ARTICLES RELATING TO PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

US calls for Burundi election delay

2015-07-03 07:44

The US has called for presidential elections in Burundi to be delayed, ratcheting up international pressure on the defiant incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.

Gunshots heard in Burundi capital ahead of poll results

2015-07-01 15:33

At least two policemen have been injured during a grenade attack in Burundi’s capital, witnesses say, as the country awaits results from the country’s parliamentary election which was boycotted by the opposition.

Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

2015-06-30 13:53

Burundi election officials have finished vote-counting, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.

Burundians electing Parliament in poll overshadowed by violence

2015-06-29 12:04

Polling stations have opened in Burundi for parliamentary elections overshadowed by violence, boycotted by the opposition and criticised by the international community.

Grenade attacks disrupt start of Burundi's controversial polls

2015-06-29 08:36

Assailants have attacked numerous polling stations in Burundi, disrupting the start of voting in controversial polls that follow two months of unrest over the president’s bid for a third term.

Burundi goes to polls, defies violence

2015-06-29 07:24

Burundi goes to the polls with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

Burundi rejects UN call for election delay

2015-06-27 13:00

Burundi’s ambassador to the UN has told the Security Council that elections will go ahead as planned, despite a call by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a postponement.

127 000 Burundians flee amid unrest, says UN

2015-06-26 17:00

Nearly 127 000 Burundians have registered as refugees in neighbouring countries as many more have likely fled under the radar from the troubled central African nation, the UN says.

Burundian vice president flees to Belguim

2015-06-25 10:39

One of Burundi's vice presidents has fled to Belgium, saying he had been threatened after denouncing President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest for a third term in office.

World must act to avoid Burundi catastrophe - exiled journalist

2015-06-24 16:13

The international community should prepare for a possible military intervention in Burundi, one of the country’s top journalists says.

 

Burundi gun battle neutralises protesters

2015-07-01 17:10

Six people, including one police officer, have been killed in gun battles in a part of Burundi's capital that has led protests against the president's third-term bid.

10 000 Burundians fled country before vote - UN

2015-06-30 15:13

Nearly 10 000 Burundians fled the country over the weekend before Burundi closed its borders ahead of controversial and violence-wracked elections in the troubled east African country, the UN says.

Voting in Burundi 'slow' in several districts

2015-06-30 07:34

Voting in Burundi’s parliamentary elections appeared slow in several districts after the opposition boycotted the polls protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to win a third term in office.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

2015-06-29 09:53

The head of Burundi’s parliament has fled the country following weeks of violence, denouncing the president’s "illegal" third term bid.

Burundi: Key facts about a troubled country

2015-06-29 08:18

Burundi is holding parliamentary and local elections on after weeks of unrest, recalling its long history of conflict and ethnic massacres.

Burundi parliament head leaves country, denounces president

2015-06-28 16:11

The head of Burundi's parliament says he had left the nation due to the violence raging there and urged the president not to seek an "illegal" third term.

Burundi crisis escalates as opposition boycotts polls

2015-06-27 09:00

Opposition says it would boycott Burundi’s polls in protest at the president’s bid for a third term, escalating the African nation’s worst political crisis since a civil war ended in 2005.

Burundi opposition announces election boycott

2015-06-26 11:08

Burundi’s opposition parties have announced they will boycott upcoming elections, saying it was not possible to hold a fair vote following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to cling to power.

Burundi government rejoins UN-led crisis talks

2015-06-24 21:58

Burundi's government has joined a fresh round of UN-led talks hoped to broker peace between rival parties ahead of upcoming elections.

Burundi's ruling party boycotts UN-mediated crisis talks

2015-06-23 17:55

Burundi's ruling party has boycotted the restart of UN-led talks hoped to broker peace between rival parties following weeks of violence and ahead of elections.

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