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Burundi acquits rights activists sentenced to 10-year terms

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A Burundian court has acquitted three civil rights activists who had been handed 10-year jail terms for undermining state security, their organisation said Thursday. The decision is a rare victory for rights activists in the troubled nation. Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Aime Constant Gatore and Marius Nizigiyimana, …

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Burundi ex-president Buyoya denounces warrant

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country’s first democratically elected leader. On Friday, Burundi issued an international arrest warrant against Buyoya, 11 former senior officials and five …

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Four arrests over 1993 killing of Burundi leader

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi authorities have arrested four retired army officers suspected of a role in the 1993 assassination of the country’s first democratically elected President Melchior Ndadaye, a judicial source said. The source said the four arrested Saturday are suspcted of involvement in the killing of Ndadaye, …

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