Top Africa stories: Zim farm grabber refuses to leave, Burundi, Sudan

2017-12-14 08:30

A Zimbabwean cleric, who grabbed land from a white Zimbabwean farmer, has ignored President Emmerson Mnangagwa's directive, and Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to extend his rule.

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 orders 'voluntary' tax to fund fresh elections

2017-12-12 18:32

Burundi's government has launched a fundraising drive for elections in 2020, presented as "voluntary" but condemned by rights groups as "organised robbery".

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks: UN

2017-11-21 16:29

A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said Monday.

Burundi says it will 'never' collaborate with ICC probe

2017-11-10 21:15

Burundi has slapped away any idea that it would help the International Criminal Court's probe into alleged crimes committed after the country spiralled into political turmoil in 2015.

Nine children drown as boat capsizes in DRC lake: official

2017-11-09 20:14

Nine children died and another was missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. a local official has said.

Burundians cheer court withdrawal with 'bye bye ICC'

2017-10-28 21:05

Thousands of Burundians have answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC".

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.

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.

Germany to investigate provenance of 1 000 African skulls

2017-10-05 15:17

A German cultural institution has started an investigation into the provenance of about 1 000 human skulls from the country's former African colonies in the collection of a Berlin hospital.


Group protests human rights activist's detention in Burundi

2017-12-13 18:11

Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since November 21.

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's government enforcers now killed for their silence

2017-12-01 17:32

Burundi's government enforcers now have been killed to ensure their silence as ICC begins probe.

Tanzania, Uganda leaders condemn ICC Burundi probe

2017-11-11 20:45

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni have criticised the ICC for launching a probe into alleged crimes committed during Burundi's political crisis.

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.

International court opens probe into Burundi deadly violence

2017-11-09 20:14

International Criminal Court judges have authorised an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored crimes in Burundi including murder, rape and torture, announcing the decision shortly after the East African nation became the first to formally quit the court.

Burundi becomes 1st to leave ICC

2017-10-27 10:54

Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Burundi rebel leaders 'extradited from Tanzania'

2017-10-23 19:33

Senior leaders of the Popular Forces of Burundi (FPB) rebel group were arrested in eastern Tanzania on Saturday and extradited to Burundi the following day, the FPB has said.

Unlawful military detention, torture rife in Rwanda - HRW

2017-10-10 10:08

Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch has said in a report.

Burundi radio station suspended for criticising killings

2017-09-29 19:43

The director of a Burundi radio station says his outlet is being temporarily taken off air after criticising the government over the killings of dozens of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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