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Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

2017-08-18 09:26

Burundian police say at least one person has been killed and 29 others injured in grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura.

Burundi's exiles call world's attention to deadly crisis

2017-07-26 16:35

Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

2017-07-21 17:59

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

2017-07-21 15:22

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

2017-07-20 20:00

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

Burundi human rights activist detained

2017-07-14 16:47

Burundi's National Intelligence Service has picked up a human rights activist and is holding him over an alleged breach of state security, a police source says.

Burundi official says 8 people killed in grenade attack

2017-07-10 13:02

A Burundi official says eight people have been killed in a grenade attack on a bar in the country's rural northern area.

Burundi becoming a 'violent dictatorship': report

2017-07-04 16:33

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party have moved the country toward violent dictatorship, rights groups say in a report that slams the international community for inaction.

Late Burundi king's remains re-interred in Switzerland

2017-06-30 13:34

After a long legal battle, the remains of a former Burundian king who died in 1977 have been re-buried near Geneva after a Swiss court ruled that he deserves to rest in peace in Switzerland as he had wished.

Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near Burundi

2017-06-21 17:33

Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.

 

UN alarmed at killings in Burundi and threatens sanctions

2017-08-03 15:09

The UN Security Council is expressing alarm at reports of torture and extrajudicial killings in Burundi and the increasing number of people fleeing the east African nation, now totaling over 416 000

Burundi school director: 6 teens likely seeking better life

2017-07-25 10:30

The director of a school in Burundi says teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left the east African nation because life is hard there and everyone wants more in life.

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

2017-07-21 16:59

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

2017-07-21 06:18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was making his first foreign trip in more than two years.

Burundi's president goes abroad for 1st time since coup plot

2017-07-20 19:06

An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

Burundi's government purging Tutsi army officers - report

2017-07-04 19:08

Burundi's ruling party is purging ethnic Tutsi army officers in a campaign of repression, a human rights group says, accusing the international community of inaction amid deadly political violence in the East African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Burundi

2017-07-01 09:31

A white Zimbabwean farmer, who was evicted from his farm last week, has told News24 that his farm is now occupied by "armed men", and a former minister says he will single-handedly remove President Robert Mugabe from power.

Burundi warns new UN envoy against opposition bias

2017-06-29 21:50

Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an accusation also levelled at his predecessors.

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

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