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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...