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News24.com | Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticises opposition.

A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticising the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive".

- News24.com - ZA

Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition.

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticizing the ruling party has returned to the country...

- Townhall.com - US

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, warn UNHCR and WFP.

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Voter registration for Kenyans in the wider East Africa, SA opens.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – The voter registration exercise for Kenyans living abroad kicked off on Monday in five nations on the African continent. According to statement released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Kenyan adults will be required to visit their High Commission offices in Kigali , ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Burundi: What next for Inter-Burundi dialogue after unsuccessful negotiations?.

Facilitator Benjamin Mkapa intends to rely on the East African Community to try to unblock the situation.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Rwanda champion Gakwaya to grace Gorillas in the Mist Rally.

The second edition of the Gorillas in the Mist Rally 2017 in Kabale has attracted drivers from Rwanda and Burundi. Kees Kagolo, the president of the Eastern Motor Club who are organisers of the event, confirmed that the crew of Jean Claude Gakwaya and Jean Mugabo will participate

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burundi: Victims' lawyer 'confident' ICC will soon launch investigation into crimes against humanity.

Bernard Maingain tells IBTimes UK he has met with the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Burundi peace talks 'marred by hurdles'.

Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the process.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Janani Luwum: The ever passionate evangelist.

Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was a man known for many things, including preaching the word of God.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Bujumbura asks Dar to arrest rivals in Arusha.

Burundi's government on Friday asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Rwanda, Burundi row hurting us: EAC chief.

Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community , including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

It affects nearly the entire CNARED delegation of seven leading opposition figures.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

Burundi's government has asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis.

- News24.com - ZA

Refugees walk out on Burundi minister

It took the intervention of Mr Douglas Asiimwe, the principal refugee protection officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, to calm the storm

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

- News24.com - ZA

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

KAMPALA, Uganda " Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.Apollo Kazungu, a government commissioner in charge of refugees,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

- FOX News - US

News24.com | Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighbouring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

- News24.com - ZA

Trevor Noah, Jennifer Egan among PEN festival guests

NEW YORK " Jennifer Egan, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James are among more than 150 artists and writers scheduled to appear at this year's PEN World Voices Festival, which has a theme of "Gender & Power."Trevor Noah...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

Burundi's government says it will not participate in peace talks with the opposition because it cannot negotiate with fugitives from justice.

- News24.com - ZA

Burundi: New round of talks resume under difficult circumstances but facilitator hopeful

Inter-Burundi Dialogue looking to find solution to Burundi's 20-month deadly political violence.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighboring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

- Yahoo! News - US

Hundreds turn up for 40th anniversary commemoration of Archbishop Janani Luwum

The most rev Janani Luwum was the archbishop of the church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire and bishop of Kampala diocese 1974-1977

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation.

- The Daily Star - LB

When ideas of peace meet politics of conflict

Burundi has experienced cycles of violence, civil war and even genocide since achieving independence from Belgium in 1962. So, when this small central African country finally held democratic multiparty elections in 2005 following a lengthy peace process, the international community cheered. Here, perhaps, was a nation set ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Burundi govt again refuses crisis talks with opposition

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 - Burundi's government affirmed Tuesday it will shun peace talks with opposition figures planned for later this week in Tanzania, dragging out a political crisis that has stretched for over a year. The talks are intended to resolve deadly political violence that has rocked the tiny central Africa ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Burundi govt again refuses crisis talks with opposition

Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 15 - Burundi's government affirmed Tuesday it will shun peace talks with opposition figures planned for later this week in Tanzania, dragging out a political crisis that has stretched for over a year. The talks are intended to resolve deadly political violence that has rocked the tiny central Africa ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Amnesty takes Burundi crackdown to UN Human Rights Council

Source: Amnesty International Country: Burundi Amnesty calls on Burundi to reverse repressive measures and stop stifling debate on issues critical to the future of the country, and allow independent experts ... to investigate and make recommendations to end the crisis.Item 4: Amnesty International's written statement to the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Central African countries spur disaster risk reduction

Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The Archbishop Janani Luwum we knew

Because of his welcoming nature, many Christians from 1974 to 1976 were privileged to interact with the Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burundi coup attempt suspects to be absent from peace talks

Talks aimed to end political violence in strife-torn Burundi resume in Arusha next week under former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa. Sources close to the office of the facilitator of Inter-Burundi Dialogue said some opposition leaders who fled the country after being implicated in the  the May 2015 coup attempt ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

S. Sudan's former military attaché defects to rebels

February 7, 2017 - South Sudan's former military attaché in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda, Gai Chatiem has joined the armed opposition led by South Sudan's ex-first vice president Riek Machar. Chatiem, in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, said he decided to join the armed opposition faction to fight for a "just ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Land urgently needed to avert 'drastic deterioration' in Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries

Stalled peace talks in Burundi are forcing hundreds to flee every day seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency warned today, appealing for more support, particularly land to shelter for new arrivals and to ensure protection of children and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

- UN - INT

UN experts raise alarm at growing repression of NGOs and human rights defenders in Burundi

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Burundi Human rights experts warn about the obstructive effect" of recent legislation that compels local NGOs to obtain official authorization for any activity.GENEVA – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the recent ban and provisional suspension of a ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Burundi: Measures being used to 'criminalize' work of human rights defenders, warn UN experts

Speaking out against a ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi, United Nations rights experts warned today of growing repression of human rights defenders and groups amid the already difficult environment in which they.

- UN - INT

Tanzania: A long road to reunification for a Burundian family

Article | Conflict in Burundi forced Nestory and his wife Genveva to flee, leaving their seven-year-old son in the care of an uncle.

- ICRC - INT

Foresight Africa 2017: Election spotlight on Rwanda

Some regime changes in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015-2016 augur signal a deepening and institutionalization of democracy in the region. However, that has not been true everywhere: In Burundi, incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza sought and obtained a controversial constitutional amendment that paved the way for him to win ...

- Brookings - US

Burundi: Attacks by Ruling Party Youth League Members

 – Members of the Burundi ruling party's youth league, the Imbonerakure, have brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The killings and other ill-treatment reflect the widespread impunity for Imbonerakure members and the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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