UN political affairs chief observes progress in Burundi

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Feliyaza Bucumi (right), 30, who had been a refugee in Tanzania since he was 15, is welcomed home by his brother in Muyange village, southern Burundi.© UNHCR/K.McKinsey

Burundi's institutions continue to improve, according to the latest report of the UN Secretary-General..

Jeffrey Feltman, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, visited Burundi on Friday to learn more about that progress from the President of the Republic, Pierre Nkurunziza, government representatives and civil society.

Vladimir Monteiro is the Spokesperson for the United Nations Office in Burundi.

"Mr. Feltman will exchange with our partners about the progress of the country, progress related to human rights, related to peace consolidation, but also the challenges ahead, such as 2015 elections and transitional justice."

Mr. Monteiro says the Under-Secretary-General will also be looking at how the United Nations can further support the country, which is currently recovering from conflict.

Burundi celebrated its 50th year of independence last July.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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