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International Criminal Court launches probe into Burundi crimes despite exit

November 9, 2017 2:04 am
International Criminal Court launches probe into Burundi crimes despite exit

This file photo taken on May 7, 2015 shows a man gesturing for pardon after soldiers find him hiding in a drain following turmoil in the Cibitoke district of Burundi capital, Bujumbura. (Photo by AFP) The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has decided to launch an investigation into atrocities […]

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Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court

October 27, 2017 5:19 pm
Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court

Members of the United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry on Burundi attend a press conference on the commission’s report, in Geneva, September 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect […]

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Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court

5:19 pm
Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court

Members of the United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry on Burundi attend a press conference on the commission’s report, in Geneva, September 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect […]

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700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi

March 14, 2017 10:30 pm
700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi

The file photo shows a health worker attending to a child infected with Malaria in Burundi. Malaria has killed hundreds of people and infected close to two million in Burundi as the government struggles to contain a rising epidemic. Burundi’s Health Minister Josiane Nijimbere said on Monday that “some 700 […]

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Burundi minister Emmanuel Niyonkuru assassinated in Bujumbura

January 1, 2017 1:41 pm
Burundi minister Emmanuel Niyonkuru assassinated in Bujumbura

Burundi’s Minister of Environment Emmanuel Niyonkuru was shot dead on his way home on January 1, 2017. (File Photo) Burundi’s environment minister has been assassinated in the capital Bujumbura. This is the first high-profile killing since the African nation sank into political turmoil in 2015. Police have confirmed that 54-year-old […]

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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza signs decree to launch withdrawal from International Criminal Court

October 19, 2016 2:00 pm
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza signs decree to launch withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree effectuating a parliamentary law that had called for the country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Nkurunziza signed off on the law on Tuesday, a week after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the county from The […]

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Burundi parliamentarians vote for ICC exit

October 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Burundi parliamentarians vote for ICC exit

This photo taken on August 20, 2015, shows Burundi’s lawmakers before the swearing-in ceremony of President Pierre Nkurunziza in the parliament building in Bujumbura, Burundi. (Photo by AP) The lower house of parliament in Burundi has voted for the country to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which […]

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Burundi bans three UN human rights investigators from entering African country

October 10, 2016 8:13 pm
Burundi bans three UN human rights investigators from entering African country

People demonstrate against the European Union, the International Criminal Court and the Resolution against Burundi in Bujumbura, on October 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Burundi has banned three United Nations investigators from entering its territory, after the trio presented a report which named officials allegedly involved in last year’s killing […]

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UN investigators warns against threat of genocide in Burundi

September 20, 2016 9:10 pm
UN investigators warns against threat of genocide in Burundi

This May 20, 2015 photo shows a protester opposed to the Burundian president’s third term arrested during a demonstration in Bujumbura. (Photo by AFP) A group of UN investigators have warned against a looming risk of genocide in Burundi, saying a “general trend of ethnically divisive rhetoric by the government” […]

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UN Committee Against Torture urges Burundi to address abuses

August 12, 2016 6:30 pm
UN Committee Against Torture urges Burundi to address abuses

Heavily armed police patrol the streets in Bujumbura, Burundi, on April 12, 2016. (AFP) The UN Committee Against Torture urged Burundi on Friday to address abuses in the country, including extrajudicial killings and widespread torture and sexual harassment. “We have reports and information that indicates that the torture and the […]

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