Security Council hails Burundi ceasefire, calls on Annan to support peace process

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the signing of the ceasefire agreement early this month between the Government of Burundi and a rebel group, and asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to "study ways of responding positively and with urgency to the requests of the Burundian parties."

Burundi peace process advancing but UN support crucial to success, key negotiator says

The peace process in Burundi is showing encouraging signs of progress, but United Nations support will be essential to its ultimate success, a key negotiator told the Security Council today.

Annan welcomes ceasefire pact between Burundi government and rebels

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today welcomed a ceasefire agreement reached by the Transitional Government of Burundi and a rebel faction, known as the CNDD-FDD, calling the pact a positive development in the country's search for peace.