Unlawful military detention, torture rife in Rwanda - HRW

2017-10-10 10:08

Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch has said in a report.

Burundi radio station suspended for criticising killings

2017-09-29 19:43

The director of a Burundi radio station says his outlet is being temporarily taken off air after criticising the government over the killings of dozens of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

African vote throws UN Burundi abuse probe into question

2017-09-29 13:54

The UN rights council has voted to send experts to help authorities in crisis-wracked Burundi to investigate violations, casting doubt on whether an independent international probe would be allowed to continue.

Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi

2017-09-13 20:45

Several gunmen forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, an official has said

More than two years of crisis in Burundi

2017-09-05 11:00

Burundi has since April 2015 been rocked by a deadly political crisis born of President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term, which he secured in July of that year.

Burundi committing crimes against humanity, says report

2017-09-04 15:26

Crimes against humanity are being committed in Burundi, according to a United Nations commission of inquiry.

Burundians still fleeing abuses: report

2017-08-25 06:15

Burundians continue to flee their country due to ongoing threats and abuses despite their government's insistence that many are returning, a report says.

UN alarmed at killings in Burundi and threatens sanctions

2017-08-03 15:09

The UN Security Council is expressing alarm at reports of torture and extrajudicial killings in Burundi and the increasing number of people fleeing the east African nation, now totaling over 416 000

Burundi school director: 6 teens likely seeking better life

2017-07-25 10:30

The director of a school in Burundi says teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left the east African nation because life is hard there and everyone wants more in life.

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

2017-07-21 16:59

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.


Germany to investigate provenance of 1 000 African skulls

2017-10-05 15:17

A German cultural institution has started an investigation into the provenance of about 1 000 human skulls from the country's former African colonies in the collection of a Berlin hospital.

UN rights council extends Burundi abuses probe

2017-09-29 18:30

The UN Human Rights Council has voted to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity.

DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

At least 300 Burundian refugees willingly return home from Tanzania

2017-09-08 12:06

The UN refugee agency has started repatriating hundreds of Burundian refugees back home from neighbouring Tanzania.

Open a case against Burundi 'as soon as possible', ICC told

2017-09-04 20:00

The UN investigators have accused Burundi's government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case "as soon as possible".

Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8 000 Burundi refugees

2017-08-26 09:17

Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.

Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

2017-08-18 09:26

Burundian police say at least one person has been killed and 29 others injured in grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura.

Burundi's exiles call world's attention to deadly crisis

2017-07-26 16:35

Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

2017-07-21 17:59

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

2017-07-21 15:22

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

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