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UN chief condemns murder of Burundian General and his family in Bujumbura

New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and daughter on Monday in the crisis-torn country’s capital, Bujumbura.

Burundi: one year into political crisis, UN agency warns thousands of people still fleeing country

New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):One year after the crisis in Burundi began, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday said that almost 260,000 people have fled the country, warning that the number could increase by thousands throughout the year – unless a political solution is found and a civil war averted.

Security Council requests options on deploying UN police in crisis-torn Burundi

New York, Apr 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Paving the way for enhanced United Nations engagement in Burundi, the Security Council this evening requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to explore with the Government and regional actors options for a police deployment “to increase UN capacity to monitor the security situation, advance the rule of law and promote respect for human rights” in the country.

Senior UN official warns Burundi's tensions could fuel violence throughout Great Lakes region

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):A climate for inclusive dialogue is urgently required to eradicate the polarization and fragmentation of Burundian society, resulting from the increasing poverty and ongoing political crisis, a senior United Nations human rights official on Tuesday urged.

Burundi: Ban welcomes promise of ‘inclusive dialogue,’ release of detainees

New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision on Tuesday by the President of Burundi to withdraw some media bans, cancel arrest warrants and release detainees as goodwill gestures to try to end months of violence in the crisis-torn country.

Crisis-torn Burundi's leaders should pursue dialogue, listen to concerns of their people - UN chief

New York, Feb 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Government and people of Burundi should resolve the country's months-long political crisis through inclusive dialogue, United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon said as he wrapped up three days of wide-ranging meetings with African Union (AU) leaders today, warning that the deteriorating situation in Burundi is "a source of great concern, not only in the region, but in the continent and the world."

Burundi: Ban calls on all sides to avert crisis by engaging in political dialogue

New York, Dec 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Hailing the resumption of talks between the Burundian parties in Entebbe, Uganda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged all sides to engage in constructive dialogue as renewed violence prompts fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people.

Burundi should allow in investigators, says UN adviser on preventing genocide

New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has called on the Government of Burundi to allow an independent team to investigate "seriously" whether external elements are involved in alleged atrocities in the central African nation, saying "it is key that impunity no longer prevails in Burundi."

'Robust, decisive' action needed now to avert civil war in Burundi, UN rights chief warns

New York, Dec 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official on Thursday urged the international community to take "robust, decisive" action instead of "fiddling around the edges" to avert a civil war in Burundi that could have serious ethnic overtones and alarming regional consequences.

Burundi: UN urges immediate action to stop 'senseless' violence

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Amid the “deadly escalation” of violence in Burundi, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday sounded the alarm at the unfolding crisis in the country and urged all actors in the current crisis to take every step possible to stop the growing violence and engage in a meaningful and inclusive dialogue.

Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspension of human rights groups

New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday 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."

Burundi: UN experts urge Security Council to take steps to stop rights abuses

New York, Nov 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS) : Welcoming the adoption by the Security Council of a new resolution on Thursday strongly condemning the ongoing killings and human rights violations in Burundi, a group of UN independent experts has expressed outrage at the situation and warned that the central African “is going towards an unacceptable path of atrocities.”

Burundi experiencing political crisis with hundreds dead since April: Security Council

New York, Nov 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Senior United Nations officials on Monday warned the UN Security Council that Burundi is at a critical juncture, experiencing a deep political crisis and rapidly escalating violence with serious implications for the country’s stability and ethnic harmony, as bodies are regularly dumped in the streets of the capital, Bujumbura, and thousands of people flee the bloodshed.

Burundi: UN officials call for end to killings, start of inclusive national dialogue

New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Alarmed that bodies of dead civilians are turning up on a "regular" basis in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, and in the wake of the killing of the son of a prominent human rights defender, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday called for an end to the killings and widespread impunity that has characterized the recent violence.

Burundi: Ban welcomes African Union decision on addressing political and security crisis

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): In a phone call on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, discussed the situation in Burundi, with Ban welcoming recent decision by the AU Peace and Security Council on addressing the country's political impasse.