ARTICLES RELATING TO PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

Tensions as Burundi president launches re-election bid

2015-04-25 19:39

Burundi's president has been declared as candidate for a controversial third term in office, his ruling party announced, despite mounting protests.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Burundi ruling party to decide if president to seek 3rd term

2015-04-22 20:12

Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD will hold a party congress this weekend to decide whether President Pierre Nkurunziza will seek a third five-year term, a move that the opposition and diplomats worry would spark fresh unrest.

Burundi cops fire tear gas at protest against presidential 3rd term

2015-04-17 18:48

Burundi’s police have fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters who were calling on the president not to run for a third term, a witness says.

Burundi ruling party asks president to drop 3rd term quest

2015-03-26 19:50

Dozens of senior in Burundi’s ruling party have urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to abandon a quest for a third term this June to avoid renewed violence in the landlocked central African nation.

Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi

2015-03-20 22:35

Peace mediator Tanzania has warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that would prevent the president there running for another term.

Burundi Catholic Church calls for journalist's release

2015-02-01 07:14

A senior member of Burundi's influential Catholic Church has called for the release of a radio station boss, who has been arrested for complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns.

Burundi opposition chief gets 5 years for bribery

2015-01-16 13:53

A top Burundi opposition leader has been sentenced to five years in jail for bribery following a sex scandal he claims was created to block him from running for president.

Burundi president Nkurunziza to visit SA

2014-10-31 19:45

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza will undertake a two-day working visit to South African next week, the international relations department says.

Burundi rights chief trial opens

2014-07-05 07:25

The trial of one of Burundi's most respected human rights activists has opened on charges of 'endangering' national security.

 

Protest banned in Burundi

2015-04-24 21:57

Burundi has announced a nationwide ban on demonstrations following threats by the opposition and activists to step up protests against controversial plans by the president to seek re-election.

Burundi's ruling party to designate presidential candidate

2015-04-23 14:01

Burundi’s ruling party says it is poised to designate its candidate for upcoming presidential elections, with incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza expected to defy a two-term limit and seek re-election.

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

At least 6 000 Burundi refugees flee into Rwanda

2015-04-15 16:55

At least 6 000 Burundian refugees have fled into Rwanda over the past month, Rwandan officials say, fearing violence in the build up to Burundi’s presidential election.

Burundi journos, activists bemoan mounting harassment

2015-03-25 09:58

As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech.

Burundi warns those opposing president's possible 3rd term

2015-02-16 10:55

Burundi’s president will bid for a third term in June elections if elected by his party, his spokesperson says, denying campaigners who say such a move would violate the constitution and risk violence.

Burundi rivals try to ease pre-vote tensions

2015-01-30 10:03

Burundi's ruling party has says it is 'ready for compromise' with the opposition to ensure peaceful elections, as warnings mount of the risk of violence in the upcoming key polls.

Burundi govt boycotts UN election mission launch

2015-01-12 20:09

Burundi’s government has boycotted the launch of the UN observer mission for elections in May and June, as concern mounts of the risk of violence in the key polls.

Burundi denies 'plot' to kill opposition leader

2014-07-14 07:41

Burundi's interior minister has denied government involvement in an alleged attempt by a policeman to assassinate a prominent opposition leader.

Burundi ready to boost CAR contingent

2014-06-05 07:46

Burundi is ready to send hundreds more troops to Central African Republic, where international forces are trying to put an end to sectarian violence, President Pierre Nkurunzisa says.

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