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By Tajuddin
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Aug 13th, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Torture is on the rise against government critics detained in Burundi and security forces are using sexual violence against women during protests and searches, United Nations human rights experts said on Friday. The U.N. Committee against Torture vo...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 28th, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The African Union will send 100 human rights monitors and 100 military monitors to Burundi, South Africa’s president said on Saturday after a trip to the tiny nation that is facing its worst crisis since a civil war ended a decade ago. Jacob Z...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 23rd, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Burundi’s president promised on Tuesday to hold talks, free prisoners and lift arrest warrants to try and end months of violence, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said after the two men met in the capital. Ban told reporters Pierre Nkurunziz...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 3rd, 2016
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Bujumbura,Burundi (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more violence since the African Union backed away from sending in peacekeepers without the government’s consent. The grenades went off in ...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 22nd, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations Security Council met with Burundi’s president on Friday to push for peace talks and an international force to quell worsening political violence, but U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said little was achieved. The meeting came ...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 22nd, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A delegation of the United Nations Security Council arrived Thursday evening in Burundi for a two-day visit to eyewitness the east African country’s situation in order to help find ways to get out the crisis. Upon arrival at Bujumbura Internatio...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 11th, 2016
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Dodoma,Tanzania ( Daily Nation + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Tanzania has become the first East African Community member to openly support the deployment of peacekeeping troops to troubled Burundi, despite Bujumbura referring to the proposed mission “an invasion”. During a meeting with African U...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 11th, 2015
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Bujumbura, Burundi (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — Burundi’s army chief survived an apparent assassination attempt by gunmen who attacked a convoy of vehicles that was escorting him in the nation’s volatile capital on Friday, witnesses and an official said. Gunmen wearing military fatigues and ridin...
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Aug 2nd, 2015
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday, the presidency and witnesses said, heightening tensions after a disputed presidential poll. General Adolphe ...