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U.N. envoy says she sees 'political will' for eastern DRC peace plan

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 3 (UPI) -- A U.N. special envoy, saying she sees a "political will," urged leaders to keep working for success of the new eastern Democratic Republic of Congo peace plan.

Burundi has one-man presidential election

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, June 28 (UPI) -- Burundians headed to election booths Monday to cast ballots for or against ruling party candidate and incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi opposition wants election boycott

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, June 25 (UPI) -- Opposition parties in Burundi have called for a boycott of the presidential election.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Iran puts May 26 deadline on IPI pipeline; Putin bypasses Belarus on BPS-2; Swiss EGL reaches gas deal with Iran; Kenya to extend oil pipeline to Burundi; TransCanada tar sands pipeline approved
DANIEL GRAEBER, UPI Correspondent

HRW asks Burundi to end rights abuses

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch has accused Burundi's national intelligence service of serious rights abuses, including executions and torture.

8 charged with Burundi coup plot

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Eight opposition leaders in Burundi, including a former vice president and former rebel leader, have been arrested on charges of planning a coup.

Ex-rebel becomes president of Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A former rebel leader has been chosen president of Burundi, an African country torn apart by years of ethnic strife.

Burundi rebels apologize for war

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Hutu rebel leader in Burundi has apologized for the harm his group caused civilians during the country's 10-year civil war.

UN lauds Burundi peace pact

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday welcomed the signing of an agreement aimed at ending a 10-year civil war in Burundi.
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Pierre Nkurunziza (born 18 December 1963) is the President of Burundi and chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD). The CNDD was an ethnic Hutu rebel group in Burundi, but transformed itself into a political party.

Nkurunziza was born in 1963 in Burundi's capital city of Bujumbura. He attended primary school in Ngozi province and secondary school in Kitega before graduating from the University of Burundi in 1990. At the university, he majored in education and sports.

His father, Eustache Ngabisha, was elected to the Parliament of Burundi in 1965 and later became governor of two provinces before being killed in 1972 during a period of ethnic violence that claimed the lives of over 100,000 Burundians.

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