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DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

Burundians still fleeing abuses: report

2017-08-25 06:15

Burundians continue to flee their country due to ongoing threats and abuses despite their government's insistence that many are returning, a report says.

Burundi's exiles call world's attention to deadly crisis

2017-07-26 16:35

Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

2017-07-21 17:59

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

2017-07-21 06:18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was making his first foreign trip in more than two years.

Burundi official says 8 people killed in grenade attack

2017-07-10 13:02

A Burundi official says eight people have been killed in a grenade attack on a bar in the country's rural northern area.

Burundi becoming a 'violent dictatorship': report

2017-07-04 16:33

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party have moved the country toward violent dictatorship, rights groups say in a report that slams the international community for inaction.

Burundi warns new UN envoy against opposition bias

2017-06-29 21:50

Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an accusation also levelled at his predecessors.

UN says Burundi still torturing and killing opponents

2017-06-15 20:57

Burundi security forces and government-allied militia are continuing to torture and kill opponents, UN investigators have said, allegations denied by the government.

Former Burkina Faso president named UN Burundi envoy

2017-05-06 11:05

A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.

 

Open a case against Burundi 'as soon as possible', ICC told

2017-09-04 20:00

The UN investigators have accused Burundi's government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case "as soon as possible".

Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

2017-08-18 09:26

Burundian police say at least one person has been killed and 29 others injured in grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura.

Burundi school director: 6 teens likely seeking better life

2017-07-25 10:30

The director of a school in Burundi says teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left the east African nation because life is hard there and everyone wants more in life.

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

2017-07-21 16:59

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.

Burundi's president goes abroad for 1st time since coup plot

2017-07-20 19:06

An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.

Burundi's government purging Tutsi army officers - report

2017-07-04 19:08

Burundi's ruling party is purging ethnic Tutsi army officers in a campaign of repression, a human rights group says, accusing the international community of inaction amid deadly political violence in the East African country.

Late Burundi king's remains re-interred in Switzerland

2017-06-30 13:34

After a long legal battle, the remains of a former Burundian king who died in 1977 have been re-buried near Geneva after a Swiss court ruled that he deserves to rest in peace in Switzerland as he had wished.

Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near Burundi

2017-06-21 17:33

Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.

Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers

2017-05-27 20:56

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

Burundi refugees find hope in 'at home' bar in Rwanda

2017-04-29 19:02

Outside Rwanda's national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their country's two-year-old political crisis.

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