Burundi: Time for Tough Messages
24 February 2016: Amid continued violence and a dangerous polarisation between the Burundi government and opposition, a delegation of African Union (AU) heads of state will visit Bujumbura on 25-26 February. In this statement, we call on African Union visitors to break the country's cycle of violence.
Statement on the AU Authorisation of a Peace Mission to Burundi
18 December 2015: Crisis Group welcomes yesterday’s bold decision of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) authorising the deployment of an African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi (MAPROBU) to halt the slide toward civil war and mass atrocities.
Joint NGO Statement Urging Coordinated Global Response to the Escalating Human Rights Crisis in Burundi
12 Nov 2015: The International Crisis Group has put out a joint NGO statement urging a coordinated global response to the escalating human rights crisis in Burundi, before it is too late. With an increase in killings – many by the security forces –, inflammatory and threatening public statements by high level officials and provocative attacks on the security forces by armed opposition, the international community is being put to the test.