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Burundi, Politics of Ego & Not Ethnicity?

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
When I was representing BiH at the UN, diplomats parroting cliches & media too frequently fell into the trap of repeating tales of « age old hatreds » while centuries of coexistence & the progress of the whole of society through diversity were ignored. 10 mots de plus

Burundi president makes first appearance since failed coup

WATCH ABOVE: Tanzanian refugees full of joy after escaping turmoil in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza made his first appearance in the capital since an attempted coup against his government last week. 635 mots de plus


Burundi Opposition Figure Shot Dead In Capital

A prominent opposition figure in Burundi has been shot dead in the country’s capital, Bujumbura, adding to ongoing political tensions in the country. 485 mots de plus


Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

KAMPALA, Uganda – The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation’s capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.

Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one of his bodyguards was also killed, Iwacu, a prominent news organization in Burundi, reported on its website. 350 mots de plus


Refugee updates and charity links

Not much good news, I’m afraid. First, there’s been an outbreak of cholera among the Burundian refugees in Tanzania:

About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes.

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