Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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hrw.org Burundi: Crackdown on Protesters 04/27
modernghana.com Burundi's Nkurunziza, ex-rebel, football fanatic dividing nation 04/27
modernghana.com A snapshot of Burundi unrest over third presidential term 04/27
aljazeera.com Three more protesters killed in Burundi clashes 04/27
dw.de Fresh violence erupts in Burundi over president seeking additional term 04/27
dailytimes.com.pk Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term : April 27, 2015, 3:52 am 04/27
allafrica.com Special Court to Try Serious Crimes in CAR 04/27
turkishweekly.net Burundi civil society says to stage protests Monday 04/27
theeastafrican.co.ke US warns against political violence in Burundi 04/27
aljazeera.com Protests persist against Burundi president 04/27
voanews.com Burundi Protesters Clash With Police; Army Deployed 04/27
nation.co.ke Protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term enter Day Two 04/27
punchng.com Deadly clashes as Burundi police disperse protesters 04/27
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi police break up new protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza 04/27
allafrica.com Rwanda: Our Burundi Brethren Need All the Help We Can Muster 04/27
allafrica.com Rwanda: Number of Burundian Refugees Soar to 20000 04/27
allafrica.com Sudan: President Dominates Boycotted Election 04/27
allafrica.com V-Ball - Cameroon Friendlies Helped us - Bitok 04/27
modernghana.com Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests 04/27
allafrica.com Association Vows to Tighten Fight Against Terrorism 04/27
scmp.com Burundi police confront anti-president protesters 04/27
allafrica.com Uganda: Low Turnout Mars Voters' Register Update Exercise 04/27
allafrica.com Civil Societies Ready to Observe Upcoming Election 04/27
hosted.ap.org Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests 04/27
euronews.com Thousands flee Burundi amid second day of pre-election violence 04/27
bbc.co.uk Burundi protesters clash with police 04/26
allafrica.com Mozambique: Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer 04/26
tamilguardian.com Deaths in Burundi protests 04/26
nzherald.co.nz Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term 04/26
nation.co.ke US warns against political violence in Burundi 04/26
reuters.com Burundi riot police disperse protests against president's third term 04/26
aljazeera.com Clashes in Burundi over the president's third term bid 04/26
modernghana.com Two protestors shot dead in Burundi clashes 04/26
allafrica.com South Africa: Churches Urged to Fight Violence Against Foreign Nationals 04/26
turkishweekly.net Burundi police teargas anti-Nkurunziza protests 04/26
turkishweekly.net AU chief calls for restraint in Burundi 04/26
wsj.com Protests Erupt in Burundi After Leader Bids for Third Term 04/26
modernghana.com Burundi opposition calls for even bigger protests on Monday 04/26
france24.com Clashes erupt as Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters 04/26
foxnews.com Street protests after Burundi president is nominated to run for a third term 04/26
timeslive.co.za Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid 04/26
punchng.com Burundi’s president seeks ‘unconstitutional’ third term 04/26
allafrica.com Mozambique: Nyusi Prepared to Meet Dhlakama Again 04/26
modernghana.com Protestors, police clash in Burundi capital: witnesses 04/26
modernghana.com Two protesters shot dead in Burundi clashes 04/26
upi.com U.S. slams third run for Burundi's president; 2 dead in street violence 04/26
voanews.com Political Protesters Clash With Police in Burundi 04/26
timeslive.co.za Tensions as Burundi president to launch contested re-election bid 04/25
allafrica.com Burundi: Refugees Flee Burundi for Rwanda As Tensions Mount 04/25
allafrica.com Kenya: Demas Kiprono - Linking Terrorism and Historical Injustice in Kenya 04/25
nation.co.ke Tension as Burundi president launches contested re-election bid 04/25
foxnews.com Defying critics, Burundi's ruling party nominates president for a third term 04/25
bbc.co.uk Burundi president seeks third term 04/25
monitor.co.ug Burundi walks a tightrope as president toys with unpopular third term idea 04/25
aljazeera.com Burundi president to run for third term despite protest 04/25
nzherald.co.nz Burundi president nominated for third term 04/25
voanews.com Nkurunziza Nominated for Third Term as Burundi's President 04/25
allafrica.com South Africa: SA Seen As Heaven By Migrants 04/25
reuters.com Burundi ruling party nominates president for third term, risking unrest 04/25
modernghana.com General elections in Burundi: Political actors must prevent the escalation of violence 04/24
voanews.com Pre-vote Fears Drive Nearly 15,000 from Burundi 04/24
monitor.co.ug Switzerland named 'world's happiest' country in new poll 04/24
allafrica.com Burundian Refugees Resettled 04/24
modernghana.com Protests banned in Burundi as political tensions mount 04/24
dw.de Refugees flee Burundi for Rwanda as tensions mount 04/24
foxnews.com Refugees from Burundi flow into Rwanda as tensions mount; violence feared ahead of elections 04/24
allafrica.com Morocco: In Morocco, UN-Backed Forum Highlights Role of Religious Leaders in Preventing Atrocities 04/24
allafrica.com Burundi: How Fragile Is Burundi's Peace? 04/23
news2.onlinenigeria.com Switzerland is ‘world’s happiest’ country 04/23
bbc.co.uk Switzerland 'world's happiest place' 04/23
allafrica.com South Africa: Third Force? What Third Force? - State Security Minister 04/23
scoop.co.nz U.S. Deeply Concerned About Rising Tensions in Burundi 04/23
allafrica.com SA Ambassador - Cabinet Set Up to Study the Root Causes of Violence, Apologies for Recent Events 04/23
allafrica.com S. Africa Needs Fellow African Countries Help to Deal With the Cause of the Violence - Amb. Ntshinga 04/23
reuters.com Burundi on knife edge over president's possible third-term run 04/23
modernghana.com Anger as Burundi president set to kick off re-election bid 04/23
reuters.com Burundi ruling party to decide if president to seek third term 04/22
modernghana.com U.S. Deeply Concerned About Rising Tensions in Burundi 04/20
modernghana.com Burundi warns army could be called out over protests 04/20
aljazeera.com Burundi charges protesters with rebellion 04/19
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Warns of Surge in People Fleeing Pre-Election Violence 04/18
france24.com UN calls for calm in Burundi as violent protests against president continue 04/18
modernghana.com UN warns of Burundi election violence 04/18
voanews.com Burundi Police Gas Protesters Opposing Third Term for President 04/17
allafrica.com Africa: Food and Nutrition Security, Climate Change and Soils Top FAO-EU Agenda 04/17
allafrica.com Rwanda: Thousands of Burundians Flee to Rwanda 04/17
scoop.co.nz Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his mission to Burundi 04/17
allafrica.com Kenya: We Have Faith in Duale to Lead War On Terrorism - 40 MPs 04/17
allafrica.com Why Mugabe, Zuma Let Migrants Down 04/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Elections in Burundi - Moment of Truth 04/17
modernghana.com UN says 8,000 people flee Burundi as poll tensions mount 04/17
reuters.com Burundi police teargas protesters opposing presidential third term 04/17
aljazeera.com Burundi police clash with opposition protesters 04/17
allafrica.com Ethiopia Talks to Home Affairs Minister About the Protection of Ethiopian Citizens in South Africa 04/17
allafrica.com Chinamasa Engages IMF At Us Meeting 04/17
sify.com Burundi: UN refugee agency warns surge in people fleeing pre-election violence 04/17
af.reuters.com UN chief voices concerns about pre-election violence in Burundi 04/16
modernghana.com Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with the Minister of Interior of Burundi, H.E. Mr. Edouard Nduwimana 04/16
modernghana.com Terrified Burundi refugees flee as tense polls approach 04/16
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition may unite behind single presidential candidate 04/16

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.