Burundi: Security Council calls for end of hostilities, start of good-faith talks

After hearing a briefing on the latest developments in Burundi, members of the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to hostilities in the country and urged armed groups to commence negotiations “in good faith without delay.”

Thousands of Burundians sign up for voluntary repatriation from Tanzania: UNHCR

More than 16,000 refugees from Burundi living in camps in western Tanzania have signed up for voluntary repatriation, part of the continuing interest in returning home since the installation last November of the Transitional Government in Bujumbura, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.