2 killed in violence linked to Burundi president's new term

2016-05-25 15:08

A Burundi official says gunmen killed two people including a local police chief in the central province of Mwaro, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended time in power.

Burundi crisis talks delayed again

2016-04-29 18:59

Long-stalled peace talks it is hoped would solve a year-long crisis in Burundi have been delayed again, the opposition have said.

Four killed in Burundi violence

2016-04-21 23:41

A Burundian official says a military officer is among 4 people killed in violence associated with the extended tenure of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Five killed in Burundi market attack

2016-04-12 16:21

Gunmen in Burundi killed at least five people and wounded seven when they opened fire on a market.

Burundi buried suspects without notifying families

2016-03-11 05:36

Burundi's attorney general has acknowledged that the government buried dozens of suspected rebels who died after attacks on four military bases without notifying their families.

Zuma, African leaders in Burundi to push for talks

2016-02-25 17:05

A delegation of five African heads of state led by President Zuma have arrived in Bujumbura at the start of a two-day visit to push for talks to end Burundi's deep political crisis.

Burundi leader promises to release prisoners

2016-02-23 16:00

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Burundi's president has agreed to release at least 2 000 people detained during months of violent unrest.

East African leaders congratulate Museveni

2016-02-22 14:46

Two prominent east African leaders - Uhuru Kenyatta and Pierre Nkurunziza - were among the first to congratulate Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on his victory in the presidential elections, a report says.

US accuses Rwanda of destabilising Burundi

2016-02-11 05:17

The United States accused Rwanda of involvement in 'destabilising activities' in strife-torn Burundi, including the recruitment of refugees for armed attacks.

Burundi mass graves a lie

2016-02-04 23:18

Burundi has denied reports that mass graves containing the bodies of government opponents existed in and near the capital Bujumbura.


Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

2016-04-26 05:32

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

Feared Burundian police arrest comedian

2016-04-01 18:02

A popular Burundi comedian known as "Kigingi" has been arrested after poking fun at the president, his family says.

African leaders end Burundi peace talks

2016-02-26 17:39

Five African heads of state have held talks with Burundi's president at the end of a two-day visit to push for talks to end the country's political crisis.

Burundi president agrees to hold talks

2016-02-23 20:58

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Four killed in Burundi attacks

2016-02-22 18:07

At least four people have been killed in fresh grenade and gun attacks in Burundi ahead of a visit by UN chief Ban Ki-moon aimed at ending months of deadly unrest.

Burundi, DRC ask UN to act against Rwanda

2016-02-17 22:08

Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are urging the UN Security Council to take action against Rwanda.

Four killed, including child, in Burundi attacks

2016-02-07 20:29

Four people, including a child, have been killed in grenade attacks in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, which has been wracked by political violence.

Rwanda recruiting refugees to oust Burundi president: UN

2016-02-04 22:33

Rwanda has recruited refugees from Burundi for combat training aimed at removing President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.

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