Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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reuters.com Burundi creates reconciliation body that divides public opinion 04/18
reuters.com Burundi orders U.N. security adviser out after violence warning 04/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Looming Polls Increase Risks 04/17
aljazeera.com Burundi expels UN official over arms report 04/17
reuters.com Burundi scoffs at U.N. warning on stoking of political violence 04/16
timeslive.co.za Burundi demands UN apology after 'arms' accusations 04/16
globalsecurity.org UN concerned at 'troubling' political developments in Burundi 04/11
allafrica.com Burundi: Security Council Press Statement On Situation in Burundi 04/11
punchng.com UN expresses concern over political tensions in Burundi 04/11
globalvoicesonline.org The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi 04/11
modernghana.com Burundi government denies arming supporters 04/11
allafrica.com Burundi: President Prepares Ground for a Third Term 04/11
nzherald.co.nz UN concerned at political violence in Burundi 04/10
reuters.com U.N. warns Burundi leaders against stoking political violence 04/10
un.org UN concerned at ‘troubling' political developments in Burundi 04/10
reuters.com U.S. urges Burundi to drop constitution changes, avoid 'dark days' 04/08
news24.com US envoy to focus on genocide prevention 04/05
allafrica.com Rumble in the Belgian Bungle 04/04
nzherald.co.nz US envoy to focus on genocide prevention in Africa 04/04
mg.co.za Burundi muzzles its dissidents 04/03
modernghana.com Burundi street kids cross ethnic divide 04/02
aljazeera.com Burundian returnees struggle to reintegrate 03/29
bbc.co.uk Killed Rwandan 'was rebel adviser' 03/26
punchng.com Burundi opposition members get life sentences 03/22
aljazeera.com Burundi opposition members get life sentences 03/21
bbc.co.uk Burundi 'joggers' jailed for life 03/21
allafrica.com Burundi: Political Tensions Simmer After Crackdown On Opposition 03/20
news24.com Burundi bans jogging groups 03/20
aljazeera.com Burundi leader defends opposition suspension 03/19
voanews.com Political Tensions in Burundi Simmer After Crackdown on Opposition 03/19
sudantribune.com Top rebel top negotiator questions IGAD intention to deploy troops in S. Sudan 03/16
modernghana.com Burundi suspends opposition party 03/16
theeastafrican.co.ke Fears of war abound as party seeks a third term for Nkurunziza 03/15
globalsecurity.org Burundi: UN chief urges restraint following clashes between police, opposition parties 03/14
allafrica.com East Africa: States to Deploy Troops in South Sudan 03/14
globalsecurity.org East Africa leaders to send troops to S Sudan 03/13
reuters.com East African states to send troops to monitor South Sudan ceasefire: mediator 03/13
voanews.com East African Countries to Send Troops to South Sudan 03/13
allafrica.com Burundi: Nation on the Brink 03/13
modernghana.com Burundi rebels boast of killing 12 soldiers 03/13
allafrica.com Burundi: State Dept. On Violence in Burundi 03/12
reuters.com Burundi seeks to arrest opposition leader after clashes 03/12
theeastafrican.co.ke US condemns 'heavy-handed tactics' by Burundi police in clashes 03/12
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition chief charged with rebellion: prosecutor 03/12
reuters.com U.S. condemns 'heavy-handed tactics' by Burundi police in clashes 03/11
diplomatie.gouv.fr Burundi – Political dialogue (11.03.14) 03/11
reuters.com South Africa expels Burundi diplomat: Burundian official 03/10
globalvoicesonline.org Major Unrest in Burundi ahead of Presidential Elections 03/09
sudantribune.com East African peacekeepers to be deployed in S. Sudan: IGAD 03/09
reuters.com East African states mull stabilization force for South Sudan 03/04
allafrica.com Kwibuka20 Marks 20 Years Since the Rwandan Genocide 03/03
sudantribune.com Juba asked IGAD nations to deploy troops to protect oilfields: official 03/03
reuters.com Burundi crisis may stir unrest but not by me, says ex-rebel 02/28
allafrica.com Twenty Years On - the Dangers of Demography 02/25
allafrica.com East Africa: War Won't Solve Burundi Crisis - Where Is EAC's Eminent Persons Panel? 02/23
theeastafrican.co.ke AU assesses security situation in Bangui 02/22
allafrica.com Burundi: Firing of V-P Triggers Crisis 02/19
reuters.com Burundi president appoints ministers to end crisis, rivals reject move 02/18
allafrica.com Burundi: Threats to Democracy, Peace Grow 02/18
reuters.com Burundi army won't intervene in political crisis: minister 02/17
news24.com Burundi army won't intervene in crisis 02/17
crisisgroup.org Fields of Bitterness (II): Restitution and Reconciliation in Burundi 02/17
modernghana.com Arrests made as Burundi police disperse opposition meet 02/16
reuters.com Burundi police try to stop party meeting as crisis deepens: witnesses 02/16
thestar.com Canadian lawyer wins legal battle over Rwanda charges 02/16
allafrica.com Burundi: Security Council Extends UN Mission in Burundi Untill December 2013 02/14
reuters.com U.N. Security Council renews Burundi mission amid political crisis 02/13
un.org Security Council extends UN mission in Burundi untill December 2013 02/13
crisisgroup.org Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi 02/12
reuters.com Ethnic power-sharing under threat in Burundi, says party 02/12
bbc.co.uk Rwandan ex-police chief cleared 02/11
news24.com 51 dead in flooding disaster in Burundi capital 02/10
allafrica.com Archbishop Justin Visits Heal Africa in Goma 02/10
allafrica.com South Sudan: Ugandan Secret Military Operation Underway in Jonglei 02/07
allafrica.com Archbishop Justin in DR Congo - 'We Pray for Lasting Peace' 02/06
telegraph.co.uk CAR soldiers lynch man moments after presidential address 02/05
ekklesia.co.uk Archbishop expresses solidarity with South Sudan churches 02/04
allafrica.com Canterbury Archbishop to Visit Rwanda 02/03
modernghana.com Burundi rebels say five soldiers killed in attack 02/03
modernghana.com Top Burundian lawyer who criticised 'drift to dictatorship' fired 01/29
allafrica.com Last Batch of RDF Peacekeepers Arrive in CAR 01/29
scoop.co.nz UN to Extend Mission in Burundi despite Govt Opposition 01/28
un.org Ban proposes extending UN mission in Burundi despite Government's request to end it 01/28
ekklesia.co.uk Archbishop Welby to visit South Sudan and Great Lakes region this week 01/27
nzherald.co.nz Anglican head to visit violence-hit African region 01/27
vancouversun.com Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan on trip to violence-prone African region 01/27
modernghana.com UN rights council picks expert to probe C. Africa violence 01/20
cnn.com Group: Attack kills 3 children, 19 adults in C.A.R. 01/18
globalsecurity.org Air Force Transports Rwandan Troops to Central African Republic 01/17
monitor.co.ug It was wrong to turn South Sudan’s political problem into a military one 01/15
reuters.com U.S. to airlift Rwandan forces into Central African Republic 01/15
cnn.com U.N. resumes aid to 'desperate' Central African Republic refugees 01/10
cnn.com U.N.: Children beheaded in CAR 01/06
globalsecurity.org Airlift Operations Complete in Central African Republic 12/30
aljazeera.com Fighting erupts between CAR peacekeepers 12/24
modernghana.com Burundi, Chad peacekeepers exchange fire in Central Africa 12/24
modernghana.com Burundi, Chad peacekeepers exchange fire in C. Africa 12/24
allafrica.com State Dept. On Support Mission in Central African Republic 12/22
allafrica.com Rwanda: Rwanda Set to Deploy Peacekeepers to CAR 12/21
allafrica.com U.S. Pushes for End to Violence, Credible Elections 12/20

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.