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2015-11-26 UN Deplores Suspension of Rights Groups, Warns of 'Civil War'
[UN News] The top United Nations human rights official today deplored the Burundian authorities' suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights issues, warning against a relapse into "full-fledged civil war."

2015-11-26 Burundi Refugees - a Life of Displacement and Despair
[Al Jazeera] Kasulu -At the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp on Tanzania's western border, a young man stands apart from the crowd of people pushing against the bent gate, clamouring for their monthly ration of two bars of soap and a mosquito net.

2015-11-26 EALA Overrules Burundi Move to Recall Lawmakers
[New Times] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has overruled a decision by the Burundian Parliament to recall four of its nine representatives in the regional assembly.

2015-11-25 Nation Must Avoid Repeating the Mistakes of Arusha
[African Arguments] Negotiations in Burundi cannot come soon enough, but as in the 2000 Arusha Accords, a focus on quick short-term solutions will only come back to haunt the country.

2015-11-26 National Team Concede Defeat Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya Tanzania Win in Cecafa Cup
[Ethiopian Herald] Rwanda beat the Ethiopian national team with a close 1-0 margin in the first day of 38th CECAFA senior Challenge Cup on Saturday at the Addis Ababa Stadium.

2015-11-26 Daily Press Briefing November 24, 2015
[State Department] Washington, DC -Index for Today's Briefing

2015-11-26 Daily Press Briefing November 23, 2015
[State Department] Washington, DC -Index for Today's Briefing

2015-11-26 Olunga Saves Stars in Burundi Stalemate
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Champions Harambee Stars and Burundi cancelled each other out in their second 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup-Group B match to settle for a 1-1 draw at Hawassa International Stadium Ethiopia on Wednesday.

2015-11-25 Unicef Appeals for U.S.$25 Million for Burundi
[EA Business] Nairobi -Children risk bearing the brunt of an escalation in violence in Burundi, UNICEF warned last week while appealing for financial assistance, saying the crisis has already left 17 children dead and many more injured.

2015-11-25 Kenya 1-1 Burundi - Olunga Cancels Out Tambwe's Early Strike to Earn Stars Point
[Nation] Harambee Stars were held to a one-all draw by Burundi Swallows in their second group match of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup at the Hawassa International Stadium on Wednesday.

2015-11-25 Kenya Fight Familiar Burundi for Top Spot in Group 'B'
[Nation] Kenya's lead striker Michael "Engineer" Olunga has said that he is not worried that his Gor Mahia team-mate Karim Nizigiyimana may pass vital tips to his Burundian compatriots ahead of their crucial Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group 'B' clash Wednesday afternoon.

2015-11-25 EALA Rejects Burundi's Recall of Representatives
[East African] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) will not force four Burundian members from the house as requested by the Burundi government, House Speaker, Dan Kidega has confirmed.

2015-11-25 EAC Summit Date Uncertain
[Citizen] Arusha -As the situation in Burundi grows more dire , a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the 17th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community (EAC) scheduled for November 30th.

2015-11-25 EALA to Decide On Burundi's Move to Oust Four Lawmakers
[New Times] The decision by Burundi to recall four of its nine representatives in the East African Legislative Assembly (Assembly) has stirred controversy with some saying that the move goes against the Treaty establishing the East African Community (EAC).

2015-11-24 'Burundi Shouldn't Assume Rotating EAC Chair'
[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi should not assume the East African Community (EAC) chair during the coming Heads of State Summit until it resolves its current crisis, the civil society bodies in the region have strongly recommended.

2015-11-24 U.S. Sanctions Imposed on Officials, Coup Plotters
[Al Jazeera] The United States has imposed sanctions against former and current senior Burundi government officials, which it says have contributed to the ongoing crisis in the country.

2015-11-24 Aid Agencies Up in Arms Over Burundian Refugees
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies have warned.

2015-11-23 U.S. Sanctions Burundi Officials
[News24Wire] Washington, DC -The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on top government security and opposition officials in Burundi over the unrest in the African nation.

2015-11-23 Burundi Recalls MPs From Regional Parliament
[East African] Burundi has recalled its members from the regional parliament, ahead of its sitting Monday in Kigali, Rwanda.

2015-11-25 EALA Calls for Speedy End to Burundi Crisis
[New Times] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) to put in more efforts in pushing Burundians to end their differences and for the Burundian government to restore peace on its territory.

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