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Monday, 08-31-15, 10:34New Tensions With Burundi Over Rwandans Held in Prison[East African] Tensions between Rwanda and Burundi continue to simmer following reports that dozens of Rwandans are being held incommunicado by Burundian authorities on suspicion of espionage, amid reports that Kigali has offered a safe haven to Burundian opposition members. read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 10:19Nkurunziza Seeks to Forestall Diplomatic Fallout[East African] A week after President Pierre Nkurunziza's inauguration only a few leaders had sent messages of congratulations as he started his third term in office. read more...
Saturday, 08-29-15, 10:03Ban Urges All Parties in Burundi to 'Look Beyond Political Differences,' Revive Spirit of Landmark Peace Accord[UN News] Fifteen years after the signing of a landmark Burundi peace accord, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all the country's political leaders, including those in exile, to find common cause and commit to build on the stability that was ushered in by the Arusha Agreement. read more...
Saturday, 08-29-15, 4:58Uneasy Neighbours - Rwanda and Burundi[Deutsche Welle] The Burundian crisis has stoked tensions with Rwanda. Arrests of foreign nationals and mutual recriminations are unlikely to lead to war, but a possible split of the region into two rival blocs is worrying observers. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 10:48Regional MPs Want More Time to Compile Report On Burundian Refugees[New Times] Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who toured Rwanda and Tanzania in June to assess the status of Burundian refugees have requested for more time to compile their report. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 6:44Silence in Burundi As Violence Forces Independent Press Into Exile[CPJ] On June 24, a grenade was thrown through the window of Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe's home. It was one of three cases CPJ has documented in recent months where grenades were thrown into the homes of journalists in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura. Fortunately, there have been no fatalities, but there have also been no arrests. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 8:46The True Price of Nkurunziza's Third Term[ISS] On Thursday 20 August, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza surprised many when he was sworn in for his third mandate six days before the inauguration was scheduled to take place. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 7:38Troubled Burundi's New Government[Deutsche Welle] In strife-torn Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza has nominated a new cabinet less than a week after being sworn in for a controversial third term. Dominated by hardliners, it is unlikely to be genuinely inclusive. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 11:04In Burundi Looms New Civil War[Independent (Kampala)] Mourners attend the vigil of Burundian General Adolphe Nshimirimana in Bujumbura, at the site where he was killed, on Aug.9. Nshimirimana, widely seen as Burundi's de-facto internal security chief and close aide of President Nkurunziza, was killed in a rocket attack on August 2. AFP PHOTOMost nights, the city rattles with bursts of automatic gunfire and the blasts of grenades read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 7:57Rights Group Accuses Burundian Security Forces of Torture[Deutsche Welle] Just days after Burundian President Pierre Nkurunuziza was sworn in for a controversial third term, rights group Amnesty International claims his security forces used iron bars and acid to silence pre-election dissent. DW spoke to Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's East Africa deputy director. read more...

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