Week 15 Report on Burundi

Burundi’s political situation remains tense, with continued reports of enforced disappearances, abductions, extra judicial killings, and incommunicado detention of political activists amongst other grave violations. All these incidents are directly linked to controversial decision by President Nkurunziza to contest for a third term in the 2015 elections. Regional actors through the East African Community (EAC), and the African Union (AU) efforts to resolve the political, human rights and humanitarian crisis continues. The update documents some of the incidents during the period 23-29 May 2016, a few days after the first set of consultations to end the crisis were held, facilitated by former Tanzanian President, Mr. William Benjamin Mkapa.

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