We were asked yesterday about an attack that took place on Sunday against the wife of the opposition leader in Burundi, and I have the following to say:
United Nations Secretary-General on Friday urged the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza "to carefully consider the potential consequences, for the country and his legacy, of his decisions in the run-up to the presidential election."
On Monday 9 March, Burundian election stakeholders including the Government, the Electoral commission (CENI), representatives of political parties, youth organizations and civil society signed a Charter of Non-Violence, committing to peace before, during, and after the
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and Chief of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB), Cassam Uteem, today held discussions with leaders of political parties, youth groups affiliated with political parties and media representatives on ways to ensure that upc
6 February 2015 – The imprisonment of Burundian journalist Bob Rugurika raises serious concerns about the exercise of the freedom of expression in Burundi, particularly ahead of the upcoming elections, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) sai
21 January 2015 – Amid a flare-up in fighting and ongoing political tensions between the Government and opposition members, the organization of legitimate elections in Burundi remains ‘one of the most pressing challenges’ facing the African country in 2015, the top Uni
12 January 2015 – The United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi, known by its French acronym MENUB, officially launched its activities today in the capital of Bujumbura as the country prepares for critical elections to be held later this year amid an atmo
5 January 2015 - As part of his first meetings with Burundi authorities, the Special Envoy and Head of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB), Cassam Uteem, on Monday afternoon met with the Minister of External Relations and International C