Burundi plans plastic bag ban

2018-08-14 20:00

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.

Three Burundi soldiers killed in ambush: police

2018-08-06 21:26

At least three Burundian soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack outside of the capital Bujumbura at the weekend, police and media sources have said.

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2018-06-11 17:55

A Burundian soldier in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was killed late Sunday in a clash in the centre of the country, UN sources have said.

'Strong progress' in calming DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2018-06-08 21:28

"Strong progress" has been made in calming Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organisation has said, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth."

Burundi's president enacts disputed new constitution

2018-06-08 06:02

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi has enacted a new constitution adopted by a referendum, despite opposition concern that the charter will enable him to keep his grip on power until 2034.

Burundi president promises to step down in 2020

2018-06-07 16:55

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he would not run for another term, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power.

Burundi court validates vote to extend president's tenure

2018-05-31 16:30

Burundi's constitutional court has upheld the results of the May 17 referendum showing most voters supported constitutional changes that could allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

2018-05-25 17:45

The UN special envoy for Burundi has urged the African nation's government to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

Africans 'slowly taking interest in continental affairs'

2018-05-25 10:48

Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, the Institute for Security Studies has said.

Burundi backs reforms that could extend Nkurunziza rule

2018-05-23 14:10

Burundians have overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that bolster President Pierre Nkurunziza's power and allow him to seek another two terms in office, results showed.


Burundi rights activist handed five-year term

2018-08-14 19:02

A Burundian activist has been jailed for five years accused of preparing reports on human rights abuses for a banned organisation, militant and legal sources have said.

SA's position in Africa regarding ICC exaggerated – ISS

2018-07-06 11:33

It is unlikely that South Africa's shift in position will have a significant impact on other countries, says the Institute for Security Studies.

Burundi president surprises with vow to step down in 2020

2018-06-11 11:30

In a surprise move, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said last week he would step down in 2020, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power.

Top Africa stories: Nelson Chamisa, Mawarire, Burundi

2018-06-08 08:13

Zimbabwe's Nelson Chamisa has vowed to revive the country's moribund economy and to introduce a new currency if he gets elected next month, and Burundi president has promised to step down in 2020

Nkurunziza: Burundi's 'visionary' leader

2018-06-07 17:45

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation.

Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces in fight for DRC forest

2018-05-31 18:00

Religious groups and delegates of the Pygmy people indigenous to the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to push forward with a campaign to protect the Congo Basin rainforest, participants have said.

Burundi angered by French gift of donkeys to village

2018-05-28 16:27

Burundi's agriculture ministry has ordered the quarantine of 10 donkeys that were donated to a central village through French funding, sparking a debate over the subliminal message behind the gift.

Burundi opposition appeals referendum result

2018-05-25 10:48

Burundi's opposition has filed a petition to the country's constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week's referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza's hold on power.

Burundi's opposition asks court to reject referendum results

2018-05-24 21:14

Burundi's main opposition coalition has asked the constitutional court to invalidate the results of last week's referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

2018-05-21 18:59

A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission has announced.

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