Burundi

Burundi can hold credible elections despite delays, Annan says

Hailing the efforts of a regional initiative to foster peace in Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed confidence that the Great Lakes country could hold credible elections as the group met to extend the transitional government's mandate, which was to have ended today.

Tanzania to close camp as Burundian refugees return home, UN says

Some 5,500 Burundian refugees in Tanzania will be relocated to another camp towards the end of this month as part of plans to consolidate camps amid the ongoing Burundi repatriation operation, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Congolese refugee loses life during melée at camp, UN mission says

A refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died and two others were injured as United Nations troops sought to protect the life of someone distributing food at a refugee camp in Burundi, the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) said today.