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By Tajuddin
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Paris, France ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – France said on Tuesday it deplored a decision by Burundi to ban three U.N. investigators from its territory, saying the east African country was losing credibility over promises to respect human rights. In a brief letter from Foreign Affairs Minister Ala...
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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Jul 30th, 2016
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New York (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations Security Council authorized on Friday the deployment of up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, though four of the 15 members abstained from the vote. More than 450 peo...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 19th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya (The Star + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenya may pay between five and 22 per cent taxes on its exports to Europe after Tanzania failed to show up yesterday for the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU. This is the second time Tanzania has jeopardised the deal, after 2014...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 15th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is horrified by the assassination in Burundi of Mrs Hafsa Mossi, member of the East African Legislative Assembly and former Minister of Burundi. The assassination of Madam Mossi t...
By Tajuddin
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Apr 25th, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO ) – A Burundian army officer who had been captured by a rebel group last month was handed back to his unit on Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. At least three armed rebel groups have emerged since a political crisis erupted i...
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 21st, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – When U.N. Security Council envoys flew to Burundi in January to try to end months of violence, the central African country’s leader flatly rejected their offer of help and hundreds protested against what they saw as meddling. A month later, wi...
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 ...