More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.

Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from ICC

2016-10-19 06:08

The president of Burundi has signed legislation to make Burundi the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Burundi seeking to hide crimes from the world - groups

2016-10-16 19:00

Rights organisations have condemned a vote by Burundian lawmakers to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, warning the government is trying to hide abuses from the eyes of the world.

Accepting award, Burundi journalist sees hope for nation

2016-10-14 13:11

The winner of the 2016 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, Burundi's Eloge Willy Kaneza, says the prize offers hope "that my country can be healed".

UN urges Burundi to restore ties with rights office

2016-10-13 10:43

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundi to reverse its decision to break ties with the UN rights office following a report warning of a risk of genocide.

Burundi suspends local activities of UN human rights office

2016-10-12 06:04

Burundi's government says it is suspending the activities of the UN human rights office there, following the release of a report implicating the country's security forces in massive rights violations.

Burundi to leave International Criminal Court, official says

2016-10-07 21:00

Burundi will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, months after the court said it will investigate violence sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election, an official says.

EU rolls over Burundi sanctions

2016-09-29 22:00

The EU has rolled over travel ban and asset freeze sanctions against four prominent Burundi figures for another year amid continued turmoil in the east African country.

UN probe reveals 'gross human rights abuses' in Burundi

2016-09-21 19:00

The government of Burundi has been implicated in a number of human rights abuses across the country, including execution and torture, a new report released by the United Nations has says.

Group says Burundians don't want presidential term limits

2016-08-25 20:04

A government-backed commission in Burundi says the majority of Burundians want presidential term limits removed from the country's constitution.


Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, Burundi, DRC

2016-10-19 21:06

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend presidential debate as Trump's guest, Zimbabwean children go hungry and Burundi set to pull out of ICC.

In Burundi, a mass wedding celebration for DRC refugees

2016-10-17 23:00

They have fled their homes and lost loved ones to conflict, but for 46 Congolese couples there is a reason to celebrate.

Top Africa stories: Nigeria, S Sudan, Burundi

2016-10-14 20:00

ISS says release of Boko Haram is a great achievement by Nigeria government, President Buhari's wife says she won't support his re-election bid and award winning Burundian journalist believes his country can still be healed.

Burundi crisis: From disputed polls to 'genocide' fears

2016-10-13 16:07

Burundi's move to leave the ICC has turned the spotlight on months of political turmoil and violence that raised fears of "genocide" in a nation with a history of ethnic conflict.

Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from ICC

2016-10-12 17:02

Burundi's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, after the UN began an enquiry into human rights abuses in the turbulent nation.

Burundi bars three UN rights investigators

2016-10-11 07:06

Burundi has barred three United Nations rights experts who had accused the government in Bujumbura of being responsible for abuses and warned of a danger of genocide from the violence.

Burundi opposition leader held for 'endangering' security

2016-09-30 06:39

The leader of an opposition party in strife-torn Burundi has been arrested and accused of "endangering state security", Burundian police have said.

Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses

2016-09-24 22:00

Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a UN report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses

Burundi detains WhatsApp group for defamation

2016-08-25 21:26

Burundi police say they have detained eight people accused of being members of a WhatsApp group, for defaming the government and insulting public institutions.

Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

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