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Burundi: UN warns of 'rapidly worsening' human rights and security situation

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed its concern over the "rapidly worsening" security and human rights situation in Burundi, where at least 198 people have been killed since April, including the execution of at least nine civilians ten days ago.

Burundi: Post-election crisis forces UN and partners to seek $32 million for relief plan

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): The United Nations in Burundi is calling for aid funding for the humanitarian crisis facing the country, which is facing its deepest political crisis since the end of the civil war after President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a controversial third term in office.

Burkina Faso: Ban meets with transition President Kafando

New York, Oct 6 (IBNS): In a meeting on Monday with Michel Kafando, the Transitional President of Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy for the lives lost and the many injured during the coup d’état that took place on 16 September 2015.

Burundi leader focuses on recent polls, upcoming dialogue in address to UN Assembly

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): The Vice-President of Burundi, Joseph Butore, addressed the General Assembly on Thursday, focusing on the elections that took place in his country this year and the upcoming dialogue there.

Burundi: Assassination attempt prompts UN call for protection of human rights defenders

New York, Aug 8 (IBNS): Following this week’s assassination attempt on one of Burundi’s leading human rights defenders, an independent United Nations expert has called on the Government to ensure the protection of all rights activists.

Burundi: UN mission finds environment ‘not conducive’ to credible election process

New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was ‘not conducive’ for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB) announced on Monday.

Burundi: After 'broadly peaceful' polls Ban urges parties to resume inclusive political dialogue

New York, July 24 (IBNS) Taking note of the "broadly peaceful" conduct of polling in the Burundian presidential elections on 21 July, the top United Nations official on Thursday called on all parties to continue to remain calm and immediately resume an inclusive political dialogue.

Burundi: UN electoral mission prepared to help country in 'decisive' return to peace

New York, Jan 13 (IBNS) The United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi, known by its French acronym MENUB, officially launched its activities on Monday in the capital of Bujumbura as the country prepares for critical elections to be held later this year amid an atmosphere of reconciliation.

Burundi: UN expert urges defence of human rights activists to promote transparency

New York, Nov 26 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders expressed regret Tuesday that defenders in Burundi are deemed to be political opponents, saying that in reality they are activists working to promote and protect human rights and civil liberties.

Burundi: UN officials urge vigilance, transparency as elections near

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): Noting the current stability in Burundi’s security situation, two United Nations officials briefing the Security Council today urged vigilance, but expressed confidence that the Government would continue on a path towards peace in the run-up to elections in 2015.

Burundi: Curbs on free expression ahead of elections draw concern of senior UN rights official

New York, June 28 (IBNS) Expressing deep concern about growing restrictions on freedom of expression in Burundi, a senior United Nations rights official on Friday called on the authorities there to ensure that human rights are fully protected ahead of next year's presidential elections.

UN deeply concerned over Burundi political infighting

New York, May 15 (IBNS): The political situation in Burundi remains tense with limited political space not conducive to the protection of human rights, a United Nations envoy on Wednesday told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, warning that as the country approaches elections in 2015, there is a possibility of violence.