Burundi: Security Council backs transitional government, calls for ceasefire

Expressing its full support for the transitional government of Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today said that continued fighting against the legitimate administration was “totally unjustifiable and unacceptable” and presented a threat to the implementation of the country’s peace process.

Burundi’s President asks Security Council’s help to end violence, keep peace on track

The President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, today asked the Security Council for help to stop the fighting in his country and to keep the peace process on track, stressing that if diplomatic efforts failed to compel the rebels to give up violence, other means would have to be taken.