Burundi - rebels

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sudantribune.com South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court 10/21
hosted.ap.org South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court 10/21
foxnews.com AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC 10/21
ft.com South Africa withdrawal deals fresh blow to ICC 10/21
telegraph.co.uk South Africa set to withdraw from the International Criminal Court because of focus on Africa prosecutions 10/21
foxnews.com Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC 10/21
dw.com 'Disappointment' as S. Africa joins Burundi in exiting ICC 10/21
businessdailyafrica.com South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court-document 10/21
allafrica.com Burundi: Withdrawal From ICC Could Tempt Others 10/20
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theeastafrican.co.ke Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up 10/20
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Urges Sanctions Over War Crimes Court Withdrawal 10/20
voanews.com African Commentators Skewer US Election on Twitter 10/20
sudantribune.com Sudanese presidency welcomes Burundi’s withdrawal from ICC 10/20
tamilguardian.com Burundi signs decree to leave International Criminal Court jurisdiction 10/19
monitor.co.ug Burundi set to quit ICC as president promulgates law 10/19
allafrica.com Tanzania: 10 Billion/ - Norway Assistance for Refugee Cause 10/19
dw.com Burundi's withdrawal from ICC could tempt others 10/19
nzherald.co.nz Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC 10/18
reuters.com Burundi's vote to withdraw from war crimes court stirs concern in The Hague 10/18
allafrica.com Africa: The African Myth of 'Interference in Internal Affairs' 10/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundian Envoy to Us Says African Countries Will Leave ICC 10/14
aljazeera.com Week in Pictures: From hurricane to Thai King's death 10/14
dw.com Winner of journalism award calls for peace in Burundi 10/14
dw.com Opinion: The African myth of 'interference in internal affairs' 10/14
realclearworld.com The Battle for Burundi: Another Genocide In The Making? 10/14
csmonitor.com Let ‘Brexit’ begin, weighing up the death penalty, stopping the violence in Burundi, what a Trump administration could mean, Colombia's quest for peace 10/14
aljazeera.com Life in pictures: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej 10/13
allafrica.com Burundi: Lawmakers Vote to Withdraw From International Criminal Court 10/13
voanews.com UN Top Rights Official Criticizes Inaction on Aleppo, Rise of Xenophobia 10/12
hosted.ap.org Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from ICC; would be 1st 10/12
kbctv.co.ke Burundi suspends UN human rights office local activities 10/12
monitor.co.ug Burundi lawmakers vote to quit ICC 10/12
globalsecurity.org Burundi bans three UN human rights investigators from entering African country 10/11
af.reuters.com Three killed in Burundi as toll from political violence rises 10/11
foxnews.com Burundi suspends local activities of UN human rights office 10/11
voanews.com Burundi Suspends Cooperation With UN Human Rights Office 10/11
dw.com Burundi bans three UN investigators over damning report 10/11
dnaindia.com Burundi bars three UN rights investigators 10/11
foxnews.com Rwanda leader blasts France over 1994 plane crash inquiry 10/10
nzherald.co.nz Burundi bans 3 UN rights investigators over report on abuses 10/10
bbc.co.uk Burundi bars UN investigators over report on human rights abuses 10/10
bbc.co.uk Burundi to leave the ICC six months after probe announced 10/07
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi cabinet approves plan to withdraw from ICC 10/07
foxnews.com Burundi to leave International Criminal Court, official says 10/07
hrw.org Human Rights Council, establish a Commission of Inquiry on Burundi 10/06
voanews.com Burundi Says Plans to Quit International Criminal Court 10/06
vanguardngr.com Burundi threatens to quit ICC 10/06
allafrica.com Tanzania: DFID Makes Timely Move to Save WFP Refugee Operations 10/06
dailytrust.com.ng Govt plans to quit the ICC 10/06
allafrica.com Burundi: Wave of Burundi Refugees Engulf Neighbours 10/05
voanews.com Burundi Opposition Leader Released After Days in Police Custody 10/04
impunitywatch.com Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: Atrocity Alert: Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi 10/03
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 1 October 2016 10/02
theeastafrican.co.ke The world can and should stop this madness in Burundi 10/01
foxnews.com UN rights council approves inquiry into Burundi abuses 09/30
allafrica.com Burundi: Opposition Party Leader Arrested, Linked to 'Armed Gangs' 09/30
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition leader held for 'endangering' security 09/29
allafrica.com UN Human Rights Council Discusses Situations in DR Congo, Libya and Burundi 09/29
voanews.com Burundi Opposition Party Leader Arrested, Linked to ‘Armed Gangs’ 09/29
impunitywatch.com Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: Atrocity Alert: Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi 09/28
allafrica.com Refugee Exodus From Burundi Sparks Concerns 'Overstretched' Neighbours Will Not Cope 09/27
allafrica.com East Africa: UN Says Burundi Crisis Drives 300,000 Into Asylum 09/26
foxnews.com Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses 09/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Europe Extends Sanctions Against Burundi Violators 09/21
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Probe Finds 'Gross Human Rights Abuses' 09/21
foxnews.com Experts urge broader probe of human rights abuses in Burundi 09/20
france24.com Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn 09/20
theeastafrican.co.ke Risk of genocide, crimes against humanity in Burundi - UN probe 09/20
globalsecurity.org UN warns against risk of genocide in Burundi 09/20
aljazeera.com 'Gross human rights violations' taking place in Burundi 09/20
africa-newsroom.com Burundi: EU renews sanctions until 31 October 2017 09/20
tamilguardian.com UN compiles list of prosecutable suspects for crimes against humanity in Burundi 09/20
africa-newsroom.com Africa Regional Media Hub | REMINDER - Sept 20 Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello 09/19
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theeastafrican.co.ke Make EAC Secretariat a meritorious institution serving the community 09/10
doctorswithoutborders.org ONLINE EVENT - Reporting from the Frontlines of the Global Refugee Crisis 08/31
voanews.com Burundi Parliament to Review Plan on Scrapping Term Limits 08/29
allafrica.com Burundi: Commission Could Scrap Presidential Term-Limits 08/27
dnaindia.com Burundi president's commission says people want term limits removed 08/25
appablog.wordpress.com Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi 08/25
un.org UN adviser on preventing genocide deplores ‘inflammatory statements’ by senior Burundi official 08/25
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi journalist wins 2016 Peter Mackler award 08/22
allafrica.com Burundi: Officers Flee Country Over Fears of Repression 08/20
allafrica.com Uganda Clays Eyes Regional Markets - First Stop in Rwanda 08/20
aljazeera.com Burundi officers flee country over fears of repression 08/19
huffingtonpost.com Burundian Women Flee To Tanzania To Escape Rape As Weapon Of War 08/17
af.reuters.com Torture, sexual violence on rise in Burundi - UN experts 08/13
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi refugees in Rwanda get protection assurance 08/13
reuters.com Torture, sexual violence on rise in Burundi: U.N. experts 08/12
voanews.com UN: Violence, Hatred Against Burundi Tutsis Could Presage Genocide 08/12
aljazeera.com Reintegrating child soldiers in Burundi 08/11
foxnews.com Amid tensions, Burundi blocks vehicles from entering Rwanda 08/05
cpj.org Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana missing for two weeks 08/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi rejects UN police force after Security Council vote 08/04
bbc.co.uk Burundi rejects UN police force to help end violence 08/03
france24.com Burundi rejects deployment of UN police force as 'violation of sovereignty' 08/03
aljazeera.com Burundi rejects UN police deployment amid violence 08/03
globalsecurity.org Burundi rejects UN deployment of police force 08/03
nation.co.ke Burundi rejects UN peace force 08/03


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.