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/ 15 October 2007

Burundi rebels to rejoin truce team

Burundi rebels will rejoin a truce-monitoring team they quit in July, the facilitator, South African Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula, said on Monday, boosting efforts to bring a lasting end to a decade of conflict. ”The stalled Burundi peace process will be resumed on Saturday October 20,” Nqakula told a news conference.

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/ 9 September 2007

Burundi rebels accuse SA mediator of bias

Burundi rebels refused on Sunday to rejoin a truce monitoring team they quit in July unless the South African chief mediator of talks with the government is replaced. The Forces for National Liberation — the last active rebel group in the tiny Central African country — accused Charles Nqakula of bias.