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Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

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

Burundi president’s aide survives attack, guard killed

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

Burundi withdraws permits from prominent rights group, other NGOs

Burundi's government has withdrawn permits from a prominent human rights organisation and several other non-profit groups, accusing them of stirring up hatred...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

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

Burundi scholars sent home for defacing president’s photo

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

Burundi frees some students accused of defacing president’s photo

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

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

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?

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

Burundi peace talks open in Tanzania with opposition criticism

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

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


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...