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un says burundi's political impasse and human rights worsen


united nations — the u.n. special adviser on burundi warned thursday that the political impasse in the east african nation is worsening, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, and there are increasing allegations of disappearances and other human rights violations.jamal benomar said burundi is still suffering from the crisis sparked by president pierre nkurunziza's decision to successfully pursue a third term in 2015, which some called unconstitutional. any attempt to seek constitutional amendments allowing the president to seek a fourth term would "risk intensifying the crisis," benomar added.burundi has seen deadly political turmoil since 2015, with hundreds killed and almost 390,000 people fleeing the country. the u.n. refugee agency predicts the number of refugees will reach 500,






un says burundi's political impasse and human rights worsen


united nations — the u.n. special adviser on burundi is warning that the political impasse in the east african nation is worsening, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, and there are increasing allegations of disappearances and other human rights violations including extra-judicial killings.jamal benomar said burundi still suffers from the crisis sparked by president pierre nkurunziza's decision to successfully pursue a third term in 2015, which some called unconstitutional — and any attempt to seek constitutional amendments allowing him to seek a fourth term would "risk intensifying the crisis."he told the u.n. security council thursday that the government has refused to hold talks with the opposition or allow deployment of u.n. police and human rights monitors.benomar urged the i






un says burundi’s political impasse and human rights worsen


united nations (ap) — the u.n. special adviser on burundi is warning that the political impasse in the east african nation is worsening, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, and there are increasing allegations of disappearances and other human rights violations including extra-judicial killings.jamal benomar said burundi still suffers from the crisis sparked by president pierre nkurunziza’s decision to successfully pursue a third term in 2015, which some called unconstitutional — and any attempt to seek constitutional amendments allowing him to seek a fourth term would “risk intensifying the crisis.”he told the u.n. security council thursday that the government has refused to hold talks with the opposition or allow deployment of u.n. police and human rights monitors.benomar urged






yemen's houthis to boycott un envoy | yemen news


houthi fighters and their allies in yemen have rejected the un special envoy to the country, ismail ould cheikh ahmed as a peace negotiator, accusing him of bias.the head of the rebel-installed supreme political council, saleh al-samad, said the un envoy would no longer be allowed entry to the houthi-controlled areas in yemen."there will be no more contact with ismail ould cheikh ahmed and he is not welcome here."samad added that ahmed was "not desirable" in efforts to resolve the conflict in yemen, and if the un chose another envoy, "he should respect the people’s will."houthi spokesman mohammed abdul-salam said the un envoy had abandoned his neutrality and did not respect un resolutions.however, he gave no further details and did not say which resolutions he was referring to. read more:






yemen's houthis to boycott un envoy | yemen news


houthi fighters and their allies in yemen have rejected the un special envoy to the country, ismail ould cheikh ahmed as a peace negotiator, accusing him of bias.the head of the rebel-installed supreme political council, saleh al-samad, said the un envoy would no longer be allowed entry to the houthi-controlled areas in yemen."there will be no more contact with ismail ould cheikh ahmed and he is not welcome here."samad added that ahmed was "not desirable" in efforts to resolve the conflict in yemen, and if the un chose another envoy, "he should respect the people’s will."houthi spokesman mohammed abdul-salam said the un envoy had abandoned his neutrality and did not respect un resolutions.however, he gave no further details and did not say which resolutions he was referring to. read more:






burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks


bujumbura, burundi — burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighboring tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the east african nation's often violent political crisis.the government did not send negotiators to arusha, tanzania, where talks had been set to resume thursday, because it cannot negotiate "with people pursued by our justice," government spokesman philippe nzobonariba said in a statement late wednesday.he said some members of the opposition delegation are wanted back home for alleged offenses against the state.burundi has been plagued by violence since april 2015, when president pierre nkurunziza decided he would seek a disputed third term, which he later won.burundi's government also opposes






burundi’s government boycotts resumption of peace talks


bujumbura, burundi (ap) — burundi’s government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighboring tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the east african nation’s often violent political crisis.the government did not send negotiators to arusha, tanzania, where talks had been set to resume thursday, because it cannot negotiate “with people pursued by our justice,” government spokesman philippe nzobonariba said in a statement late wednesday.he said some members of the opposition delegation are wanted back home for alleged offenses against the state.burundi has been plagued by violence since april 2015, when president pierre nkurunziza decided he would seek a disputed third term, which he later won.most read storiesunlimited di