Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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turkishweekly.net Burundi: Six dead in ongoing clashes in capital 07/02
dw.com UN monitors slam Burundi election 07/02
foxnews.com UN observers say Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not free and credible 07/02
af.reuters.com Six killed in clashes in Burundi capital ahead of poll results 07/02
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reuters.com U.N. says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible 07/02
theeastafrican.co.ke Dilemma as Burundi poll agency disregards opposition boycott 07/02
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scoop.co.nz FAI Confirms Borschberg’s Solo Flight Is the Longest Ever 07/02
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theeastafrican.co.ke Violence rocks capital as Burundi commemorates Independence Day 07/01
english.pravda.ru 144,000 Burundians flee ahead of elections 07/01
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monitor.co.ug 10,000 Burundians fled country over weekend before vote 07/01
allafrica.com Burundi: President Claims Early Victory in Elections 07/01
voanews.com Grenade Blasts, Gunshots Heard in Burundi Capital Ahead of Poll Results 07/01
timeslive.co.za Six killed in gun battles as Burundi awaits vote results 07/01
modernghana.com Six killed in battles as Burundi awaits vote results 07/01
aljazeera.com Burundi awaits vote results amid fatal violence 07/01
allafrica.com Burundi: Protesters Face Increasing Danger As Parliamentary Polls Held 07/01
foxnews.com Police: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters in violence-hit capital of Burundi 07/01
dw.com Six killed as Burundi awaits parliamentary poll results 07/01
realclearworld.com Time for U.S. to Back African Democracy 07/01
reuters.com Six killed in clashes in Burundi capital ahead of poll results 07/01
telegraph.co.uk Six killed in gun battles as Burundi awaits controversial vote results 07/01
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modernghana.com Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win 06/30
modernghana.com 10,000 Burundians fled country over weekend before vote: UN 06/30
mg.co.za EU, US halt funds to Burundi in protest over vote 06/30
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voanews.com Thousands More Flee Burundi Because of Political Violence 06/30
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Summary

From the CIA World Factbook:

Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre Nkurunziza, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.