Luxury villa, big cheque for outgoing Burundi presidents

2020-01-23 12:39

Burundi lawmakers have adopted legislation offering a golden parachute to outgoing presidents, including a luxury villa and a one-off sum equivalent to more than half a million dollars.

Burundi economy battered by years of political crisis: report

2018-08-31 16:51

Burundi's economy has been battered by the "calamitous effect" of a three-year political crisis which has wiped out modest gains that had been made, an International Crisis Group report has said.

More than two years of crisis in Burundi

2017-09-05 11:00

Burundi has since April 2015 been rocked by a deadly political crisis born of President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term, which he secured in July of that year.

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.

UN council meets African Union for Burundi crisis talks

2016-01-23 15:37

UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU force to stem violence in the troubled country.

Mediators try to restart Burundi crisis talks

2015-10-29 16:37

Uganda’s defence minister is in Burundi in the latest bid to kick-start peace talks between rival factions in the impoverished central African country, presidential officials say.

Burundi: Over 100 held in 1 province amid rebel fears

2015-09-16 15:20

The governor of a province in central Burundi says more than 100 men have been arrested in two days by security forces trying to prevent men from being recruited to fight the government.

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.

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 threatens to quit UN human rights body

2018-09-15 09:20

Burundi has threatened to quit the UN Human Rights Council over perceived "politicisation" following a report pointing to crimes against humanity in the country.

Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents, says rights group

2018-04-17 13:06

Human Rights Watch says Burundi's government forces and ruling party members have killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule.

Burundi ICC withdrawal major step backwards - HRW

2016-10-28 12:32

A rights group has described Burundi's official withdrawal from the International Criminal Court as a major step backwards for the victims who have suffered atrocities and their fight to see justice.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

4 dead as Burundi killings continue

2015-11-05 16:28

Witnesses say four people have been killed in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, as a wave of killings associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza’s re-election for a third term took more lives.

Rwanda rejects Burundi meddling accusations

2015-10-23 14:53

Rwanda has dismissed accusations it is meddling in neighbouring Burundi’s political crisis, with Kigali’s foreign minister saying Rwanda only wants peace.

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.

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.

Burundi set for presidential poll

2015-07-20 22:43

Burundi is set for its presidential poll amid political unrest triggered by the incumbent's candidacy.

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