United Nations Security Council
Ethiopia (UNSC)


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 Historically speaking, the Republic of Burundi has seen a long period of violence and unrest since the time of its independence in 1962 from Belgium. This violence in the earliest chapters of post-independence Burundian history have been based on the ethnic lines, namely, Hutus and Tutsis. Although there was a peace accord stuck in 2006 under the September 2006 Ceasefire among the major stakeholders largely the Government of Burundi and FLN, we have since seen some minor unrests since then in the country. However, the crisis in hand today, as we understand, was largely sparked by the decision of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a 3rd term for the Office of President when the Constitution of Burundi specifically limits the maximum number of terms as 2. President Nkurunziza’s decision has triggered mass protests including an attempted coup which in turn was met by brutal crackdown by the government on the protesters which has the turned the situation in Burundi volatile.
   Ethiopia has always endorsed the principle of maintaining peace and security both in the context of the UN as well as the OAU/AU. As the famous saying goes ,“ Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. In the past as recent...