Burundi's main rebel group has suspended direct talks with President Pierre Buyoya.
By Premy Kibanga
BBC, Dar es Salaam
The Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD) accuse Mr Buyoya of not being serious in implementing two recent ceasefire
FDD secretary general Rajab Hussein told the BBC that his party sees no
reason to keep on signing so many agreements, which fail to bring peace to Burundi.
Nkurunziza signed a ceasefire agreement last December
The FDD faction led by Pierre Nkurunziza, also complains about the absence of a mechanism put together to oversee the
implementation of the ceasefire agreements.
"We call on the leaders of the Great Lakes region to choose
a country which will oversee the implementation of the
ceasefire agreement because if this situation continues as
it is now, this agreement will just end up on paper, while Burundians and the international community have high hopes
on it," he said.
The FDD wants to be included and consulted in all the
major decisions that are taken or will be taken in Burundi.
Mr Hussein cited an example of the troops from Mozambique
and Ethiopia who will be sent to Burundi, saying his party
was not consulted.
He said these troops would be seen as elements who are coming to disturb the peace in Burundi.