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Gunshots heard as 100s take to the streets in Bujumbura

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Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Burundian capital, Bujumbura, after an opposition politician was killed at the weekend.

Burundi activists vow intensified protests

2015-05-25 08:43

Thousands of Burundian activists have mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third consecutive term.

Burundi activists suspend government talks

2015-05-24 10:00

Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a third term say they are suspending talks with the government after the murder of an opposition figure.

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital - report

2015-05-23 22:49

Local media in Burundi are reporting that the leader of an opposition party has been killed by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura.

Two die in grenade explosion in Burundi

2015-05-23 13:10

Two people have died as grenades exploded in a Burundi market as political turmoil persists in Bujumbura, a report says.

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

2015-05-22 12:02

Anti-government protesters in Burundi have marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations.

Two killed in street battles in Burundi

2015-05-21 17:34

Protests and street battles have again erupted in Bujumbura after the police reportedly shot dead a protester.

Burundi army calls for unity after coup bid

2015-05-21 13:40

Burundi’s defence minister has called for army unity after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded soldiers hiding to "rejoin their units".

Burundi capital quiet after night of heavy gunfire

2015-05-21 10:16

The capital Burundi is quite but tense after a night of heavy gunfire, particularly in the restive neighbourhood of Musaga.

Shots fired as Burundi protesters clash with cops

2015-05-20 11:22

Burundian security forces have fired shots and tear gas in battles with protesters, the latest violence in weeks of anti-government demonstrations, as the presidency delayed elections by a week.

 

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

UN chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's murder

2015-05-24 19:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundi's government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks.

Burundi opposition figure 'sprayed with bullets'

2015-05-24 08:47

The leader of a Burundi opposition party was slain in a drive-by shooting in which at least one of his bodyguards was also killed.

Calm in Burundi as truce starts after deadly protests

2015-05-23 21:57

Burundian anti-government protesters have begun a two-day truce after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president's bid for a third term.

Cholera hits 3 000 Burundi refugees

2015-05-22 16:44

Three thousand cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees.

WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp

2015-05-21 22:10

A World Health Organisation official in Tanzania says a cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a refugee camp for Burundians fleeing political unrest.

Street clashes, gunfire erupt again in Burundi capital

2015-05-21 14:48

Street battles and gunfire have erupted again in the Burundi capital, as protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected his calls for calm in the east African nation.

Burundian protester shot dead in clashes - witness

2015-05-21 12:29

Burundian police have shot dead a protester in the capital Bujumbura's Musaga district, a witness says, as security forces battle to end anti-government demonstrations ongoing since late April.

1 soldier dies in Burundi unrest

2015-05-21 08:04

A Burundian soldier has been killed as police fired bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president’s bid for a third term in office.

Burundi president delays elections by 1 week

2015-05-20 10:13

Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree delaying parliamentary and local council elections by one week because of the political crisis gripping the east African state, his adviser says.

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