Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

Recent articles:

globalsecurity.org UN Approves Police Force to Promote Stability in Burundi 07/30
france24.com UN says it will send police to Burundi 07/30
dw.com UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi as violence grows 07/30
aljazeera.com Protest in Burundi after UN decides to send police 07/30
upi.com United Nations to send police force to Burundi 07/30
foxnews.com Burundi protests plan to deploy UN police 07/30
dailytimes.com.pk UN decides to send police force to Burundi 07/30
foxnews.com UN to send police contingent to Burundi 07/29
theeastafrican.co.ke UN vote on Burundi police force expected Friday 07/29
bbc.co.uk UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi 07/29
voanews.com UN Approves Police Force to Promote Stability in Burundi 07/29
modernghana.com UN decides to send police force to Burundi 07/29
foxnews.com Report: Burundi militia raped women with opposition links 07/27
mg.co.za Bid to block Burundi from European Union trade pact with other East African countries 07/26
allafrica.com South Africa: 'I Am Full of Despair' - Burundian Refugees Tell Their Stories 07/21
allafrica.com AU Summit - South Sudan Metaphor for Crises in Africa 07/18
allafrica.com Burundi: Malala Shocked As Crying Burundian Girls Recall Rape Fleeing War 07/16
en.people.cn UP TO 1563 MILITARY OFFICERS DETAINED ACROSS TURKEY AMID COUP ATTEMPT, SAYS GOV'T OFFICIAL 07/16
en.people.cn FLASH: TURKISH MILITARY CHIEF OF STAFF HELD HOSTAGE DURING COUP ATTEMPT WAS RESCUED, OFFICIAL 07/16
allafrica.com Burundi: Peace Talks Stall 07/16
nation.co.ke France proposes UN police force for Burundi 07/16
tribune.com.pk Malala shocked as crying Burundian girls recall rape fleeing war 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: LOUD EXPLOSION HEARD AT ISTANBUL'S ATATURK AIRPORT, REPORT CITING WITNESS 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: TURKEY DECLARES MARTIAL LAW FOLLOWING COUP ATTEMP 07/15
dnaindia.com Malala Yousafzai shocked as schoolgirls who fled to Rwanda to escape fighting in Burundi recall rape incidents 07/15
en.people.cn FLASH: 2 KILLED DURING MILITARY COUP ATTEMPT CLASHES IN ISTANBUL, REPORTS 07/15
appablog.wordpress.com Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burundi 07/14
appablog.wordpress.com Déclaration attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général sur le Burundi 07/14
un.org Ban condemns assassination of former Burundian minister Mossi 07/13
voanews.com Burundian Regional Parliament Member, Former Minister, Shot Dead 07/13
foxnews.com Burundi lawmaker 'assassinated' in the capital: Authorities 07/13
bbc.co.uk Burundi crisis: MP Hafsa Mossi shot dead in Bujumbura 07/13
voanews.com Five Political Parties Boycott Burundi Peace Talks 07/12
allafrica.com Africa: From Rhetoric to Action - What the AU Summit Must Prioritise 07/12
allafrica.com South Sudan: The ICGLR Condemns the Resumption of Hostility in the Republic of South Sudan 07/11
allafrica.com East Africa: All's Set for Phase Two of Burundi Talks 07/11
allafrica.com East Africa: Burundi Violence Talks in Progress Tomorrow 07/11
modernghana.com Peacebuilding in Africa - is the model right? 07/08
allafrica.com Great Lakes Region Legislators Discuss Security 07/07
allafrica.com East Africa: Giving Birth in a Refugee Camp 07/06
allafrica.com Africa: South Africa Abstains From UN Vote to Protect Human Rights 07/05
allafrica.com East Africa: Regional Body Reviews Faltering Burundi Talks 07/04
dailytrust.com.ng Burundi may explode into ethnic violence - UN rights chief 06/30
thisdaylive.com Nigeria Ranked One of World’s Most Unstable Countries 06/30
voanews.com UN Human Rights Chief: Burundi May Explode Into Ethnic Violence 06/29
hrw.org Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Burundi 06/29
af.reuters.com U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic 06/29
slate.fr L'expérience de la guerre rend les gens plus coopératifs et altruistes 06/28
allafrica.com Tanzania: Why Kagera Must Be On the Alert for Aliens 06/24
enoughproject.org Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Congo's Kabila Problem 06/22
allafrica.com East Africa: Tanzania's Refugee Burden 06/22
allafrica.com UN Raises Fears of DRC Violence 06/21
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 21 June 2016 06/21
allafrica.com South Africa: Xenophobia Is Just One of the Many Problems Faced By Refugees in SA 06/21
turkishweekly.net Record 65.3M people displaced worldwide, says UN 06/20
allafrica.com Tanzania: UK, Tanzania Are Partners in Supporting and Caring for Refugees 06/20
dw.com French prosecutors investigate soldiers for violence in Central African Republic 06/20
scoop.co.nz Burundi: UN experts call for concrete steps to end crisis 06/18
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi could pull out of Rome Statute after launch of probe 06/18
un.org Burundi: On second visit to country, UN human rights experts call for concrete steps to end crisis 06/17
allafrica.com Uganda: New Bujumbura - Where Burundians Have Sought Refuge 06/17
sputniknews.com UK Urged to Take Fairer Share of Refugees as Brexit Turns on Immigration 06/15
crisisgroup.org Burundi turns to WhatsApp as political turmoil brings media blackout 06/14
theeastafrican.co.ke Two killed as Burundi soldier dies by own grenade 06/14
foxnews.com Burundi: 1 killed in grenade attack in president's hometown 06/14
allafrica.com Rwandan FM - Rwanda is Not 'Destabilising' Burundi 06/13
allafrica.com Burundi: Belgium Tells Burundi to Stop Dragging Neighbours in Its Conflict 06/10
aljazeera.com Rwandan FM rejects claims of rights abuses 06/10
allafrica.com East Africa: Barankitse On Her Work With Refugees and Winning the Aurora Prize Award 06/09
voanews.com Burundian Schoolchildren Arrested for Defacing President's Photo 06/08
allafrica.com East Africa: Centre Launches Conflict Prevention Course for East African Countries 06/07
allafrica.com Burundi: Who's Who in Burundi's Armed Opposition 06/07
standardmedia.co.ke Burundi frees some students accused of defacing president's photo - 3 hours ago 06/07
un.org Burundi: UNICEF concerned over arrests, school expulsion of students 06/07
theeastafrican.co.ke Is Liberat Mfumukeko the unseen hand in Burundi ‘monologue’? 06/04
stripes.com US sanctions 2 Burundi officials, 1 rebel leader over chaos 06/03
voanews.com Burundi's Nkurunziza Asks Criminal Gangs to Surrender in Next 15 Days 06/02
monitor.co.ug WFP presses panic button over Burundi refugee crisis 06/02
allafrica.com Citizens Bear the Burden of Revenge Politics 06/01
appablog.wordpress.com Burundi – Situation de M. Esdras Ndikumana, correspondant de RFI et de l’AFP (1er juin 2016) 06/01
sputniknews.com Just Business: UK Arms Sales to 'Oppressive Regimes' Tops $4.3Bln Per Year 05/29
globalsecurity.org Britain selling record amount of weaponry to repressive regimes 05/29
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi peace talks going nowhere if govt stays picky 05/28
theeastafrican.co.ke Mkapa in tight spot amid claims of UK, AU bias in Burundi ‘dialogue’ 05/28
diplomatie.gouv.fr Burundi - Consultations on the inter-Burundi dialogue in Arusha (21-24.05.16) 05/26
theeastafrican.co.ke Retired Burundian officer killed amid tension over presidency 05/26
stripes.com Burundi: 3 killed in violence linked to president's new term 05/25
allafrica.com East Africa: Fresh Burundi Meeting Next Month 05/25
globalsecurity.org US Envoy: Burundi Talks Off to Good Start 05/25
cp-africa.com Africa: Movie Star presents Award to Humanitarians 05/24
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition group says ready to attend any new peace talks 05/24
voanews.com US Envoy: Burundi Talks Off to Good Start 05/24
video.aljazeera.com Burundi peace talks fail to bear fruit 05/23
allafrica.com Burundi: Civil Groups Angered by Exclusion From Peace Talks 05/23
allafrica.com East Africa: Burundi Parties Advised to Learn From Two World Wars 05/23
aljazeera.com Can talks lead to peace in Burundi? 05/21
theeastafrican.co.ke Rwanda denies expelling Burundian refugees 05/21
allafrica.com Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term 05/20
allafrica.com East Africa: Rwanda Expels 1,500 Burundians 05/17
aljazeera.com Rwanda expels over 1,500 Burundians as relations fray 05/16

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.