Burundi

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Attacks on two bars in the capital, Bujumbura, kill at least three and leave several injured, according to police.

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Africa

'You must wed', Burundi orders unmarried couples

Calling church and state-sanctioned weddings a patriotic duty, government order comes amid drive to 'moralise society'.

Burundi presses unwed couples to marry

Africa

Deutsche Welle journalist released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Weather

Burundi's capital hit by floods

Roughly a month's worth of rain in a night destroys homes in Bujumbura.

Burundi's capital hit by floods

Politics

Burundi's environment minister shot dead in Bujumbura

Emmanuel Niyonkuru becomes first serving government minister to be killed since political instability began in 2015.

Emmanuel Niyonkuru shot dead in Bujumbura

Inside Story

Is there a threat of genocide in Burundi?

Human rights investigators accuse Africa country's government of crimes against humanity.

Burundi

'Risk of genocide in forgotten Burundi'

Burundi government rejects rights groups' report alleging crimes against humanity, including extrajudicial executions.

Africa

In Burundi, a mass wedding celebration for DRC refugees

They have fled their homes and lost loved ones to conflict, but for 46 Congolese couples there is a reason to celebrate.

In Burundi, a mass wedding celebration for DRC refugees

Burundi

Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Lower house of parliament passes draft law to exit ICC after UN launches probe into alleged human rights abuses.

Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

The Listening Post

Burundi's media vacuum

How is Burundi's media crackdown adding to an already volatile situation that threatens another civil war?

Burundi

'Gross human rights violations' taking place in Burundi

UN probe team draws up lists of suspects behind alleged human rights violations amounting to crimes against humanity.

UN probe finds 'gross human rights abuses' in Burundi

Politics

Burundi officers flee country over fears of repression

Deserters feared repression over their ethnicity and perceived support of the opposition amid political unrest.

Burundi officers flee country over fears of repression

Burundi

Reintegrating child soldiers in Burundi

Can children forced to fight be reintegrated back into their families and communities?

Reintegrating child soldiers in Burundi

War & Conflict

Burundi rejects UN police deployment amid violence

Burundi insists its security forces are in control, while recent waves of violence leave more than 500 dead.

Burundi rejects UN police deployment amid violence

Burundi

Protests in Burundi after UN decides to send police

Hundreds march in Bujumbura to protest against Security Council decision to send up to 228 police officers to Burundi.