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.

Deploying AU force without Burundi approval 'unimaginable'

2016-01-31 13:05

The African Union will not deploy peacekeepers to troubled Burundi unless the government in Bujumbura agrees, the AU special representative for the region says.

Burundi opposition urges support for AU intervention force

2016-01-28 22:26

Burundi's main opposition grouping has urged the international community and the African Union to approve plans to send an AU peacekeeping force to the strife-torn country.

Mugabe meets Burundi envoy ahead of AU summit

2016-01-27 14:07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reported to have met with a special envoy of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, ahead of the upcoming AU summit in Ethiopia.

UN makes little headway in Burundi crisis talks

2016-01-23 10:28

UN Security Council ambassadors have met with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, but said they had made little headway in efforts to bring peace to the troubled nation.

AU backs UN bid to push Burundi peacekeeping

2016-01-21 16:46

The African Union has expressed hope that UN Security Council ambassadors will persuade Burundi to begin serious talks and agree to the deployment of peacekeepers.

Burundi killings, mass graves, gang rapes denounced

2016-01-15 16:41

The UN human rights chief has voiced alarm at the spiralling violence in Burundi over allegations of security forces gang raping women, ethnic killings and mass graves.

Defectors killed in Burundi

2016-01-13 15:59

A Burundi army captain and police brigadier who defected from security forces have been killed.

Burundi peace talks must be all inclusive - mediator

2016-01-07 21:03

The mediator for peace talks aimed at ending Burundi's turmoil says the mediation process should be all inclusive.


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.

Possible 5 mass graves found in Burundi - Amnesty

2016-01-29 10:45

New satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves, Amnesty International says.

African Union hopeful of Burundi force approval

2016-01-28 19:41

The African Union is determined to end the crisis in Burundi as it readies for a key summit where leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force.

Burundi president rejects UN help

2016-01-23 22:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have turned to the African Union to map out the next steps to end violence in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected talks and peacekeepers.

UN mission arrives to halt violence in Burundi

2016-01-21 21:49

A UN Security Council delegation has arrived in Burundi in an attempt to halt the spiral of political violence threatening to plunge the east African country into a new civil war.

UN council diplomats push for new mediation effort in Burundi

2016-01-19 10:26

UN Security Council envoys will press Burundi's government to agree to talks with the opposition under a new mediator when they travel to Bujumbura this week.

UN ill-prepared for Burundi trouble

2016-01-13 21:06

A confidential UN memo to the Security Council warns that a proposed peacekeeping force for Burundi would be unable to quell large-scale violence in the conflict-wracked African country.

Nazi hunter fears for Burundi

2016-01-12 05:19

German Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld says she fears for Burundi if killings linked to the political crisis in the strife-torn African country continue.

Burundi peace talks delayed, no new date

2016-01-05 19:16

Rival Burundian factions say that peace talks announced for January 6 would not go ahead on time and no new date has been agreed upon either.

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