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Burundi

Agathon Rwasa

Date of Birth: January 1964
Place of Birth: Ngozi Province, Burundi


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Unity on a smaller scale

The ECA is becoming an important diplomatic forum and it was Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete who hosted negotiations between Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and rebel leader Agathon Rwasa in late June...


On the brink

  The ceasefire of 7 September, between the government and Agathon Rwasa’s Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL), calmed things down, although the Defence Minister, Gen...


Dubious coup

By the end of December all the remaining 3,293 UN soldiers are due to leave, after the signing of a cease-fire between the government and the surviving rebel militia, Agathon Rwasa's FNL...


Tough talking

Palipehutu-FNL, led by Agathon Rwasa, is still in the bush...


Too many troops

The only Hutu rebel group not on ceasefire, Agathon Rwasa's Forces Nationales de Libération has trouble operating near Bujumbura, and relies on bases in Congo; government hot-pursuit raids across the border stir up trouble...


Friends wanted

Soldiers of the former Forces Armées Rwandaises (FAR) and some Rwandan militiamen are thought to be still fighting the Bujumbura government alongside Agathon Rwasa's Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL); Rwandan Hutu were fighting with the other main Burundian Hutu army, the Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie (FDD), until it went on cease-fire in November...


Going Dutch

Peace hopes are rising again after the 19-20 January talks at the Hague between President Domitien Ndayizéyé and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the only militia still fighting, the Parti pour la Libération du Peuple Hutu-Forces Nationales pour la Libération (Palipehutu-FNL)...


Not warring but warning

The FLN's number two, Jean-Bosco Sindayigaya, recently defected and the coalition government may go for a military solution, to show that the FNL leader Agathon Rwasa is not interested in negotiations...


Risky dealings

The main threat to the transition timetable, which is supposed to lead to national elections next November, comes from Palipehutu-FNL, led by Agathon Rwasa...


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