Burundi police reported that they had killed 14 DR Congo based RED-Tabara rebels during an incursion in Burundi territory, while the rebels claimed they killed dozens of police officers.
The agreement sparked fears among some refugees they might be forced home despite assurances from both governments and the United Nations that would not happen.
As both Burundi and Rwanda mark 57 years of independence on July 1, how have two countries that share so much found themselves in such radically different situations?
As a leading investor in the African continent, Beijing aims to reap more and more benefits from the mineral-rich continent but the fast changing reality on the ground may throw up major hurdles.
Belgium officially acknowledges responsibility for segregation policy under which 'metis' children were seized from Congo, part of its brutal 80 years of African colonisation.
Burundi in December asked the UN office to leave, months after the outgoing UN rights chief called the country one of the "most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times."
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council has voted in favour of a resolution to set up a body to prepare evidence of international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.
Seventy-three percent of Burundi voters approved constitutional amendments that will allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power till 2034, the country's electoral commission says.
Human Rights Watch says Burundi's referendum to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold power up to 2034 took place "amid widespread abuse, fear and pressure."
Around 20 attackers in military uniform shot and hacked victims to death in the north western province of Cibitoke late on Friday.
Finland leads the 156-country ranking, while Burundi is least content, according to a UN study. The report says the 10 happiest countries also score highest on immigrant happiness.
The law removes the age limit of 75 years imposed on presidential candidates, allowing 73-year-old Museveni to stand again in the country's next election, due in 2021.
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