UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

World 03/05/19, 05:40

Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the U.N. rights chief announced with "deep regret" on Tuesday.Burundi in December asked the U.N. office to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one ...

Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

Europe 01/05/19, 05:22

Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.Medical authorities said late Friday that the young male patient was admitted to an isolated emergency ...

UN rights office: Burundi’s government has asked us to leave

World 12/06/18, 08:25

The United Nations human rights office on Thursday said Burundi's government has asked it to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one of the "most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times."Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva confirmed they received a letter on Wednesday "requesting us ...

Burundi issues arrest warrants around 1993 assassination

World 12/01/18, 11:36

Burundi's attorney general has issued 17 international arrest warrants for former senior military and civilian officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of the country's first democratically elected president.At the top of the list is former president Pierre Buyoya, now the high representative of the African Union. He has not ...

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