Burundi


Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

Climate change blamed for vanishing fish in Lake Tanganyika

2016-08-10 07:18

Fish are becoming more scarce in Africa's oldest and deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika, because of climate warming, not just overfishing, US researchers say.

Burundi rejects deployment of 228 UN police

2016-08-03 13:28

Burundi's government has rejected the deployment of 228 UN police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led UN resolution authorising the force was made without its consent.

HRW: Burundi militia raped women with opposition links

2016-07-27 17:40

Young supporters of Burundi's ruling party have raped women with perceived links to political opponents ever since unrest began to flare there in 2015, Human Rights Watch says.

Malala visits girls at camp for Burundi refugees

2016-07-14 14:03

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has arrived at a camp of Burundian refugees to encourage the girls there to pursue their education despite the challenges they face.

Burundi talks snagged again

2016-07-12 20:34

A renewed effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has again crashed because the government shunned peace talks in Tanzania at the last minute.

Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Burundi teenagers held for insulting leader freed

2016-06-07 17:25

Six Burundian high school students charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza have been temporarily freed.

Concern after Burundi arrests journalist

2016-06-06 12:22

A Burundian journalist has been arrested and handed over to the dreaded secret service, witnesses and his colleagues say, expressing fears over his well-being.

US sanctions 2 Burundi officials, rebel leader

2016-06-03 20:25

The United States has sanctioned two Burundi government officials and a rebel leader over violence in the country linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended tenure

 

UN experts warn of 'genocidal rhetoric' in Burundi

2016-08-13 07:20

A United Nations watchdog has urged Burundi to immediately address a long line of abuses, including hundreds of extrajudicial killings and widespread torture and sexual abuse, with disturbing ethnic undertones.

UN objects as Burundi lawyers threatened

2016-08-08 22:19

The UN's committee against torture is expressing "grave concern" after four Burundi lawyers were threatened with disbarment for contributing to its review of the country's recent chaos.

UN decides to send police force to Burundi

2016-07-30 12:03

The UN Security Council agreed to deploy a UN police force to Burundi to monitor human rights and help quell violence in the African country.

South Sudan violence tops AU summit agenda

2016-07-17 15:49

Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

Former Burundian minister dies in shooting

2016-07-13 14:37

A former Burundian government minister and spokesperson was shot dead in Bujumbura.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian - UN

2016-07-08 13:45

The latest UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic are from a Burundian contingent, a spokesperson says.

Burundi soldier pulls grenade pin - kills self, 2

2016-06-14 21:44

A government official says two civilians in Burundi have died as a grenade exploded in the hands of a soldier, killing him as well.

Burundi journalist arrested, feared tortured

2016-06-06 22:17

A Burundian journalist has been arrested by the country's dreaded National Intelligence Service, and it is feared he is being tortured.

Teens detained for defacing Burundi president photo

2016-06-04 12:13

At least two people are shot and injured in protest over arrests of 11 schoolchildren for "insulting" Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi army locks grade 8 classes after president's picture defaced

2016-06-02 21:15

More than 300 students at a high school in Burundi have been suspended for defacing a photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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