Burundi opposition wants stay-put president sanctioned

2015-09-15 20:20

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.

Burundi’s Nkurunziza sworn in during surprise ceremony

2015-08-20 13:19

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.

Nervous Burundians say quake portends all-out war

2015-08-08 19:28

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 opposition chief rejects poll results

2015-07-25 18:08

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi security fired on protesters to 'punish' them - Amnesty

2015-07-23 12:03

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.

Burundi: Tallying of votes continues

2015-07-22 13:25

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.

Burundi's Nkurunziza: ex-rebel, born-again Christian who divided a nation

2015-07-21 15:36

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.

Burundi votes amid gunfire, grenade blasts

2015-07-21 07:39

Burundians are voting amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term despite international condemnation.

Opposition candidates quit Burundi presidential race

2015-07-18 17:04

Three candidates including two former presidents have withdrawn from the Burundi's upcoming presidential race predicting the contest will not be free and fair.

Nkurunziza faces emerging armed rebellion as vote looms

2015-07-13 14:18

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.


AI: Burundi used acid, iron bars to torture opposition

2015-08-24 12:07

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.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

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 president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 14:12

Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Trouble ahead for Burundi as president set for hollow victory

2015-07-24 09:23

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 leader ready to form unity govt after poll

2015-07-22 18:06

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.

Burundi counts votes after controversial presidential polls

2015-07-22 05:25

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.

Burundi elections not credible - US

2015-07-21 14:29

The US says Burundi's elections lack credibility and by pressing ahead, the government "risks its legitimacy".

Bitterly divided Burundi heads for elections

2015-07-20 07:29

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 rivals hold talks days before election

2015-07-18 14:05

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 poll delayed to July 21

2015-07-11 12:50

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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