UN council diplomats push for new mediation effort in Burundi

2016-01-19 10:26

UN Security Council envoys will press Burundi's government to agree to talks with the opposition under a new mediator when they travel to Bujumbura this week.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

2015-07-24 17:00

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission has announced.

Burundi president skips summit to campaign

2015-07-06 14:39

Burundi's embattled president has skipped key regional talks, staying at home to campaign for a controversial third term as a rebel general threatened to step up attacks.

Burundi election material torched ahead of polls

2015-06-27 17:02

Attackers in Burundi have set fire to a building storing election material, two days ahead of key polls and following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power.

Burundi's ruling party boycotts UN-mediated crisis talks

2015-06-23 17:55

Burundi's ruling party has boycotted the restart of UN-led talks hoped to broker peace between rival parties following weeks of violence and ahead of elections.

Burundi opposition denounces election commission

2015-06-13 14:37

Burundi's opposition has slammed the election commission for steering the country towards a controversial presidential vote next month, branding it a tool of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party.

Burundi’s president endorses new poll dates

2015-06-10 11:25

Burundi's president has endorsed a new election timetable, hours after the United Nations warned increasing violence committed by pro-government militia could push the country into a civil war.

Burundi's electoral body wants poll delayed

2015-06-09 06:03

Burundi's electoral commission has suggested that an upcoming presidential election be delayed until July 15.

Burundi elections to be postponed after weeks of unrest

2015-06-04 10:05

A Burundi official says presidential and parliamentary elections have been postponed.

Opposition leader: Burundi not ready for polls

2015-05-25 21:07

An opposition leader in Burundi says the country is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedom.


Burundi opposition in parliament

2015-07-27 21:04

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa took his seat as parliament met for the first time since legislative elections last month.

Crisis-hit Burundi leader promises 'five more years of peace'

2015-07-18 08:47

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has promised to deliver 'five more years of peace' if he is re-elected, in the climax of a campaign marked by deadly street protests and an attempted coup.

East African leaders to meet over Burundi crisis

2015-07-03 11:06

East African leaders will meet in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.

Burundian vice president flees to Belguim

2015-06-25 10:39

One of Burundi's vice presidents has fled to Belgium, saying he had been threatened after denouncing President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest for a third term in office.

Many dead, injured in Burundi grenade attacks

2015-06-22 19:41

Grenade attacks in Burundi amid the political tension of Nkurunziza's bid for a third term have left at least 4 dead and 41 wounded.

Burundi opposition to boycott elections, claiming unfair

2015-06-12 11:48

A group of 17 political parties have agreed to boycott elections in Burundi because they don't believe they will be free and fair, an opposition leader says.

Burundi opposition reject election delay proposal

2015-06-09 13:37

Burundi's opposition has rejected proposals for a new election timetable after weeks of protests at President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid, saying conditions for holding fair polls were not met.

Burundi government calls for dialogue

2015-06-04 21:19

An aide to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for 'a frank and constructive dialogue' with the opposition.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi: diplomat

2015-05-26 20:58

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit central African nation of Burundi.

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