaration attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général sur le Burundi 07/14
un.org Ban condemns assassination of former Burundian minister Mossi 07/13
voanews.com Burundian Regional Parliament Member, Former Minister, Shot Dead 07/13
foxnews.com Burundi lawmaker 'assassinated' in the capital: Authorities 07/13
bbc.co.uk Burundi crisis: MP Hafsa Mossi shot dead in Bujumbura 07/13
voanews.com Five Political Parties Boycott Burundi Peace Talks 07/12
allafrica.com Africa: From Rhetoric to Action - What the AU Summit Must Prioritise 07/12
allafrica.com South Sudan: The ICGLR Condemns the Resumption of Hostility in the Republic of South Sudan 07/11
allafrica.com East Africa: All's Set for Phase Two of Burundi Talks 07/11
allafrica.com East Africa: Burundi Violence Talks in Progress Tomorrow 07/11
modernghana.com Peacebuilding in Africa - is the model right? 07/08
allafrica.com Great Lakes Region Legislators Discuss Security 07/07
allafrica.com East Africa: Giving Birth in a Refugee Camp 07/06
allafrica.com Africa: South Africa Abstains From UN Vote to Protect Human Rights 07/05
allafrica.com East Africa: Regional Body Reviews Faltering Burundi Talks 07/04
dailytrust.com.ng Burundi may explode into ethnic violence - UN rights chief 06/30
thisdaylive.com Nigeria Ranked One of World’s Most Unstable Countries 06/30
voanews.com UN Human Rights Chief: Burundi May Explode Into Ethnic Violence 06/29
hrw.org Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Burundi 06/29
af.reuters.com U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic 06/29
slate.fr L'expérience de la guerre rend les gens plus coopératifs et altruistes 06/28
allafrica.com Tanzania: Why Kagera Must Be On the Alert for Aliens 06/24
enoughproject.org Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Congo's Kabila Problem 06/22
allafrica.com East Africa: Tanzania's Refugee Burden 06/22
allafrica.com UN Raises Fears of DRC Violence 06/21
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 21 June 2016 06/21
allafrica.com South Africa: Xenophobia Is Just One of the Many Problems Faced By Refugees in SA 06/21
turkishweekly.net Record 65.3M people displaced worldwide, says UN 06/20
allafrica.com Tanzania: UK, Tanzania Are Partners in Supporting and Caring for Refugees 06/20
dw.com French prosecutors investigate soldiers for violence in Central African Republic 06/20
scoop.co.nz Burundi: UN experts call for concrete steps to end crisis 06/18
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi could pull out of Rome Statute after launch of probe 06/18
un.org Burundi: On second visit to country, UN human rights experts call for concrete steps to end crisis 06/17
allafrica.com Uganda: New Bujumbura - Where Burundians Have Sought Refuge 06/17
sputniknews.com UK Urged to Take Fairer Share of Refugees as Brexit Turns on Immigration 06/15

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.