Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches next year's elections with an unresolved political crisis and a president who is increasingly portrayed as a "divine" ruler, UN investigators say.
After nine months of separation, a Cape Town woman has finally been reunited with her little girl in a foreign country.
Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the UN rights chief has announced.
The Burundi army has said it opposed a request by the African Union that it withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by February 28.
The African Union has asked Burundi to reduce its contribution to an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by a thousand men under a progressive pullout from the country by the AU.
At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, says a Rwandan army official
UN human rights office says Burundi's government has asked it to leave the country
Pierre Buyoya, Burundi's former president, has dismissed as politically motivated an arrest warrant issued against him for his alleged participation in the assassination of his country's first democratically elected leader.
Burundi has said it had launched international arrest warrants for ex-president Pierre Buyoya and 16 former senior officials over their alleged role in the 1993 assassination of Melchior Ndadaye, the country's first democratically elected Hutu
The UN special envoy for Burundi is calling for a re-evaluation of the ways to help Burundi emerge from its current political crisis with a view to elections in 2020
Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Burundi has released the first 142 prisoners from a promised 3 000 detainees to promote reconciliation, the justice minister says, but critics say it was only to ease pressure on crowded jails.
A Burundian court has acquitted three civil rights activists who had been handed 10-year jail terms for undermining state security, their organisation has said.
Burundi has declared the small central city of Gitega the country's new political capital, in line with a presidential promise made a decade ago.
Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.
It is important to find ways to prevent the eruption of a possible open conflict between Rwanda and Burundi which could lead to devastating consequences for the region, write Selina Diaby and Patrick Hajayandi.
Clashes between the army and rebels loyal to a renegade former general in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 18 people, military sources have said.
Burundi's former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country's first democratically elected leader.
Burundi authorities have arrested four retired army officers suspected of a role in the 1993 assassination of the country's first democratically elected President Melchior Ndadaye, a judicial source said.
The UN's human rights chief has demanded respect from Burundi after its ambassador threatened to prosecute the authors of a recent report detailing continuing violations in the country.
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