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Exclusion of “wanted” civil society leaders causes controversy at Burundi peace talks

05-26-2017 The celebrated human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa on Thursday expressed his “surprise” that the inter-Burundian dialogue process excludes a number of key civil society leaders because they are in conflict with the government. He spoke at the end of the latest round of dialogue briefing, held in Entebbe, (...)
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Top exiled civil society activists doubt Facilitator’s willingness to end Burundi crisis

05-18-2017 Exiled civil society leaders say they doubt Benjamin Mkapa’s willingness to help end the Burundi crisis. The Facilitator recently invited them to a two-day meeting due to take place in Entebbe, Uganda from 24 May. The invitation excludes rights group leaders wanted by the Burundi justice. They will be (...)
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Movement against President Nkurunziza’s third term goes non-violent

03-27-2017 The movement “Halte au Troisième Mandat” [Halt to the Third Term], a collective of Civil Society Organizations campaigning against President Nkurunziza’s “unconstitutional” third term, has launched this Sunday 26 March a programme of education to active non-violence to help actors overcome fear that the movement says resulted from repression. (...)