ARTICLES RELATING TO PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

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.

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

2017-03-29 16:35

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations has said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

UN says Burundi's political impasse and human rights worsen

2017-03-10 11:34

The UN special adviser on Burundi is warning that the political impasse in the east African nation is worsening and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating.

UN chief warns of Burundi's leader seeking 4th term

2017-03-02 15:07

A new report by the UN secretary general warns that if Burundi's president tries to seek a fourth term it could "plunge the country into an even deeper crisis".

Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticises opposition

2017-02-21 16:00

A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticising the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive".

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

2017-02-16 14:38

Burundi's government says it will not participate in peace talks with the opposition because it cannot negotiate with fugitives from justice.

Burundi: UN experts say situation worsening for NGOs

2017-02-06 19:08

A group of United Nations human rights experts says there's growing repression of civic groups and rights activists in Burundi amid sporadic violence stemming from the president's disputed third term

Burundi's government frees scores of prisoners after pardon

2017-01-25 15:59

Burundi's government has started releasing scores of prisoners, including some accused of endangering state security, following a clemency order by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

 

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.

After two years, no end in sight to Burundi's deadly turmoil

2017-04-26 10:02

Two years after Burundi's president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

Mutilated corpses again reported in Burundi, UN expert says

2017-03-14 17:34

Reports of mutilated corpses are again emerging as Burundi's political crisis continues, a United Nations expert on the East African nation says.

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

2017-03-08 21:58

Rights groups have urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online.

UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

2017-02-25 17:30

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the crisis in the African country.

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

2017-02-17 08:39

Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighbouring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

Number of Burundian refugees to reach 500 000 this year

2017-02-08 11:00

The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500 000 this year, and the UN is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency says.

Burundi: Army major killed as violence persists

2017-01-26 16:27

A military official says an army major has been shot and killed by a colleague in a remote area of Burundi.

Burundi frees prisoners, but rights groups cautious

2017-01-23 21:47

Burundi has began releasing a quarter of its jail population under a mass presidential pardon, but prisoners' rights groups voiced concern they were just making room for more political inmates.

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