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Burundi: Hunting for CSOs intensifies

Bujumbura – The striking off and suspension of several civil society organizations (CSOs) by the Burundian government causes fear for the regime and doubt about its governance. Five of them are accused of “carrying out activities that are not in accordance with their goals set out in their statutes and which are likely to disrupt the order and security of the state.”

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Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up

So, is Burundi still a member of the East African Community? And when will President Pierre Nkurunziza stop “hiding” and show up an EAC summit? Even President Salva Kiir, who presides over the wreckage that South Sudan has become over the past two years, turns up, with his polygamous lieutenants in tow.

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EAC court of justice not to rule on Nkurunziza’s third term case

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The East African Community (EAC) Court of Justice found the complaints about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term unfounded. The EAC’s civil society collective, EACSOF, made the complaints but the court said it cannot rule on a case already decided by the local courts.

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Burundi: UNIIB accuses Bujumbura of serious violations

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The conclusions of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) published on Tuesday 20 September, stimulated much attention. The report accuses Bujumbura of grave human rights violations. The UNIIB report considers that these violations can be qualified as crimes against humanity and warns against a probable genocide.

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Burundi’s TRC officially launched: but will victims participate?

On 4 March 2016, in Kayanza in the country’s north, Burundi’s President officially launched the operational phase of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its popular awareness-raising campaign. In a policy brief, Impunity watch present a selection of the findings from a research project conducted within five communities in Burundi, seeking to understand how victims envisage engaging with the process.

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UN Security Council meets with Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza

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Nairobi – The United Nations security council met with Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday to push for peace talks and an international force to put an end to worsening political violence. The meeting that yielded little progress according to U.S. ambassador Samantha Power , brought together the head of state and a the 15-member council, which arrived in Burundi’s lakeside capital Bujumbura on thursday.

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Source: KTN (Kenya)

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