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African press review 3 February 2016

South Africa's national police commissioner could face charges in connection with the 2012 Marikana killings. The World Bank warns that drought could push thousands of southern Africans into poverty.

African press review 2 February 2016

South Sudan government troops stand accused of killing 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat.

African press review 1 February 2016

Newly free of US and European Union sanctions, Iran is attempting to carve out a niche in the east African petrol industry.
Relatives grieving for Alexandre Mpawenimana, opposition party activist, allegedly killed by police in Muyira, Bujumbura province on 11 January 2016.
20/01/2016 - Burundi

Burundi civil society urges UN Security Council to take strong stance during two-day visit

Members from the UN Security Council are expected to arrive in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Thursday as part of a diplomatic effort to help solve the crisis in the country.
07/01/2016 - Burundi

Burundi: Stalled talks to restart in mid-January, peacekeeping force by consent, says Tanzania foreign minister

Stalled mediation on the crisis in Burundi could restart in just over a week’s time, Tanzania’s foreign minister has told RFI.
Violence continues in Bujumbura, Burundi's capital, despite talk of peace
31/12/2015 - Burundi

As African Union mulls Burundi sanctions, controvery swirls

The African Union has threatened to sanction Burundi's rival factions if they fail to attend peace talks scheduled to open on Wednesday in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Nigerian army has declared 100 Boko Haram  members wanted
10/11/2015 - Africa

Africa experts debate Islamist terror without borders

Senegal's President Macky Sall is calling on African countries to promote a "tolerant Islam" and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups across the continent.
The mother of Idris Mavukiro, an opposition supporter who was killed on 23 July 2015 during an alleged robbery, mourns the death of her son in Bujumbura.
06/11/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council incapable of handling Burundi 'tragedy' says UN Special Rapporteur

Members of the international community need to “stop playing games” and effectively deal with the “impending crisis” in Burundi, UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff has told ...
People attend the funeral of a Burundian journalist and his family and a member of the International Organization for Migration humanitarian team in Bujumbura on 20 October 2015, after they were shot dead on 13 October.
29/10/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council 'follows in the footsteps' of the African Union on Burundi crisis

The UN Security Council on Wednesday stood behind the African Union and its tough stance on Burundi in light of continuing violence and human rights abuses.

African press review 16 October 2015

Nigerian suicide bombers kill dozens in packed Maiduguri mosque;.