Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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theeastafrican.co.ke EAC allocates 45pc of budget to mediation 01/30
businessdailyafrica.com EAC allocates 45pc of budget to mediation 01/29
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: BBC discovers Burundi 'mass graves' 01/28
theeastafrican.co.ke Rights groups warn of rising risk of Burundi poll violence 01/27
bbc.co.uk Burundi army accused of murder 01/27
theeastafrican.co.ke Electoral tricks no treat for angry Congolese voters 01/24
scoop.co.nz Burundi making strides towards ‘peaceful, credible’ election 01/23
allafrica.com Burundi: The Aftermath of the 'Dumb' Rebels 01/23
allafrica.com Burundi: Burundi Making Strides Towards 'Peaceful, Credible' Elections - UN Political Chief 01/22
huffingtonpost.com The Harrowing Story Of One Man's Escape From The Genocide In Burundi 01/22
theeastafrican.co.ke United Nations warns Burundi over elections 01/22
sify.com UN political chief says Burundi making strides towards 'peaceful, credible' elections 01/21
allafrica.com Africa: Ringing in the New Year Amid Gunfire and Intrigue 01/21
dailytrust.com.ng One man’s bid to save Burundi’s crocodiles from the cooking … 01/20
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Three terms in power in Burundi? 01/19
allafrica.com Burundi: Violence, Arrests and Mistrust Ahead of Polls 01/18
aljazeera.com Opposition crackdown in Burundi as polls loom 01/16
modernghana.com Burundi opposition chief sentenced to five years for bribery 01/16
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi opposition leader arrested after rebel battles 01/16
globalsecurity.org Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls 01/16
modernghana.com Burundi opposition leaders detained as polls loom 01/16
worldpoliticsreview.com Political Violence Tests Burundi’s Stability Ahead of Elections 01/15
modernghana.com AASU On Current Bleak African Situation 01/13
allafrica.com We Have to Fix Our Education Systems, Not Just the Ranking 01/12
allafrica.com Burundi: Violence Sparks Alarm Ahead of Polls 01/12
modernghana.com Burundi government boycotts UN election mission launch 01/12
modernghana.com Burundi boycotts UN election mission launch 01/12
scoop.co.nz Robust UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi 01/11
capitalfm.co.ke Mystery Burundi rebels raise unrest fears ahead of polls 01/10
allafrica.com Burundi: Dozens of Extra-Judicial Killings in Fighting - Rights Group 01/09
voanews.com Mysterious Attack in Burundi May Have Political Consequences 01/08
modernghana.com U.S. Welcomes Robust UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi 01/08
allafrica.com UN, Congolese Troops Seize Burundi Rebel Bases 01/07
timeslive.co.za 97 people killed in Burundi fighting between troops, rebels 01/06
af.reuters.com U.N., Congo attack Burundi rebels ahead of drive against Rwandan FDLR 01/06
bbc.co.uk Burundi party activists shot dead 01/06
modernghana.com War-weary Burundians fear fresh violence as polls approach 01/06
wsj.com World Watch: News Digest 01/06
france24.com Video: UN and Congolese forces target Burundi rebels 01/06
wsj.com Fighting Between Burundi Troops, Rebels Leaves 97 Dead 01/05
modernghana.com Rebels 'planned offensive' ahead of Burundi elections 01/05
timeslive.co.za Over 110 people killed in Burundi cross-border clashes 01/05
nzherald.co.nz Burundi government says days of fighting between troops and rebels kills 97, mostly rebels 01/05
foxnews.com Burundi government says days of fighting between rebels and troops kills 97, mostly rebels 01/05
nzherald.co.nz 97 people killed in Burundi fighting between troops, rebels 01/05
bbc.co.uk Burundian army kills 95 rebels 01/05
af.reuters.com U.N., Congo attack Burundi rebels ahead of drive against Rwandan FDLR 01/05
france24.com Scores of rebels killed in clashes with Burundi troops 01/05
france24.com Burundi 'wipes out DR Congo rebel group' 01/04
capitalfm.co.ke At least 100 dead in Burundi attack by rebel group 01/04
turkishpress.com 90 killed in clashes between Burundi army, DRC gunmen 01/03
reuters.com Congo threatens to attack Rwandan Hutu rebels as ultimatum expires 01/02
allafrica.com Home Sweet Home 01/02
voanews.com DRC Set to Attack Hutu Rebels as Ultimatum Expires 01/02
theguardian.com South African church closes doors to refugees after sheltering 30,000 01/01
theeastafrican.co.ke 35 killed in Burundi clashes with rebel group: army 12/31
modernghana.com Burundi rebel clashes leave 35 dead 12/31
aljazeera.com Many killed in Burundi-DRC border clashes 12/31
modernghana.com 14 killed in clash on Burundi-DRCongo border 12/30
turkishweekly.net Hunger gnaws at Burundi's soul 12/29
allafrica.com Burundi: 'For a Moment I Forgot I Was a Refugee' 12/24
telegraph.co.uk Up to 300 extra soldiers deployed in France after attacks 12/23
dw.de French PM calls for vigilance after series of attacks 12/23
voanews.com Claims of Electoral Fraud in Advance of Burundi Vote 12/19
monitor.co.ug UPDF returns renegade M23 rebels to Congo 12/18
monitor.co.ug M23 rebels escape from barracks 12/16
voanews.com Burundian Works to Keep Crocs Out of the Cooking Pot 12/15
independent.co.uk Dozens drown as boat capsizes in Democratic Republic of Congo 12/14
modernghana.com Burundi opposition claims fraud as voter registration ends 12/13
allafrica.com Burundi: People From Nyanza Lac Are Fleeing the Country 12/09
allafrica.com Rwanda Out of EAC Parliamentary Games 12/08
turkishpress.com EAC inter-parliamentary games kick off in Tanzania 12/07
modernghana.com Burundi: UN human rights expert to assess transitional justice efforts 12/05
allafrica.com Burundi: UN Expert - Civil Society and Media Are Deemed Political Opponents 12/03
vanguardngr.com Burundi admits ‘irregularities’ in voter registration 12/01
allafrica.com Burundi: Govt Blames Media Over Insecurity Reports 11/28
allafrica.com Africa: Africa's Dilemma - Transitioning From Where to Where? 11/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Avoid the Worst in 2015 11/19
nzherald.co.nz Officer sentenced to death in Congo military court 11/17
allafrica.com Burundi: Foreigners in Burundi Worry About Security 11/14
tamilguardian.com 'The worst could happen' in Burundi warns UN genocide adviser 11/13
dailytrust.com.ng Legal process on ‘rebels’ as medium for global peace 11/11
globalsecurity.org Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action 11/10
modernghana.com UN genocide envoy warns on Burundi tensions 11/08
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi in ‘decisive phase’ as UN swaps missions 11/08
modernghana.com Berahino thanks England for 'second chance' 11/07
theguardian.com Football transfer rumours: Saido Berahino to Manchester United? 11/07
bbc.co.uk I owe it all to my mum - Berahino 11/06
allafrica.com Burundi: Demobilized Soldiers Complain About Poor Living Conditions 11/06
allafrica.com Kenya: Violence At Kakuma Refugee Camp Leaves Eight Dead 11/06
scoop.co.nz Kenya: UN Agency Voices Alarm Over Refugee Camp Safety 11/06
en.ria.ru UN Envoy Cites Threats to Opposition Parties In Run-Up to 2015 Burundi Elections, Impunity 11/05
globalsecurity.org Kenya: UN agency voices alarm over refugee camp safety following deadly clashes 11/05
allafrica.com Kenya: 49 Refugees Charged With Causing Violence That Left Six Dead at Kakuma Camp 11/05
modernghana.com Eight refugees killed in Kenyan camp: UN 11/04
un.org Kenya: UN agency voices alarm over refugee camp safety following deadly clashes 11/04
allafrica.com Burundi: Rise of Armed Violence in Bujumbura 11/03
modernghana.com Burkina Faso a warning to other African leaders 10/31
allafrica.com Burundi: New Political Killing? 10/30
sify.com DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat 10/29

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.