With organizational and financial preparations for Burundi’s 2020 elections well underway, Ezechiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the UN
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
The Joint Task Force reviewed the situation across the Continent at their 16th Consultative Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 February 2019. In the spotlight were a number of countries, including Burundi. Below is a joint communiqué issued at the close of the concertation.