Burundi suspends 10 civic groups

2015-11-23 22:51

Burundi's government has suspended ten civic groups, accusing them of fomenting unrest.

Burundi says Belgium behind plot to overthrow president

2015-11-20 18:56

Presidential spokesperson has accused Belgium of orchestrating May coup attempt - Brussels calls allegation "absurd".

Burundi opposition calls for president to step down

2015-11-13 20:59

Peace will only return to Burundi if President Pierre Nkurunziza steps down and respects the two-term president limit, the country’s main opposition party says.

Burundi rivals welcome UN bid to end violence

2015-11-13 15:55

Burundi's government and opposition have welcomed a UN resolution calling for urgent talks to pull the country from the brink of "possible genocide".

UN moves to pull Burundi back from 'possible genocide'

2015-11-13 07:46

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that could pave the way for peacekeepers to be deployed to Burundi.

UN to vote on resolution condemning Burundi killings

2015-11-12 07:39

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution strongly condemning increasing killings, torture and human rights violations in Burundi.

Despite genocide warnings, Burundi says it's 'not in flames'

2015-11-10 12:30

"Burundi is not in flames," its foreign minister says, dismissing international concerns that his country is at risk of a Rwanda-like genocide.

2 killed as Burundi forces search for weapons

2015-11-09 13:46

At least two people have been killed and a policeman wounded in gun battles in Burundi's capital, police and witnesses say, as security forces searched opposition strongholds for weapons.

Burundi crisis poses 'devastating' risk for region - AU

2015-11-05 09:51

The African Union has warned of its “deep concern” for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.

Burundi police battle with criminals

2015-11-02 16:09

Eight gunmen have been killed and 18 others captured in Burundi after clashes with police outside the capital Bujumbura.


At least seven killed in Burundi shootings, blasts

2015-11-22 22:12

At least seven people have been killed in Burundian capital Bujumbura, a rights activist has said, as the country plunges deeper into a spiral of political violence.

Six killed in Burundi violence - police

2015-11-16 12:00

At least six people have been killed and several others wounded in the latest violence in Burundi’s capital, police and witnesses say, a week after the launch of a crackdown search for weapons.

US envoy in Uganda to help start Burundi peace talks

2015-11-13 15:55

Uganda’s deputy foreign minister says a US envoy is in the country to encourage talks to resolve Burundi’s crisis.

Belgium advises nationals to leave Burundi

2015-11-13 14:35

Belgium’s foreign ministry has advised its citizens in Burundi to leave unless they have an essential reason for staying, following a wave of political violence in the east African country.

Call for urgent Burundi unity meeting

2015-11-12 21:07

The United Nations, European Union and African Union have called for an urgent meeting between Burundi's government and opposition to be held outside the country.

Post-election crisis escalates in Burundi

2015-11-11 14:50

Turmoil continues to grip Burundi more than six months after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a controversial third term.

France seeks UN action to halt Burundi killings

2015-11-10 09:54

France has presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at toughening the international response to the violence in Burundi, where fears of Rwanda-style mass killings are rife.

Group issues Burundi 'conflict' warning

2015-11-06 12:23

After months of violence, troubled Burundi risks sliding into civil war, a leading tank has warned, issuing a "conflict alert" after a string of battled between gunmen.

Burundi president gives gunmen deadline

2015-11-02 22:03

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has given gunmen a five-day deadline to lay down arms after a string of battles with security forces.

US to remove Burundi from African trade act

2015-10-31 12:11

President Barack Obama says he's removing Burundi from the trade programme for sub-Saharan African countries.

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