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Outrage at Burundi “slave trade” slur

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UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed outrage at comments by Burundi's ambassador in New York comparing the chairman of a UN...

Burundi suspends NGOs for violating new laws

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Burundi suspended some local and international non-governmental organisations for three months for violating a new law, a senior government official said. The move...

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

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Burundi, beset by accusations of crimes against humanity, threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council and sue its critics. A...

Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team

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Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the...

Burundi still committing crimes against humanity

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More crimes against humanity were committed in Burundi in 2017 and 2018, whipped up by rhetoric from top officials including President Pierre...

Rwanda dismisses rebel incursion claims

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Rwandan police denied a militant group it says aims to topple President Paul Kagame was behind attacks on the country's southern border...

Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

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Burundi's long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday to step down when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence...

Opposition pushes to annual vote extending Burundi presidential term

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Burundi's opposition asked the constitutional court to nullify a referendum result that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until...

Burundi approves new constitution

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Voters in Burundi overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral commission said, ushering in changes that could let the president stay in...

Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

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At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold...

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