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UN appoints Nigeria’s Chikadibia Obiakor to investigate Burundians’ killings

The United Nations has appointed retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria to head a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

US, EU slam DRC army for using ‘excessive force’

The United States and European Union on Wednesday urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

DRC says it has opened inquiry into fatal shooting of Burundian refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces – official

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees

Congolese security forces have killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home.

Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.

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