Burundi


Burundi politicians make peace

2015-07-31 05:39

Agathon Rwasa has been elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

2015-07-27 22:21

A United Nations observer mission says that presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful, but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

Burundi opposition chief rejects poll results

2015-07-25 18:08

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Trouble ahead for Burundi as president set for hollow victory

2015-07-24 09:23

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office, but analysts say his victory will be hollow, with the country divided, isolated and facing aid cuts.

Burundi security fired on protesters to 'punish' them - Amnesty

2015-07-23 12:03

Burundian security forces have crushed anti-government demonstrations, including shooting protesters running from them, to silence those opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third-term, a rights group says.

African Union deploys observers to Burundi

2015-07-22 20:02

The African Union has begun deployment of military and human rights observers to Burundi, where vote counting was underway a day after a presidential election.

Burundi: Tallying of votes continues

2015-07-22 13:25

The counting of votes is continuing following Burundi’s controversial presidential elections, in which incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is widely expected to win a third consecutive term.

Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi poll

2015-07-21 21:43

A policeman and an opposition official have died in violence at the start of Burundi's presidential election.

Burundi elections not credible - US

2015-07-21 14:29

The US says Burundi's elections lack credibility and by pressing ahead, the government "risks its legitimacy".

Burundi votes amid gunfire, grenade blasts

2015-07-21 07:39

Burundians are voting amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term despite international condemnation.

 

Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament job

2015-07-30 16:51

Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest.

Burundi opposition in parliament

2015-07-27 21:04

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa took his seat as parliament met for the first time since legislative elections last month.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

2015-07-24 17:00

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission has announced.

Ban calls Burundi vote 'broadly peaceful'

2015-07-23 22:10

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged calm and a political dialogue in Burundi after controversial presidential elections held against a backdrop of violence and international condemnation.

Burundi election results to be announced Friday

2015-07-22 21:03

The Burundi election results are to be announced on Friday.

Burundi's leader ready to form unity govt after poll

2015-07-22 18:06

Burundi’s president would not oppose forming a national unity government after an election boycotted by the opposition but if he wins a third term would not cut it short, a presidential official says.

Burundi counts votes after controversial presidential polls

2015-07-22 05:25

Vote counting is under way in Burundi, the day after a presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term.

Burundi's Nkurunziza: ex-rebel, born-again Christian who divided a nation

2015-07-21 15:36

A former sports teacher, ex-rebel, born-again Christian and football fanatic, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has divided the nation over his bid to secure a third term in office in elections.

Burundians vote in presidential polls overshadowed by violence

2015-07-21 10:10

Polling stations have opened in Burundi for a controversial presidential election, boycotted by the opposition and threatening to plunge the East African country into a deepening spiral of violence.

Ban Ki-moon urges calm in Burundi vote

2015-07-21 05:56

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pressed Burundian authorities to pull out all the stops to see that elections are carried out peacefully.

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