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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...

UN human rights office in Burundi forced to close

Burundi forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. Hundreds...

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...

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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...