Prominent Burundi dissident escapes from prison

2015-03-03 09:59

A former head of Burundi’s ruling party and leading dissident has escaped from prison where he was serving a 13 year sentence for plotting against state security, police say.

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 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 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.

At least 100 dead in Burundi attack by rebel group

2015-01-04 16:25

At least 100 rebels have been killed after a cross-border attack against the central African nation of Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

East Africa to send 600 health workers for Ebola

2014-10-17 19:04

East African nations are sending over 600 health workers including 41 doctors to west Africa to combat the spread of Ebola, the regional five-nation bloc says.

Tanzania gives Burundi refugees citizenship

2014-10-14 18:10

Tanzania will grant citizenship to about 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi.

Sick Burundi activist kept in jail

2014-09-15 19:48

A Burundi court has rejected pleas to release on bail a sick human rights activist on trial for endangering national security.


1 000s celebrate as Burundi journo freed

2015-02-19 13:59

Thousands have marched in celebration through the Burundi capital after the release of a journalist from jail in one of the largest demonstrations in recent years, a report says.

Rebel executions: Burundi launches inquiry

2015-02-13 14:43

Burundi has launched a probe into reports that security forces last month executed at least 47 rebels who had surrendered, amid warnings of violence ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

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 boat missing

2015-01-15 21:09

Thirteen crew of a Burundian vessel are feared to have died on a return trip from Tanzania after their boat went missing.

Gunmen kill 3 Burundi ruling party activists

2015-01-06 11:38

Gunmen dressed in military fatigues have burst into a bar and shot dead three ruling party activists before torching the local party office in Bujumbura, Burundi, police and local officials say.

Eight killed on Burundi border

2014-12-30 16:05

At least eight fighters have been killed in clashes between Burundian security forces and members of an unidentified armed group which crossed from the DRC.

US warns against Burundi travel amid Shabaab threat

2014-10-31 14:21

The US has issued a stark travel warning to Burundi after threats by al-Shabaab militants and imposed a de facto night-time curfew on US government staff in that country.

Burundi: 40 corpses found Rwandans

2014-10-14 20:02

The general prosecutor of Burundi says an investigation into 40 bodies found in a lake on the border with Rwanda has concluded that the dead were Rwandans.

Burundi, Rwanda urged to probe bodies found in lake

2014-09-26 22:08

The US has called on Burundi and Rwanda to conduct a "thorough and impartial" probe into the appearance of several corpses in a lake bordering the two central African nations.

Thousands mourn Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-10 18:21

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian nuns who were brutally murdered before their bodies were taken to the DRC for burial.

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