Burundi extends bans on VOA, BBC, deepening media crackdown
Burundian government has indefinitely blocked VOA and BBC broadcasts, and outlawed journalists from providing information to broadcasters
UN panel: Democratic space in Burundi is shrinking
Panel says President Pierre Nkurunziza's government is becoming more repressive and this does not bode well for elections in 2020
UN deplores closure of Burundi human rights office
Despite vigorous protests, UN rights chief says office was forced to close its doors after a 23-year presence in the African country
UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there
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 ...
UN appeals for nearly $300m for Burundi refugees
Cuts in food rations have forced many women and girls to use negative coping mechanisms, including 'survival sex, and forced and early marriage'
Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient
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
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
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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