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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...

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...

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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...