Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Burundi teenagers held for insulting leader freed

2016-06-07 17:25

Six Burundian high school students charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza have been temporarily freed.

Concern after Burundi arrests journalist

2016-06-06 12:22

A Burundian journalist has been arrested and handed over to the dreaded secret service, witnesses and his colleagues say, expressing fears over his well-being.

US sanctions 2 Burundi officials, rebel leader

2016-06-03 20:25

The United States has sanctioned two Burundi government officials and a rebel leader over violence in the country linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended tenure

AFP Burundi reporter threatened - France concerned

2016-06-01 22:26

France has voiced 'serious concern' over threats made against Agence France-Presse's Burundi correspondent, accused by authorities in Bujumbura of inciting violence.

Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

Burundi talks resume without opposition

2016-05-21 19:08

Peace talks aimed at solving Burundi's year-long crisis have resumed in Tanzania, but with the opposition barred from the meeting, there was little hope it would help strike a deal.

Burundi court slaps life terms on 21 'coup plotters'

2016-05-10 08:41

Burundi's Supreme Court has slapped life sentences on 21 army officers involved in a supposed coup plot.

Burundi crisis talks delayed again

2016-04-29 18:59

Long-stalled peace talks it is hoped would solve a year-long crisis in Burundi have been delayed again, the opposition have said.

Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted

2016-04-28 10:34

Burundi's government has refused to participate in stalled talks to end months of political crisis unless it was first consulted on who else was taking part.


Burundi soldier pulls grenade pin - kills self, 2

2016-06-14 21:44

A government official says two civilians in Burundi have died as a grenade exploded in the hands of a soldier, killing him as well.

Burundi journalist arrested, feared tortured

2016-06-06 22:17

A Burundian journalist has been arrested by the country's dreaded National Intelligence Service, and it is feared he is being tortured.

Teens detained for defacing Burundi president photo

2016-06-04 12:13

At least two people are shot and injured in protest over arrests of 11 schoolchildren for "insulting" Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi army locks grade 8 classes after president's picture defaced

2016-06-02 21:15

More than 300 students at a high school in Burundi have been suspended for defacing a photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

2 killed in violence linked to Burundi president's new term

2016-05-25 15:08

A Burundi official says gunmen killed two people including a local police chief in the central province of Mwaro, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended time in power.

Burundi talks mediator hopes to meet absent opposition

2016-05-24 19:32

The mediator tasked with brokering talks to end Burundi's festering political crisis says he hoped to meet the opposition after it was barred from peace negotiations in Tanzania.

AU urges international police force for Burundi

2016-05-21 07:15

An African Union human rights report has called for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.

Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies

2016-05-05 05:19

Official: Former Burundian President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies in Belgium.

Gunmen kill five in Burundi bar attack

2016-04-29 14:41

Gunmen in trenchcoats have burst into a bar firing at drinkers in Burundi's capital Bujumbura killing five, police say, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

Burundian activist: Zuma has destroyed what Mandela built in my country

2016-04-26 09:17

Exiled Burundian activist Marguerite Barankitse, who received a $1.1m humanitarian prize on Sunday, has accused President Jacob Zuma of destroying Nelson Mandela's legacy of peace-building in her country.

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