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Sameh Shoukry heads to Burundi to discuss Nile water

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations with officials and ways to strengthen them, as well as to discuss a number of issues of common concern. The visit comes within the framework of Egypt’s special interest in supporting and strengthening its relations with …

Daily News Egypt

AU succession battle looms in Kigali

Crises, such as South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi, are clamoring for attention at the upcoming African Union summit. So, too is the thorny question of who should succeed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as AU Commission chair.

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Time to act in Burundi

In Burundi, the killing sprees continue with impunity. The UN Security Council deliberated over the issue twice this week but the resolution it eventually passed does not go far enough, says Dirke Köpp. It’s a bare minimum. The resolution unanimously approved by the UN Security Council on Thursday (12.11.2015) calls for an immediate end to …

Deutsche Welle

Burundi opposition leader wins top position in National Assembly

In a surprise vote, Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was voted in as deputy speaker in the National Assembly despite being one of the main voices condemning the recent elections. The vote came just a week after President Pierre Nkurunziza won a controversial third term. His win followed months of violent protests, much of it …

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Nkurunziza’s victory puts Burundi at risk

In Burundi the Electoral Commission has announced that incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza has won Tuesday's elections, as expected. His victory puts the country's future at risk, says DW's Dirke Köpp. More than 80 people dead, countless injured, hundreds of arbitrary arrests and an atmosphere of oppression and violence which has caused more than 175,000 Burundians to flee their country. All…

Deutsche Welle

Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt in Cairo on Tuesday. The panel, led by former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, was formed following the suspension of Egypt from …

Joel Gulhane

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