- Human Rights Watch: Burundi: Events of 2015
- Violations des droits de l’homme au Burundi: de nouvelles tendances émergent, selon Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, 15 janvier 2016 FR / EN
- OCHA: Inter-Agency Monitoring Report, 29 January 2016
Appeals & Funding
By FRED OLUOCH
Lobbying from powerful forces inside and outside the continent forced African leaders to abandon plans to send 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi, contrary to the Peace and Security Council resolution in December.
The EastAfrican has established that these lobbyists convinced many of the continent’s leaders at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa in January that sending 5,000 troops without the consent of the Burundi government would further destabilise the region, given that President Pierre Nkurunziza had resisted the move.
By ADAM IHUCHA
The East African Legislative Assembly has strongly recommended an independent inquiry into alleged human-rights violations by the Burundi government and its security forces.
After a public hearing where all parties were summoned before the EALA Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution Committee (RACR), the members said the committee holds that there are serious and sufficient grounds to believe that gross human-rights violations have taken place and continue unabated in Burundi.
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | samedi 06/02/2016 - 13:19 GMT
Au moins quatre Imbonerakure, des membres de la Ligue des jeunes du parti au pouvoir au Burundi, ont été tués et quatre blessés dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, lors d'une attaque des rebelles dans le sud de Bujumbura, selon des témoignages d'habitants.
Cette attaque, menée contre une position de la police à Gikoto, sur les hauteurs surplombant à l'est le quartier de Musaga, a été revendiquée par les Forces républicaines du Burundi (Forebu).
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | jeudi 04/02/2016 - 14:32 GMT
La Belgique est prête à participer à une force d'"interposition" au Burundi, plongé dans une grave crise politique, si elle est votée par l'ONU, a déclaré le ministre belge des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders dans un entretien à France24.
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Cette information ne reflète que le travail de réponse fait par la Croix-Rouge du Burundi. La Croix-Rouge du Burundi avec l'appui de ses partenaires du Mouvement International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge opère strictement de manière neutre, indépendante et impartiale pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires.
This information reflects the response work done by the Burundi Red Cross. The Burundi Red Cross with the support of its partners of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent strictly operates in neutral, independent and impartial manner to meet the humanitarian needs. Overview Since September 2015, the meteorology experts have started warning the upcoming El Nino event. This event must be accompanied by the heaviest rainfall. Burundi is among the countries that should be affected by this event.
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the requests made Tuesday by Burundi’s supreme court for the extradition of seven Burundian journalist for alleged complicity in a coup attempt on 13 May 2015, before they fled to neighbouring countries.
AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT
The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.
The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member body’s President for February said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Efforts to monitor internal displacements in Burundi continue, as IOM extended the coverage of the DTM to Rutana Province.
A humanitarian hotline (+257 22 27 40 10) was launched in October to increase two-way communication with affected communities.
On November 5, IOM, the Burundian Red Cross and the Ministry of Social Affairs conducted an initial CCCM assessment in the Rumonge Province, affected by landslides.
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | mercredi 03/02/2016 - 07:53 GMT
Le ministère public a fait appel du verdict rendu dans le procès de la tentative de coup d'état des 13 et 14 mai 2015 au Burundi, réclamant la condamnation de l'ensemble des 34 accusés, selon un communiqué du parquet burundais parvenu mercredi à l'AFP.
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Wednesday 2/3/2016 - 14:01 GMT
Prosecution lawyers in Burundi have appealed the verdicts in the trial of leaders of a failed coup, demanding all should face life sentences including seven who were acquitted.
They also released a list of 34 names of opposition chiefs, civil society leaders and journalists -- now in exile -- they want to face trial for their alleged role in the May 2015 coup bid.
Source: Reuters - Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:47 GMT
NAIROBI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more violence since the African Union backed away from sending in peacekeepers without the government's consent.
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Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | mercredi 03/02/2016 - 12:43 GMT
Au moins une personne a été tuée et cinq blessées mercredi à la mi-journée par l'explosion de trois grenades en plein centre-ville de Bujumbura, la capitale du Burundi, a indiqué son maire à l'AFP.
"Deux grenades ont explosé près de la poste centrale, faisant un tué et deux blessés. Une troisième a ensuite explosé près de la BNDE (Banque nationale de développement économique), faisant trois blessés", a déclaré Freddy Mbonimpa.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were represented at the meeting, in their capacity as guarantors of the Framework.
The question of Burundi, and the deployment of a 5 000-strong African Union (AU) force to the country – against the will of the Burundian government – was always going to pit the institutions of the AU against the political will of African heads of state.
At stake for the AU and the continent was setting a precedent that would allow the AU to intervene in a sovereign country against its will.
For Burundi, what hung in the balance was a concrete mechanism that could restore stability and the rule of law.