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.

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.

Pope Francis mourns nuns murdered in Burundi

2014-09-08 20:34

Pope Francis has led the Catholic Church's mourning of three elderly Italian nuns, killed in Burundi following two separate attacks on the convent where they were serving as missionaries.<

2 Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-08 10:51

Two elderly Italian nuns have been murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials say.

Burundi govt seeks new taxes

2014-08-04 16:45

Burundi's national assembly has passed a revised budget bill proposing a "new stamp tax" on items like wines, liquors, cosmetics, tobacco and mobile phones.

Burundi denies 'plot' to kill opposition leader

2014-07-14 07:41

Burundi's interior minister has denied government involvement in an alleged attempt by a policeman to assassinate a prominent opposition leader.

Burundi's tea export earnings fall

2014-07-04 17:00

Burundi's tea export earnings have fallen 8% in the first quarter of this year compared to a year ago.

Burundi ready to boost CAR contingent

2014-06-05 07:46

Burundi is ready to send hundreds more troops to Central African Republic, where international forces are trying to put an end to sectarian violence, President Pierre Nkurunzisa says.

Belgium frees Burundi opposition leader

2014-05-07 12:19

Belgian authorities have released a prominent Burundian opposition leader who had been detained at the airport last week while he was on route to Italy.

UN concerned at political violence in Burundi

2014-04-11 08:56

Burundi is experiencing rising political violence and restrictions on political rights, the press and civil liberties in the run-up to 2015 elections, the UN has warned.

Burundi opposition chief gets bail

2014-03-21 07:15

A Burundi court has given bail to a key opposition leader arrested last year in a sex and bribery scandal after he became ill.

Burundi opposition party suspended

2014-03-17 07:35

A key Burundi opposition party has been suspended for four months, Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana says, amid worsening tensions in the small central African nation.

Burundi opposition chief charged with rebellion

2014-03-12 14:56

Burundi has charged the leader of a key opposition party and 71 supporters with rebellion after violent clashes last week, a prosecutor says.

Burundi army won't intervene in crisis

2014-02-17 22:16

Burundi's national army says it will not intervene in the worst political crisis to grip the east African country since a 12-year civil war ended.

51 dead in flooding disaster in Burundi capital

2014-02-10 16:16

At least 51 people have perished in flooding and landslides in torrential rain in the Burundi capital that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power, officials say.


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.

Ramaphosa’s Lesotho Accord

2014-10-03 07:54

Cyril Ramaphosa's stature a leader will be tested, just like Jacob Zuma was when Nelson Mandela mandated him to mediate in Burundi, says Dr Siphamandla Zondi.

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.

Burundi cops arrest killer of nuns

2014-09-09 21:44

Police in Burundi have arrested a man for killing and raping three elderly Italian nuns murdered in twin attacks in their convent.

Nun decapitated in Burundi

2014-09-08 15:59

Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with one being decapitated.

Bound, bagged bodies found floating in Burundi lake

2014-08-26 16:06

Fishermen in Burundi have found several corpses with limbs bound or stuffed in sacks, floating in a lake bordering Rwanda, government officials say.

Burundi proposes new taxes

2014-07-23 18:15

Burundi's cabinet will propose new duties on some alcoholic drinks, an airport departure tax and other measures to make up for a shortfall in forecast revenues.

Burundi rights chief trial opens

2014-07-05 07:25

The trial of one of Burundi's most respected human rights activists has opened on charges of 'endangering' national security.

Burundi coffee growers to open own bank

2014-06-10 18:15

Burundi coffee growers plan to open their own bank to give out the loans they need to invest in improving production.

Burundi expels second UN official

2014-06-04 17:57

Burundi has announced it will expel a United Nations official, the second to be thrown out of the central African nation in as many months.

Burundi demands UN apology

2014-04-16 11:49

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

US envoy to focus on genocide prevention

2014-04-05 10:30

The US ambassador to the UN says she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings elsewhere in the region as well.

Burundi bans jogging groups

2014-03-20 20:44

Jogging groups have been banned from Burundi's capital because opposition parties are using them as an excuse to organise uprisings.

Burundi rebels boast of killings

2014-03-13 21:14

Gunmen from an armed splinter group of Burundi's main opposition party have claimed they had killed 12 soldiers amid growing tensions in the central African nation.

SA silent on expulsion of diplomats

2014-03-11 07:04

With the diplomatic ball firmly back in SA's court following the expulsion of six of its diplomats from Rwanda, the department of international affairs has persisted in its silence on the matter.

No justice for child victims of Burundi's sex-traffic rings

2014-02-17 10:27

An investigation has found that young Burundian girls are recruited across the country and are either forced into prostitution or sold abroad.

Lightning kills 7 students in Burundi

2014-01-25 19:55

Seven high school students have died and 51 others are wounded after lightning struck a classroom where they were sheltering from a ferocious storm.

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