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2016-05-30 Burundi Talks Positive
[EA Business] Arusha -The Burundi talks aimed at bringing all the sides to negotiate a peaceful future of their country ended in Arusha last week.

2016-05-30 Mkapa in Tight Spot Amid Claims of UK, AU Bias in Burundi 'Dialogue'
[East African] The facilitator of the Burundi dialogue, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, is facing a litmus test in mediating the talks, amid claims by key participants that the European Union and African Union are biased and should be excluded.

2016-05-28 Peace Talks Going Nowhere If Govt Stays Picky
[East African] The purpose of peace talks is to engage your opponent across the negotiating table. But the Burundi government sees things differently and by picking and choosing whom it talks to, last Tuesday sank the latest mediation effort to resolve the country's political crisis.

2016-05-30 President Jacob Zuma On Transportation of Burundian National to South Africa
[SA Govt] President Zuma attending to defence matter

2016-05-28 UN Chief Welcomes Region-Led Meetings of Political Dialogue for Burundi
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the meetings of the political dialogue for Burundi, held in Arusha, from 21 to 24 May under the auspices of the Facilitator of the East African Community (EAC), Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of Tanzania.

2016-05-26 Peace Broker to Reach Out to All Parties
[CISA] Arusha -Leading facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has promised to meet all stakeholders who did not attend the Arusha meeting.

2016-05-26 Former Tanzanian President Hailed Over Burundi Peace Talks
[Daily News] The United Kingdom (UK) Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes, Danae Dholakia, has toasted the facilitator for the Burundi Dialogue, Mr Benjamin Mkapa, for a successful four-day meeting in Arusha on the ongoing Burundi political impasse.

2016-05-26 Burundi Smuggle - DA to Submit Paia Request for Details of Minister's DRC Visit
[DA] The DA remains suspicious of Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's assertion that her trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 28 January 2014 that involved the smuggling of Michelle Wege into South Africa, was merely coincidental, and as such will submit an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to get access to the following:

2016-05-25 US Envoy: Talks Off to Good Start
[VOA] The latest round of talks to end Burundi's political crisis was "a positive step," according to Thomas Perriello, the U.S. special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region.

2016-05-25 Fresh Burundi Meeting Next Month
[Daily News] Arusha -The Facilitator for the Burundi Dialogue, Mr Benjamin William Mkapa, has completed the first round of the peace talks, saying he will convene the meeting next month, allowing consultation chance to parties that failed to attend the Arusha sessions.

2016-05-25 Burundi Dialogue - Mediator Mkapa Announces Consultations
[Cameroon Tribune] At the end of another round of talks on May 24, 2016, Benjamin Mkapa said the next dialogue session will take place in the third week of June.

2016-05-25 UN Probe Completes On-the-Ground Deployment of Human Rights Monitors
[UN News] The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, said today it has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

2016-05-24 Burundi Crisis Delays Border Mapping - Lukuvi
[Citizen] Dodoma -Ongoing disputes in Burundi have delayed verification of its border with Tanzania, the Parliament was told on Saturday. The explanation was given by the minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Mr William Lukuvi, when tabling his 2016/17 budget proposals.

2016-05-23 Civil Groups Angered by Exclusion From Peace Talks
[VOA] The leader of a coalition of nearly 118 civil society groups in Burundi said nothing positive will come out of the current peace talks going on in the Tanzanian city of Arusha as long as key stakeholders are excluded.

2016-05-23 Burundi Parties Advised to Learn From Two World Wars
[Daily News] Arusha -Parties to the ongoing conflict in Burundi have been warned against fuelling civil war in the country and advised to learn from the two world wars on how such unrest could badly cost a community socially and economically.

2016-05-23 Shaky Start for Burundi Peace Talks
[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi peace talks under the former President Benjamin Mkapa took off to a shaky start yesterday with some of the key opposition politicians conspicuously absent.

2016-05-23 Burundian, Congolese Refugees in Rwanda Need Help - UN
[New Times] Burundian and Congolese refugees in Rwanda need 'sustained' help, according to the UN agency in charge of refugee affairs.

2016-05-23 Burundian Exiles Accuse State Operatives of Targeting Them
[Nation] On New Years' eve, Jean De Dieu Kabura, a Burundian, was found unconscious on a road in Kawangware, Nairobi. He died on the way to a clinic.

2016-05-23 Burundi Ready for Arusha Meet
[Daily News] Arusha -President Pierre Nkurunziza's government in Bujumbura has confirmed its participation in the Inter-Burundian Peace Dialogue which starts in Arusha, this weekend, under the facilitation of former Tanzanian president, Mr Benjamin William Mkapa.

2016-05-22 Holders Nigeria, Senegal, Mali in Away Wins
[CAF] Nigeria's Flying Eagles began the journey towards a successful defence of their U-20 AFCON title with a lone goal victory over Burundi away in Bujumbura on Saturday.

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