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U.N. investigators say Burundian forces still torturing, killing opponents

GENEVA (Reuters) - Burundian security forces and allied militia are still abducting, torturing and killing people with almost total impunity, U.N. investigators said on Thursday, an accusation fiercely..
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Burundi paralysed by fuel shortages as leaders blame lack of dollars

Fuel shortages have paralysed the small central African nation of Burundi, threatening further damage to an economy already moribund after years of political violence and raising questions about the..

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Grenade attack kills 3 members of Burundi ruling party

An unidentified man threw a grenade into a house in Burundi's capital late on Wednesday, killing three people believed to be members of the ruling party's youth wing.
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Grenade kills three youth league members in Burundi

Three members of Burundi's ruling party youth league, described as a militia by some, has died when a grenade exploded in the capital Bujumbura, police and witnesses said Thursday.

Former Burkina Faso president named UN Burundi envoy

A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.

Burundi stops World Food Program convoy from entering country

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday.
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IMF paints bleak no-growth picture for struggling Burundi

The International Monetary Fund has slashed its projection for Burundi's economic growth this year to nil and projected just 0.1 percent in 2018.

At UN, US warns on human rights in Iran, Cuba, N Korea

The United States has singled out North Korea and Syria over human rights violations and warned at the United Nations that new conflicts could be triggered by abuses in Iran, Cuba and North..
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U.N. voices concern about surge in forced disappearances, killings in Burundi

Dozens of unidentified bodies have been found across Burundi, and incidents of torture by security forces and night raids on opposition homes by militias have surged, a top U. N. rights official said..

UN rights chief slams 'rape chants' by Burundi youth

The UN rights chief today condemned the feared youth wing of Burundi's ruling party for repeatedly calling for the rape and murder of opposition supporters.

Malala Yousafzai assumes new role, appointed as UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a UN Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman..

Burundi opposition leader fears for his life, urges government to speed up talks

Burundian opposition leader and former rebel chief Agathon Rwasa has said he fears for his life and has asked the government to speed up talks to end a crisis that began in 2015, when President Pierre..

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this year

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations said today, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

Burundi 2016 trade deficit fell 10 pct from 2015, central bank says

Burundi's trade deficit narrowed by 10.4 percent last year from the year before, partly helped by a drop in imports of fuel and electrical equipment, the central bank said on Thursday.
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Former Burundi street child helps heal civil war divisions

By Emma Batha LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In northern Burundi a group of 90 young people are harvesting their first crops - beans, maize and potatoes - but this is no ordinary..

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi


Mutilated bodies discovered amid political violence in Burundi, U.N. inquiry says

The U. N. Human Rights Council set up a three-person commission of inquiry in September last year to identify perpetrators of killings and torture and ensure they were brought to justice.
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Over 100,000 civilians flee homes in Mosul

*Baghdad:* The ongoing operations to free the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) terrorists have pushed up to 100,000 civilians to flee their homes, the Iraqi government said on..

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