Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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allafrica.com Burundi: Crisis Continues As More People Expected to Flee Country - UNHCR 05/02
globalsecurity.org Violence Increases as Burundi Talks Delayed 05/02
realclearworld.com On the Run in Burundi 05/01
tamilguardian.com More targeted sanctions needed in Burundi - Economist 04/30
allafrica.com Burundi: Five Killed as Mediation Efforts Delay 04/30
sudantribune.com Eritrea, Ethiopia worst journalist jailers in Sub-Sahara 04/29
dw.com Burundi needs 'reconciliation commission' says former president 04/29
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Rights Chief Condemns Spate of Assassinations 04/28
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi's trade deficit narrows in 2015 on lower imports 04/28
globalvoices.org The Fight to Control the Narrative in Burundi's Crisis 04/28
allafrica.com Burundi: President Condemns Killing of Top Army General 04/27
allafrica.com Burundi: The Road Ahead for the Hague Court 04/27
csmonitor.com In cry for world's help, refugees tell of broad political violence in Burundi 04/27
turkishweekly.net Turkish press still ‘not free,’ says Freedom House 04/27
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted 04/27
stripes.com Why are people fleeing to Darfur? And other questions from Africa's refugee crisis. 04/27
allafrica.com Burundi: Army Commander's Killing Escalates Chaos 04/27
voanews.com Report Finds Press Freedom Declines in Africa, World 04/27
un.org UN rights chief condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi 04/27
africa-newsroom.com Zeid condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi 04/27
nation.co.ke ICC opens probe into Burundi atrocities 04/26
allafrica.com Burundi: General Gunned Down in Bujumbura 04/26
allafrica.com Rwanda: Burundian General Assassinated 04/26
af.reuters.com Burundi president condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
aljazeera.com Burundi president condemns killing of top army general 04/26
dailytrust.com.ng Burundi general shot dead dropping child off at school 04/26
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The African Union Strongly Condemns the Assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, Senior Security Advisor to the Vice President of Burundi and Former Deputy Force Commander of MISCA and MINUSCA 04/26
africa-newsroom.com REVISED: UN Secretary-General on Burundi 04/26
dnaindia.com Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
af.reuters.com Burundi president condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
appablog.wordpress.com Didier Reynders inquiet de la recrudescence des assassinats ciblés au Burundi 04/26
appablog.wordpress.com Didier Reynders worried about the resurgence of targeted killings in Burundi 04/26
reuters.com Burundi president condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
allafrica.com Burundi: Orphanage Founder Handed New Humanitarian Prize by George Clooney 04/26
appablog.wordpress.com Burundi: One year on, Burundians pay the price of entrenched human rights crisis 04/26
euractiv.com Burundi general killed as ICC opens probe into atrocities 04/26
irinnews.org The road ahead for the ICC in Burundi 04/26
scmp.com Top Burundi general is assassinated dropping daughter at school, as climate of fear spreads 04/26
allafrica.com Tanzania: Supporting Refugee Children Is Crucial 04/25
nzherald.co.nz UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities 04/25
af.reuters.com ICC to probe Burundi clashes - prosecutor 04/25
monitor.co.ug Tutsi general killed in Burundi attack 04/25
monitor.co.ug War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis 04/25
monitor.co.ug Burundi minister injured in grenade attack 04/25
upi.com Burundian general, wife, daughter shot dead 04/25
allafrica.com Burundi: Hague to Open a Preliminary Examination Into the Situation in Burundi 04/25
foxnews.com UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities 04/25
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-ICC to investigate past year's Burundi clashes 04/25
af.reuters.com ICC to investigate past year's Burundi clashes 04/25
voanews.com ICC to Examine Burundi Violence 04/25
nzherald.co.nz Burundi: General assassinated in attack in capital 04/25
aljazeera.com Burundi: A year of turmoil 04/25
appablog.wordpress.com Déclaration du Porte-Parole de l’Union européenne sur l’aggravation de la situation au Burundi 04/25
theeastafrican.co.ke ICC to investigate past year's deadly violence in Burundi 04/25
voanews.com Clooney Awards New Humanitarian Prize to Burundi Orphanage Founder 04/25
aljazeera.com ICC to investigate Burundi political violence 04/25
globalsecurity.org ICC Opens Preliminary Probe Into Burundi Violence 04/25
dw.com ICC wades into Burundi crisis one year on 04/25
reuters.com U.N. chief condemns assassination of Burundi brigadier general 04/25
dw.com Burundi general gunned down in Bujumbura 04/25
tamilguardian.com ICC to investigate Burundi violence 04/25
monitor.co.ug Burundi suffers year of bloody crisis 04/25
yahoo.com War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis 04/24
af.reuters.com Burundi rebel group hands back officer seized last month 04/23
allafrica.com Burundi: One Year Into Crisis, Thousands of People Still Fleeing Country 04/23
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundians Continuing to Flee the Country One Year After Crisis Began 04/22
globalsecurity.org Burundi: one year into political crisis, UN agency warns thousands of people still fleeing country 04/22
theeastafrican.co.ke Army officer, three more killed in Burundi violence, officials say 04/21
nzherald.co.nz Burundi official: 4 killed in violence in Burundi 04/21
theeastafrican.co.ke Tanzania to give more Burundians citizenship 04/21
nation.co.ke US envoy says Burundi government is 'driver' of crisis 04/20
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Police Force Proposed for Burundi 04/19
nzherald.co.nz UN rights chief warns of sharp upsurge in torture in Burundi 04/18
dw.com UN police force proposed for Burundi 04/18
nzherald.co.nz Burundi: Official says 4 members of ruling party killed 04/17
voanews.com Gunmen Claim Lives of 4 in Burundi Villages 04/17
borglobe.com South Sudan officially joins East African Community 04/15
reuters.com Burundi government party official killed in tit-for-tat violence 04/14
af.reuters.com CORRECTED-Burundi's 2016 Q1 tax revenues down 10 pct, undercut by violence 04/13
impunitywatch.com Burundi: Strife in Silence 04/13
foxnews.com Disappearances blamed on the police deepen fear in Burundi 04/13
allafrica.com Burundi: At Least Five Dead in Market Attack 04/13
allafrica.com Africa: Africa's Threat Over ICC Is Not Sincere 04/13
voanews.com At Least Five Dead in Market Attack in Burundi 04/12
allafrica.com Tanzania: Relocated Refugees Look for Stability Amid the Chaos 04/11
turkishweekly.net Francophone group OIF suspends cooperation with Burundi 04/08
thisdaylive.com Enyimba, Etoile Set for Group Stage Ticket War in Aba 04/07
allafrica.com Burundi: Beneath the 'Peace' Lies Fear 04/07
voanews.com Africa Using Twitter for Political Conversations, Study Finds 04/06
dw.com Burundi: Beneath the 'peace' lies fear 04/06
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi agrees to United Nations police deployment 04/04
africa-newsroom.com Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2279 on Burundi 04/04
globalsecurity.org Burundi Welcomes UN Resolution Approving Police Presence in Burundi 04/04
globalsecurity.org UN approves resolution to dispatch unarmed police to Burundi 04/03
globalsecurity.org Security Council requests options on deploying UN police in crisis-torn Burundi 04/03
euronews.com UN Security Council calls for police options in Burundi 04/02
reuters.com Burundi says 'fine' with request for U.N. police deployment 04/02
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Security Council Unanimously Backs Move to Deploy UN Police 04/02
crisisgroup.org CrisisWatch | Tracking Conflict Worldwide 04/01
scmp.com UN council sets stage for deployment of UN police to Burundi 04/01


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.