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Photo Feature: Burundi's Endless Exodus

KIGOMA, 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - Over 110,000 Burundians have fled their country amid protests and an attempted coup d’etat. Now a cholera outbreak has made the journey all the more dangerous. full report

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home. full report

What now for Burundi? Five key risks

NAIROBI, 14 May 2015 (IRIN) - Hours before an army general in Burundi announced he had ousted President Pierre Nkurunziza, a group of experts were making predictions before a packed audience in Nairobi. They turned out right. Here's what else they're warning of. full report

Who is Burundi’s coup-maker?

BUJUMBURA, 13 May 2015 (IRIN) - Major-General Godefroid Niyombare has announced the ouster of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi over his controversial bid to run for a third term in office. Here's a look at the man behind the apparent coup. full report

Bullets before the ballot – Bujumbura diary

BUJUMBURA, 6 May 2015 (IRIN) - At least a dozen people have been killed in recent days in Burundi amid protests against the president’s plans to run for a third term in office. The unrest has raised fears that the country, after a decade of peace, could slide back into conflict. Regular IRIN contributor Désiré Nimubona explains the challenges of reporting during such turmoil. full report

Who are the Imbonerakure and is Burundi unravelling?*

BUJUMBURA, 28 April 2015 (IRIN) - There are widespread reports that the youth wing of Burundi's ruling party, known as the Imbonerakure, are waging a campaign of intimidation and violence to help President Pierre Nkurunziza win a third term in June elections. Here's a look at the origins of the group and the fast-evolving situation in a country still on edge after a brutal 12-year civil war: full report

How fragile is Burundi's peace?

BUGESERA, Rwanda, 22 April 2015 (IRIN) - With 12,000 Burundians now taking refuge abroad, concern is growing that the fragile peace of the last decade could shatter if President Pierre Nkurunziza continues to pursue his controversial bid for a third term in June elections. Refugees allege a campaign of intimidation from ruling party thugs and the US State Department is already talking about a "climate of fear" full report

Thousands of Burundians flee as election tensions rise

BUGESERA, 14 April 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of Burundians have fled their country, fearing it might descend into violence ahead of a presidential election scheduled for June. “Burundi is sitting on a time-bomb and it's sad that the outside world does not care,” one refugee said. full report

What dissident’s jailbreak means for a tense Burundi

BUJUMBURA, 9 March 2015 (IRIN) - The escape from jail this month of Burundian politician Hussein Radjabu, which was well organised with outside assistance, adds to the uncertainty and tension in the run-up to a presidential election. full report

Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels

NAIROBI, 27 February 2015 (IRIN) - Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states. full report

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