Burundi inflation hits 8% in July as political unrest persists

2015-08-28 16:26

Burundi's inflation rose to 8% year-on-year in July from 7.7% in June as a political crisis in the country drove up costs for all essentials, notably for housing, water and energy, official data show.

Opposition activist shot dead in Burundi

2015-08-23 18:25

A Burundian opposition activists has been shot dead east of the capital Bujumbura, as violence linked to the controversial election victory of President Pierre Nkurunziza persists.

Burundi’s Nkurunziza sworn in during surprise ceremony

2015-08-20 13:19

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a third term in a surprise ceremony following weeks of unrest related to his controversial election.

AU warns of Burundi 'catastrophe'

2015-08-16 15:30

The African Union has warned of potential "catastrophic consequences" for troubled Burundi.

Burundi opposition says president 'declared war' on people

2015-08-13 19:23

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has "declared war" on his people by clinging onto power, key opposition leader Leonard Nyangoma says, demanding he steps down to allow a "political transition".

Burundi undermining key pillar of peace deal - envoys

2015-08-12 16:59

Top envoys have warned that Burundi’s government shows a "disturbing intent" on scrapping ethnic quotas in positions of power, a key pillar of a peace deal that ended a 13-year war.

Burundi: Suspects in killing of general arrested

2015-08-10 07:30

Burundi's prosecutor says the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza have been identified and "a certain number" have been arrested.

Violence in Burundi imperils the region

2015-08-07 05:27

Growing violence in Burundi is a danger to the entire region and the international community must act to keep the crisis from escalating, the UN's Special Representative says.

Official killed in Burundi as crisis deepens

2015-08-05 20:43

A local leader of Burundi’s ruling party has been attacked and killed in the capital Bujumbura, officials say, the third high-profile attack in three days.

Burundian activist stable after shooting - family

2015-08-04 13:27

A leading Burundian human rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, is in a stable condition in hospital, his family says.


AI: Burundi used acid, iron bars to torture opposition

2015-08-24 12:07

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International says.

Burundi president says God on his side

2015-08-20 18:30

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned rebels that they will be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.

Sexual abuse claims: UN turns up pressure on peacekeeping nations

2015-08-14 07:33

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has moved to ratchet up pressure on countries whose nationals are accused of sexual abuse while serving in peacekeeping missions.

AFP condemns Burundi inaction after journalist beating

2015-08-13 07:54

AFP and Radio France International have condemned the “total lack” of reaction by Burundi after their correspondent was detained and tortured by security forces.

UN: Burundi violence spiralling toward point of no return

2015-08-11 09:14

A top UN human rights official says the situation in Burundi has not yet reached the point of no return but is spiralling in that direction.

Nervous Burundians say quake portends all-out war

2015-08-08 19:28

Already rattled by a political crisis that has claimed about 100 lives, many Burundians fear that this week's earthquake portends the return of the brutal civil war that rent the central African nation.

Burundi's calm days, violent nights

2015-08-06 16:45

By day, the streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura are filled with the sounds of market traders and the sound of traffic, by night they echo instead to the rattle of gunfire.

International outcry after Burundian rights activist shot

2015-08-05 11:57

The attempted killing of a leading rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, has triggered international outrage and stoked fears of worsening violence in Burundi.

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded

2015-08-03 21:48

A Burundi rights activist has been shot and wounded in the capital, a day after the assassination of a general.

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