More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.

Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from ICC

2016-10-19 06:08

The president of Burundi has signed legislation to make Burundi the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Burundi suspends local activities of UN human rights office

2016-10-12 06:04

Burundi's government says it is suspending the activities of the UN human rights office there, following the release of a report implicating the country's security forces in massive rights violations.

Burundi opposition leader held for 'endangering' security

2016-09-30 06:39

The leader of an opposition party in strife-torn Burundi has been arrested and accused of "endangering state security", Burundian police have said.

Burundi detains WhatsApp group for defamation

2016-08-25 21:26

Burundi police say they have detained eight people accused of being members of a WhatsApp group, for defaming the government and insulting public institutions.

Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

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.


Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, Burundi, DRC

2016-10-19 21:06

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend presidential debate as Trump's guest, Zimbabwean children go hungry and Burundi set to pull out of ICC.

Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from ICC

2016-10-12 17:02

Burundi's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, after the UN began an enquiry into human rights abuses in the turbulent nation.

Burundi to leave International Criminal Court, official says

2016-10-07 21:00

Burundi will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, months after the court said it will investigate violence sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election, an official says.

Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses

2016-09-24 22:00

Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a UN report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses

Group says Burundians don't want presidential term limits

2016-08-25 20:04

A government-backed commission in Burundi says the majority of Burundians want presidential term limits removed from the country's constitution.

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.

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