Burundi - rebels

Peace has been signed but challenges remain. See summary

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mg.co.za Five African elections to watch in 2015 03/04
voanews.com Burundi President's Rival Escapes From Jail 03/03
reuters.com Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency 03/01
voanews.com Congo Says It Captured Territory From Rebel Fighters 03/01
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi voters rebuff attempt at third term 02/28
modernghana.com Burundi's government calls anti-opposition rally 'for peace' 02/28
news2.onlinenigeria.com DR Congo Launches Strikes Against FDLR Hutu Rebels 02/25
panorama.am DR Congo launches operation against Rwandan Hutu rebels 02/25
bbc.co.uk DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels 02/24
reuters.com Congo army launches first strike against Rwandan rebels 02/24
allafrica.com Burundi: Cibitoke War Crimes 02/23
allafrica.com Heads of State Endorse Expanded EACJ Mandate 02/23
aljazeera.com Ukrainians mark anniversary of protests at Kiev square 02/21
allafrica.com Burundi: Security Council Says Process to Ensure Free, Fair Elections in Burundi Requires 'Sustained Attention' 02/20
globalsecurity.org Security Council says process to ensure free, fair elections in Burundi requires 'sustained attention' 02/18
sputniknews.com UN Security Council Urges Credible Electoral Process in Burundi 02/18
allafrica.com Africa: Worldwide Anglicans Gather to Speak Out On Sexual and Gender Based Violence 02/17
modernghana.com Burundi warns campaigners opposing president's possible third term 02/16
modernghana.com Burundi warns campaigners opposing president's third term bid 02/15
allafrica.com Burundi: At Least 47 Killed - Independent Investigation Needed 02/13
modernghana.com Didier Reynders asks the Burundian authorities to investigate reports on serious human rights violations in the province of Cibitoke 02/13
modernghana.com Burundi launches inquiry into reports of rebel executions 02/13
foxnews.com Human Rights Watch probe: Burundi police, soldiers executed 47 rebels who had surrendered 02/12
hrw.org Burundi: Summary Executions by Army, Police 02/12
modernghana.com Burundi executed dozens of surrendered rebels: rights group 02/12
huffingtonpost.com Emmanuelle Chriqui: This Valentine's Day: Get Engaged With Congo, Break Up With Conflict Gold 02/12
nzherald.co.nz Rights group: Burundi police, soldiers executed 47 rebels 02/12
modernghana.com U.S. Concerns about Reported Extra-Judicial Killings and Detentions in Burundi 02/06
modernghana.com Somewhere homeward bound: settling Tanzania's refugees 02/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Burundi rights groups protest jailing of radio chief 02/03
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

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.