Burundi's army declares its neutrality as crisis deepens

2015-05-02 21:00

Burundi's defence minister has declared the army's neutrality in the political crisis gripping the central African country, and called for an end to attacks on citizens' rights.

Burundi denounces 'terrorists', vows to stop protests

2015-05-02 14:04

Burundi’s government has vowed a major crackdown on political protests, accusing opposition and civil society groups of providing cover for a “terrorist enterprise”.

Seven dead, 66 hurt in week of Burundi protests - officials

2015-05-01 22:17

At least seven people have died and 66 others wounded in nearly a week of clashes between police and protestors in the central African nation of Burundi, officials say.

Hundreds arrested in Burundi amid protests

2015-05-01 16:41

More than 400 people are believed to be in detention as Burundi's government tries to stop street protests against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza, a Human Rights Watch researcher says.

9 hurt as Burundi hit by more violent protests

2015-04-30 18:03

At least nine protesters have been hurt in Burundi’s capital in renewed clashes over a bid by the country’s president to stand for a third term, the Red Cross says.

Burundi students expelled from university campus

2015-04-30 14:29

Authorities in Burundi have closed university accommodation facilities and forced thousands of students to leave the campus, witnesses say, in an operation apparently designed to halt a wave of protests.

UK issues Burundi travel warning after protests in capital

2015-04-29 16:46

Britain has warned its citizens to avoid “all but essential travel” to Burundi, where protesters have taken to the streets of the capital for four straight days to protest at President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term.

Protest-hit Burundi cuts mobile social network access

2015-04-29 09:21

Authorities in protest-hit Burundi have cut mobile access to several social networks and messaging applications, a telecoms official says.

Over 5 000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in 2 days

2015-04-28 15:27

More than 5 000 Burundians have fled Rwanda following mounting tensions in the east African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21 000, the UN says.

Burundi: Riot police, protesters clash for 3rd day

2015-04-28 13:04

Protesters in Burundi have clashed with police for a third day in fresh demonstrations against the president’s bid to cling to power for a third term, witnesses say.


Call to halt Burundi protest for 2 days

2015-05-02 15:20

Burundi protest organisers who have staged six days of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term of office have called for protests to be halted for two days.

Burundi says 600 held over protests, 3 killed in attacks

2015-05-02 10:30

Three people have been killed in grenade attacks on police in Burundi where nearly 600 people have been arrested during protests and clashes sparked by the president’s bid to stay in power.

Burundi's president warns of 'severe sanctions' against protesters

2015-05-01 18:57

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned of tough measures against those who organised and took part in street protests against his decision to seek a third term in office.

Soldier killed as Burundi hit by more violent protests

2015-05-01 10:45

A Burundi soldier was shot dead by an intelligence officer while at least nine protesters were hurt in renewed clashes in the capital over a bid by the president to stand for a third term.

US 'concerned' over tensions in Burundi

2015-04-30 15:52

A senior US diplomat has told Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza that the US government has “serious concerns” about tensions in the east African country, and urged him to allow peaceful protests.

Burundi still tense with protests as US sends diplomat

2015-04-29 21:01

Street protests against the Burundi president's bid for a third term are continuing, with a US diplomat on route to help out.

US appeals to African leaders not to stand more than two terms

2015-04-29 10:26

The US appealed this week for African leaders to desist from changing constitutions to ensure them more than two presidential terms.

Burundi tells diplomats to stay neutral over unrest

2015-04-28 21:58

Burundi's government told diplomats to stay neutral and not side with protesters who accuse President Pierre Nkurunziza of violating the constitution by announcing he will seek a third term in office.

Burundi president 'won't back down over protests'

2015-04-28 14:39

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will continue his bid for a third term in power, dismissing calls by protesters who have clashed with police for three days, a spokesperson says.

6 killed in anti-president protests in Burundi

2015-04-27 16:55

At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third termac.

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