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Over six thousand bodies found in Burundi mass graves

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission found more than 6 000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi Province, the largest finding since government launched...

Burundi exhumation brings back memories

What seems a lifetime ago, Barampama Maximilien shovelled dirt over rows of bodies at gunpoint, sweating in fear he would be next. This week...

Burundi’s mass graves re-open old wounds

Twenty-six years ago, Prosper saw Burundian soldiers take away his brother and nephew. Neighbours told him soldiers discovered his mother where she was hiding....

Burundi rights crackdown condemned

The European parliament passed a resolution condemning Burundi for restricting freedom of expression and violating human rights ahead of May elections. The resolution passed...

Burundi vote funding allegations

The youth league of Burundi’s ruling party is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year’s election, Human Rights Watch said, as fears...

Burundi receives new armoured vehicles for Amisom operations

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Burundi’s contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has taken delivery of a fleet of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for...

Attackers kill three in Bujumbura neighbourhood

Gunmen wearing police and army uniforms killed three people and injured three others at a bar in a heavily guarded neighbourhood of Burundi’s biggest...

Burundi journalists charged

Four Burundian journalists were arrested and charged with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi’s government clamps down on journalists...

Armed plotters killed in Burundi

Security forces in Burundi killed at least 14 armed men who intended to launch an attack in Bubanza province, police and residents said. The...

UN warns of Burundi atrocities ahead of election

Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches a 2020 election with an unresolved political crisis and a presidency...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...