UN mission in Burundi starts disarming former fighters

Over 200 former fighters in Burundi turned in their weapons at a United Nations-run centre in the Central African country, which today officially began the disarmament process considered crucial to countering instability caused by decades of ethnic war there.

Security Council extends UN mission in Burundi six more months

With the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Burundi set to expire today, the Security Council renewed the operation until 1 June 2005 and took the occasion to reiterate its strong condemnation of the massacre this summer of 150 Congolese at a refugee camp inside the country.

Security Council's Central Africa peace mission arrives in Burundi

The United Nations Security Council's Central Africa mission arrived in Burundi today on the third stage of its efforts to bolster the peace process in the region's war-wracked countries.

Despite progress much remains to be done to bring peace to Burundi - UN

Despite recent steady progress in the peace process, major political and social tensions remain in Burundi as it tries to emerge from a decade of civil war, human rights violations are a cause of great concern and a strong international donor response is vital, according to a new United Nations report released today.

UN starts radio broadcasts in Burundi to support peace process

The United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) has started broadcasting radio programmes on its work in support of the country’s peace process.

UN-secured centres in Burundi ready for ex-fighters when demobilization begins

The United Nations has secured areas in Burundi where former fighters will lay down their arms in a process that could start next month, an official serving with the UN peacekeeping mission there said today.

UN report on mid-August massacre of refugees in Burundi unable to pin blame

A United Nations team probing the mid-August slaying of Congolese Tutsi refugees in Burundi has not been able to identify the perpetrators and is recommending a further investigation of the brutal overnight massacre which left 160 people dead.

UN agency calls on DR Congo to ensure safety of returnees from Burundi

The United Nations refugee agency today called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly local leaders in South Kivu, to ensure the safety of Congolese nationals who choose to return to their country after taking refuge in neighbouring Burundi during fighting in June.

Burundi: UN mission extends condolences to family of murdered staffer

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Burundi today offered its condolences to the family of a staff member who was shot to death on Saturday night in the capital Bujumbura.

Burundi: UN refugee agency set to move Congolese to safer camps after massacre

A month after a massacre left more than 150 Congolese dead at a transit centre in Burundi after they had fled ethnic fighting in their own country, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to relocate thousands of others away from the border area to safer sites deeper inside the small Central African nation.