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Burundi: UN chief calls on all sides to avert crisis by engaging in inclusive political dialogue

Hailing the resumption of talks between the Burundian parties in Entebbe, Uganda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all sides to engage in constructive dialogue as renewed violence prompts fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people.

UN and Africa – Year Ahead 2016

Protecting citizens expected to be major challenge for UN in 2016

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As parties meet in Uganda, UN official urges consensual solution to Burundian crisis

A top United Nations official today called on all actors in Burundi to find a consensual solution to the crisis facing their country, which has been facing an upsurge in violence that has prompted fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people.

Risk of conflict high without “free and fair” elections in central Africa

With several countries in central Africa due to hold elections in 2016, the need for “free and fair” electoral processes is being emphasized.

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Burundi should allow in investigators, says UN adviser on preventing genocide

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has called on the Government of Burundi to allow an independent team to investigate “seriously” whether external elements are involved in alleged atrocities in the central African nation, saying “it is key that impunity no longer prevails in Burundi.”

UN Security Council calls for stepped up mediation efforts in conflict-torn Burundi

Voicing deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence in Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today called for urgent acceleration of mediation efforts by East African States and urged all Burundian stakeholders to fully cooperate with a proposed African Union (AU) peace-keeping mission.

‘Robust, decisive’ action needed now to avert civil war in Burundi, UN rights chief warns

The top United Nations human rights official today urged the international community to take “robust, decisive” action instead of “fiddling around the edges” to avert a civil war in Burundi that could have serious ethnic overtones and alarming regional consequences.

Burundi: UN urges immediate action to stop ‘senseless’ violence

Amid the “deadly escalation” of violence in Burundi, the United Nations human rights chief today sounded the alarm at the unfolding crisis in the country and urged all actors in the current crisis to take every step possible to stop the growing violence and engage in a meaningful and inclusive dialogue.

Burundi: Ban condemns attacks on military camps; urges stakeholders to uphold rule of law

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today condemned the attacks by groups of unidentified assailants on military camps in Bujumbura early this morning and said that such acts of violence can lead to a further destabilization of the situation in crisis-torn Burundi.

Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspension of human rights groups, warns of ‘civil war’

The top United Nations human rights official today deplored the Burundian authorities’ suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights issues, warning against a relapse into “full-fledged civil war.”