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Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

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Burundi's long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday to step down when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence...

Opposition pushes to annual vote extending Burundi presidential term

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Burundi's opposition asked the constitutional court to nullify a referendum result that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until...

Burundi approves new constitution

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Voters in Burundi overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral commission said, ushering in changes that could let the president stay in...

Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

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At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold...

Burundi presidential referendum

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Burundians vote in a referendum to let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034, raising fears of deeper political repression and...

Attackers kill 26 in Burundi

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At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in Burundi's north western province of Cibitoke, less than...

Burundi bans BBC, VOA

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Burundi suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America, two weeks before a referendum that could extend the president's...

Political violence ahead of Burundi referendum denounced

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The US State Department denounced recent political violence in Burundi ahead of the country's May 17 referendum to amend its constitution and...

Burundi jails rights activist for 32 years over protests

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A Burundian court jailed a human rights activist for 32 years late on Thursday, Amnesty International said, criticising what it called a...

ISS: Talks remain ineffective as Burundi’s crisis continues

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In early December 2017, a new round of talks led by the East African Community (EAC) was initiated in Arusha, Tanzania, with...

ISS: The AU should take a stand on Burundi’s constitutional review

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Burundi will hold a referendum in May 2018 on a constitutional amendment that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power...

May referendum in Burundi on extending presidential term

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a...

Burundi opposition boycotting Tanzania peace talks

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Burundi's main opposition grouping is boycotting peace talks in Tanzania, leaving little chance the negotiations will end simmering political violence that has...

ISS: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi between...

Burundi opposition welcomes war crimes probe

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Burundi rejected plans by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to allow prosecutors to investigate war crimes in the central African nation, while...

ICC backs Burundi investigation

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The International Criminal Court approved a prosecution request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed in Burundi by government and government-linked groups against...

Crisis deepens in Burundi

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Burundi's cabinet backed a constitutional change allowing its president to stay in office until 2034, widening a political rift driving the country...

Burundi loses bid to stop U.N. atrocities investigation

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The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend its investigation into suspected crimes against humanity in Burundi, dealing a blow...

U.N. agrees new team of experts for Burundi; EU, US decry...

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The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to an African resolution to send a team of three experts to work...

EU and US critical of African bid to halt Burundi atrocities...

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African countries launched an initiative at the United Nations critics said was an 11th-hour spoiler to save Burundi from further investigations into...

Burundi refugees die in clashes With DRC security forces

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At least 30 Burundian refugees were killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some home, a Reuters witness...

UN break in may have been fabrication – Burundi

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A break-in at the UN human rights office in Burundi's capital may have been an attempt to smear the government, a presidential...

Burundi leadership should be answerable for crimes against humanity – UN

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Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity and a list of suspects has been compiled,...

Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill three, wound 27

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Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and...

South Africa’s deputy military ombud in Burundi for continental conflict prevention...

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Just over a month into her position as South African deputy military ombud Advocate Rendani Marivate finds herself leading a delegation to...

Burundi purging army on ethnic lines – report

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Burundian authorities intensified an ethnically-driven purge of the army this year, risking renewed civil war in the central African nation, a French...

U.N. investigators say Burundian forces still torturing, killing opponents

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Burundian security forces and allied militia are still abducting, torturing and killing people with almost total impunity, U.N. investigators said on Thursday,...

Burundi paralysed by fuel shortages

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Fuel shortages have paralysed the small central African nation of Burundi, threatening further damage to an economy already moribund after years of...

Burundi grenade attack kills three

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An unidentified man threw a grenade into a house in Burundi's captal killing three people believed to be members of the ruling...

UN concerned about surge in killed and forced disappearances in Burundi

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Dozens of unidentified bodies have been found across Burundi and incidents of torture by security forces and night raids on opposition homes...

Burundi opposition leader fears for his life

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Burundi opposition leader and former rebel chief Agathon Rwasa said he fears for his life and wants government to speed up talks...

Mutilated bodies discovered in Burundi

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Mutilated bodies are again being found in Burundi where politically-motivated violence will soon enter its third year, according to a UN human...

U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks

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The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political...

Burundi government not attending planned peace talks

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The government of Burundi said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania, although the main opposition alliance confirmed...

DR Congo to extradite suspected Burundian rebels

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Democratic Republic of Congo is to extradite nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, raising concerns by rights groups they could be tortured or...

ISS: Can Burundi bury the ghosts of its troubled past?

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Last week, a mass grave was discovered in a village in central Burundi. Builders, breaking ground for a new school, uncovered the...

Burundi minister shot and killed

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A gunman killed Burundi's environment and water minister on Sunday, police said, the first senior government figure to be murdered in nearly...

Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

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Burundi opposition groups demanded an international mediator resign just days after he arrived, casting a shadow over already troubled efforts to resolve...

UN identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in CAR

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An internal United Nations inquiry has identified 25 peacekeepers from Burundi and 16 from Gabon accused of sexual abuse and exploitation in...

Burundi getting more Cougars

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It appears Burundi is receiving another batch of Cougar mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles from the United States under the Excess Defense...

Burundi president’s aide survives attack, guard killed

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A senior aide to Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza was injured in an attack on Monday night that also killed one of his...

Burundi will not co-operate with UN violence investigation

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Burundi's government on Thursday refused to co-operate with a UN inquiry into months of political violence, saying accusations of abuses by its...

Burundi notifies UN of ICC withdrawal

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Burundi has informed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of its decision to quit the International Criminal Court, it said on Wednesday, adding momentum...

Burundi withdraws permits from prominent rights group, other NGOs

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Burundi's government has withdrawn permits from a prominent human rights organisation and several other non-profit groups, accusing them of stirring up hatred...

Burundi police question U.S. journalist, keep her fixer in custody

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Police in Burundi arrested an American journalist and her Burundian fixer on Sunday, saying they had questioned both on suspicion of destroying...

Burundi leader signs decree to quit ICC

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President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree on Tuesday for Burundi to quit the International Criminal Court, after parliament voted overwhelmingly last week...

Burundi parliament votes overwhelmingly to leave ICC

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Burundi's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a move no other country has taken despite bitter...

Burundi suspends cooperation with U.N. office on human rights

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Burundi suspended its cooperation with a United Nations human rights office on Tuesday, a government spokesman said, amid a deepening row between...

Burundi bans UN human rights investigators

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Burundi's government banned three UN investigators from its territory on Monday, deepening a row between the east African country and the international...

Three killed in Burundi as toll from political violence rises

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A ruling party official and two others were killed in a bar in southern Burundi, an official said on Tuesday, as the...