Burundi to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-16 20:31

Burundi has began the process of withdrawing its troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) due to a dispute with the EU over the payment of wages.

Enough is enough, Africans deserve better, Dlamini-Zuma tells African leaders

2017-01-04 10:04

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has taken a swipe at some leaders on the continent, accusing them of causing their people to suffer, a report says.

Burundi minister assassinated - police

2017-01-01 09:14

Burundi's environment minister has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura, police say, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.

2016 in review: Was Africa all about 'doom and gloom'?

2016-12-30 08:00

Africa has had its highs and lows in 2016... As the curtain to the year comes down, News24 goes down memory lane, reflecting on some of those top stories.

Burundi passes law cracking down on foreign NGOs

2016-12-24 21:00

Burundi's parliament has passed a law imposing strict controls on international non-governmental organisations after President Pierre Nkurunziza accused such groups of backing an insurrection against him.

Burundi edges closer to the abyss in 2016

2016-12-13 16:35

The prospects for reconciliation are bleak. Formal gestures by the government to nudge the opposition parties to join an intra-Burundi dialogue have consistently failed, writes Rene Lemarchand.

Burundi recalls Belgium ambassador amid tensions

2016-12-10 20:00

Burundi's foreign minister says the country's ambassador to Belgium has been told to return home amid diplomatic tensions related to political violence in the east African nation.

Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, DRC

2016-11-29 20:03

Zimbabwean bankers who leaked bond notes pictures on social media have been fired, and a top aid to Burundi president has escaped an assassination attempt.

Burundi: Thousands protest in support of embattled leader

2016-11-28 07:09

Thousands of people have taken part in street protests across Burundi in support of the government's opposition to United Nations investigators who are looking into alleged human rights abuses in the east African country.

Group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide

2016-11-16 08:40

A global human rights umbrella organisation is urging Africa, Europe and the United Nations to send a civilian protection force to Burundi to prevent a possible civil war and genocide.


Six arrested over murder of Burundi minister: prosecutor

2017-01-08 21:01

Burundi authorities have arrested six people in connection with the murder of the country's environment minister, the prosecutor general has said..

Burundi bans oldest rights group

2017-01-03 19:07

Burundi authorities have banned the country's oldest human rights organisation, which had continued reporting abuses despite being suspended when political turmoil broke out nearly two years ago.

Burundi says will pull 5 500 troops from Somalia over money

2016-12-31 17:00

Burundi's president has threatened to pull out almost 5 500 troops contributing to African Union forces in Somalia over unpaid allowances

5 Burundi soldiers slain by DRC guards

2016-12-25 16:00

Five Burundi soldiers who crossed illegally into Congolese territory while chasing anti-government rebels were shot dead by border guards, an army spokesperson says.

Burundi summons EU envoys for skipping meeting

2016-12-16 18:01

Burundi's foreign minister has summoned envoys for the EU and several European nations to rap them over the knuckles for skipping a diplomatic meeting he had invited them to, government sources says.

Burundi refugees mark anniversary of worst bloodshed

2016-12-13 11:08

In a church in Rwanda, sobs ring out and candles flicker as refugees from neighbouring Burundi mark a year since one of the deadliest episodes of violence in their crisis-wracked country.

Burundi talks: Mediator siding with govt, opposition claims

2016-12-10 18:00

The latest effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has run into trouble as the opposition accused the mediator of siding with government by accepting it as "legitimate".

Top aide to Burundi president escapes assassination bid

2016-11-29 12:06

A top advisor to Burundi's president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials say.

Work with ICC rather than withdraw, UN tells countries

2016-11-18 10:10

Countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court should instead work within the system to improve the court, a UN spokesperson says.

Burundi seeks to replace UN envoy after crisis talks

2016-11-15 11:32

Burundi's president has asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy less than two weeks after the emissary returned from crisis talks in Bujumbura, according to a letter seen by AFP

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