Africa

Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

Court says Ndayishimiye to assume power despite constitution providing for speaker to over in event of a leader's death.

Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

Burundi

Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president's death

Pierre Nkurunziza was to step down in August after his surprise decision not to run in an election last month.

Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president's death

Africa

Burundi: Nkurunziza's death sparks COVID-19 fears, rumours

Speculation swirls in Burundi over what caused the death of the president, and who will replace him.

Burundi

Obituary: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza

Pierre Nkurunziza, who ruled the Central African country for 15 years, died of a heart attack, the government said.

Obituary: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza

Africa

Burundi says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

Government statement on Twitter says outgoing president, 55, died at Karuzi hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Burundi says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

Africa

Burundi court upholds poll results, says Ndayishimiye president

Panel of judges rules that poll fraud complaints by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa are 'null and void'.

Burundi court upholds poll results, says Ndayishimiye president

Burundi

Burundi opposition takes presidential election dispute to court

National Freedom Council's Agathon Rwasa files case in constitutional court, claiming evidence of fraud in May 20 polls.

Burundi opposition takes presidential election dispute to court

Burundi

Burundi election results: What next?

Opposition party claims it won the poll but election board says their candidate garnered 20 percent of the vote.

Burundi election results: What next?

Burundi

Burundi's Nkurunziza hails chosen successor's election victory

Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner of presidential vote, but main opposition pledges to contest result in court.

Burundi's Nkurunziza hails chosen successor's election victory

Burundi

Burundi election commission says Ndayishimiye new president

The vote is meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power in 58 years of independence.

Burundi election commission says Ndayishimiye new president

Africa

Burundi election body chief appeals for patience after tense vote

National Independent Electoral Commission chief calls for calm, saying counting of votes could take several days.

Burundi election body chief appeals for patience after tense vote

Burundi

Burundi votes in tense presidential election

The election is meant to usher in the first democratic transition in 58 years of independence for the nation.

Burundi votes in tense presidential election

Africa

Burundi gears up to hold tense presidential election

More than five million people are eligible to cast ballots in race to succeed longtime President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi gears up to hold tense presidential election

Africa

Burundi vote: Political campaigns end ahead of elections

Burundi is pushing ahead with the election despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa

Lead-up to Burundi election marred by unrest

Political campaigns have ended ahead of a general election on Wednesday, with each side blaming the other for violence and hate speech.