Burundi expels Rwandan diplomat

2015-10-07 22:35

Burundi has expelled a senior Rwandan diplomat, the latest sign of tension between the central African neighbours.

Burundi's hunt for 'rebels' spooks frightened Rwandans

2015-10-04 07:24

Buses to Burundi from neighbouring Rwanda used to be full, but nowadays they struggle for passengers: a reflection of tensions amid accusations Kigali is backing a rebellion against Bujumbura.

Burundi coup plotter, authorities hit with EU sanctions

2015-10-02 19:22

A former army general who backed a foiled coup attempt in May against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has been hit with EU sanctions, amid efforts to quell the violence in the eastern African country.

Burundi to pursue the 'few' officials behind killings – president

2015-10-01 15:45

Burundi’s president says those in possession of illegal arms have a month to relinquish them and that authorities will hold to account the “few” security officials behind cases of killings and torture.

UN rights chief warns over upsurge in Burundi killings

2015-09-28 14:36

The UN human rights chief has warned that Burundi risks sliding back into civil war after a dramatic rise in killings, arrests and detentions in the troubled east African country.

Catholic Church calls for Burundi talks

2015-09-22 19:37

Burundi's influential Catholic Church has called for 'meaningful dialogue' between rival forces to ensure there is no return to civil war.

At least 4 killed in attack on Burundi army chief

2015-09-11 16:35

At least four people were killed when gunmen ambushed the Burundian army’s chief of staff in a failed assassination attempt, a report says.

Burundi army chief escapes assassination attempt, 7 killed

2015-09-11 10:19

The head of Burundi’s armed forces has survived an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, police say, adding that at least seven other people were killed in the attack.

Burundi inflation hits 8% in July as political unrest persists

2015-08-28 16:26

Burundi's inflation rose to 8% year-on-year in July from 7.7% in June as a political crisis in the country drove up costs for all essentials, notably for housing, water and energy, official data show.

Burundi president says God on his side

2015-08-20 18:30

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned rebels that they will be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests.


At least a dozen killed in fresh Burundi protests

2015-10-04 14:06

At least a dozen civilians have been killed in weekend clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the Burundi capital Bujumbura, sources say.

Belgium cuts aid to Burundi government as EU sanctions hit

2015-10-02 22:19

Former colonial power Belgium says it would halt some aid to the government of Burundi in protest at President Pierre Nkurunziza’s disputed third term as leader of the central African country.

Amid unexplained killings, Burundi descending into anarchy

2015-10-01 19:45

Killings and arrests across Burundi have triggered fear and uncertainty across the central African country that has already been shaken from protests and a coup attempt earlier this year.

Burundi opposition official killed

2015-10-01 05:28

Gunmen have killed an opposition party official in Burundi's Muramvya province.

Burundi rules out talks with 'rebel' opposition

2015-09-23 18:01

Burundi’s government has ruled out talks with key opposition groups, rejecting calls by the influential Catholic Church for all sides to negotiate to ensure no return to civil war.

Burundi opposition wants stay-put president sanctioned

2015-09-15 20:20

Burundi's main opposition group has called for international and "targeted" sanctions to be slapped on President Pierre Nkurunziza over his refusal to leave office.

Burundi army chief escapes assassination attempt

2015-09-11 12:42

Burundi's army chief has survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bujumbura, a military spokesperson says.

Burundi's opposition party spokesperson killed

2015-09-08 15:30

The spokesperson for an opposition party in Burundi has been shot and killed outside his home in the capital, the leader of the party says.

AI: Burundi used acid, iron bars to torture opposition

2015-08-24 12:07

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International says.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.

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