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11:09
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Burundi Situation ‘Not Suitable' For Credible Elections –Official burundi crisis 1

Micheal Kafando, a senior United Nations official noted that while the security situation is calm, the potential for volatility is rife, as political tension persists in Burundi.
07:25
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UNHCR Appeals for UGX 1.5 Trillion for ‘Forgotten' Burundi Refugees burundi crisis 1 1 Top story

The UN Refugee Agency said in a statement that the appeal, backed by 26 UNHCR partners, was necessary to assist refugees struggling to survive in neighboring countries where efforts were falling short of acceptable humanitarian standards.
16:11
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Burundi Committing Crimes against Humanity- Report burundi crisis

The report indicates that the crimes are taking place in the context of Killings, torture, sexual violence, degrading treatment, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests, among others. Alleged perpetrators of the violence include high-level officials, of the National Intelligence Services and the national police force, military officials, and members of the youth league of the ruling party, known as Imbonerakure.
07:54
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East Africa Needs More Land for Burundian Refugees burundi crisis 1

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, more than 384,000 Burundian refugees have fled to Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak of violence in April 2015.
17:01
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Agencies Need UGX 80 Trillion to Meet Humanitarian Needs in 2017 burundi crisis 1

The humanitarian appeal is the culmination of a global effort to assess needs and decide collective response strategies by hundreds of organizations delivering food, shelter, health care, protection, emergency education and other basic assistance to people in conflict- and disaster-affected regions.
07:58
07:58

UN Seeks Consensus on Police Deployment to Burundi pierre nkurunziza 1

The decision followed the rejection, by the Burundian government, of a Council resolution on establishing a police officers component there. The resolution authorized up to 228 UN individual police officers for the component, to be deployed in the capital, Bujumbura, and throughout Burundi, for one year.
13:12
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Burundi Crisis Drives 300,000 into Asylum -UNHCR burundi refugees Top story

Most of these have fled from Muyinga, Makamba, Cankuzo, Kirundo and Ruyigi provinces in search of asylum and international protection. The crisis in Burundi was sparked off by the announcement by President Pierre Nkurunziza, of his intention to run for president, for a third time in office.
09:20
09:20

Security Council Authorizes UN Police for Burundi burundi crisis 1

The resolution adopted last night authorizes the establishment of a 228-strong UN police component in Burundi for an initial period of one year.
12:25
12:25

War, Violence and Persecution Fueling Refugee Crisis - Report refugees in uganda

With 512,968 refugees and asylum-seekers, Uganda has now become the 8th-largest refugee hosting country in the world and the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, according to UNHCRs annual Global Trends report that tracks forced displacement worldwide.
13:51
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ICC Launches Probe into Burundi Political Crisis burundi crisis 1

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has reviewed a number of communications and reports detailing acts of killing, imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as cases of enforced disappearances in Burundi over the last one year.
18:01
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Burundi Gov't Declines Talks With Coup Plotters burundi crisis 1 2 Top story

Jean Bosco Barege, Burundis Ambassador to Uganda, told a media conference in Kampala this afternoon, that under no circumstances will the government hold negotiations with the coup plotters, who unsuccessfully tried to oust Nkurunziza from power in May 2015.
09:10
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Good Governance Can End Terrorism – UN Chief burundi crisis

The UN Secretary General is concerned that terrorism and violent extremism are a growing threat on the continent. Indeed, Al-Shabaab, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, and the Lords Resistance Army had established a presence and expanded their activities across borders.
11:51
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Rights Activists Task AU Summit on Burundi Crisis

The letter urges AU leaders to use all diplomatic leverage to secure consent from the Burundian government for the deployment of an African peacekeeping force, and to begin formal talks on setting up a hybrid judicial court to try alleged perpetrators of human rights abuses in South Sudan.
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Uganda to Investigate Extra judicial Killings in Burundi burundi crisis 1 2 Top story

President Museveni says the delay by African countries to intervene in the crisis has seen growing clashes between government forces and the opposition.
13:52
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Uganda To Resume Fresh Burundi Peace Talks regional security 1 4

The talks, scheduled to kick off on December 28, will be chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, who was appointed mediator by the East African Community, and held in Arusha, Tanzania.
12:28
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Burundi Refugees Fleeing Forced Recruitment burundi crisis

Burundian refugees fleeing into Uganda says they are fleeing forced recruitment into the Imbonerakure militia.
18:37
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Uganda Prepares For Burundi Refugees burundi crisis 3 1 Top story

David Kazungu, the Commissioner for Refugees at the Office of the Prime Minister says Uganda expects about 100,000 Burundian refugees.
09:14
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Nkurunziza Wins Burundi Election pierre nkurunziza

The polls that were boycotted by major opposition parties and civil society organizations put Nkurunziza at 69.4 of the total votes cast winning him the contested third term.
06:58
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Burundi Opposition Parties Petition EAC On Crisis reactions

The petition by the opposition parties comes just a week after leaders from the EAC agreed on mediation efforts to be led by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. His mediation role has however been challenged by the opposition parties.
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More than 50,000 Flee Burundi to Escape Spiraling Violence - UNHCR burundi crisis

Many people have experienced difficulties while trying to leave Burundi. Several women have reported threats of rape from armed men, and having to bribe their way through roadblocks. Some have walked for hours through the bush with their children.
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