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Burundi gunmen kill 18 in convoy ambush, some victims burnt alive

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Unknown armed assailants killed 18 people when they attacked a two-vehicle convoy in central Burundi over the weekend, government officials and witnesses said on...

Gunmen kill eight in ambush on passing cars in Burundi

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Gunmen belonging to a gang of armed robbers shot dead eight people including a senior military officer in an ambush on four cars travelling...

Ex-Burundi president gets prison term for 1993 killing of victorious election...

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Burundi’s top court has sentenced a former president to life in prison for the 1993 murder of another president who had defeated him in...

Burundi impunity for abuses continues, says UN report, as another mass...

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Impunity for rape, murder and other abuses is still widespread in Burundi despite a change of government, a UN report released on Thursday said. The...

Six die in Burundi attack

Unidentified attackers shot and killed six people in northern Burundi, an official said, weeks after a similar attack in a southern province. The group launched...

At least 15 dead as rebels attack southern Burundi

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At least 15 people were killed when gunmen attacked an area in southern Burundi, three local witnesses told Reuters on Monday. It was unclear whether...

Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

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A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional...

Post-Nkurunziza Burundi: The Rise of the Generals

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In Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza's sudden death has exposed power struggles within the ruling party and the ascendancy of the military. Barely two weeks after...

Burundi’s new cabinet includes two under Western sanctions over rights abuses

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New Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye unveiled a 15-member cabinet including two ministers who are under US or European sanctions over their alleged role in...

Burundi’s incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses

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Burundi’s incoming president Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in on Thursday after the sudden death of predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, and he pledged to unite a...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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