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2015-07-04 Elections Not Free and Credible, UN Says
[CISA] Bujumbura -UN election observers yesterday termed the June 29 parliamentary elections in Burundi as "not free and credible."

2015-07-04 Children Bear Brunt of Political Instability, Violence - UN
[UN News] Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days.

2015-07-03 UN Officials to Probe Deadly Burundi Police Raid
[Al Jazeera] UN human rights officials have said they will investigate the deaths earlier this week of civilians during a police raid in Burundi, as observers described Monday's parliamentary elections as not "free or credible".

2015-07-03 UN Declares Election 'Not Free and Credible'
[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's parliamentary election has been declared neither fair nor free by UN monitors. Monday's poll was boycotted by opposition parties. The USA says Burundi's July 15 presidential election should be delayed.

2015-07-03 Region Set Emergency Summit On Burundi
[New Times] Leaders of the five-member East African Community (EAC) will on Monday hold another emergency meeting on Burundi.

2015-07-03 Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty
[New Times] The uncertainty regarding the length of the political stalemate back home is gnawing on the minds of desperate Burundian refugees in Rwanda's urban centres.

2015-07-01 Protesters Face Danger As Polls Held
[African Arguments] Burundi's parliamentary elections took place on June 29th (despite efforts to delay them) and were boycotted by most opposition parties following claims of fraud, irregularities and violence during the election process.

2015-07-02 Burundi Awaits Vote Results Amid Fatal Violence
[Al Jazeera] Six people, including one police officer, have been killed in gun battles in Burundi's capital as the nation awaits election results from Monday's parliamentary poll.

2015-07-03 East African Leaders to Meet Over Burundi Crisis
[Capital FM] Burundi -East African leaders are to meet on Monday in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.

2015-07-01 President Claims Early Victory in Elections
[Al Jazeera] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has claimed an early victory for his ruling CNDD-FDD party in the country's controversial parliamentary poll, despite the opposition of domestic civic groups, the African Union (AU) and the UN.

2015-07-02 150 Burundi Refugees Head to Maheba
[Times of Zambia] More than 150 Burundian asylum seekers have been relocated to Maheba refugee camp in Western Province after fleeing conflict in Burundi.

2015-07-01 Amid Election-Related Tensions, Thousands Flee for Neighbouring Countries - UN
[UN News] Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday's parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.

2015-07-01 Burundians Await Outcome of Controversial Poll
[Deutsche Welle] Criticism of Burundi's parliamentary elections continues, inside and outside the country. For the ruling party, they were a resounding success, for the opposition they had little to do with democracy.

2015-07-02 Oxfam Concerned That Elections Have Been Held in a Climate of Tension and Fear
[Oxfam] In response to the local and legislative elections held in Burundi this Monday 29th of June, Paula San Pedro, Head of Humanitarian Advocacy at Oxfam Interm├│n said:

2015-07-01 Elections Go On Despite Delicate Security Situation
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2015-06-30 Did the International Community Enable Nkurunziza's Third Term Bid?
[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, Burundi voted in the first leg of its controversial elections which will, almost certainly, result in a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza.

2015-06-30 Violence, Boycott Keep Burundians Away From Polls
[Deutsche Welle] Few Burundians most of whom were men in uniform appeared at polling stations on Monday. The opposition boycotted the elections. The African Union withdrew their election observers and the EU threatened to suspend funds.

2015-06-29 Slow Start to Parliamentary Voting
[Deutsche Welle] Voting is under way in Burundi's controversial poll that is marred with violence and boycotts. More than 100 MPs from 18 provinces are expected to be elected in a vote that has been shadowed by weeks of protests.

2015-07-01 Thousands of Refugees Continue to Flee Burundi - UNHCR
[UNHCR] Geneva -Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections the following day, the UN refugee agency said.

2015-06-29 Burundi Polls Open With Grenade Attack, Boycott Calls
[RFI] Polling stations opened in Burundi on Monday with a grenade blast and electoral boycott calls, a stark reminder that the fractious elections are the latest round in a protest movement keen to prevent President Pierre Nkurunziza from changing the constitution to stay in power.

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