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Not the Time to Look Away on Burundi .

For the past month, Burundi's ambassador to the United Nations, Albert Shingiro, has publicly threatened to bring to justice' members of a UN Commission of Inquiry investigating abuses in the country, suggesting they could be prosecuted for defamation and attempted destabilization' of Burundian institutions.  Expand ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Not the time to look away on Burundi - HRW.

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Burundi A UN Commission of Inquiry investigating abuses in the country risks being sidelined, like the UN's ill-fated police mission to Burundi authorized by the Security Council last year.UN Experts Threatened, Criticized by Government Akshaya Kumar Deputy United Nations Director For the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks.

A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said on Monday.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Continuing support for Burundi political process.

20 November 2017 – Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Continuing support for Burundi political process only way forward, Security Council told.

Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday.

- UN - INT

International Olympic Committee launches campaign to bring light to refugee camps.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Rwanda The IOC has teamed up with UNHCR to bring light to residents of Mahama refugee camp in northern Rwanda, home to over 55,000 refugees who have fled violence from Burundi.International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in 'Become the Light' campaign for ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies.

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The African state is fast resizing, weaklings likely to be strangled.

In the greater lakes region, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Zambia are landlocked

- Daily Monitor - UG

Where are Burundi√ʬĬôs missing witnesses to crimes against humanity?.

Lists of the missing don√ʬĬôt augur well for justice in Burundi, especially when they include perpetrators

- UN - INT

Twists and turns in Africa's long walk to democracy.

Looking at the recent example of Liberia and Egypt, it would be easy for one to conclude that Africa is finally on a democratic path her citizens desperately yearn for. But events unfolding in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DR Congo and Burundi are cause for worry for democracy enthusiasts.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tanzania, Uganda leaders condemn ICC Burundi probe.

President Museveni accused the ICC of "interfering in the efforts of the EAC"

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burundi says it will 'never' collaborate with ICC probe

Burundi withdrew from the ICC on October 27

- Daily Monitor - UG

A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

Judges' ruling is a legal landmark. But will it deliver justice to victims?

- UN - INT

We’re Not Done Yet, Hague Court Tells Burundi’s Leaders

The International Criminal Court opened a criminal investigation into state-sponsored violence, two weeks after the African nation exited the court.

- International NY Times - US

ICC: New Burundi Investigation

‚Äď The International Criminal Court judges' decision announced today to open an investigation in Burundi gives victims hope that those responsible for grave crimes over the past two years could be held to account, Human Rights Watch said today. A three-member panel of ICC judges determined that the court can step in as a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

International Criminal Court probes Burundi 'crimes against humanity'

It comes weeks after the country became the first to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

- BBC - UK

Joint response plan launched to assist voluntary return of Burundian refugees

Source: UN Country Team in Burundi Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Refugee returns are taking place against a backdrop of very challenging conditions. UN and humanitarian partners request 15.4 M USD to reach 303,000 most vulnerable people. CONTEXT The ...

- ReliefWeb - INT