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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.

Rwanda dismisses rebel incursion claims

Rwandan police denied a militant group it says aims to topple President Paul Kagame was behind attacks on the country’s southern border with Burundi.

Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

Burundi’s long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday to step down when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence in the impoverished country.
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