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Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

2017-12-13 12:01

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution that could see him rule until 2034.

Burundi's deadly crisis: A timeline

2017-11-10 10:01

Burundi has been gripped by turmoil since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a bid for a third term in office more than two years ago.

EU prolongs sanctions against Burundi officials

2017-10-23 12:34

The European Union has extended for a year travel bans and asset freezes against four top officials in Burundi for their role in fomenting unrest in the central African country.

Open a case against Burundi 'as soon as possible', ICC told

2017-09-04 20:00

The UN investigators have accused Burundi's government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case "as soon as possible".

Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

2017-08-18 09:26

Burundian police say at least one person has been killed and 29 others injured in grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura.

Burundi school director: 6 teens likely seeking better life

2017-07-25 10:30

The director of a school in Burundi says teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left the east African nation because life is hard there and everyone wants more in life.

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

2017-07-21 16:59

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.

Burundi's president goes abroad for 1st time since coup plot

2017-07-20 19:06

An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.

Burundi's government purging Tutsi army officers - report

2017-07-04 19:08

Burundi's ruling party is purging ethnic Tutsi army officers in a campaign of repression, a human rights group says, accusing the international community of inaction amid deadly political violence in the East African country.

Late Burundi king's remains re-interred in Switzerland

2017-06-30 13:34

After a long legal battle, the remains of a former Burundian king who died in 1977 have been re-buried near Geneva after a Swiss court ruled that he deserves to rest in peace in Switzerland as he had wished.

 

Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule

2017-12-12 19:31

Burundi's president has launched a campaign to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.

Burundi government backs disputed constitution change

2017-10-27 08:31

The government of crisis-torn Burundi has approved changes to the constitution that could pave the way to a potential 14-year extension in President Pierre Nkurunziza's stay in office, senior officials have said.

DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

Burundians still fleeing abuses: report

2017-08-25 06:15

Burundians continue to flee their country due to ongoing threats and abuses despite their government's insistence that many are returning, a report says.

Burundi's exiles call world's attention to deadly crisis

2017-07-26 16:35

Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

2017-07-21 17:59

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

2017-07-21 06:18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was making his first foreign trip in more than two years.

Burundi official says 8 people killed in grenade attack

2017-07-10 13:02

A Burundi official says eight people have been killed in a grenade attack on a bar in the country's rural northern area.

Burundi becoming a 'violent dictatorship': report

2017-07-04 16:33

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party have moved the country toward violent dictatorship, rights groups say in a report that slams the international community for inaction.

Burundi warns new UN envoy against opposition bias

2017-06-29 21:50

Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an accusation also levelled at his predecessors.

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