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Outrage at Burundi “slave trade” slur

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed outrage at comments by Burundi’s ambassador in New York comparing the chairman of a UN inquiry in the country to a participant in the slave trade.

Burundi suspends NGOs for violating new laws

Burundi suspended some local and international non-governmental organisations for three months for violating a new law, a senior government official said.

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

Burundi, beset by accusations of crimes against humanity, threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council and sue its critics.

Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team

Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the Council, with Burundi’s backing, sent to investigate human rights abuses.

Burundi still committing crimes against humanity

More crimes against humanity were committed in Burundi in 2017 and 2018, whipped up by rhetoric from top officials including President Pierre Nkurunziza, a UN human rights report said.
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