Burundi Watch Monthly Update – August 2018

Summary The ongoing crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Burundians to flee the country, many have sought asylum in neighboring countries. Despite the alarming situation of violation of human rights, including continuing reports of killings, arbitrary arrests and abductions, and the continuing political crisis Tanzanian authorities are threatening to forcibly repatriate Burundian refugees. In… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 66

Power deal fails again Another attempt at peace for South Sudan has failed once gain. Parties of South Sudan have met in Khartoum to ignite a new power sharing deal. On Wednesday this week, the talks failed yet again to come up with a power sharing agreement. The deal proposes five vice presidents, with Dr…. View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update – July

Summary During the reporting period, several cases of assassinations, murders, arbitrary arrests and abductions were reported across the country. In most of the cases Imbonerakure militia were identified by victims as the perpetrators and reported to authorities or security forces. However, impunity has remained since the Imbonerakure are rarely prosecuted for the committal of crimes…. View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 64

Fighting resumes after ceasefire agreement Only hours after the signing of a new ceasefire agreement between President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar in Entebbe, fighting resumed in South Sudan. Rebels allied to Dr Machar reported being under attack in Wau County. Deputy spokesperson of the rebel Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), Lam… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 63

Cautious progress in South Sudan peace talks Finally face -to -face talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) happened though it yielded little progress. The first of such meetings took place in Addis Ababa on June 20 that marked the first time… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 62

New consultations A new round of IGAD-led South Sudan peace negotiations kicked off last Saturday in Addis Ababa aimed at bringing lasting peace and security to the country. It can be recalled that the previous round of talks failed to yield any results and the United Nations warned the officials and parties in South Sudan… View Article