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08 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13108

Security Council
8125th Meeting (AM)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non‑interference in the internal affairs of neighbours and the prohibition against abetting armed groups or war criminals.

01 Dec 2017 description

The UN-coordinated response plans for 2018 are based on the world's most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs

30 Nov 2017 description

In this issue
On the Agenda

Donald Trump’s insistence on reducing US aid to peacekeeping missions will affect US-Africa relations.

Should the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic be allowed to attend crucial AU partnership summits?

Situation Analysis
In its worst political crisis in over a decade, is a divided Kenya the answer?

Addis Insight
After placing Burundi at the top of its agenda in 2015 and 2016, so far this year the PSC has failed to address the situation in the country.

28 Nov 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Jakkie Cilliers, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Head of African Futures & Innovation at the Institute for Security Studies. Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights, University of Pretoria

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13078

Conseil de sécurité
8109e séance – matin

Quelles que soient les difficultés persistantes au Burundi, l’ONU doit poursuivre sa mission de bons offices, aux côtés de la sous-région, pour aider ce pays à sortir de la crise, a déclaré, ce matin, au Conseil de sécurité, l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour le Burundi, M. Michel Kafando.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13078

Security Council
8019th Meeting (AM)

‘Counterproductive’ Sanctions Harmful to Vulnerable, Undermine Efforts of East African Community, Says Permanent Representative

Despite slow progress towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue its support for the political process there as the only way forward, the Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy to the East African country told the Security Council today.

19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

18 Nov 2017 description

On Monday (20 November), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Burundi configuration, Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), on the situation in Burundi, followed by consultations. A representative from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to participate in the consultations. Resolution 2303 of 29 July 2016 requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council on the situation in Burundi every three months.

15 Nov 2017 description

Burundi

Populations in Burundi face a risk of potential mass atrocity crimes as systematic human rights violations and abuses continue.

BACKGROUND:

08 Nov 2017 description

Over the past year the situation in Burundi, following the election-related crisis in 2015, has been shifted to the backburner by the Peace and Security Council (PSC). In October, Burundi had been included on the agenda of the PSC while it was chaired, paradoxically, by Burundi. The meeting never took place. Meanwhile, the situation in the country has become a bone of contention between African Union (AU) member states and non-African states in both Brussels and Geneva.

05 Nov 2017 description

CONTEXT

The sociopolitical and economic situation stemming from the political crisis in 2015 in Burundi continues to impact the lives of the most vulnerable, leading to an increase of humanitarian needs as well as ongoing external and internal displacement.

03 Nov 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 727th meeting held on 27 October 2017, received a briefing on the developments of the situation in Burundi.

03 Nov 2017 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 727ème réunion tenue le 27 octobre 2017, a suivi une communication sur l'évolution de la situation au Burundi.

02 Nov 2017 description

Refugees, trafficking in persons and other effects of current conflicts would be a thematic focus of the Security Council in November, Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

31 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11966
30 OCTOBER 2017
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 36TH & 37TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Speakers in General Assembly Welcome Reversal of Withdrawal Decisions by South Africa, Gambia, Urging Burundi to Follow Suit

26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries and territories affected by fragility, conflict and violence, women’s active participation and leadership in preventing conflict and sustaining peace is critical.

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 23 October 2017, the Council renewed the EU restrictive measures against Burundi for another year until 31 October 2018. These measures consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political solution in Burundi. These activities include acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence and acts which constitute serious human rights violations.

22 Oct 2017 description

Efforts at shifting the continent towards decolonial peace

BY SIPHAMANDLA ZONDI