Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries

2016-02-12 10:05

Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.

UN wants to send experts for Burundi mass graves probe

2016-02-11 09:14

The United Nations wants to send independent forensics experts to Burundi to help authorities investigate allegations of mass graves in the strife-torn country, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Four killed, including child, in Burundi attacks

2016-02-07 20:29

Four people, including a child, have been killed in grenade attacks in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, which has been wracked by political violence.

Burundi mass graves a lie

2016-02-04 23:18

Burundi has denied reports that mass graves containing the bodies of government opponents existed in and near the capital Bujumbura.

AU buckles on Burundi force

2016-01-31 21:08

African leaders have failed to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.

UN backs Burundi force as Africa leaders debate troops

2016-01-30 18:34

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned African leaders of the need for action in troubled Burundi at a summit hoping to end armed crises across the continent.

Burundi arrests two foreign journalists

2016-01-29 12:28

Burundi police say they have arrested two respected foreign journalists working in the capital, as they reported on gunmen opposed to the government in the troubled central African country.

Burundi opposition urges support for AU intervention force

2016-01-28 22:26

Burundi's main opposition grouping has urged the international community and the African Union to approve plans to send an AU peacekeeping force to the strife-torn country.

African leaders to vote on Burundi force at annual summit

2016-01-28 11:40

African leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force to troubled Burundi despite the country's vehement opposition when they meet for their annual summit this week.

Burundi president rejects UN help

2016-01-23 22:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have turned to the African Union to map out the next steps to end violence in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected talks and peacekeepers.


Grenade wounds 26 in Burundi capital

2016-02-11 22:04

Twenty-six people were injured, nine of them seriously, when a grenade exploded in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura.

US accuses Rwanda of destabilising Burundi

2016-02-11 05:17

The United States accused Rwanda of involvement in 'destabilising activities' in strife-torn Burundi, including the recruitment of refugees for armed attacks.

Burundi militias 'hunting' refugees in Tanzania

2016-02-05 20:54

Burundian refugees say their government is sending militias to Tanzanian camps to kidnap and kill opposition supporters.

Rwanda recruiting refugees to oust Burundi president: UN

2016-02-04 22:33

Rwanda has recruited refugees from Burundi for combat training aimed at removing President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.

Deploying AU force without Burundi approval 'unimaginable'

2016-01-31 13:05

The African Union will not deploy peacekeepers to troubled Burundi unless the government in Bujumbura agrees, the AU special representative for the region says.

Burundi defiant as Africa leaders debate peacekeeping force

2016-01-30 10:58

African Union efforts to approve a peacekeeping force for troubled Burundi faced tough challenges as leaders met ahead of an unprecedented vote on the potential deployment of 5 000 troops.

Possible 5 mass graves found in Burundi - Amnesty

2016-01-29 10:45

New satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves, Amnesty International says.

African Union hopeful of Burundi force approval

2016-01-28 19:41

The African Union is determined to end the crisis in Burundi as it readies for a key summit where leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force.

Mugabe meets Burundi envoy ahead of AU summit

2016-01-27 14:07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reported to have met with a special envoy of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, ahead of the upcoming AU summit in Ethiopia.

UN council meets African Union for Burundi crisis talks

2016-01-23 15:37

UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU force to stem violence in the troubled country.

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