Burundi

Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility

Amid Burundi's “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building measures that would be conducive for holding an inclusive and credible political dialogue in the country.

Independent UN probe reveals 'cruel and brutal nature' of human rights violations in Burundi

A United Nations-appointed panel of experts investigating human rights violations in Burundi today released the latest findings of their probe, noting that their initial fears concerning the scope and gravity of these abuses since April 2015 have been confirmed.

News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Candidates for WHO top job make final presentations to Member States

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With funding ‘down to a trickle,’ UN agency renews warning over Burundi refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.

UN and Africa: focus on DRC, Burundi and Somalia

New mass graves find in DRC – OHCHR’s Liz Throssell

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UN Gender Focus: Burundi terror campaign; Webby nomination and Saudi Arabia women

Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

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Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm at a widespread pattern of rallies in Burundi where members of the ruling party’s youth wing chant about impregnating and killing their oppo

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News in Brief 18 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Burundi rape chants “tip of iceberg across country”

Burundi youths who attend political rallies and call for the rape and killing of women could be just the “tip of the iceberg”, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, has warned.

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Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi – UN rights chief

Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the authorities to promptly act to stop such incitement to violence.

“Burundians live in fear,” UN Special Adviser tells Security Council

Many Burundians live in fear because of “widespread repression and increasing intimidation by the ruling party’s youth militia, the Imbonerakure”, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention told the Security Council

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