But a new hithero unseen resolve is emerging--that Burundians will not sit and wait for others to mend their country's fabric.
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted
Burundi descended into bloodshed when President Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term, which he went on to win in July elections
UPDATE: 'Africans must stop being clowns', Museveni tells Burundi rivals as they face off in Uganda talks
Uganda leader said he had been reluctant to mediate because of his bad experience with the DR Congo peace process
'You don’t see it easily but it’s happening, and the regime isn’t hiding it at all' - living the Burundi crisis
“If nobody is going to intervene, you’re going to see another Rwanda, of that I’m convinced.”
Similar reprieves extended to nationals from other countries including Somalia, Mali, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Libya.
UPDATE: Rwanda's Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'; thousands flee Bujumbura fearing crackdown
Seven people executed by gunmen in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids.
Some 200 people have been killed in the violence and 200,000 have fled the country, raising fears of a return to all-out war.
Meanwhile at least a dozen civilians have been killed in weekend clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Bujumbura.
A number of people have been wounded, a resident of the area said by phone.
Many people are worried at rising tensions in the capital Bujumbura, where gunfire is regularly heard at night.
Colonel Jean Bikomagu was a key figure in the former Tutsi-dominated military.