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Burundi demands UN apology

2014-04-16 11:49

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

US envoy to focus on genocide prevention

2014-04-05 10:30

The US ambassador to the UN says she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings elsewhere in the region as well.

Burundi bans jogging groups

2014-03-20 20:44

Jogging groups have been banned from Burundi's capital because opposition parties are using them as an excuse to organise uprisings.

Burundi rebels boast of killings

2014-03-13 21:14

Gunmen from an armed splinter group of Burundi's main opposition party have claimed they had killed 12 soldiers amid growing tensions in the central African nation.

SA silent on expulsion of diplomats

2014-03-11 07:04

With the diplomatic ball firmly back in SA's court following the expulsion of six of its diplomats from Rwanda, the department of international affairs has persisted in its silence on the matter.

No justice for child victims of Burundi's sex-traffic rings

2014-02-17 10:27

An investigation has found that young Burundian girls are recruited across the country and are either forced into prostitution or sold abroad.

Lightning kills 7 students in Burundi

2014-01-25 19:55

Seven high school students have died and 51 others are wounded after lightning struck a classroom where they were sheltering from a ferocious storm.

 

UN concerned at political violence in Burundi

2014-04-11 08:56

Burundi is experiencing rising political violence and restrictions on political rights, the press and civil liberties in the run-up to 2015 elections, the UN has warned.

Burundi opposition chief gets bail

2014-03-21 07:15

A Burundi court has given bail to a key opposition leader arrested last year in a sex and bribery scandal after he became ill.

Burundi opposition party suspended

2014-03-17 07:35

A key Burundi opposition party has been suspended for four months, Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana says, amid worsening tensions in the small central African nation.

Burundi opposition chief charged with rebellion

2014-03-12 14:56

Burundi has charged the leader of a key opposition party and 71 supporters with rebellion after violent clashes last week, a prosecutor says.

Burundi army won't intervene in crisis

2014-02-17 22:16

Burundi's national army says it will not intervene in the worst political crisis to grip the east African country since a 12-year civil war ended.

51 dead in flooding disaster in Burundi capital

2014-02-10 16:16

At least 51 people have perished in flooding and landslides in torrential rain in the Burundi capital that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power, officials say.

 
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