ARTICLES RELATING TO PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

Burundi talks snagged again

2016-07-12 20:34

A renewed effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has again crashed because the government shunned peace talks in Tanzania at the last minute.

Burundi soldier pulls grenade pin - kills self, 2

2016-06-14 21:44

A government official says two civilians in Burundi have died as a grenade exploded in the hands of a soldier, killing him as well.

Burundi journalist arrested, feared tortured

2016-06-06 22:17

A Burundian journalist has been arrested by the country's dreaded National Intelligence Service, and it is feared he is being tortured.

US sanctions 2 Burundi officials, rebel leader

2016-06-03 20:25

The United States has sanctioned two Burundi government officials and a rebel leader over violence in the country linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended tenure

2 killed in violence linked to Burundi president's new term

2016-05-25 15:08

A Burundi official says gunmen killed two people including a local police chief in the central province of Mwaro, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended time in power.

Burundi crisis talks delayed again

2016-04-29 18:59

Long-stalled peace talks it is hoped would solve a year-long crisis in Burundi have been delayed again, the opposition have said.

Four killed in Burundi violence

2016-04-21 23:41

A Burundian official says a military officer is among 4 people killed in violence associated with the extended tenure of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Five killed in Burundi market attack

2016-04-12 16:21

Gunmen in Burundi killed at least five people and wounded seven when they opened fire on a market.

Burundi buried suspects without notifying families

2016-03-11 05:36

Burundi's attorney general has acknowledged that the government buried dozens of suspected rebels who died after attacks on four military bases without notifying their families.

Zuma, African leaders in Burundi to push for talks

2016-02-25 17:05

A delegation of five African heads of state led by President Zuma have arrived in Bujumbura at the start of a two-day visit to push for talks to end Burundi's deep political crisis.

 

Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Burundi teenagers held for insulting leader freed

2016-06-07 17:25

Six Burundian high school students charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza have been temporarily freed.

Teens detained for defacing Burundi president photo

2016-06-04 12:13

At least two people are shot and injured in protest over arrests of 11 schoolchildren for "insulting" Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi army locks grade 8 classes after president's picture defaced

2016-06-02 21:15

More than 300 students at a high school in Burundi have been suspended for defacing a photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

2016-04-26 05:32

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

Feared Burundian police arrest comedian

2016-04-01 18:02

A popular Burundi comedian known as "Kigingi" has been arrested after poking fun at the president, his family says.

African leaders end Burundi peace talks

2016-02-26 17:39

Five African heads of state have held talks with Burundi's president at the end of a two-day visit to push for talks to end the country's political crisis.

Burundi president agrees to hold talks

2016-02-23 20:58

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

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