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Burundi team pulls out of Kigali AU meet, cites security concerns

A Burundi delegation suddenly pulled out of the African Union Summit in Kigali accusing Rwanda of failing to accord it security guarantees and hit out at the AU for failing to address the countries problems.

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Burundian activist: Zuma has destroyed what Mandela built in my country

Yerevan – Exiled Burundian activist Marguerite Barankitse, who received a $1.1m humanitarian prize on Sunday, has accused President Jacob Zuma of destroying Nelson Mandela’s legacy of peace-building in her country.

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The time for treating Burundi with kid-gloves is over, AU must now swing into action

Size does not matter. Burundi, a small country in East Africa teetering on the brink of chaos, will, if ignored as it has so far been, almost inevitably create a major regional crisis with a heavy humanitarian, diplomatic and strategic cost.

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Traders feel the pinch as political crisis in Burundi cripples economy

The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a controversial third term has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the United Nations.

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“Let us be heard”: Burundi’s refugees tell stories of ethnic targeting

Burundi’s crisis began as a political dispute, but testimony from refugees suggests that some parties to the conflict may be exploiting Hutu-Tutsi divides.

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In the shadow of genocides past: can Burundi be pulled back from the brink?

Rather than the Rwandan genocide, it is the 1972 genocide of Hutu in Burundi that suggests itself as the most meaningful frame of reference for an understanding of the present crisis.

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