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2017-09-20 President, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi
[Monitor] New York -President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.Mr Museveni told Boris that there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job.

2017-09-20 Govt Under UN Human Rights Scrutiny
[Iwacu] The Commission of Inquiry presents its final report to the Human Rights Council during an interactive dialogue on Burundi this 19 September, in Geneva at its 36th session. Burundi government still rejects the report of the UN commission.

2017-09-20 Communication Can Save or Endanger Community
[Iwacu] The Ombudsman office in partnership with UNFPA has organized a workshop in Kirundo province this 19 September 2017. Participants were youth from different political parties and the focus was on non-violent communication, gender-based violence prevention and mutual respect.

2017-09-20 Review Burundi's Membership in Top UN Rights Body - HRW
[HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomes the report and the oral update of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.

2017-09-20 Genocide - Burundians Pinned in Ntaganzwa Trial
[New Times] The Specialised Chamber for International Crimes at the High Court Tuesday proceeded with the trial of Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa where prosecution laid out accounts from witnesses.

2017-09-19 Museveni, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss South Sudan, Burundi
[Monitor] President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.

2017-09-19 Burundians to Fight UN Police Officers, Says CNDD-FDD Boss
[Iwacu] "I advise the UN not to validate this biased report presented by its experts, otherwise it will be the end of this great organization because we will firmly resist," said Evariste

2017-09-19 Uprona Party Factions Far From Reuniting...
[Iwacu] UPRONA party commemorates the 56th anniversary after its victory on 18th September 1961. It is currently divided into three factions which seem to be far from becoming one again.

2017-09-19 Is Power Separation Reality in the Country?
[Iwacu] The International Day of Democracy which is celebrated yearly on 15 September seems to be a bone of contention among Burundian politicians. Some say there is democracy while others say the opposite. Power separation is the basis of their argument.

2017-09-19 Abduction for Political Motives?
[Iwacu] In the morning of Tuesday, 12 September, Léopold Habarugira, Executive member of UPD-Zigamibanga party, not officially recognized by the Government, was abducted. His family is worried. Reactions over his kidnapping arise from all sides.

2017-09-19 Parliament to Examine UN Commission of Inquiry Report
[Iwacu] Burundi Parliament spokesman Alexis Badian Ndayihimbaze said on 14 September that the National Assembly has sent a letter to the Chairman of the UN Security Council informing him about the establishment of a special commission. The latter will assess the content of the report on Burundi published on 4 September by the UN Commission of Inquiry.

2017-09-18 Dozens of Burundian Refugees Killed
[CAJ News] The United Nations has demanded investigations into the killing of at least 30 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers by security forces in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-09-17 Congolese Troops Shoot Dozens of Burundian Refugees in DRC
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.

2017-09-12 National Commission for Human Rights Calls On ICC to Be Impartial
[Iwacu] The National Commission for Human Rights [CNIDH] notes that the report of the Commission of Inquiry was inspired by some of the previous reports but somewhat different from the latter. "The CNIDH considers that the report should constitute a breach of a frank and constructive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Burundi", says Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, the chairman of the CNIDH.

2017-09-12 Kenya Arrests Burundi Nationals While Headed to Join Al-Shabaab
[Shabelle] Four Burundi nationals were Tuesday morning arrested at Merile area along Isiolo-Marsabit Highway, Isiolo County while headed to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab militia.

2017-09-12 Catholic Bishops Call for Inclusive Dialogue
[Iwacu] In a communiqué released on 10 September, Burundian catholic bishops call on Burundians to engage in an inclusive dialogue for the great interests of the nation to prevent war.

2017-09-11 It's 'Home, Sweet Home' for Returning Burundi Refugees
[Daily News] SOME seven hundred refugees from Burundi who have volunteered to return home are expected to depart this week, the second such 'home going' after the first batch which left Tanzania on September 7, 2017.

2017-09-11 Burundi - Target for ICC?
[Iwacu] The UN Commission of Inquiry released a report on Monday (September 4th). It requests the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity committed in Burundi.

2017-09-08 TRC Calls On Local Administration to Protect Discovered Mass Graves
[Iwacu] The results of the testimonies given in the two provinces (central provinces of Mwaro and Karuzi) over a period between 9 and 29 August gave a total of 4792 persons who were entrusted to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-TRC. Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, chairman of the commission says 1624 people came to confide to the members of the commission in Mwaro Province.

2017-09-07 Govt Denies Committing Crimes Against Humanity
[Deutsche Welle] The UN is accusing Burundi's government of severe human rights violations. Burundi says it is the target of an international conspiracy. Is this case headed for the International Criminal Court in The Hague?

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