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22 Dec 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Monday it was determined to prevent Rwandan Hutu extremist fighters who fled to Congo after the 1994 genocide from moving on to Burundi and disrupting that country's efforts to end its own civil war.

11 Dec 2003 description

BARAKA (Reuters) - Burundian rebels lurking in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are turning in their weapons and heading home as peace slowly spreads across the central African region, officials said on Thursday.

04 Nov 2003 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's second-largest rebel group denounced a deal aimed at ending the country's 10-year civil war and said on Tuesday fresh fighting could erupt near the capital Bujumbura at any moment.

16 Oct 2003 description

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - International donors should give Tanzania financial support for hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled wars in the region, a university research paper said on Monday.

10 Oct 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, 10 Oct (Reuters) - Belgium said on Friday it had given Burundi more than six million euros ($7.1 million) to support its peace process after the government and a rebel group signed an agreement aimed at ending 10 years of civil war.

08 Oct 2003 description

By Patrick Nduwimana
BUJUMBURA, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Burundians in the shell-shattered suburbs of Bujumbura on Wednesday hailed an accord aimed at ending civil war as a potential solution to ethnic divisions wrought by a decade of bloodshed.

"It's a good beginning to reconciliation, and also an end to (Hutu) exclusion," said Deogratias Sindayigaya, a 30-year-old Hutu driver in the capital's mainly Hutu Kamenge suburb.

28 Sep 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, (Reuters) - Ethiopian peacekeepers arrived in Burundi on Saturday as part of the African Union force monitoring a shaky ceasefire between Tutsi-led government troops and rebels of the Hutu ethnic majority, officials said.

14 Sep 2003 description

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 14 (Reuters) - A summit of African leaders will try to rescue Burundi's shaky peace process on Monday amid disagreement between the government and its rebel foes over power-sharing proposals, officials said on Sunday.

12 Sep 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Foreign peacekeepers will only finish deploying in Burundi when rebels join demobilisation camps in accordance with a peace plan aimed at ending a decade-long war, South Africa's defence minister said.

11 Sep 2003 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye said on Thursday that talks with rebels had faltered after the two sides disagreed over power sharing at a meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

11 Aug 2003 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - African leaders trying to end Burundi's civil war will discuss rival power-sharing proposals from the government and rebels at a meeting in mid-August, officials from both sides say.
The summit would focus on competing ideas on how to share out senior government, military and parliamentary jobs and try to thrash out a compromise settlement, the officials said.

07 Aug 2003 description

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Burundi's president said on Thursday he was prepared to offer one of the main rebel groups jobs in the cabinet and army as part of a deal aimed at ending the country's decade-old civil war.

01 Jul 2003 description

BUJUMBURA, July 1 (Reuters) - The African Union (AU) on Tuesday warned rebels in Burundi's civil war not to disrupt peacekeeping efforts after an attack on a demobilisation camp.

15 May 2003 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Fighting between Burundi's army and Hutu rebels has uprooted 12,000 people in recent days, swelling a near half a million-strong population of homeless and needy in the tiny African country, officials said on Thursday.