Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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bbc.co.uk Burundi's opposition 'targeted' 07/29
nzherald.co.nz Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group 07/29
foxnews.com Burundi on edge as violent youth group is accused of murder; the opposition is said to suffer 07/29
modernghana.com Burundi party's 'relentless' intimdation ahead of polls: Amnesty 07/28
allafrica.com Haunted By Own Past, Adjoblove Uses Reggae to Preach Love 07/28
mg.co.za Until death do us part from power 07/24
modernghana.com Burundi presidential vote set for June 2015 07/18
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Must Participate in Politics 07/18
modernghana.com Burundi youth wing spark fears of looming poll violence 07/13
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi government critic denied bail on security charge: lawyer 07/10
bbc.co.uk Burundi law to limit church numbers 07/10
reuters.com Burundi critic of government denied bail on security charge: lawyer 07/09
un.org New fish drying method in Burundi improves lives for local communities, UN says 07/09
allafrica.com Rwf10 Billion to Boost Fight Against Gender-Based Violence 07/07
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Two years after Jalandhar attack, Burundi youth dies 07/04
reuters.com African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm 07/03
reuters.com Conflict minerals law starts working despite poor industry response 07/01
allafrica.com Citizenship Questions Are at the Heart of the DRC's Conflict 06/30
modernghana.com New World Bank Project Will Help Survivors Of Sexual And Gender-Based Violence In Africa’s Great Lakes Region 06/27
un.org Burundi: curbs on free expression ahead of elections draw concern of senior UN rights official 06/27
pambazuka.org Rumble in the Belgian bungle 06/26
huffingtonpost.com Lorena Aguilar: Stories From Congo: A Priest, the Women, and an Orphan 06/24
punchng.com Global Peace Index: Mauritius ranked 1st in Africa 06/20
ohchr.org Paulo Sergio Pinheiro 06/19
aljazeera.com New technology lights up Burundi 06/15
nzherald.co.nz Official: 34 dead in east Congo after attack 06/07
reuters.com Dozens killed in massacre in eastern Congo 06/07
dw.de Dozens killed in Democratic Republic of Congo massacre 06/07
foxnews.com Congo official: 34 dead, 27 wounded after attack by armed fighters 06/07
modernghana.com Burundi ready to boost C.Africa contingent 06/05
telegraph.co.uk Gunmen kill 11 in raid on church in Central African Republic 05/29
allafrica.com Burundi: Political Violence a Risk, but 'Genocide' Improbable 05/21
nzherald.co.nz UN envoy reports 'immense' challenges in Burundi 05/14
un.org Burundi political infighting could derail country’s peacebuilding efforts – UN official 05/14
allafrica.com Guinea Bissau: Ban Appoints Veteran Diplomat As Deputy Head of UN Guinea-Bissau Office 05/09
un.org Ban appoints veteran diplomat as deputy head of UN Guinea-Bissau office 05/08
modernghana.com Burundi demands extradition of opposition leader held in Belgium 05/02
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi's Tax Success Story Under Threat 05/02
mnnonline.org Breaking spiritual poverty in Burundi 05/01
allafrica.com Burundi: Ignoring the Problem Won't Make It Go Away 04/23
allafrica.com Egypt: Two Policemen and Gunman Killed 04/23
mnnonline.org Organic farming in Burundi: more than a health thing 04/22
reuters.com Burundi creates reconciliation body that divides public opinion 04/18
aljazeera.com Burundi expels UN official over arms report 04/17
reuters.com Burundi orders U.N. security adviser out after violence warning 04/17
globalsecurity.org Looming polls raise Burundi's risk profile 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

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.