Secretary-General welcomes rebel leader’s return to Burundi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the return to Burundi of the leader of the Palipehutu-FNL, the rebel group involved in deadly fighting with Government forces in recent weeks, and called on both sides to finally end their conflict.

Security Council voices concern at renewed clashes in Burundi

The Security Council today expressed concern at the recent confrontation between rebels and Government forces in Burundi and called for both parties in the small African country to end their hostilities and fully implement the 2006 comprehensive ceasefire agreement.

Situation in Burundi still very fragile, Secretary-General warns

The fresh outbreak of fighting in Burundi could roll back valuable progress made since a peace agreement was reached in 2000, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made public today.

Burundi: Secretary-General welcomes arrival of rebel group for peace talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s arrival in Burundi’s capital of a delegation from the Palipehutu-FNL, the rebel group involved in deadly fighting with Government forces in recent weeks, for a resumption of peace talks.

UN Peacebuilding Commission delegation kicks off visit to Burundi

A delegation from the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) – established to help countries recovering from war avoid sliding back into conflict – began a six-day mission to Burundi to assess how to help the small Central African nation rebuild.

Burundi: UN envoy voices concern over children in hands of rebel group

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict today expressed concern over the some 500 children associated with the ranks of a Burundian rebel group, calling for their release.

Security Council voices serious concern after deadly violence in Burundi

The Security Council has condemned the recent deadly spate of violent confrontations between Burundi’s National Defence Forces and the Palipehutu-FNL rebel group in and around the capital, Bujumbura.

Secretary-General Ban deplores deadly fighting around Burundi’s capital

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced grave concern at the deadly fighting between Government forces in Burundi and the Palipehutu-FNL rebel group over the past two days in and around Bujumbura, the capital of the struggling African country.

UN mission in Burundi denounces attacks against staff by ex-employees

The United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) has strongly condemned recent acts of violence against its staff by local ex-employees of the predecessor UN mission in the poor African country who say they still have contractual claims with the operation.

UN-assisted refugee returns to Burundi hits 300,000 mark

The number of Burundians that have returned to their homeland from neighbouring Tanzania with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reached the 300,000 mark last month, the agency reported today.