Burundi

Belgium Says – “We are sorry for abducting-mixed race children during colonial era”

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel has formally apologized for the country’s kidnapping of mixed race children from Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda during the colonial era, adding that the country would do more to fight discrimination, racism and xenophobia. The children, born born to mixed race couples in the 1940s and 50s, were forcibly abducted […]

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U.N takes Burundi up over expelled UN human rights team.

Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council, with Burundi’s backing, had sent to investigate human rights abuses in the country. Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Kate Gilmore told the Council that her office could not deliver […]

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Burundi on the verge of endorsing Nkurunziza’s stay till 2034.

Burundians vote Today in a referendum that would let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034, raising fears of deeper political repression and ethnic conflict in the Great Lakes nation only a generation after the Rwandan genocide. Nearly half a million have fled since Nkurunziza won a third term in a violent election in […]

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Burundi northwest attack left 23 people dead

An unknown armed gang killed at least 23 people on Friday night in an attack on a village in northwest Burundi, a local official said. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK “We have already counted 23 people killed, including men, women and children, but the toll could increase as we continue to search for victims,” the official […]

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