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Burundi must engage in ‘credible and inclusive’ move towards democratic rule

New York: Burundi must engage more effectively in the rule of law and fight against impunity for violations and abuses committed since 2015, when the political system was thrown into turmoil sparking widespread protests, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert said on Friday.

With peace restored, Burundi president says poverty is the remaining threat

New York: The President of Burundi said on Thursday that, 60 years after the country’s independence, “the restoration of peace, security, stability and social cohesion are a reality” in the African nation.

Torture, killings, lawlessness, still blight Burundi’s rights record

New York: The people of Burundi continue to endure serious human rights violations including possible crimes against humanity, the majority committed by those with links to the ruling party, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Thursday.

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

New York: The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries.

At UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country

New York: The “indiscriminate consequences” of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly.

Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report

New York: UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for a third term in 2015, in a move deemed by opposition to be unconstitutional.

Burundi election countdown amid ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation

New York/IBNS: Two months ahead of Burundi’s planned local and presidential elections, senior UN-appointed independent rights investigators have urged the Government to reopen the “democratic, civil and political space” there.

Stage set for successful 2020 Burundi elections, Foreign Minister tells General Assembly

New York: With organizational and financial preparations for Burundi’s 2020 elections well underway, Ezechiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the UN General Assembly on Monday the Government is wary of, and will not tolerate, any outside interference in the polls.

Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile

New York, June 15 (IBNS): A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-year-long crisis and is gearing up for new elections in 2020.

Nine killed at mining site after mountain collapses in northern Burundi

Bujumbura, May 19 (Xinhua/UNI) Nine people were killed and 16 others were injured on Saturday at a mining site in northern Burundi, after a mountain collapsed around midday due to heavy rain, a local official said Sunday.

UN human rights chief regrets closure of Burundi office following Government pressure

New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): In a statement released on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi – which was set up more than two decades ago – at the insistence of the country’s government.

Burundi: Inclusive dialogue ‘only viable option’ for resolving country’s political crisis says, UN envoy

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): An inter-Burundian, inclusive dialogue remains the only viable option for lasting settlement of the political crisis and the holding of elections in 2020 in a peaceful environment, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Michel Kafando, told the Security Council on Tuesday

Burundi should no longer be on UN Security Council’s agenda, says Foreign Minister

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council should “have the courage to remove Burundi from its agenda”, Foreign Minister Ezekiel Nibigira said on Saturday from the rostrum of the General Assembly.

Opponents of constitutional change in Burundi face torture and execution: UN investigators

New York, June 28 (IBNS): In Burundi, opponents of constitutional reform supported by the Government have faced torture and execution amid a “continuing environment of threats and intimidation”, senior UN investigators said on Wednesday.

UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.