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News Burundi: UN Investigators Skeptical of Reform Promises by New Burundi President

Published on: Tuesday 14 July 2020
UN Investigators Skeptical of Reform Promises by New Burundi President
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/un-investigators-skeptical-reform-promises-new-burundi-president

The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi is doubting that promises of reform made by Burundi’s newly-elected president will result in hoped-for improvements in the country’s human rights situation. The commission has submitted its report on prevailing conditions in the country to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The three-member panel welcomes promises of political reconciliation, judicial reform and protection of the population made by President Ndayishimiye, in his inaugural address. But, the chair of the U.N.

News Burundi: Burundi needs more than a new President to break the cycle of violence, say UN investigators

Published on: Monday 13 July 2020
Burundi needs more than a new President to break the cycle of violence, say UN investigators
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/burundi/burundi-needs-more-new-president-break-cycle-violence-say-un-investigators

English News and Press Release on Burundi about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Protection and Human Rights and Epidemic; published on 14 Jul 2020 by UN HRC ...

News Burundi: UN probe urges Burundi to break 'cycle of violence'

Published on: Monday 13 July 2020
UN probe urges Burundi to break 'cycle of violence'
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/un-probe-urges-burundi-break-cycle-violence-111953989.html

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi urged the East African country's new government on Monday to "break the cycle of violence" and start cooperating with the United Nations. In a statement, the commission, which publishes its final report in September, urged Burundi's new president

News Burundi: Burundi’s leader died last month. How will the world remember him?

Published on: Wednesday 08 July 2020
Burundi’s leader died last month. How will the world remember him?
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/08/burundis-leader-died-last-month-how-will-world-remember-him/

In the 1990s, Nkurunziza — of mixed Hutu-Tutsi origin — led a rebel group called the CNDD-FDD that fought against minority rule by an ethnic Tutsi elite over Burundi’s predominantly Hutu population.

News Burundi: Burundi unveils cabinet dominated by hardliners

Published on: Sunday 28 June 2020
Burundi unveils cabinet dominated by hardliners
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/burundi-unveils-cabinet-dominated-hardliners-091427146.html

New Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye has unveiled a slimmed-down cabinet of only 15 ministers, dominated by regime hardliners such as the head of the feared intelligence service. Ndayishimiye took office earlier this month after the sudden death of veteran leader Pierre Nkurunziza, and many

News Burundi: Burundi: Ex-president Nkurunziza to be buried in state funeral

Published on: Thursday 25 June 2020
Burundi: Ex-president Nkurunziza to be buried in state funeral
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/burundi-president-nkurunziza-buried-state-funeral-200626091145644.html

Thousands of Burundians lined the road to the capital, Gitega, on Friday as the body of former president Pierre Nkurunziza was escorted under heavy security for a state funeral after his death earlier ...

News Burundi: Rwanda says 3 soldiers hurt in attack by gunmen near Burundi

Published on: Friday 26 June 2020
Rwanda says 3 soldiers hurt in attack by gunmen near Burundi
News source: https://apnews.com/6bacce0d5633cd9741c370ea136199f3

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military said Saturday that three of its soldiers were wounded in an attack carried out by unidentified gunmen from neighboring Burundi. The attack Friday...

News Burundi: Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Published on: Friday 26 June 2020
Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/thousands-bid-farewell-former-burundi-president-state-funeral-130348837.html

Thousands of Burundians clad in white gathered Friday in the capital Gitega to say a final goodbye to former president Pierre Nkurunziza at a state funeral after his sudden death earlier this month. The funeral convoy was welcomed by a military band after a 60-kilometre (37-mile) journey from the city

News Burundi: Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19 – as it happened

Published on: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19 – as it happened
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jun/10/coronavirus-live-news-who-urges-pakistan-to-reimpose-lockdown-as-brazil-restores-covid-19-data

Asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years. This blog is now closed ...

News Burundi: Burundi To Navigate Stormy Waters After President's Death

Published on: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Burundi To Navigate Stormy Waters After President's Death
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/burundi-navigate-stormy-waters-after-presidents-death-2991694

His death stunned the nation and left many anxious over its future, the latest dramatic event in a country whose history is littered with presidential assassinations, coups, ethnic massacres and a ...

News Burundi: Burundi first lady hospitalised in Nairobi: government sources

Published on: Friday 29 May 2020
Burundi first lady hospitalised in Nairobi: government sources
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/burundi-first-lady-hospitalised-nairobi-government-sources-142857920.html

Burundi's first lady was in hospital in Nairobi on Friday, after being flown in on a late-night medical flight, according to sources at the airport and in the presidency. First lady Denise Bucumi was flown out of Burundi on a Pilatus plane by the AMREF air ambulance service, according to a source

News Burundi: Burundi opposition candidate goes to court to challenge vote

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Burundi opposition candidate goes to court to challenge vote
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/burundi-opposition-candidate-court-challenge-vote-70930269

Burundi’s top opposition leader has gone to the constitutional court to challenge the results of this month’s presidential election, alleging the vote was rigged in favor of the ruling party candidate

News Burundi: Burundi to go to polls amid fears authorities playing down Covid-19

Published on: Sunday 17 May 2020
Burundi to go to polls amid fears authorities playing down Covid-19
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/18/burundi-to-go-to-polls-amid-fears-authorities-playing-down-covid-19

Nation of 11 million has reported 27 cases but has only carried out about 520 tests ...

News Burundi: Amid violence and virus, Burundi gears up for election

Published on: Monday 18 May 2020
Amid violence and virus, Burundi gears up for election
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVCEGS2NN

Africa Amid violence and virus, Burundi gears up for election. Posted . The last election rallies for Burundi's ruling party and main opposition were held at the weekend despite w ...

News Burundi: Burundi expels WHO team as it prepares for presidential election

Published on: Thursday 14 May 2020
Burundi expels WHO team as it prepares for presidential election
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/burundi-expels-national-head-amid-074149818.html

Burundi is expelling the national head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and three members of his team as it prepares for a presidential election that is being held next week despite concern about health risks during the coronavirus pandemic. The government confirmed on Thursday that a May 12 letter

News Burundi: Little Hope Ahead Of Polls As Burundi Economy Hit By Virus

Published on: Thursday 14 May 2020
Little Hope Ahead Of Polls As Burundi Economy Hit By Virus
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/little-hope-ahead-polls-burundi-economy-hit-virus-2976548

Five years of political crisis have battered Burundi's economy, and there is little hope of a turnaround ahead of elections next week, as feeble signs of recovery have been dashed by the coronavirus ...

News Burundi: Burundi kicks out top WHO official in country ahead of vote

Published on: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Burundi kicks out top WHO official in country ahead of vote
News source: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Burundi-kicks-out-top-WHO-official-in-country-15269133.php

Burundi is kicking out the World Health Organization's top official in the country just days before the presidential election and after the WHO raised concerns about crowded political rallies. A ...

News Burundi: Burundi expels WHO coronavirus team as election approaches

Published on: Thursday 14 May 2020
Burundi expels WHO coronavirus team as election approaches
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/burundi-expels-who-coronavirus-team-as-election-approaches

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