June 24, 2007 |
A Russian diplomat was shot dead outside the capital, Bujumbura, when he tried to drive through a roadblock, the army said. Vladimir Rushtiko was killed as soldiers shot at his car's tires, an army spokesman said. A Russian official in Bujumbura said Rushtiko had just completed his mission. No details were released.
May 19, 2007 |
A group of 88 Burundians who have lived as refugees in neighboring Tanzania for as long as 35 years became the first of about 8,500 to head to the United States for a new life. The U.N. refugee agency in Geneva said the Burundians flew from Kibondo Camp in Tanzania to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. From there they will continue to various cities in the United States, including Atlanta and Phoenix. The U.S. State Department has said the refugees will be given the option of applying for
June 18, 2006 |
President Pierre Nkurunziza left for neighboring Tanzania to sign a cease-fire agreement with a rebel group, the Forces for National Liberation, or FNL, as his government works to end Burundi's 12-year war, an aide said. The FNL is the only Hutu rebel group that has rejected a series of peace deals.
February 8, 2006 |
WHEN the generic description "police procedural" attaches itself to a novel, Sweden is hardly the location that comes immediately to mind. This after all is the country whose authorities still haven't really figured out who gunned down then-Prime Minister Olof Palme and his wife as they walked home from a movie on a wintry Saturday night in 1986.
May 16, 2005 |
Burundi's president signed a truce with the Hutu rebels, boosting efforts to end the tiny African country's decade-long civil war, witnesses said. President Domitien Ndayizeye and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the Hutu Forces for National Liberation, signed the cessation of hostilities pact after their first face-to-face talks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Burundi is emerging from 12 years of war between majority Hutus against the politically dominant Tutsi minority.
March 2, 2005 |
Burundians voted overwhelmingly to adopt a power-sharing constitution guaranteeing majority rule and minority rights in the Central African country, officials said. Paul Ngarambe, electoral commission chief, said 90% of voters turned out Monday and more than 91% of them approved the new constitution, which reserves 60% of government and parliament seats for Hutus and 40% for Tutsis.