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Burundi Forces United Nations to Close Human Rights Office

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The Burundi Government has forced the United Nations to close its local human rights office after operating in Burundi for 23 years (AP News). Burundi previously displayed opposition to the U.N office, suspending all cooperation in October 2016 after a U.N investigation reported Burundi’s involvement in crimes against humanity (Reuters). Burundi’s government has denied many […]

Violence Delays Elections in Burundi

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In recent weeks, Burundi has faced deadly protests and an attempted coup leading up to a controversial presidential election (BBC). In April, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza expressed his intent to run for reelection for a third term (IBT). Protestors argue this violates the constitution, while supporters say the courts can permit him to run for reelection (Reuters). Such debate has […]