Burundi’s troubled peace and reconciliation process

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The police have increasingly broke up opposition party gatherings

Burundi’s troubled peace and reconciliation process


BUJUMBURA, 17 July 2014 (IRIN) - Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the controversies and disagreements that have dogged the mechanism since it was first mooted continue to reverberate, casting doubt on its efficacy, with the key concern being whether the commission’s purview will be selective.

On 17 April, a voting process in parliament meant to set up...


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