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Burundi: Abductions, Killings, Spread Fear - Human Rights Watch

Residents outside their houses in Nyakabiga, in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, look at the body of a man shot dead on December 11, 2015. © 2015 Jean Pierre Aimé Harerimana. (Nairobi) – The Burundian authorities are targeting perceived opponents with ...and more »

Burundi to Restart Peace Talks and Free 2000 Prisoners - Newsweek

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and Ban Ki-Moon address a press conference. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, pictured here at a press conference with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Bujumbura, February 23, has pledged to restart peace ...and more »

Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela - Mail & Guardian Africa

The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted. Nelson Mandela speaks to delegates at the Burundi peace talks August 28, 2000 in Arusha. Former U.S ...and more »

The AU's Less Coercive Diplomacy in Burundi - ISN (blog)

Burundi's political crisis continues, but it has entered a new phase with the conclusion of the 26 African Union summit on January 31st in Addis Ababa. In a December 2015 Global Observatory article, I analyzed the AU's novel use of coercive diplomacy ...and more »

Crisis in Burundi: 5 African leaders arrive Bujumbura - Vanguard

A delegation of five African heads of state arrived in Bujumbura on Thursday at the start of a two-day visit to push for talks to end Burundi's deep political crisis. The visit comes just days after a trip by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to Burundi as part of ...and more »

African leaders to conclude Burundi peace push visit - Daily Mail

Five African heads of state held a long meeting Friday with Burundi's president in Bujumbura, a day after they conferred with the opposition on launching a dialogue to end the country's entrenched political crisis. The outcome of the talks will be ...and more »

African Union Continues Peace Efforts in Burundi - Voice of America

An African Union delegation continues its visit to Burundi Friday to push parties to the Burundian conflict toward a dialogue. The delegation, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, was expected to meet with government, opposition, and civil ...and more »

Burundi: Time for Tough Messages - Daily Maverick

Amid continued violence and a dangerous polarisation between the Burundi government and opposition, a delegation of African Union (AU) heads of state will visit Bujumbura on 25-26 February. Mandated by the recent AU summit and led by South African ...and more »

African leaders in Burundi to push for peace talks - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 – Five African leaders on Thursday launched a two-day visit to Burundi to push for talks on ending the fragile nation's deep political crisis. The visit comes just two days after a trip by UN chief Ban Ki ...and more »

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Inner City Press

UNITED NATIONS, February 25 -- After UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on New Year's Eve issued a statement surreally praising the Burundi “talks” held in Entebbe, Uganda, multiple sources told Inner City Press these not really talks but rather a photo ...and more »