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November 9, 1989 | Associated Press
President Bush has announced that he will nominate Cynthia S. Perry, the ambassador to Sierra Leone in west Africa, to be ambassador to Burundi in east Africa. If confirmed by the Senate, she would succeed James Daniel Phillips.
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February 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
In his first foray into video diplomacy, President Clinton urged Burundi's leaders Tuesday to "accept the risks of peacemaking" and reach a peace settlement. In a speech beamed via satellite from Washington to negotiators in Tanzania, Clinton said the U.S. supports efforts to resolve the civil war in Burundi, where fighting between Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army has killed more than 200,000 people since 1993.
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February 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
In his first foray into video diplomacy, President Clinton urged Burundi's leaders Tuesday to "accept the risks of peacemaking" and reach a peace settlement. In a speech beamed via satellite from Washington to negotiators in Tanzania, Clinton said the U.S. supports efforts to resolve the civil war in Burundi, where fighting between Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army has killed more than 200,000 people since 1993.
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June 8, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Ousted civilian President Sylvestre Ntibantunganya left the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Bujumbura, after taking refuge there almost a year ago. Ntibantunganya's freedom immediately underlined Burundi's sharp ethnic divide, with majority ethnic Hutus celebrating but many among the minority Tutsis grumbling about the terms. The government has provided an office and a home for him in Bujumbura.
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June 16, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States said it will maintain an embassy in Burundi despite an attack on a convoy carrying the U.S. ambassador. "I'm not aware at all that Ambassador [Robert] Krueger is thinking of returning to the United States," said State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns. Left dead in the Wednesday ambush was an officer of the Burundian army and a military observer from the Organization of African Unity. Six other military personnel and two drivers were wounded.
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January 29, 1990 | Reuters
President Pierre Buyoya left Sunday for Washington on his first trip to the United States since taking power in this small African nation in a coup in 1987. He is expected to meet President Bush and other U.S. officials, Burundian officials said.
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July 25, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after he was attacked by stone-throwing mourners at a funeral for victims of a massacre, Burundi's president took refuge at the U.S. ambassador's residence here and urged his compatriots Wednesday to resist attempts by others to seize power in this country riven by civil war and ethnic bloodshed.
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June 8, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Ousted civilian President Sylvestre Ntibantunganya left the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Bujumbura, after taking refuge there almost a year ago. Ntibantunganya's freedom immediately underlined Burundi's sharp ethnic divide, with majority ethnic Hutus celebrating but many among the minority Tutsis grumbling about the terms. The government has provided an office and a home for him in Bujumbura.
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July 25, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after he was attacked by stone-throwing mourners at a funeral for victims of a massacre, Burundi's president took refuge at the U.S. ambassador's residence here and urged his compatriots Wednesday to resist attempts by others to seize power in this country riven by civil war and ethnic bloodshed.
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June 16, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States said it will maintain an embassy in Burundi despite an attack on a convoy carrying the U.S. ambassador. "I'm not aware at all that Ambassador [Robert] Krueger is thinking of returning to the United States," said State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns. Left dead in the Wednesday ambush was an officer of the Burundian army and a military observer from the Organization of African Unity. Six other military personnel and two drivers were wounded.
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January 29, 1990 | Reuters
President Pierre Buyoya left Sunday for Washington on his first trip to the United States since taking power in this small African nation in a coup in 1987. He is expected to meet President Bush and other U.S. officials, Burundian officials said.
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November 9, 1989 | Associated Press
President Bush has announced that he will nominate Cynthia S. Perry, the ambassador to Sierra Leone in west Africa, to be ambassador to Burundi in east Africa. If confirmed by the Senate, she would succeed James Daniel Phillips.
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