Government Burundi is not at peace talks

Government Burundi is not at peace talks

The government of Burundi will Thursday not be present at the peace talks in neighbouring Tanzania. The opposition will slide in to the conversations.

The peace talks must put an end to the political crisis in the African country.

The government of Burundi agreed to the talks after it became known that also a UN advisor Benomar Jamal is sitting at the table, because the United Nations in the eyes of the Burundian government biased.

The unrest began in 2015 after president Pierre Nkurunziza himself eligible to be drafted for a third term, while only two terms are allowed. Opponents of Nkurunziza argue that with this action, the constitution is undermined. Nkurunziza says, however, that he was in his first term, was elected by parliament and not by the population.


Opposition party CNARED are present in Tanzania. Despite the fact that the group, in its turn, the former president of Tanzania and negotiator, Benjamin William Mpaka accuse of benefits.

Mpaka said in december that the action of Nkurunziza for a third term candidate was legitimate and that the opposition should focus on the elections in 2020.

After the announcement of Nkurunziza in 2015 vomiting there fights between supporters and opponents of the president. This commotion caused the already for hundreds of deaths. Also are already over 300,000 Burundians have fled, mainly to neighbouring countries.

Unrest In Burundi

The Security council of the United Nations (UN) approves a resolution for a police action in the African country of Burundi.

It’s been quite some time restless in Burundi since president Pierre Nkurunziza in april 2015, has said for a third term candidate, according to his opponents is illegal.

Since then, there have been nearly five hundred deaths, more than 250,000 people on the flight.

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Human rights groups accuse security forces of Burundi from the use of excessive violence against protesters. Burundi refused multiple times to UN investigators access to the country.

The UN has been to ensure the outbursts of violence in Burundi. The majority of the Burundians is Hutu, 15 percent Tutsi. Nkurunziza, a former Hutu rebel leader, a very religious.

Burundi is one of the poorest African countries.

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