Burundi protesters on streets

2015-06-02 19:37

Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

Burundi govt open to postponing elections

2015-06-01 07:49

The Burundian government says it is open to heeding a call by East African leaders to delay upcoming parliamentary and presidential polls by at least a month and a half amid continuing violent protests.

Burundi has sunk into political mess – opposition

2015-05-27 17:18

The country has sunk into a political and security mess which in no way can allow for peaceful, transparent, free or credible elections, Burundi's main opposition parties have said in a joint statement.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi

2015-05-26 18:02

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit east African nation of Burundi, a French diplomat says.

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

2015-05-26 12:05

East African leaders are set to meet over the weekend at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue to clash on the streets of the capital.

Opposition breaks off Burundi peace talks

2015-05-25 23:07

Burundi's opposition has boycotted peace talks with the government in protest at the killing of an opposition leader, despite UN-led calls for dialogue.

Gunshots heard as 100s take to the streets in Bujumbura

2015-05-25 14:12

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Burundian capital, Bujumbura, after an opposition politician was killed at the weekend.

Burundi activists vow intensified protests

2015-05-25 08:43

Thousands of Burundian activists have mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third consecutive term.

Two die in grenade explosion in Burundi

2015-05-23 13:10

Two people have died as grenades exploded in a Burundi market as political turmoil persists in Bujumbura, a report says.

Two killed in street battles in Burundi

2015-05-21 17:34

Protests and street battles have again erupted in Bujumbura after the police reportedly shot dead a protester.


Climate of fear engulfs Burundi

2015-06-01 20:14

A climate of fear engulfs Burundi as journalists and opposition are attacked ahead of the polls.

Burundi president won't attend Burundi crisis summit

2015-05-31 11:05

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will not attend a summit of regional leaders in Tanzania focusing on the crisis in his country.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi: diplomat

2015-05-26 20:58

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit central African nation of Burundi.

Key dates in the Burundi crisis

2015-05-26 16:16

Burundi has been rocked since April 26 by protests over a bid for a third term by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi slams foreign diplomatic pressure over political crisis

2015-05-26 10:00

Burundi’s government has condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signaling it would not bow to international criticism.

Opposition leader: Burundi not ready for polls

2015-05-25 21:07

An opposition leader in Burundi says the country is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedom.

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

Calm in Burundi as truce starts after deadly protests

2015-05-23 21:57

Burundian anti-government protesters have begun a two-day truce after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president's bid for a third term.

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

2015-05-22 12:02

Anti-government protesters in Burundi have marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations.

Street clashes, gunfire erupt again in Burundi capital

2015-05-21 14:48

Street battles and gunfire have erupted again in the Burundi capital, as protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected his calls for calm in the east African nation.

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