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Burundi Watch Update 87

  Rwanda, Belgium and UN targeted Hundreds of pro-government individuals have once again demonstrated against countries and organizations that it says are interfering in Burundian internal affairs. Rwanda, Belgium and the UN are accused of conspiracy against the government of Burundi. The demonstrators gathered in front of the Belgian Embassy in Bujumbura, and the crowds… View Article

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South Sudan Watch Update 35

  Ugandan gunship in Bieh fighting Fighting broke out on October 7th in Bieh state when rebels allied to Dr Riek Macher described as a Ugandan helicopter gunship opened fire at the rebel strong hold in Waat. Rebel spokesperson said the gunship targeted the airstrip in Bieh injuring both rebels and civilians. The fighting left… View Article

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Burundi Watch Update 86

  Congo invites Nkurunziza for ICGLR summit  The Congolese Minister of Home affairs, Jean Claude Gakosso was  in Bujumbura last week to   invite President Pierre Nkurunziza to attend the 8th ICGLR Summit scheduled 19 October 2017 in Brazaville. Last month, the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat,  appointed… View Article

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Burundi Watch Update 85

UN extends the mandate of Commission of Inquiry The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded the 36th session in Geneva and two resolutions were reached regarding the human rights situation in Burundi. The first resolution was presented on 28 September 2017 by Tunisia on behalf of the African group and is mainly centered on the… View Article

South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai addresses the general debate of the UN General Assembly (UN Photo)

South Sudan Watch Update 34

  Guterres wants peace first At the recent meeting of the UN general assembly UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met with African Union and IGAD purposely at seeking ways in which to support the peace in South Sudan. During the meeting Secretary General urged the international community to use all tools and means available to… View Article

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Burundi Watch Update 84

Burundi on spot in Geneva   The interactive dialogue on Burundi at the Human Rights Council in Geneva was held on 19 September 2017. The Chairman of the Independent Investigation Commission, Fatsah Ouguergouz outlined the gist of his report. He called on the International Criminal Court to open as soon as possible investigation into the… View Article

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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