Tag Archives: Burundi

UN rights body to hold special session on Burundi

GENEVA (AP) — Following a U.S. initiative, the U.N. Human Rights Council will hold a special session next week to discuss Burundi, an east African country facing a wave of…

At least seven killed in Burundi

NAIROBI (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed in Burundi's capital Bujumbura during a night of violence in flashpoint districts where months of protests took place against President Pierre…

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Seven killed in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids

Gunmen executed at least seven people in 's capital hours hours before police launched house-to-house searches for weapons on Sunday, amid international fears of fresh bloodletting in the central African…

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African Union says Burundi crisis a 'catastrophic' risk for region

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The crisis in strife-torn Burundi risks spiralling into a "catastrophe' for the country & the wider region, the African Union warned on Sunday,…

Burundi president wins controversial third term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza was Friday declared the outright winner of controversial elections, handing him a third consecutive term at the helm of the central African nation despite opposition protests…

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Burundi rejects U.N. mediator after critical report about elections

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundi on Sunday rejected a second U.N. diplomat named to assist resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical report approximately last week's parliamentary…

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Burundi government tells UN mediator to go

Burundi's ruling party & its allies on Sunday told a United Nations mediator to step down, just two weeks after he was sent to assist resolve the central African nation's…

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Jakarta's ill-famed traffic grief to residents but boon for some

By Nicholas Owen JAKARTA (Reuters) – Jakarta's traffic jams are a constant vexation for the city's 10 million residents. With the chaos not looking to abate anytime soon, entrepreneurial types…

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Burundi govt says open to delaying elections as more protests loom

The Burundian government said it was open to a request by East African leaders Sunday to delay upcoming elections in the face of violent protests sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's…

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East African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

By Clement Manirabarusha & Goran Tomasevic BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – East African leaders will meet on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Burundi as violent clashes between police & anti-government protesters…