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Security Message: Border and Airport Closures, and Flight Cancellations (May 13, 2015)

May 13, 2015 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that Burundi has closed its land borders until further notice.  The International Airport is currently closed.  Brussels Airlines cancelled tonight’s flight from Bujumbura to Brussels, and its flight coming in from Brussels has been rerouted to Nairobi.  Kenya Airways and RwandAir have cancelled their flights until ...
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Political Dialogue Between the International Community [U.S./European Union/Swizerland] and the Government (May 12, 2015)

May 12, 2015 The United States congratulates the government of Burundi for today’s discussions which we are happy to join with the EU and the Swiss. Nevertheless we remain greatly concerned by the current crisis in the country. We are disappointed by the continuing violent suppression of demonstrations against the candidacy of President Pierre Nkurunziza ...
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Senator Coons Criticizes Decision by President of Burundi to Seek New Term, Urges Him to Respect Protestors’ Rights (May 11, 2015)

May 11, 2015 Washington – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, issued the following statement following mass demonstrations by Burundians in recent days regarding the decision by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to pursue a third term in the country’s June 26 presidential election, in apparent ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting May 11, 2015 – Rescheduled To Begin at 14:00 (May 10, 2015)

May 10, 2015 | U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi U.S. citizens, their spouses, and children over the age of 16, are invited to a Town Hall Meeting for the U.S. citizen community in Burundi, on Monday, May 11, 2015. The meeting, originally scheduled to begin at 13:00 p.m., will now commence at 14:00 p.m. We will ...
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