Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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monitor.co.ug Rwanda expels 1,500 Burundians 05/16
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globalvoices.org The Fight to Control the Narrative in Burundi's Crisis 04/28
allafrica.com Burundi: President Condemns Killing of Top Army General 04/27
allafrica.com Burundi: The Road Ahead for the Hague Court 04/27
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allafrica.com Burundi: Army Commander's Killing Escalates Chaos 04/27
voanews.com Report Finds Press Freedom Declines in Africa, World 04/27
un.org UN rights chief condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi 04/27
africa-newsroom.com Zeid condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi 04/27
nation.co.ke ICC opens probe into Burundi atrocities 04/26
allafrica.com Burundi: General Gunned Down in Bujumbura 04/26
allafrica.com Rwanda: Burundian General Assassinated 04/26
af.reuters.com Burundi president condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
aljazeera.com Burundi president condemns killing of top army general 04/26
dailytrust.com.ng Burundi general shot dead dropping child off at school 04/26
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The African Union Strongly Condemns the Assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, Senior Security Advisor to the Vice President of Burundi and Former Deputy Force Commander of MISCA and MINUSCA 04/26
africa-newsroom.com REVISED: UN Secretary-General on Burundi 04/26
dnaindia.com Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
af.reuters.com Burundi president condemns general's killing as violence grows 04/26
appablog.wordpress.com Didier Reynders inquiet de la recrudescence des assassinats ciblés au Burundi 04/26
appablog.wordpress.com Didier Reynders worried about the resurgence of targeted killings in Burundi 04/26

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.