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“Human rights worsen under new Burundian president”, UN says

Evariste Ndayishimiye

According to the United Nations, the human rights situation in Burundi has deteriorated since the takeover of current President Evariste Ndayishimiye last year. Reports by UN investigators say despite the easing of some restrictions, conditions had worsened for opposition parties, journalists and civil society groups. Reports also say some opposition …

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African Union suspends Guinea’s membership after coup


The African Union’s Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security announced on Twitter that it is suspending Guinea’s membership after the coup that overthrew President Alpha Condé. #AUPSC:Council,in accordance w/ z relevant #AU instruments,decides to suspend the Republic of #Guinea from all AU activities/decisionmaking bodies;Calls on #UNSC to endorse z …

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Guinea: putschists freeze all government accounts


Guinea’s coup leaders have ordered banks to freeze all government-related accounts in order to “secure state assets”. According to the putschists, the order affects institutional and individual accounts of the outgoing government. Senior officials of the ousted President Alpha Condé’s government will not be able to access their accounts. The …

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