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Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near Burundi

2017-06-21 17:33

Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.

UN says Burundi still torturing and killing opponents

2017-06-15 20:57

Burundi security forces and government-allied militia are continuing to torture and kill opponents, UN investigators have said, allegations denied by the government.

Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers

2017-05-27 20:56

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

2017-05-23 10:36

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

Former Burkina Faso president named UN Burundi envoy

2017-05-06 11:05

A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.

Burundi refugees find hope in 'at home' bar in Rwanda

2017-04-29 19:02

Outside Rwanda's national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their country's two-year-old political crisis.

WFP says food shipment for Burundi is blocked

2017-04-22 21:40

The UN's World Food Programme says a food shipment meant to feed about 112 000 people has been stopped at the Burundi border.

Burundi youth militia sings of 'impregnating' opposition

2017-04-05 19:15

Rights activists in Burundi are condemning an online video in which members of a pro-government youth militia sing about impregnating the regime's opponents.

At least six dead in Burundi floods

2017-03-17 21:41

At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage, says the government.

Burundi's government says malaria kills over 700 this year

2017-03-13 22:09

Burundi's government says an outbreak of malaria has killed more than 700 people across the country so far this year

 

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

Burundi youth militia compares opposition to lice in video

2017-05-30 16:31

Burundi human rights activists have expressed outrage over an online video that shows pro-government youth militia members teaching young students songs comparing the opposition to lice.

In moral 'crusade', Burundi forces unwed couples to marry

2017-05-26 21:38

Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government says, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi king's remains to be reburied in Switzerland: court

2017-05-02 19:30

A Swiss court has ruled that the remains of Burundi's deposed king Mwambutsa IV, who died 40 years ago, must stay in Switzerland, ending a drawn out legal battle.

After two years, no end in sight to Burundi's deadly turmoil

2017-04-26 10:02

Two years after Burundi's president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

UN rights chief alarmed over Burundi militia 'rape' song

2017-04-18 14:42

The UN's top human rights official says he's alarmed by what appears to be a "widespread pattern" of rallies in Burundi in which members of a pro-government youth militia sing about impregnating opponents.

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

2017-03-29 16:35

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations has said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

Mutilated corpses again reported in Burundi, UN expert says

2017-03-14 17:34

Reports of mutilated corpses are again emerging as Burundi's political crisis continues, a United Nations expert on the East African nation says.

Rwanda says gunmen flee to Burundi after killing 2

2017-03-13 20:47

Rwanda's military says two Rwandan civilians were killed in an attack allegedly carried out by gunmen who later fled into neighboring Burundi.

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