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Hundreds rally against president in Burundi, police fire in air

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Police fired tear gas and shot in the air to disperse hundreds of people protesting in the outskirts of Burundi's capital on...

Hundreds march in Burundi against president’s bid for third term

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Hundreds of people marched in the outskirts of Burundi's capital on Tuesday in a third day of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's...

Burundi police confront anti-president protesters, army on streets

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Police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi's capital on Monday against the president's decision to run for...

Police kill two in protest against Burundian president seeking third term

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Burundian police shot dead two protesters and wounded at least one other on Sunday, the Red Cross said, in demonstrations against the...

Pre-vote fears drive nearly 15,000 from Burundi to Rwanda, DR Congo

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Nearly 15,000 Burundians have fled into Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since mid-March, United Nations and Rwandan officials said on...

Burundi on knife edge over president’s possible third term run

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Any move by Burundi's president to run for a third five year term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the...

Burundi police teargas protesters opposing presidential third term

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Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at hundreds of protesters opposed to the president running for a third...

Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi if president seeks third term

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Peace mediator Tanzania warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that...

Burundi president fires newly-appointed intelligence chief

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has fired his intelligence chief less than three months after appointing him, according to a presidential decree. Major General...

Burundi scoffs at UN warning on stoking of political violence

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Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumours about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate...

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...