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Burundi says it plans to quit the International Criminal Court

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Burundi plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a deputy to President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Thursday, six months after...

Burundi opposition leader released from police custody

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The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been released, days after he was arrested for what police said was collaborating...

Burundi dismisses planned UN killings and torture inquiry

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Burundi's government has dismissed a UN decision to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of killings and torture, saying...

UN rights forum sets up inquiry into Burundi killing and torture

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The top UN human rights forum agreed to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of killings and torture in...

Burundi arrests senior opposition politician over ‘armed gangs’ link

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The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested for collaborating with "armed gangs", police said on Thursday, joining a...

Refugee exodus from Burundi sparks concerns ‘overstretched’ neighbours will not cope

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The number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations said on Friday, raising fears...

UN Burundi inquiry identifies crimes against humanity suspects

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UN investigators looking into the alleged torture and murder of government opponents in Burundi have drawn up a list of suspects who...

Family of three killed in Burundi grenade attack

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A former army officer and his family were killed in a grenade attack on their home in Burundi, a government official said...

ISS: EAC must use its leverage in Burundi

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Journalist Jean Bigirimana has been missing since 22 July. Two weeks after his disappearance, his colleagues at Iwacu – Burundi's only independent...

Burundi people want presidential term limits removed

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Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most...

Torture, sexual violence on the increase in Burundi

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Torture is on the rise against government critics detained in Burundi and security forces are using sexual violence against women during protests...

Burundi lawyers face disbarment over remarks to UN torture watchdog

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Four Burundian lawyers who gave information to the United Nations about alleged torture in their central African country face disbarment as retribution...

Burundi rejects UN police deployment

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Burundi said it would refuse to allow United Nations police onto its territory to monitor the security and human rights situation after...

UN council approves deployment of police to Burundi

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The United Nations Security Council authorised the deployment of up to 228 UN police to Burundi to monitor the security and human...

U.S., Burundi share communications hardware best practices

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Members of the US militalry's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications team recently worked with Burundian National Defense Force's communications unit...

U.N. Security Council mulls sending up to 228 police to Burundi

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The United Nations Security Council is considering whether to send up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and...

Malala shocked as crying Burundian girls recall rape fleeing war

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More than a dozen schoolgirls broke down in tears as one told Malala Yousafzai about the rapes they experienced and witnessed while...

ISS: Taking stock of conflict around the continent

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The major outbreak of violence in the South Sudanese capital of Juba this past week caused hundred of deaths. The violence, which...

Burundi regional parliament member shot dead

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A Burundian member of the East African Legislative Assembly was shot dead on Wednesday in what Rwanda's foreign minister called an assassination...

Five political parties boycott Burundi peace talks

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Representatives of five parties that participated in Burundi's general election boycotted a second round of peace talks in the northern Tanzanian city...

U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday he feared increased violence and incitement in Burundi's crisis could turn...

UN early warning report sees Burundi scenario in DRC

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could descend into a cycle of electoral violence similar to that seen in Burundi and presidential and...

Burundi scholars sent home for defacing president’s photo

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A secondary school in rural Burundi sent home 230 students on Tuesday for defacing the portrait of President Pierre Nkurunziza in their...

Rwanda expels Burundians who say they were accused of spying

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Rwanda has expelled about 400 Burundians back to their country accusing some of them of espionage and fuelling tensions between the two...

Burundi frees some students accused of defacing president’s photo

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Burundi said on Tuesday it had released six juveniles who were part of a group of 11 students jailed last week for...

Burundi police shoot at students protesting against colleagues’ arrest

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Police in Burundi shot and wounded a student and a taxi-driver on Friday during a protest by schoolchildren against the arrest of...

Burundi’s Nkurunziza asks criminal gangs to surrender in next 15 days

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President Pierre Nkurunziza has given armed gangs in Burundi 15 days to surrender to authorities and hand in their weapons or face...

ISS: Divide and rule?

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The most charitable interpretation one can put on Benjamin Mkapa's Burundi peace talks is that they are a desperate grope in the...

Retired Burundian officer killed amid tension over presidency

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A retired Burundian army colonel was shot dead in Bujumbura on Wednesday, police said, victim of escalating violence between President Pierre Nkurunziza's...

Burundi opposition group ready to attend new peace talks

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A Burundi opposition group that includes politicians in exile said on Tuesday it was ready to attend any new round of peace...

Burundi peace talks open in Tanzania with opposition criticism

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Tanzania opened peace talks on Saturday in a bid to end a political crisis in Burundi, but some opponents said the absence...

Burundi government says to attend Tanzania peace talks

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Burundi's government said on Thursday it would attend regional talks this weekend aimed at ending a year-long cycle of violence that has...

Burundi says Rwanda expels 1,300 Burundians as relations fray

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Rwanda has expelled more than 1,300 Burundians in the past week after they refused to move to refugee camps, senior Burundi officials...

Rwanda dismisses U.N. experts’ charge that it aided Burundi rebels

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Rwanda dismissed charges levelled in a report by U.N.-appointed experts that it supported rebels in neighbouring Burundi up until early 2016, saying...

Rwanda aids Burundi rebels, N.Korea arms Congo: U.N. experts

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A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of providing training, financing and logistical support through early 2016 for...

Burundi police say 450 people killed in political violence in past...

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More than 450 people have been killed in Burundi in unrest that began a year ago, the police said in a report...

Burundi death toll jumps to 31 in April – U.N. rights...

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The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday 31 people have been killed in attacks in Burundi this month, decrying an...

Burundi president condemns general’s killing as violence grows

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has condemned the killing of a senior army officer, who was shot along with his wife and bodyguard...

U.N. chief condemns assassination of Burundi brigadier general

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the assassination on Monday of a Burundian brigadier general who had served with the African Union...

ICC to probe Burundi clashes: prosecutor

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday she was opening a preliminary probe into the violence that has wracked Burundi, killing...

Burundi rebel group hands back officer seized last month

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A Burundian army officer who had been captured by a rebel group last month was handed back to his unit on Saturday,...

Army officer, three more killed in Burundi violence, officials say

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A senior army officer and a motorcyclist and two members of an armed group have been killed in separate incidents in Burundi,...

Senior Burundi officer missing from post, officers say he fled

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A senior Burundi army officer involved in intelligence has been missing from his post since the weekend and fellow officers said he...

U.N. proposes options for sending police to Burundi, government OKs 20

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed sending between 20 and 3,000 police to Burundi, where political violence has been simmering for...

Gun and grenade attackers kills woman in Burundi bar

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Attackers armed with guns and grenades burst into a bar and opened fire, killing a woman and seriously wounding three other customers...

Gunmen claim lives of four in Burundi villages

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Unknown gunmen killed four people on Saturday night in two villages southeast of Burundi's capital Bujumbura. The killings were the latest in a...

Burundi government party official killed in tit-for-tat violence

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A official from Burundi's ruling party was shot dead, a local administrator said on Thursday, in what appeared the latest in a...

Burundi says ‘fine’ with request for U.N. police deployment

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Burundi accepts the United Nations security council's resolution to send in police, the foreign affairs minister told Reuters on Saturday, after months...

U.N. Security Council asks for U.N. police options for Burundi

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The United Nations Security Council asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to provide options for a police deployment to Burundi, where...

Rwandan politician’s death in Burundi jail fuels mutual suspicion

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A retired senior Rwandan politician has died in a Burundian jail where he was being held on suspicion of spying, both countries...