NEW YORK, 06 August 2015 – PRN Africa — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue that was suspended last month, and reiterated his strong condemnation of the recent killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and the attempted assassination of human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa.
Also yesterday, the Burundi Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) strongly condemned the assassination of General Nshimirimana, and the attack against Mr. Mbonimpa, while voicing concern about the deterioration of the security environment. “The PBC Burundi Configuration calls on all Burundians to exercise restraint in order to prevent a further escalation of violence” and “to establish the necessary conditions for rebuilding trust and fostering national unity,” said the statement.
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