UN investigators on Burundi warned on Wednesday that serious human rights violations, including crimes against humanity, continued unabated, pointing to President Pierre  Nkurunziza “recurrent calls for hatred”.

“This climate of attack on human rights continues to be favored by recurrent calls for hatred and violence by authorities, including the head of state, and members of the CNDD-FDD (party in power, editor’s note), as well as by general impunity, ” said a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, established in 2016 by the Human Rights Council.

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