AI: Burundi used acid, iron bars to torture opposition

2015-08-24 12:07

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International says.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.

AFP condemns Burundi inaction after journalist beating

2015-08-13 07:54

AFP and Radio France International have condemned the “total lack” of reaction by Burundi after their correspondent was detained and tortured by security forces.

UN: Burundi violence spiralling toward point of no return

2015-08-11 09:14

A top UN human rights official says the situation in Burundi has not yet reached the point of no return but is spiralling in that direction.

Violence in Burundi imperils the region

2015-08-07 05:27

Growing violence in Burundi is a danger to the entire region and the international community must act to keep the crisis from escalating, the UN's Special Representative says.

Official killed in Burundi as crisis deepens

2015-08-05 20:43

A local leader of Burundi’s ruling party has been attacked and killed in the capital Bujumbura, officials say, the third high-profile attack in three days.

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded

2015-08-03 21:48

A Burundi rights activist has been shot and wounded in the capital, a day after the assassination of a general.

Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

2015-08-02 13:38

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses say.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 14:12

Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament job

2015-07-30 16:51

Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest.


Burundi president says God on his side

2015-08-20 18:30

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned rebels that they will be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests.

Burundi opposition says president 'declared war' on people

2015-08-13 19:23

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has "declared war" on his people by clinging onto power, key opposition leader Leonard Nyangoma says, demanding he steps down to allow a "political transition".

Burundi undermining key pillar of peace deal - envoys

2015-08-12 16:59

Top envoys have warned that Burundi’s government shows a "disturbing intent" on scrapping ethnic quotas in positions of power, a key pillar of a peace deal that ended a 13-year war.

Burundi: Suspects in killing of general arrested

2015-08-10 07:30

Burundi's prosecutor says the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza have been identified and "a certain number" have been arrested.

Burundi's calm days, violent nights

2015-08-06 16:45

By day, the streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura are filled with the sounds of market traders and the sound of traffic, by night they echo instead to the rattle of gunfire.

International outcry after Burundian rights activist shot

2015-08-05 11:57

The attempted killing of a leading rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, has triggered international outrage and stoked fears of worsening violence in Burundi.

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

2015-08-03 11:42

Gunfire has been heard in Burundi’s capital following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 22:12

Burundi's re-elected President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Burundi politicians make peace

2015-07-31 05:39

Agathon Rwasa has been elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

2015-07-27 22:21

A United Nations observer mission says that presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful, but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

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