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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.

Feared Burundian police arrest comedian

2016-04-01 18:02

A popular Burundi comedian known as "Kigingi" has been arrested after poking fun at the president, his family says.

Burundi warns against investigations at ICC

2016-03-30 17:00

Burundi's attorney general has called on families of victims of alleged extrajudicial executions to provide evidence for investigations, warning them not to submit it to the International Criminal Court.

Rwanda dismisses 'childish' Burundi spy charge

2016-03-13 17:34

Rwanda has dismissed as "childish" and baseless a claim by neighbouring Burundi that a man arrested on the border is a spy.

 

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.

UN backs move to deploy police presence in Burundi

2016-04-02 11:44

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed a resolution that lays the groundwork for deploying a UN police presence in Burundi to help quell nearly a year of violence.

Ex-Rwandan minister accused of spying dies in Burundi jail

2016-03-31 08:46

Former Rwandan minister Jacques Bihozagara has died in jail in Burundi nearly four months after being arrested for espionage, officials and fellow prisoners told AFP.

Two Burundi officials slain in gun attacks

2016-03-16 18:04

The governor of a rural province in Burundi says two officials with the ruling party have been shot dead in what he described as targeted attacks.

Burundi buried suspects without notifying families

2016-03-11 05:36

Burundi's attorney general has acknowledged that the government buried dozens of suspected rebels who died after attacks on four military bases without notifying their families.

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