Burundi

Hundreds of Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Nearly 600 refugees volunteer to return home, weeks after Tanzania promised to repatriate all Burundians in the country.

Hundreds of Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Burundi

Burundi accuses Catholic bishops of spreading 'hatred'

Bishops raised the alarm over efforts to 'suffocate and assault' some political parties before the 2020 election.

Burundi accuses Catholic bishops of spreading 'hatred'

Burundi

UN warns of Burundi atrocities before 2020 elections

Security forces and ruling party's youth league accused of gross rights abuses to intimidate people for support.

'Climate of fear': UN warns of Burundi atrocities before polls

Refugees

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees from October

Tanzanian and Burundian officials announce deal but UNHCR says Burundi conditions are not conducive to promote returns.

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees from October

Burundi

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Latest OCHA report suggests almost half of Burundi's entire population has been affected by the disease this year.

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Africa

Burundi unrest: UN report condemns rights abuses

A UN commission of inquiry into human rights violations in Burundi is presenting its findings in Geneva.

Opinion

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots

While Africa should resist foreign political machinations, it should still stand up to despotic African leaders.

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Burundi

Burundi's president vows to step down at term's end

Nkurunziza had been expected to take advantage of recent changes to the constitution on term limits.

Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza says he will step down in 2020

Burundi

Burundi 'insulted' by French gift of donkeys to village

Bujumbura officials quarantined the animals suspecting a subliminal message behind the gift.

Burundi 'insulted' by French gift of donkeys to village

Africa

Burundi accused of widespread rights abuses before referendum

Hundreds of people have been killed and arrested since protests began, and a coup was attempted against President Nkurunziza in 2015.

Africa

Burundi vote allows president to extend time in power

President Pierre Nkurunziza could now run for two more terms after vote decried by opposition as foregone conclusion.

Burundi

Burundi opposition leader: Referendum a 'parody'

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a constitutional amendment allowing him to rule until 2034.

Burundi opposition leader rejects referendum ahead of result

Burundi

Vote-count as Burundi's leader seeks to extend rule

President Pierre Nkurunziza wants 'yes' votes in a referendum to potentially extend his reign until 2034.

Burundi

Burundi votes on referendum to extend president's term

If approved the constitutional changes could see President Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034.

Burundi votes on referendum that could extend president's term

Reporter's Notebook

Burundi's high-stakes referendum

Opposition groups say if presidential term limits are extended, it will reverse gains made under the peace deal that ended country's civil war.