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EAC Burundi crisis summit postponed again

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An East African summit scheduled for December 27 to help broker an end to Burundi’s political crisis has been postponed for a second time, according to a regional bloc organising the talks. Burundi has been caught up in crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a …

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Burundi told to cut force in Somalia under African pullback

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The African Union has asked Burundi to reduce its contribution to an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by a thousand men under a progressive pullout from the country by the AU. The AU made the request through a diplomatic document called a note verbale, requesting …

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THIS WEEK: Arrest warrant issued against ex-Burundi leader

THIS WEEK: Arrest warrant issued against ex-Burundi leader Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An international arrest warrant was issued on Nov.30 against Burundi’s former President Pierre Buyoya and 11 former senior officials over the 1993 killing of Melchior Ndadaye. Buyoya now an African Union Representative in Mali denounced the warrant …

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Burundi to shut UN rights office: sources

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP. The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit the …

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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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Burundi refuses to register key opposition party

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundian authorities have refused to register a new political party by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, according to a letter seen by AFP Thursday. Rwasa had attempted to create a new party, the National Freedom Front – Hope of the Burundians (FNL – Amizero y’Abarundi), …

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Burundi govt to miss last round of crisis dialogue

Arusha, Tanzania | AFP | Burundi’s government said on Wednesday it would miss a last round of crisis talks in Tanzania that aimed to set up elections for 2020. “Since October is a month of mourning in Burundi, the government has suggested that talks scheduled for October 24 be delayed,” …

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Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television. The authorities announced the arrest of a “commando unit” over the alleged plot to murder the president, …

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