High turnout for Burundian polls, UN official says

Many Burundians have cast their ballots today in elections, the top United Nations envoy to the tiny African Great Lakes nation said today as he praised the peaceful staging of the polls so far.

Despite challenges, Burundi can give lesson in democracy to others – UN envoy

After decades of ethnic war in which hundreds of thousands of people died, Burundi has the chance to set a new standard with its upcoming elections for peace and democracy in the broader region despite significant challenges, the top United Nations envoy in the Central African country said today.