Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

2015-07-27 22:21

A United Nations observer mission says that presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful, but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

2015-07-24 17:00

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission has announced.

Burundi security fired on protesters to 'punish' them - Amnesty

2015-07-23 12:03

Burundian security forces have crushed anti-government demonstrations, including shooting protesters running from them, to silence those opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third-term, a rights group says.

Burundi's leader ready to form unity govt after poll

2015-07-22 18:06

Burundi’s president would not oppose forming a national unity government after an election boycotted by the opposition but if he wins a third term would not cut it short, a presidential official says.

Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi poll

2015-07-21 21:43

A policeman and an opposition official have died in violence at the start of Burundi's presidential election.

Burundi elections not credible - US

2015-07-21 14:29

The US says Burundi's elections lack credibility and by pressing ahead, the government "risks its legitimacy".

Explosions, gunfire in Burundi capital

2015-07-20 23:21

Explosions and gunfire have been heard in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, hours before polls are due to open.

Bitterly divided Burundi heads for elections

2015-07-20 07:29

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza appears set to win a controversial third consecutive term in elections this week, a hollow victory that will leave him ruling over a violently divided nation.

Opposition candidates quit Burundi presidential race

2015-07-18 17:04

Three candidates including two former presidents have withdrawn from the Burundi's upcoming presidential race predicting the contest will not be free and fair.

Crisis-hit Burundi leader promises 'five more years of peace'

2015-07-18 08:47

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has promised to deliver 'five more years of peace' if he is re-elected, in the climax of a campaign marked by deadly street protests and an attempted coup.


Burundi opposition chief rejects poll results

2015-07-25 18:08

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Trouble ahead for Burundi as president set for hollow victory

2015-07-24 09:23

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office, but analysts say his victory will be hollow, with the country divided, isolated and facing aid cuts.

Burundi election results to be announced Friday

2015-07-22 21:03

The Burundi election results are to be announced on Friday.

Burundi counts votes after controversial presidential polls

2015-07-22 05:25

Vote counting is under way in Burundi, the day after a presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term.

Burundi's Nkurunziza: ex-rebel, born-again Christian who divided a nation

2015-07-21 15:36

A former sports teacher, ex-rebel, born-again Christian and football fanatic, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has divided the nation over his bid to secure a third term in office in elections.

Burundians vote in presidential polls overshadowed by violence

2015-07-21 10:10

Polling stations have opened in Burundi for a controversial presidential election, boycotted by the opposition and threatening to plunge the East African country into a deepening spiral of violence.

Rwanda launches consultations on Kagame 3rd term

2015-07-20 12:45

Rwandan lawmakers have begun a national tour consulting people on possible constitutional changes to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power, the country’s parliament speaker says.

Burundi government, opposition talks halted

2015-07-19 20:42

Burundi's government has halted last-ditch negotiations with opposition parties aimed at resolving a major political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election bid.

Burundi rivals hold talks days before election

2015-07-18 14:05

Burundi’s government and opposition have opened a new round of negotiations as part of a last-ditch effort to resolve a major political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial re-election bid, a source says.

Uganda minister in Burundi for crisis mediation

2015-07-16 22:02

Ugandan-led regional efforts to resolve Burundi's violent political crisis are continuing with the country's defence minister standing in for President Yoweri Museveni as mediator.

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