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April 27, 2015  Burundi: On the Brink?
    "The prospect of a third term for President Nkurunziza calls into question the preservation of peace in Burundi. The president is risking it all by trying to force his name on the ballot, against the Catholic Church, civil society, a fraction of his own party and most external partners. The opposition's survival is at stake and the security forces are unsure how to react in case of violent crisis. The situation is much more serious than the failed 2010 elections: what lies behind this new electoral cycle is the upholding of the Arusha agreement as the foundation of Burundi's regime." - International Crisis Group

February 17, 2014  Burundi: Rising Threats to Democracy, Peace
    The UN Security Council voted unanimously last week to renew the mandate for the UN peacebuilding mission in Burundi until the end of the year, despite the position of the country's ruling party that the mission is no longer needed. The decision was phrased in diplomatic language. But it was a clear signal that the international body shares the concerns of Burundi civil society and political opposition voices about rising authoritarianism and political mistrust, as the ruling party attempts to consolidate its position before elections in 2015.

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-03-02 Burundi: Peace Process Threatened
2001-07-26 Burundi: Peace Steps
1999-10-20 Burundi: Kamenge Reconciliation Project
1998-06-19 Burundi: Crisis Group Report
1998-06-19 Burundi: Peace Talks
1998-03-11 Burundi: Arms Embargo Letter
1998-01-16 Burundi: Recent Documents
1997-09-19 Burundi: Regional Summit
1997-01-19 Burundi: Recent Documents
1996-10-09 Burundi: Recent Documents
1996-09-07 Burundi: NGO Letter to Clinton
1996-08-01 Burundi: USCR Statement/VOA Report
1996-07-05 Burundi: Recent Documents
1996-05-15 Burundi: Recent Documents
1996-04-04 Rwanda/Burundi: Recent Documents, 2
1996-04-04 Rwanda/Burundi: Recent Documents, 1
1996-01-05 Burundi: Recent UN Statements
1995-08-04 Rwanda/Burundi: InterAction Statement
1995-04-04 Burundi: Crisis Demands World Involvement

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News (allafrica) May 25, 2015
Worldwide Push for Burundi Dialogue
Gunshots Heard As 100s Take to the Streets in Bujumbura
Burundi Street Children Caught Up in Clashes
Cholera Epidemic Grows Among Refugees
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