Tag: Pierre Claver Mbonimpa

Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

| October 19, 2017

(GIN)—An international award for civil courage despite extreme personal risk will be given this year to Pierre Claver Mbonimpa of Burundi in a ceremony in New York. Mr. Mbonimpa has documented and taken action on a wide range of abuses, including attacks on members of the opposition, journalists and human rights defenders; political killings, enforced […]

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Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

| August 4, 2015

(GIN)—The drive-by shooting that left a close aide of President Pierre Nkurunziza dead early this weekend, has raised fears of retaliation and cross-border violence. Mr. Nkurunziza, re-elected last month despite wide opposition, came on television on Monday to announce that police were searching for the individual who shot Lt. General Adolphe Nshimirimana. He urged restraint […]

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Chaos grows in Burundi as president defies advice to step down

Chaos grows in Burundi as president defies advice to step down

| April 28, 2015

(GIN)–Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, overriding objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June. On Sunday, thousands of angry Burundians filled the streets in the capital, Bujumbura, to protest a maneuver by the ruling party to put Nkurunziza back in office for […]

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Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

| October 7, 2014

(GIN)—Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country heads into an election cycle in 2015. The ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005 could be unraveling as the current President Pierre Nkurunziza cracks down on supporters of the opposition. Early this […]

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