Week 5 Report on Burundi

Over the past few months of 2016, cases of violence, including extra judicial killings, disappearances, cases of abductions, torture and grenade attacks have been recorded. This violence erupted after the decision by President Nkurunziza to run for a third term was opposed by civil society, political parties and international community. The elections held on 29 June 20151, 21 July 20152 and 24 July 20153 lacked acceptance and legitimacy including strong reservations from the African Union. The international community has reacted to these violations through fact finding missions, proposals for peace keeping soldiers, issuance of statements, threats and actual sanctions. These have not abetted the violence and conflict.

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