ARTICLES RELATING TO PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

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.

Belgium frees Burundi opposition leader

2014-05-07 12:19

Belgian authorities have released a prominent Burundian opposition leader who had been detained at the airport last week while he was on route to Italy.

UN concerned at political violence in Burundi

2014-04-11 08:56

Burundi is experiencing rising political violence and restrictions on political rights, the press and civil liberties in the run-up to 2015 elections, the UN has warned.

Burundi opposition chief charged with rebellion

2014-03-12 14:56

Burundi has charged the leader of a key opposition party and 71 supporters with rebellion after violent clashes last week, a prosecutor says.

Burundi journalist held in secret prison

2013-06-14 22:45

A Burundian television journalist, who has disappeared, is being detained by the country's intelligence services, the Burundian Journalists' Union says.

UN slams 'negative' Burundi media law

2013-06-06 10:04

The UN leader Ban Ki-moon has slammed a new law passed by Burundi’s government that he says would have a "negative impact" on press freedom.

 

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.

Burundi expels second UN official

2014-06-04 17:57

Burundi has announced it will expel a United Nations official, the second to be thrown out of the central African nation in as many months.

Burundi demands UN apology

2014-04-16 11:49

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

Burundi bans jogging groups

2014-03-20 20:44

Jogging groups have been banned from Burundi's capital because opposition parties are using them as an excuse to organise uprisings.

Veteran Burundi rebel resurfaces

2013-08-06 19:43

Burundi's veteran rebel leader Agathon Rwasa has resurfaced after three years in the bush, but police stopped him from addressing a crowd of supporters who came to welcome him.

Burundi, a nation divided over land

2013-06-07 09:13

For the crowded and grossly impoverished country of Burundi, struggling to rebuild after decades of unrest and war, land is one of the most emotive issues of all.

Burundi parly passes tough media law

2013-04-04 14:54

Burundi lawmakers have approved a draft media law that forces journalists to reveal sources, threatens reporters with financial penalties and bans news about the local currency.

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