Burundi


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.

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

2017-03-08 21:58

Rights groups have urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online.

UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

2017-02-25 17:30

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the crisis in the African country.

Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

2017-02-18 17:00

Burundi's government has asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis.

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

2017-02-17 08:39

Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighbouring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

Number of Burundian refugees to reach 500 000 this year

2017-02-08 11:00

The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500 000 this year, and the UN is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency says.

 

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

UN says Burundi's political impasse and human rights worsen

2017-03-10 11:34

The UN special adviser on Burundi is warning that the political impasse in the east African nation is worsening and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating.

UN chief warns of Burundi's leader seeking 4th term

2017-03-02 15:07

A new report by the UN secretary general warns that if Burundi's president tries to seek a fourth term it could "plunge the country into an even deeper crisis".

Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticises opposition

2017-02-21 16:00

A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticising the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive".

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

2017-02-17 18:51

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

2017-02-16 14:38

Burundi's government says it will not participate in peace talks with the opposition because it cannot negotiate with fugitives from justice.

Burundi: UN experts say situation worsening for NGOs

2017-02-06 19:08

A group of United Nations human rights experts says there's growing repression of civic groups and rights activists in Burundi amid sporadic violence stemming from the president's disputed third term

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