Nearly 10,000 people flee Burundi before border closure

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nearly 10,000 people flee Burundi before border closure 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that nearly 10,000 people left burundi over the weekend before the country closed its borders on Sunday evening.

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A touch of humanity, Burundi refugees in Mahama camp of Rwanda

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on A touch of humanity, Burundi refugees in Mahama camp of Rwanda 

KIGALI, June 23 — Three months after fleeing from violence in their motherland, Burundian refugees at Mahama camp in eastern rwanda are hoping not return home soon and now calling rwanda a temporary home.

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Burundi opposition disappointed with outcome of regional summit over crisis

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BUJUMBURA, June 1 — A summit of East African leaders over Burundi crisis has urged a postponement of the country's elections, with the opposition "disappointed" as the issue of whether President Pierre Nkurunziza should run for a third term was not discussed.

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Burundi denies army split after new defense minister appointed

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BUJUMBURA, May 20 — The spokesman for the Burundian army on Tuesday denied there was a split in the military, following media reports that the newly-appointed defense minister's taking office was thwarted.

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Belgium suspends aid to Burundi amidst escalating violence

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BRUSSELS, May 11 — Belgium has suspended its aid to Burundi as violence in the country escalates, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander de Croo told De Standaard on Monday.

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UN reiterates commitment to support Burundi's electoral process

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BUJUMBURA, Feb. 17 — The special envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General in the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit on Monday reiterated the institution's commitment to support Burundi's electoral process.

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