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Troops kill 36 Burundian refugees in DR Congo

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP |  Soldiers shot dead 36 Burundian refugees in clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Saturday, prompting shock, outrage and a demand for answers from the United Nations. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 …

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Traffic jam paralyses city as Kampala Road closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Motorists heading to the city Saturday have been caught up in traffic for hours as it turns out Kampala Road has been sealed off for the opening day of the Jumiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni (JAMAFEST) festival. The number of motorists stuck on roads …

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More than two years of crisis in Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi has since April 2015 been rocked by a deadly political crisis born of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s divisive bid for a third term, which he secured in July of that year. Between 500 and 2,000 people have been killed in the violence, according to sources such …

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UN investigators urge ICC to probe Burundi crimes against humanity

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators on Monday accused Burundi’s government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case “as soon as possible”. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said it had “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes …

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BURUNDI 2020: Is President Nkurunziza already at it again?

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS |  Two years since Burundi was plunged into violent political crisis, there are two diametrically opposing narratives being told about the current situation. If you listen to the government, the country has recovered from the clashes and mass displacements that engulfed it from 2015. Things are now secure …

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Burundi human rights activist detained:

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi’s National Intelligence Service (SNR) has picked up a human rights activist and is holding him over an alleged breach of state security, a police source said Friday. Germain Rukuki, who has long worked for civil associations, was arrested by agents of the feared SNR …

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