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Election campaign underway in Burundi

Burundi political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the ongoing global coronavirus crisis. With one death and...

ISS: Could Pierre Nkurunziza’s departure save Burundi?

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Does the decision by Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party to replace President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for the elections due on 20 May offer...

Pre-election violence claims lives in Burundi

The Burundi government said it killed at least 22 “wrongdoers” in hills overlooking Bujumbura since last week, in what it called violence linked to...

Burundi opposition names presidential contender

Burundi’s opposition CNL picked current chairman of the National Assembly as its candidate in the May presidential election which the UN says is likely...

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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...