Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

Recent articles:

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
hosted.ap.org International court hit by planned exit of 3 African states 10/30
monitor.co.ug Is it end of the road for ICC in Africa? 10/30
dnaindia.com UN chief urges South Africa's Prez to reconsider quitting International Criminal Court 10/30
af.reuters.com Burundi to leave war crimes court one year from Oct. 27: UN envoy 10/28
allafrica.com DR Congo to Remain 'Unstable and Violent' 10/28
aljazeera.com ICC debate: Africa vs 'Infamous Caucasian Court'? 10/28
vanguardngr.com The International Criminal Court and a treacherous South Africa. 10/28
af.reuters.com Burundi to leave war crimes court one year from Oct. 27: UN envoy 10/27
allafrica.com Kinshasa Extends 'No Elections' Scenario 10/27
sudantribune.com Sudan backs Gambia, blames Security Council for its position over ICC 10/27
foxnews.com Burundi informs UN it is quitting international court 10/27
app.com.pk At UN, Pakistan underscores women’s key role in preventing conflict 10/27
dw.com DR Congo to remain 'unstable and violent' 10/27
bbc.co.uk The Gambia joins African queue to leave ICC 10/26
allafrica.com Regional Leaders Meet Over DRC 10/26
rt.com ‘International Caucasian Court’? Gambia becomes 3rd African nation to leave ICC 10/26
upi.com Gambia third African nation to pull out of International Criminal Court 10/26
mg.co.za AU Commission has no standing in ICC, it's a country's choice to leave - Dlamini-Zuma 10/26
monitor.co.ug Gambia to withdraw from International Criminal Court 10/26
usatoday.com Gambia latest African nation to withdraw from International Criminal Court 10/26
npr.org Gambia Says It Will Leave The 'International Caucasian Court' 10/26
voanews.com Amnesty International Blasts Gambia ICC Withdrawal 10/26
tamilguardian.com Gambia announces withdrawal from the International Criminal Court 10/26
allafrica.com Ruto in Angola for Regional Summit on Security 10/26
voanews.com Gambia Latest African Country to Withdraw From International Criminal Court 10/26
aljazeera.com Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court 10/26
dw.com Gambia pulls out of International Criminal Court, citing hypocrisy 10/25
monitor.co.ug ICC want dialogue with African nations set to quit 10/25
aljazeera.com Burundi withdraws permits from prominent rights group 10/24
bbc.co.uk Is this the end for the International Criminal Court? 10/24
monitor.co.ug ICC asks South Africa, Burundi to reconsider withdrawal 10/23
aljazeera.com Does the ICC target African states? 10/22
vanguardngr.com ICC asks South Africa, Burundi to reconsider withdrawal 10/22
allafrica.com Africa: 'Disappointment' As S. Africa Joins Burundi in Exiting ICC 10/22
hosted.ap.org AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC 10/21
businessdailyafrica.com South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court-document 10/21
telegraph.co.uk South Africa set to withdraw from the International Criminal Court because of focus on Africa prosecutions 10/21
foxnews.com Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC 10/21
ft.com South Africa withdrawal deals fresh blow to ICC 10/21
dw.com 'Disappointment' as S. Africa joins Burundi in exiting ICC 10/21
sudantribune.com South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court 10/21
hosted.ap.org South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court 10/21
allafrica.com Burundi: Withdrawal From ICC Could Tempt Others 10/20
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Urges Sanctions Over War Crimes Court Withdrawal 10/20
theeastafrican.co.ke Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up 10/20
globalsecurity.org South Sudanese refugees in Congo nearly doubled in September: UN 10/20
sudantribune.com Sudanese presidency welcomes Burundi’s withdrawal from ICC 10/20
voanews.com African Commentators Skewer US Election on Twitter 10/20
tamilguardian.com Burundi signs decree to leave International Criminal Court jurisdiction 10/19
monitor.co.ug Burundi set to quit ICC as president promulgates law 10/19
allafrica.com Tanzania: 10 Billion/ - Norway Assistance for Refugee Cause 10/19
dw.com Burundi's withdrawal from ICC could tempt others 10/19
nzherald.co.nz Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC 10/18

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.