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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...

Burundi to repatriate refugees

Burundi will start repatriating 200,000 refugees from neighbouring Tanzania in October, sparking fears of forced returns among those who crossed the border to escape...

Burundi youth league leader is new broadcast boss

Burundi appointed the leader of the ruling party youth league to head its state-run broadcaster, a move an opposition party described as a danger...

Burundi moves to seize opposition assets

Burundi’s Supreme Court ordered the seizure of assets belonging to opposition activists in exile, the latest swipe in an internationally condemned crackdown by President...

Burundi rebels killed in clashes with DR Congo troops

Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers also died,...

Activists cry foul over Burundi media ban

Burundi banned the BBC and indefinitely suspended Voice of America, moves campaigners and the international broadcasters describe as a blow to press freedom. The central...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...