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Inter-Burundian dialogue expected to resume by October

09-07-2017 Following the recent visit to Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue, Burundi Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana said both of them converged on the resumption of the Inter-Burundian dialogue sessions from October. “Our common vision was that the facilitation office would schedule the last session to conclude the inter-Burundian dialogue (...)
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Resumption of blocked dialogue

07-17-2017 The Facilitation Office announced another round for July. While the dialogue is deadlocked, some already call for more meetings. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana Remember, on May 20th, the report of the facilitator Mkapa almost tolled the knell for the dialogue. In particular, he recalled (...)
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Facilitation team in Burundi conflict to start negotiation by July

07-04-2017 On Monday 3rd July, the spokesman for the facilitator in Burundi conflict said the office of the facilitation team plans to start genuine negotiations between Burundi Government and its opposition before the end of July 2017. MacochaTembele, Assistant to and spokesman for the facilitator in Burundi conflict, William Benjamin (...)
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Mkapa: “Where is my mediation going?”

06-14-2017 The facilitator, Benjamin Mkapa adopted a critical attitude at the summit of the Heads of State of the sub-region. He qualified Burundian government as “a bad pupil” of the dialogue process. The former Tanzanian President firmly invited the summit to put pressure on the Burundian government to engage in (...)
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Burundi political parties, Civil Societies and youths plead for dialogue acceleration

05-02-2017 A briefing session for registered civil societies, religious groups, youths, women and other parties and political actors that were not invited in February 2017 is scheduled from 3 to 5 May in the capital Bujumbura. All the groups say they expect much from the consultations. “The facilitator must accept (...)
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Burundi opposition denounces Mkapa and calls for inclusion of UN and AU in mediation

01-06-2017 Burundi’s opposition platform, CNARED, has said again that former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator of crisis talks in Burundi, is not fit for the job. It calls on the East African Community (EAC) to include experts from both the UN and the AU in talks to end the Burundi (...)
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Former Tanzanian president promises roadmap to agreement in Burundi

12-02-2016 In a statement issued on 29 November, the facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue and former Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa said a roadmap for the Burundi Dialogue process was developed and presented to the Mediator President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on 2nd November 2016 following the EAC Summit decision. (...)