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Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

2018-10-19 20:00

Burundi's public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.

Key Burundi news site suspended over defamation probe

2018-10-14 09:37

Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source says.

Burundi suspends non-governmental groups for 3 months

2018-09-28 19:38

Burundi's government has suspended the operations of non-governmental organisations for three months, saying that "many of them do not respect the law."

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

2018-09-15 09:20

Burundi has threatened to quit the UN Human Rights Council over perceived "politicisation" following a report pointing to crimes against humanity in the country.

Burundi govt ready to take part in 'final' crisis talks: minister

2018-08-26 18:56

The Burundi government is prepared to take part in a "final" session of crisis talks with the opposition, expected to be held in Uganda next month, the foreign minister has announced despite earlier official word that the dialogue was over.

UN says political settlement is crucial before Burundi vote

2018-08-23 21:00

The UN Security Council says a political settlement in Burundi is crucial ahead of elections in 2020 and is urging all parties, especially the government, to participate "actively and unconditionally" in an inter-Burundian dialogue.

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

 

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

2018-10-14 20:05

Burundi has accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.

Burundi arrests aid workers for flouting foreign NGO ban

2018-10-11 18:04

Three aid workers have been arrested in Burundi for defying a government ban on foreign relief agencies announced this month, authorities say.

Armed group behead youth chief in Burundi's ruling party

2018-09-19 21:20

A senior member of a youth movement that underpins the ruling party in Burundi has been beheaded and his wife shot dead, sources have said.

Burundi economy battered by years of political crisis: report

2018-08-31 16:51

Burundi's economy has been battered by the "calamitous effect" of a three-year political crisis which has wiped out modest gains that had been made, an International Crisis Group report has said.

Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in ambush in CAR

2018-08-25 07:35

A Burundi UN peacekeeper has been killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic, the UN's MINUSCA mission has announced.

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.

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