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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.


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.


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.


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Pierre Nkurunziza says, Burundian troops who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.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Pierre Nkurunziza says Burundian troops, who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.


Burundi parliament votes overwhelmingly to leave ICC

Wednesday 12 October 2016 20:11

Burundi's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a move no other country has taken despite complaints from Africa.


A policewoman carries a Burundi flag during a protest against President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term.
Burundi&Rwanda, a rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

Sunday 21 August 2016 07:52

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda in 1994 and Burundi in 2004.


Burundi police stop buses crossing into Rwanda

Friday 5 August 2016 10:26

Burundi police have stopped all private buses from crossing the border into Rwanda, as tensions between the neighbours remain high.


Burundi releases some pupils jailed for scribbling on president’s pict

Wednesday 3 August 2016 23:03

The prosecutor of Burundi’s Muramvya province, Léonard Manirakiza, has ordered the release of five of the seven schoolchildren of Muramvya high school.


Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai talks to Burundian refugee girls at the Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda, July 14, 2016.
Malala breaks down as Burundian girls recall rape fleeing war

Saturday 16 July 2016 10:33

More than a dozen schoolgirls broke down in tears as one told Malala Yousafzai about the rapes they experienced and witnessed while fleeing to Rwanda in 2015.


The government of Burundi announced that it is not ready to talk to CNARED.
Large gap remains between views of Burundi government

Sunday 12 June 2016 07:05

The regional mediator in the Burundian conflict, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, has met the leaders of the main opposition coalition


Burundi has been mired in a year-long crisis that has killed more than 450 people since President Pierre Nkurunziza pursued and won a third term.
Burundi peace talks open in Tanzania with opposition criticism

Sunday 22 May 2016 11:20

Tanzania opened peace talks on Saturday in a bid to end a political crisis in Burundi.


People light candles during a street concert organized to highlight the situation in Burundi by PAWA254.
Burundi peace talks open in Tanzania

Saturday 21 May 2016 21:03

Tanzania opened peace talks on Saturday but some opponents said the absence of several leading opposition groups made it more like a "monologue" by the government, undermining the process.


The Pan African Parliament (PAP) calls for more decisive action from the AU in Burundi.
African Union must do more to resolve Burundi crisis- PAP

Friday 6 May 2016 20:03

The Pan African Parliament has called on the African Union to do more to resolve the Burundi crisis.


A policeman walks at the crime scene where Burundian General Athanase Kararuza was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen in Ntahangwa commune, north of the capital Bujumbura, April 25, 2016.
Burundi police say 450 people killed in political violence

Thursday 5 May 2016 16:42

The crisis began when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April 2015 plans to run for a third term, despite criticism that that violated the Constitution and a peace deal.


Opponents accuse Pierre Nkurunziza of violating Burundi's constitution and a peace agreement that ended the civil war by running for a third term.
ICC to investigate past year's deadly violence in Burundi

Monday 25 April 2016 14:34

The international war crimes court will investigate outbreaks of violence in Burundi that have killed hundreds and forced hundreds of thousands to flee abroad.


Ban Ki-moon said the council could decide to send a group of 20 to 50 officers who would assess the Burundi police force and help bring concrete and measurable improvements.
UN calls for new UN police mission in Burundi

Monday 18 April 2016 08:36

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed that a new UN police force mission be sent to Burundi, where he said the situation was “alarmingly precarious".


UN to send law enforcers to Burundi

Sunday 3 April 2016 14:28

UNSC has resolved to send in police to politically troubled Burundi.


Mkapa tries to bring exiled Burundian politicians into peace talks

Sunday 20 March 2016 21:07

Benjamin William Mkapa met Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to discuss how to bring exiled Burundian opposition leaders into peace talks.


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