'Deeply worrying new trends'
- The UN says there has been an increase in the number of enforced disappearances and torture cases in Burundi, as well as an increase in the use of sexual violence by government forces during searches of homes. +
Mass graves in Bujumbura
The UN also says witnesses have reported the existence of mass graves, including one allegedly containing the bodies of 100 people killed during a spike in violence in mid December. Some people reported being targeted because they were Tutsis.
439 people killed since April 26th
- The political violence in Burundi stems back to President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for and subsequently win a third term in office despite questions over the constitutional validity of such a move.