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Burundi rebel group says behind killing of senior army officer

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A Burundi rebel group led by a former officer who launched an abortive coup claimed responsibility on Saturday for the killing of...

EU takes aim where it hurts Burundi: peacekeeper funding

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The European Union plans to cut back its funding for Burundi's lucrative peacekeeping contingent in Somalia to try to force President Pierre...

Senior Burundi pro-government army officer shot dead – sources

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A senior Burundi army officer and ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was shot dead in the capital on Tuesday, army sources said,...

Burundi gripped by terror, on brink of ‘massive’ violence -U.N

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Burundi is gripped by terror amid continued human rights abuses and the small central African state is on the brink of a...

No Rwandan soldiers arrested in Burundi – RDF

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Rwanda has rejected a claim by police in neighbouring Burundi that they had detained a Rwandan soldier there who was on a...

Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

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Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world's happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle...

EU suspends direct aid to Burundi government

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The European Union has suspended direct financial support for the Burundian government after concluding that it had not done enough to find...

Burundi says arrests Rwandan soldier amid heightened tensions

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Burundi police said on Saturday they had detained a man they had identified as a Rwandan soldier and alleged that he was...

ISS: Zuma’s lost opportunity in Burundi

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has been active on the foreign policy front in the last few weeks – with varying degrees...

African Union to send monitors to Burundi – South African president

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The African Union will send 100 human rights monitors and 100 military monitors to Burundi, South Africa's president said on Saturday after...

Another ‘technical problem’ for Inkwazi

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The issue of acquiring another VIP aircraft has again come to the fore following a technical problem that kept the Presidential BBJ...

Burundi president agrees to talks, free prisoners – U.N.’s Ban

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Burundi's president promised on Tuesday to hold talks, free prisoners and lift arrest warrants to try and end months of violence, U.N....

Three killed in Burundi attacks ahead of Ban visit

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Three people were killed in gun and grenade attacks in Burundi, officials said on Monday, just hours before the arrival of U.N....

UN under pressure to end Burundi violence

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When UN Security Council envoys flew to Burundi in January to try to end months of violence, the central African country's leader...

EU ready to impose more sanctions on Burundi

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European Union foreign ministers said on Monday they were prepared to strengthen economic sanctions on Burundi following the failure of talks to...

Grenade attack kills child, wounds his father in Burundi’s capital

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A grenade attack on a military base in Burundi's capital killed a child and wounded his father and one other person, an...

Gunmen kill two in Burundi as marchers rally against Rwanda

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Unidentified gunmen shot dead two people in an apparent targeted killing late on Friday in Burundi, where months of violence linked to...

Rwanda to send Burundi refugees to other countries after U.S. warning

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Rwanda will send Burundian refugees to other countries, the foreign minister said on Friday, after the United States said that they were...

UN mission sends Burundi officers home

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The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political...

ISS: Are African heads of state dropping the ball in Burundi?

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The question of Burundi, and the deployment of a 5 000-strong African Union (AU) force to the country – against the will...

Burundi grenade attack kills four, including a child

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Four people were killed in Burundi on Saturday night, including a child selling boiled eggs at a bar, when three grenades hit...

Burundi rebels trained by Rwandan military: UN experts

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A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees with the goal of ousting...

Africans to press Burundi to accept peacekeepers: diplomats

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The African Union will send a mission to troubled Burundi to press the government to accept a peacekeeping force after the president...

One killed in grenade attack as Burundi violence continues

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At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more...

British, French journalists free in Burundi, one day after arrest

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A British and a French journalist arrested during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital were released on Friday,...

Burundi keeps seat on security body, complicating peacekeeper plan

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Burundi was re-elected to the African Union's peace and security council, diplomats said, a move that could complicate plans to send peacekeepers...

Some African states oppose AU peace force for Burundi

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Some African states oppose sending peacekeepers to Burundi without its consent after it said that would be seen as an invasion, Gambia's...

AU backs away from imposing peacekeepers on Burundi

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The African Union will send a team to Burundi to try to convince the government to accept a peacekeeping force it had...

Zuma on AU Summit

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South African president Jacob Zuma has expressed satisfaction at the outcomes of the African union (AU) ordinary summit that ended at the...

Satellite images show five possible Burundi mass graves – Amnesty

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Satellite images show five possible mass graves on the outskirts of Burundi's capital at sites consistent with testimony by witnesses who accused...

African leaders trying to push Burundi to take peacekeepers -officials

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African states are trying to push President Pierre Nkurunziza to accept peacekeeping troops at a summit this week to prevent Burundi sliding...

U.S. envoy says little achieved in U.N. meeting with Burundi president

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The United Nations Security Council met with Burundi's president on Friday to push for peace talks and an international force to quell...

U.S. urges African leaders to sway Burundi on peacekeepers

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The United States on Saturday urged African leaders to "work behind the scenes" before their annual summit next weekend to convince Burundi...

U.N. diplomats urge Burundi dialogue as rebels raise stakes

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A crisis in Burundi that has left hundreds dead must be resolved by dialogue, U.N. Security Council diplomats told Burundi officials on...

Fearing genocide, ex-Burundi presidents plead for UN troops

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Two former Burundi presidents pleaded for the United Nations Security Council to back the deployment of international troops to the African state...

ISS: Burundi crisis – time for South Africa to lead

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Next week, the annual African Union (AU) Summit takes place at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. Not generally an event which...

U.N. Security Council seeks to stop Burundi slide into ethnic war

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The United Nations Security Council travels to Burundi on Thursday in a bid to quell political violence in the tiny African state...

Three killed in Burundi grenade attack

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Three people were killed in a grenade attack on a bar in the Burundian capital Bujumbura late on Monday, police said, as...

U.N. reports gang-rapes, mass graves in Burundi

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The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi's security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters' houses and heard witness testimony...

U.N. warns peacekeepers ill-equipped if Burundi violence spirals

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Sending United Nations peacekeepers to Burundi if violence worsens would be a "last resort" because the world body was not equipped to...

Burundi security forces kill two suspected rebels

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A former military officer and policeman who were suspected of leading a group of rebels were killed on Wednesday in a shoot...

Burundi court to issue verdict on coup plotters this week

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A Burundi court will announce its verdict this week in the trial of the former defence minister and 27 others accused of...

ISS: Burundi a big step forward for the AU

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The symbolic value of the African Union's (AU's) decision at the end of last year to send troops to Burundi should not...

Burundi government says will not join peace talks

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Burundi's government will not take part in peace talks with the opposition scheduled for Wednesday, a senior official said, casting fresh doubt...

Burundians will fight against AU peacekeepers – president

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza said Burundians would fight against any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in his first...

Burundi defends security forces, sees no need for peacekeepers

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Burundi has dismissed criticism of its security forces, saying they acted professionally after insurgents attacked military bases in the capital, and also...

Burundi closer to civil war after flare-up: U.N. rights chief

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Burundi has moved closer to civil war after insurgents attacked military camps in the capital last week and authorities responded with house...

Death toll from day of clashes in Burundi capital rises to...

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Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday's clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence...

Burundi starts trial of May coup plotters, days after fighting

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More than two dozen generals and senior army officers accused of being behind a failed coup went on trial in Burundi on...

Dead bodies seen on streets of Burundi capital after day of...

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At least 20 dead bodies were seen on the streets of the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Saturday, a police source said, following...