It's evident authorities released the accused before he should've been and once released, lost track of him, writes Mandy Wiener.
Burundi's main opposition group has called for international and "targeted" sanctions to be slapped on President Pierre Nkurunziza over his refusal to leave office.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a third term in a surprise ceremony following weeks of unrest related to his controversial election.
Already rattled by a political crisis that has claimed about 100 lives, many Burundians fear that this week's earthquake portends the return of the brutal civil war that rent the central African nation.
Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Burundian security forces have crushed anti-government demonstrations, including shooting protesters running from them, to silence those opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third-term, a rights group says.
The counting of votes is continuing following Burundi’s controversial presidential elections, in which incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is widely expected to win a third consecutive term.
A former sports teacher, ex-rebel, born-again Christian and football fanatic, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has divided the nation over his bid to secure a third term in office in elections.
Burundians are voting amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term despite international condemnation.
Three candidates including two former presidents have withdrawn from the Burundi's upcoming presidential race predicting the contest will not be free and fair.
Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza may find an election victory he is assured of this month swiftly overshadowed by the emergence of an armed insurgency in a nation at the heart of one of Africa’s most combustible regions.
Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International says.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.
Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office, but analysts say his victory will be hollow, with the country divided, isolated and facing aid cuts.
Burundi’s president would not oppose forming a national unity government after an election boycotted by the opposition but if he wins a third term would not cut it short, a presidential official says.
Vote counting is under way in Burundi, the day after a presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term.
The US says Burundi's elections lack credibility and by pressing ahead, the government "risks its legitimacy".
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza appears set to win a controversial third consecutive term in elections this week, a hollow victory that will leave him ruling over a violently divided nation.
Burundi’s government and opposition have opened a new round of negotiations as part of a last-ditch effort to resolve a major political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial re-election bid, a source says.
Burundi's presidential election has been postponed to July 21 after African leaders called for a delay in a bid to resolve the nation's worst political crisis since a civil war ended in 2005.
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