Burundi


East African leaders to meet over Burundi crisis

2015-07-03 11:06

East African leaders will meet in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.

Burundi gun battle neutralises protesters

2015-07-01 17:10

Six people, including one police officer, have been killed in gun battles in a part of Burundi's capital that has led protests against the president's third-term bid.

10 000 Burundians fled country before vote - UN

2015-06-30 15:13

Nearly 10 000 Burundians fled the country over the weekend before Burundi closed its borders ahead of controversial and violence-wracked elections in the troubled east African country, the UN says.

Voting in Burundi 'slow' in several districts

2015-06-30 07:34

Voting in Burundi’s parliamentary elections appeared slow in several districts after the opposition boycotted the polls protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to win a third term in office.

Burundi decision to hold vote will worsen crisis - EU

2015-06-29 11:56

The EU has condemned Burundi’s “grave” decision to hols elections despite ongoing violence sparked by the president’s bid for a third term, saying it would worsen the situation.

Grenade attacks disrupt start of Burundi's controversial polls

2015-06-29 08:36

Assailants have attacked numerous polling stations in Burundi, disrupting the start of voting in controversial polls that follow two months of unrest over the president’s bid for a third term.

Burundi goes to polls, defies violence

2015-06-29 07:24

Burundi goes to the polls with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

Burundi parliament head leaves country, denounces president

2015-06-28 16:11

The head of Burundi's parliament says he had left the nation due to the violence raging there and urged the president not to seek an "illegal" third term.

Burundi election material torched ahead of polls

2015-06-27 17:02

Attackers in Burundi have set fire to a building storing election material, two days ahead of key polls and following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power.

Burundi crisis escalates as opposition boycotts polls

2015-06-27 09:00

Opposition says it would boycott Burundi’s polls in protest at the president’s bid for a third term, escalating the African nation’s worst political crisis since a civil war ended in 2005.

 

US calls for Burundi election delay

2015-07-03 07:44

The US has called for presidential elections in Burundi to be delayed, ratcheting up international pressure on the defiant incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.

Gunshots heard in Burundi capital ahead of poll results

2015-07-01 15:33

At least two policemen have been injured during a grenade attack in Burundi’s capital, witnesses say, as the country awaits results from the country’s parliamentary election which was boycotted by the opposition.

Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

2015-06-30 13:53

Burundi election officials have finished vote-counting, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.

Burundians electing Parliament in poll overshadowed by violence

2015-06-29 12:04

Polling stations have opened in Burundi for parliamentary elections overshadowed by violence, boycotted by the opposition and criticised by the international community.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

2015-06-29 09:53

The head of Burundi’s parliament has fled the country following weeks of violence, denouncing the president’s "illegal" third term bid.

Burundi: Key facts about a troubled country

2015-06-29 08:18

Burundi is holding parliamentary and local elections on after weeks of unrest, recalling its long history of conflict and ethnic massacres.

AU will not be observer in Burundi elections

2015-06-28 21:12

The AU says it would not act as observer in Burundi's parliamentary elections because conditions are unsuitable for free, fair, transparent and credible elections.

Burundi: 2 killed in attacks blamed on police

2015-06-28 11:49

Witnesses say two people have been killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police.

Burundi rejects UN call for election delay

2015-06-27 13:00

Burundi’s ambassador to the UN has told the Security Council that elections will go ahead as planned, despite a call by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a postponement.

Ban calls for postponement of Burundi elections

2015-06-26 17:12

Elections in Burundi should be postponed, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says after opposition parties announced they were boycotting the upcoming polls.

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