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US urges Burundi to drop constitution changes, avoid “dark days”

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The United States urged Burundi's president on Tuesday to drop planned constitutional changes that could upset a delicate ethnic power balance, warning...

Burundi crisis may stir unrest but not by me, says ex-rebel

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Burundi's worst political crisis since the end of its 12-year civil war risks unleashing a new wave of unrest before next year's...

Burundi president appoints ministers to end crisis, rivals reject move

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Burundi's president appointed three ministers from his junior coalition partner in a bid to end a political crisis on Tuesday, but a...

Ethnic power-sharing under threat in Burundi, says party

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Burundi's junior coalition party has accused the president of undermining a delicate power-sharing deal, a constitutional requirement that has kept ethnic tensions...

Few Burundians turn out for presidential vote

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Many Burundians stayed away from voting stations in a presidential election in which the outcome is already clear after a decision by...

Last opposition candidate for Burundi presidency quits

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The lone remaining opposition candidate in this month's presidential election in Burundi has quit the race because of concerns the vote will...

Burundi starts vote-counting in district polls

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Burundi began tallying votes in a district election, the first of a series of polls in which the tiny African nation will...

Burundi delays district polls to Sunday

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Burundi has pushed back district elections to Sunday from today to allow for the distribution of more voter cards and resolving problems...

Burundi opposition death fuels election fears

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Burundi's security forces fired teargas to disperse about 200 people protesting against the death of an opposition activist as political tensions grow...

Burundi leader to run for presidency again

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza will run for another five-year term as leader after his ruling CNDD-FDD party picked him as its candidate...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...