Burundi: Politicians’ opinions diverge on UN Security Council concerns over dialogue process

08-24-2018 Léonce Ngendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya FRODEBU party says the UN Security Council has always taken decisions and resolutions but their implementations have remained a challenge. “They always failed in their efforts to help Burundians overcome this lasting crisis”, he says. In the statement issued on 22 August, members (...)

Burundi: “UN report will change nothing on Burundi”, says Home Affairs Assistant

03-15-2018 Following 160 interviews carried out on Burundi in 2018, added to 500 conducted last year, Doudou Diène, new Chairman of the commission of Inquiry on Burundi has declared in front of the Human Rights Council, this 13 March, that the situation remains similar to that observed last year. Doudou (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi urges ICC to investigate into crimes against humanity

09-04-2017 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi believes that crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. Following the report published last Monday, the commission reported that those crimes are taking place in a context of serious human rights violations, including extrajudicial (...)

UN report about human rights violation raises controversy among MPs

08-31-2017 The UN experts have recently published a report about human rights violations in Burundi. Some MPs support the report while others dismiss the allegations it contains. The recent UN report says human rights violations have escalated in Burundi since April 2015. However, MPs disagree on its content. MP Mutezinka (...)
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UN Human Rights Council concerned about violations in Burundi

03-14-2017 The commission of inquiry on Human Rights violations in Burundi has presented its first oral briefing to the Human Rights Council this 13 March, in Geneva, Switzerland. Fatsah Ouguergouz, the chair of the commission says they are concerned at the scale and gravity of the human rights violations and (...)

National Youth Council calls for mass protest against UN report on Burundi

03-03-2017 The Burundi National Youth Council is calling on all young Burundians to participate in a mass demonstration to be held on 4 March throughout the country. The objective is to protest against the recent report released by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) on Burundi. “The report says that (...)

UN removes Burundi staff officer from its peacekeeping mission

02-23-2017 The UN has removed from its peacekeeping mission Major Nicolas Budigi over allegations of human rights violations in Burundi. The UN has repatriated Burundi army officer Major Nicolas Budigi from MINUSCA, a UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR). The repatriation followed allegations that the officer has been (...)
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Human Rights Defenders Persecuted in Burundi, UN experts warn

02-07-2017 UN human rights experts warn about severe repression of human rights defenders as well as the ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi. Burundi Government denies the allegations. The human rights experts draw the Government’s attention to the allegations concerning a significant increase (...)

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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UN calls on Burundi to reverse its decision to ban Ligue Iteka

01-05-2017 Burundi Government has recently struck off the “Ligue Iteka” human rights association accusing it of recalcitrant behavior. The UN and other organizations stand against the decision. “We are very disappointed to hear that the Burundian Government has banned the country’s oldest human rights organization, Ligue Iteka”, said Farhan Haq, (...)