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2016-05-05 Over 19,000 Burundian Refugee Students Integrated Into Rwanda Education System
[New Times] The integration of Burundian refugee students into the Rwandan national education system is almost complete, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund has said.

2016-05-04 Police Arrest 8 Over Attacks on Traders in Mozambique
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police have said it has made arrest of eight people following fracas at a Tsangano Turn-off, about seven kilometres from Ntcheu Boma on the Ntcheu-Lilongwe stretch of the M1 Road.

2016-05-02 Burundi Crisis Rages, One Year On
[East African] It is now one year since the political crisis hit Burundi after the incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza publicly announced that he will move for another term in office sparking violent protests.

2016-05-02 Egypt Welcomes Resumption of Burundi Dialogue
[Egypt Online] Egypt welcomed the resumption of Burundi dialogue in Tanzania on May 2 as an important step for settling the Burundi crisis.

2016-05-02 All the Swiss Could See in Nkurunziza Was an Ambassador of Football
[East African] Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed last week that last May, he offered President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi a job -- as an ambassador of football -- as an inducement for him to abandon his hunt for a third term.

2016-05-02 Crisis Continues As More People Expected to Flee Country - UNHCR
[CISA] Bujumbura -One year after the crisis in Burundi began, UNHCR has revealed that almost 260,000 people have fled to nearby countries while thousands more are expected to do the same over the rest of the year unless a political solution is found.

2016-04-30 Five Killed as Mediation Efforts Delay
[RFI] Five people were gunned down in a bar in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police said on Friday, the latest in a series of attacks linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial third term. Meanwhile, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, who is leading mediation efforts to help end the political crisis, said that Monday's meeting in Arusha would be delayed.

2016-04-28 Tool Promotes Rights of People Most At Risk of HIV Infection
[Key Correspondents] A human right is a freedom of some kind - for example to choose how you live or express yourself - but many people, particularly in Burundi, do not know or understand their rights.

2016-04-28 UN Rights Chief Condemns Spate of Assassinations
[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the increasing number of attacks against high-level officials in Burundi and called for proper investigations to be carried out.

2016-04-29 Rwandans From Burundi Given Sigh of Relief
[Focus] President Paul Kagame recently asked the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) what they were doing for Rwandans who were previously in Burundi but fled the country due to insecurity.

2016-04-28 Burundian Refugees' Population Swells to 135,941 in Tanzania Camps
[Daily News] Tanzania is sheltering the largest number of refugees from the crisis-torn Burundi where the figure now stands at 135,941 with new arrivals averaged at 130 people every day, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

2016-04-28 Over 1,000 Killed in Burundi, UN Told
[Nation] Burundi's leading human rights activist said on Wednesday that 1098 people were killed in the country during the past year - a total more than double a United Nations estimate given in March.

2016-04-27 The Road Ahead for the Hague Court
[IRIN] Nairobi -Tom Maliti is a trial monitor with the International Justice Monitor, a web portal that publishes reports on cases at the International Criminal Court

2016-04-27 Army Commander's Killing Escalates Chaos
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDI is teetering on the brink of full scale mayhem following the assassination of a top army general. There is a spree of assassination attempts rocking the East African country. They were shot at the school premises as they dropped the daughter offer.

2016-04-27 President Condemns Killing of Top Army General
[Al Jazeera] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has condemned the killing of a senior army officer in the capital Bujumbura as violence that began a year ago appeared to intensify.

2016-04-26 General Gunned Down in Bujumbura
[Deutsche Welle] A group of heavily armed attackers ambushed and killed Burundi general Athanase Kararuza while he was dropping his daughter at school, military officials said. The murder follows a year of violence in the country.

2016-04-26 Orphanage Founder Handed New Humanitarian Prize by George Clooney
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A Burundian activist credited with saving thousands of children's lives during a 12-year ethnically charged civil war is the first recipient of a new humanitarian prize presented by Hollywood actor and campaigner George Clooney.

2016-04-25 Hague to Open a Preliminary Examination Into the Situation in Burundi
[ICC] Since April 2015, I have closely followed the situation in Burundi and repeatedly called upon all involved to refrain from violence, warning that those alleged to be committing crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") could be held individually accountable.

2016-04-26 Hague Court Wades Into Burundi Crisis One Year On
[Deutsche Welle] One year after the announcement by the ruling CNDD-FDD party that now President Pierre Nkurunziza was to run for a third term, the ICC says it will begin a preliminary probe into the violence.

2016-04-26 Hague Court to Investigate Political Violence
[Al Jazeera] The international war crimes court will investigate allegations of imprisonment and violence in Burundi, which has been plagued by unrest since a political crisis erupted a year ago.

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