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At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home.
DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

Sunday 17 September 2017 20:37

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.


Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan in the town of Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the activists told Reuters.
At least 30 Burundian refugees die in clashes with Congolese forces

Saturday 16 September 2017 19:40

At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday.


Burundi and HCR sign repatriation agreement

Tuesday 5 September 2017 21:00

Nearly 12,000 Burundian refugees based in three camps in Tanzania, who are willing to return to Burundi, would have been repatriated by the end of June in 2017.


SADC gathering a sham: Analyst

Wednesday 23 August 2017 11:03

Professor at the Institute for African Renaissance Studies at Unisa, Lebisa Tefo, says he is not misled by the gathering of heads of state at the SADC Summit that concluded on Sunday.


Nelson Mandela spent the better part of his years after his release from prison mediating peace between warring factions in Burundi.
Kenyans want leaders to emulate Mandela

Monday 17 July 2017 19:12

Kenyans from all walks of life want their leaders to emulate former South African President Nelson Mandela's style of leadership.  


Grenade attack kills eight in Burundi village, police say

Monday 10 July 2017 16:54

A grenade attack killed eight people and wounded 50 others in a village in Burundi's northern Kayanza province late on Sunday, police said.


Burundi authorities purging army on ethnic lines - rights group

Tuesday 4 July 2017 15:36

Burundian authorities have intensified an ethnically-driven purge of the army this year, risking renewed civil war in the central African nation, a French rights group said on Tuesday.


Violence, persecution globally causing more human displacement

Monday 19 June 2017 21:33

Violence and persecution globally is causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced.


Burundi receives support from EAC heads of state

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:41

The East African Community (EAC) heads of state who participated in the 18th EAC summit this weekend have announced their full support for Burundi.


Burundi and Comoros want to be part of SADC.
SADC to decide on inclusion of Burundi, Comoros

Friday 17 March 2017 19:34

The 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc is expected to make a decision whether to accept the two countries which have applied to join the regional body.


The Secretary General’s latest report has found that the human rights and humanitarian situation in Burundi continues to deteriorate.
Burundi continues to face multi-faceted challenges

Thursday 9 March 2017 22:06

The facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue believes the opposing sides to the continued crisis in that country are almost irreconcilable in their tasks.


Burundi was plunged into a political crisis after President Pierre Nkurunziza insisted on his controversial third term.
Burundi's SADC application to be deliberated

Tuesday 28 February 2017 19:11

Burundi's application for SADC membership together with that of the Comoros has been submitted to the SADC's Troika and will be deliberated on during the coming SADC meeting in Swaziland.


Burundi has again been plunged into serious political crisis after President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term.
Several thousand protest in Burundi against fourth Arusha rendezvous

Saturday 18 February 2017 15:33

Six civil society organisations believed to be close to the Burundi government regime organised protests in the capital Bujumbura and the second town Gitega on Saturday.


Dr Dlamini-Zuma was elected chairperson in 2012.
Dlamini- Zuma to step down as AU Chairperson

Monday 23 January 2017 20:40

Dr Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma is stepping down as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, after four and a half years.


The Committee recommended that the Burundian government continue to cooperate with the mediation team by the East African Community.
Burundi risks suspension from Great Lakes Peace and Security Committee

Thursday 12 January 2017 15:52

Burundi has been warned by The Great Lakes Committee on Peace and Security that it risks suspension from the organisation.


Ambassador Welile Nhlapo is a former special representative to the Great lakes.
Deadly violence flares up in the Great Lakes region

Wednesday 4 January 2017 12:38

Over the weekend news broke of the killing of the Environment minister in Burundi Emmanuel Niyonkuru sparking fears of deepening violence and conflict in that country.


Burundi Environment Minister shot dead

Sunday 1 January 2017 07:37

Burundi's Environment Minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.


Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza says, Burundian troops who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.
Burundian President issues ultimatum to AU and EU over unpaid salaries

Saturday 31 December 2016 19:14

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza says Burundian troops, who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.


Many African countries lament that most prosecutions by the ICC are directed at the continent and their leaders while ignoring atrocities perpetrated by countries in the West.
Amnesty International urges states to strengthen ties with ICC

Wednesday 16 November 2016 10:18

Amnesty International has called on states to strengthen and not abandon or withdraw from the International Criminal Court.


Gambia to leave ICC

Tuesday 15 November 2016 07:49

Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on November 10, 2017.


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