At a UN Security Council briefing on Burundi on 30 October 2019, the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Burundi, Michel Kafando observed that the situation in the country remains tense.
UN Assistant Secretary General for Africa, Ms Bintou Keita has challenged the women of Burundi to take the lead in accepting diversity and dissent, arguing that this not only allows for inclusive dialogue, but also enables the kind of public debate in whi
A “climate of fear” exists “everywhere” in Burundi ahead of elections in 2020, that’s from UN-appointed rights investigators on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 highlighting killings, arbitrary arrests and the torture of political opponents of the Government.
Remarking that four years on there hasn’t been any relapse into the kind of violence that erupted during the 2015 elections, UN Assistant Secretary General for Africa, Bintou Keita notes that this bodes well for the country, hence the need for partners and stakeholders to rally behi
Below is a joint communiqué issued at the end of the Third African Union-United Nations Annual Conference convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on 6 May 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
In a statement issued last March 5, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi – which was set up more than two decades ago – at the insistence of the country’s go