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Bujumbura ready for talks? ( Source All Africa)

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Submitted by Nkubito on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:01

By Moses Havyarimana

Burundi has said it is ready for East African Community-mediated dialogue in efforts to end the current political crisis that has rocked the country for a year now.

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni remains the EAC-appointed mediator for the inter-Burundi dialogue, but early this year, the EAC Heads of State Summit appointed a team under the leadership of former president of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa to facilitate the mediation.

Burundi rebel group hands back officer seized last month-Reuters

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Submitted by Nkubito on Sun, 04/24/2016 - 21:46

A Burundian army officer who had been captured by a rebel group last month was handed back to his unit on Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

At least three armed rebel groups have emerged since a political crisis erupted in Burundi a year ago, when President Pierre Nkurunziza launched his bid for a third term in office and then won a disputed election in July.

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