Burundi

Security Council calls on all sides in Burundi to ‘preserve peace and reconciliation’

Expressing serious concern about reports of a possible coup attempt in Burundi and the arrests of political leaders, the Security Council today called on the Government and all parties to preserve peace in the strife-torn African nation, and backed a call by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the authorities to follow the rule of law in their investigations.

Burundi: Secretary-General concerned about reports of coup attempt, arrests

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about reports of a possible coup attempt in Burundi and the subsequent arrests of several prominent politicians.

Burundi: UN Development Programme worker injured in grenade attack

A staff member serving with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been hospitalized in Burundi following a grenade attack which killed four people, injured numerous others, and prompted a strong condemnation of violence in the country by officials of the world body.

Burundi: UN mission alarmed by reports of a coup and subsequent crackdown

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Burundi voiced alarm today at reports that there has been an attempted coup in recent days in the African country and that some political figures have since been arrested.