2 killed in violence linked to Burundi president's new term

2016-05-25 15:08

A Burundi official says gunmen killed two people including a local police chief in the central province of Mwaro, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended time in power.

Burundi talks mediator hopes to meet absent opposition

2016-05-24 19:32

The mediator tasked with brokering talks to end Burundi's festering political crisis says he hoped to meet the opposition after it was barred from peace negotiations in Tanzania.

AU urges international police force for Burundi

2016-05-21 07:15

An African Union human rights report has called for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.

Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies

2016-05-05 05:19

Official: Former Burundian President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies in Belgium.

Gunmen kill five in Burundi bar attack

2016-04-29 14:41

Gunmen in trenchcoats have burst into a bar firing at drinkers in Burundi's capital Bujumbura killing five, police say, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

Burundian activist: Zuma has destroyed what Mandela built in my country

2016-04-26 09:17

Exiled Burundian activist Marguerite Barankitse, who received a $1.1m humanitarian prize on Sunday, has accused President Jacob Zuma of destroying Nelson Mandela's legacy of peace-building in her country.

Burundi general assassinated

2016-04-25 22:42

A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president has been shot dead in the capital.

UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities

2016-04-25 16:07

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into atrocities in Burundi over the last year, saying violence in the African nation has reportedly left more than 430 people dead and forced 230 000 to flee their home.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

Trouble boils in Burundi after year of chaos

2016-04-13 07:54

A year after Burundi has plunged into chaos, peace efforts are deadlocked in the troubled central African country with the opposition divided and power in the hands of hardliners, analysts say.


Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

Burundi talks resume without opposition

2016-05-21 19:08

Peace talks aimed at solving Burundi's year-long crisis have resumed in Tanzania, but with the opposition barred from the meeting, there was little hope it would help strike a deal.

Burundi court slaps life terms on 21 'coup plotters'

2016-05-10 08:41

Burundi's Supreme Court has slapped life sentences on 21 army officers involved in a supposed coup plot.

Burundi crisis talks delayed again

2016-04-29 18:59

Long-stalled peace talks it is hoped would solve a year-long crisis in Burundi have been delayed again, the opposition have said.

Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted

2016-04-28 10:34

Burundi's government has refused to participate in stalled talks to end months of political crisis unless it was first consulted on who else was taking part.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

2016-04-26 05:32

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

Burundi truck with 130 children crashes

2016-04-25 17:01

Nearly 30 schoolchildren and their supervisors have been killed and many more injured when their truck crashed in eastern Burundi last night.

Four killed in Burundi violence

2016-04-21 23:41

A Burundian official says a military officer is among 4 people killed in violence associated with the extended tenure of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

Five killed in Burundi market attack

2016-04-12 16:21

Gunmen in Burundi killed at least five people and wounded seven when they opened fire on a market.

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