Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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mg.co.za International outcry over Burundian rights activist shooting 08/04
modernghana.com International outcry after Burundian rights activist shot 08/04
un.org Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender 08/04
allafrica.com Burundi: Ban Greatly Concerned Over Ongoing Deterioration of Security in Post-Election Burundi 08/04
foxnews.com Burundi capital tense following killing of a feared general who was the president's key ally 08/03
independent.co.ug Nkurunziza gets controversial third term 08/03
sify.com Ban concerned over ongoing deterioration of security in post-election Burundi 08/03
allafrica.com Africa: 120 Park Rangers Graduate in Law Enforcement and Wildlife Protection 08/03
npr.org Burundi's Ex-Intelligence Chief Shot And Killed, Spokesman Says 08/03
nzherald.co.nz Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general 08/03
modernghana.com The United States Condemns New Attack in Burundi 08/03
allafrica.com RNP Joins Global Drive On Gender Equality 08/03
allafrica.com Commission for Social Policy Discusses Former Combatants Draft Law 08/03
allafrica.com Violence and Arrests Thwarted Another Protest in Angola 08/03
allafrica.com 'Guilt Should Not Blind Us' to Rwanda Abuses 08/03
telegraph.co.uk 'General Adolpe', Burundi president's spy chief, assassinated in drive-by shooting 08/03
apanews.net L'UE qualifie d'escalade de la violence l'assassinat de Nshimirimana 08/03
thestar.com Burundi urged to stay calm after general assassinated 08/03
cpj.org Burundi security agents attack journalist covering murder of top general 08/03
dw.com Burundi human rights activist injured in shooting 08/03
tamilguardian.com Senior Burundi official killed in attack 08/03
reuters.com Burundian activist shot amid violence tied to contested presidential vote 08/03
globalsecurity.org Ban greatly concerned over ongoing deterioration of security in post-election Burundi 08/03
modernghana.com Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Burundi 08/03
hosted.ap.org Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital 08/02
nzherald.co.nz Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital 08/02
upi.com Top Burundi general and presidential aide killed 08/02
voanews.com Burundi Civil Society Leader Demands Protection for Citizens 08/02
dw.com Top Burundi general assassinated in ambush 08/02
stripes.com Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital 08/02
punchng.com Burundian refugees in Rwanda seek resettlement in West 08/02
allafrica.com Burundi: Child Malnutrition Levels 'Critical' Among Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Camp 07/31
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Leader in Surprise Move in Burundi 07/31
allafrica.com East Africa: Rwanda and Burundi - Who's 'Promoting Instability Through Violence'? 07/31
allafrica.com Australia Rejects Charamba's Claim That It Funds the MDC-T 07/31
allafrica.com Burundi: Alone and Traumatised - Thousands of Unaccompanied Burundian Children in Tanzanian Refugee Camp 07/31
allafrica.com EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Burundi Refugees 07/31
bbc.co.uk Burundi rival accepts top post 07/30
allafrica.com 25 Drivers Enlist for the 2015 Mt Gorilla Rally 07/30
allafrica.com Rwanda: Uncertain Future for Burundian Refugees Returning Home 07/30
voanews.com Burundi Opposition Leader Becomes New Parliament's Deputy Speaker 07/30
npr.org Could President Obama Win A Third Term? 07/29
voanews.com Burundi Expat Dedicates Himself to Helping Street Children 07/29
pambazuka.net Rwanda and Burundi: Who’s ‘promoting instability through violence’? 07/29
allafrica.com Burundi: Hundred 'Rebels' Captured 07/29
timeslive.co.za Burundi presidential election 'not inclusive, free or credible' 07/28
reuters.com Second-term Obama tells Africa's 'Big Men' to quit when time is up 07/28
voanews.com Obama Caps Africa Trip With Accent on Democracy, Progress 07/28
france24.com Burundi opposition attends parliament opening after disputed poll 07/28
independent.co.uk Barack Obama in Africa: US president says he would win third term if he could run 07/28
nation.co.ke 3  hours ago Burundi presidential poll 'not credible' 07/28
punchng.com Burundi presidential election not credible – UN 07/28
telegraph.co.uk Barack Obama: I just don't understand African leaders who cling to power 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Obama tells Africans to build democracy, create jobs to thrive 07/28
reuters.com Burundi parliament opens after disputed poll, opposition takes seats 07/27
scoop.co.nz Elections in Burundi 07/27
modernghana.com Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers 07/27
foxnews.com UN electoral observers say Burundi presidential election wasn't 'inclusive, free, credible' 07/27
france24.com Reporter’s Notebook: Public reaction muted in wake of Burundi vote results 07/27
dalje.com Obama: Africa's growth tied to democracy, ending corruption 07/27
voanews.com Burundi Group Rejects Nkurunziza to Head Unity Government 07/26
punchng.com US blasts Burundi elections as ‘deeply flawed’ 07/25
france24.com Burundi opposition leader rejects presidential election results, calls for new vote 07/25
independent.co.uk Burundi elections: President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term in poll denounced by opposition and international observers 07/25
dnaindia.com United States calls Burundi vote "deeply flawed", urges dialogue 07/25
voanews.com US Calls Burundi Election 'Deeply Flawed' 07/25
allafrica.com Burundi: Nkurunziza's Victory Puts Burundi At Risk 07/25
allafrica.com Mourners Protest Alleged Police Brutality 07/25
allafrica.com Tunisia: Reform and Security Strategy in Tunisia 07/25
timeslive.co.za 'Form coalition to avoid conflict' 07/24
modernghana.com Trouble ahead for Burundi as president set for hollow victory 07/24
euractiv.com Europe readying sanctions against top Burundi officials 07/24
allafrica.com South Sudan: 'They Burned it All' 07/24
allafrica.com South Sudan: 'Sanctity of Life Paramount,' UN Relief Chief Says, Spotlighting Need to Protect Civilians 07/24
modernghana.com Crisis-hit Burundi to announce presidential election result 07/24
allafrica.com Africa: Africa Can Win the War Against Cancer If All Stakeholders Join in Partnership 07/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Buhari Fails to Seal U.S. Arms Deal, Returns Home Displeased 07/24
allafrica.com Libya: Fresh Violence Erupts Across Southern Region 07/24
allafrica.com South Sudan: Fighting Stops Aid Reaching Starving South Sudan Children - Charity 07/24
apanews.net Sénatoriales burundaises : vers un raz-de-marée du parti au pouvoir 07/24
allafrica.com Ethiopia Claims U.S. Precedent for Crackdown On Journalists 07/24
allafrica.com Libya: Up to 40 Migrants Dead Off Libya Coast, Shipwreck Survivors Say 07/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi - a Dangerous Game of Wait and See 07/24
france24.com Burundi's Nkurunziza wins third term as president 07/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Nkurunziza Wins Controversial Third Term 07/24
reuters.com Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals 07/24
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi President Nkurunziza wins controversial third term 07/24
telegraph.co.uk Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza wins controversial third term 07/24
huffingtonpost.com Burundi's President Wins Third Term In Controversial Election 07/24
aljazeera.com Burundi President Nkurunziza wins disputed election 07/24
voanews.com Burundi's President Wins New Five-year Term 07/24
cnn.com Burundi President wins third term 07/24
euronews.com Burundi: electoral commission confirms third term for Nkurunziza 07/24
modernghana.com Burundi security fired on protesters to 'punish' them: Amnesty 07/23
foxnews.com Burundi: opposition supporter killed in electoral violence 07/23
allafrica.com Tanzania: Refugee Camps Tense As Burundians Flee Poll Violence - Agencies 07/23
turkishweekly.net Burundi civil society lambasts Tuesday presidency polls 07/23
reuters.com U.S. to review Burundi aid in next two months over crisis: envoy 07/23
dnaindia.com US to review Burundi aid in next two months over crisis: Envoy 07/23
reuters.com Europe readying sanctions against Burundians over election 07/23

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.