Burundi is very close to relapse into a “full-fledged civil war,” according to a statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

On 25 November, Zeid expressed his concern about the decision of the Burundian government to suspend 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights issues. “This suspension appears to be an attempt by Burundian authorities to silence dissenting voices and to limit the democratic space,” UN offi...

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