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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.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, DRC, Chiwenga

2018-05-21 14:44

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe 'on track to regain its bread basket status', and World agencies and neighbouring countries have hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

Burundi opposition says referendum wasn't free, transparent

2018-05-19 16:45

Burundi opposition says referendum on extending president's power wasn't free, transparent

 

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.

Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

2018-05-20 14:05

The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa ha said it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

2018-05-18 20:15

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a "yes" vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

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