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South Sudan Watch Update 33

  Kiir commits to ending war South Sudan President Salva Kiir has in a meeting with the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan David Shearer ahead of the United Nations General Assembly promised to end war and bring peace to South Sudan. It is rare that the UN and the head of government… View Article

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Burundi Watch Update 83

Burundi refugees killed in DRC The world was shocked to learn last Friday the 15th September 2017, the bloodbath of 36 Burundians shot dead by Congolese security forces with an estimated number of 150 individuals wounded. Several sources suggest that the victims were members of the sect of Euzébie, led by a lady who preached… View Article

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South Sudan Watch Update 32

Rebel leader turns down amnesty Rebel leader Thomas Cirillo who broke away from the South Sudanese military to form his own opposition front National Salvation Front (NAS) has turned down an offer of amnesty from Salva kiir. He said that offering people amnesty will not end the conflict in South Sudan. Another aid worker killed… View Article

CNDD-FDD women league marching against the Commission of inquiry’s report and demanding that its authors be prosecuted. Credit: Christophe Karorero and EvelyneButoyi on twitter

Burundi Watch Update 82

Crimes Against Humanity were committed In its final[1] report released on 4 September 2017 the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi[2] concluded that it has reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015.These crimes are taking place in a context of… View Article

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South Sudan Watch Update 31

Kiir blames Social media for refugee crisis South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaking to the media blamed the refugee crisis on the rise of social media that scared people into fleeing the country. He said there is no fighting in the country but rather blamed people conspiring against his government and the social media propaganda… View Article

Members of the Parliament voting the resolution setting up a special commission assigned to verify the report of the commission of inquiry on Burundi. Credit: Inama Nshingamateka on twitter

Burundi Watch Update 81

Report on Enforced disappearances   One of the main crimes that has been a hallmark for the Burundi conflcit has been enforced dissapearance that has involved collusion of security forces. As the world celebrated the international day of the victims of enforced disappearances on 30 August 2017, Burundi human rights NGO,  FOCODE documented enforced disappearcances… View Article