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Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

Burundi

Burundi to give outgoing presidents luxury villa, over $500,000

Approval of golden parachute comes months before polls which President Pierre Nkurunziza says will not contest.

Burundi to give outgoing presidents luxury villa, over $500,000

Africa

Women in Burundi face abuse in Middle East

Traffickers started targeting impoverished women in Burundi after unrest broke out in 2015 following a disputed presidential election.

Africa

Burundi refugees: Many too afraid to return home

Thousands fled four years ago when hundreds were killed in political violence connected to presidential election.

Africa

Concerns grow over cost, viability of Burundi's new capital

Move from previous capital Bujumbura to Gitega will cost billions of dollars, tax resources once completed, some critics say.

Africa

A culture that has been preserved for centuries in Burundi

Royal drumming is now allowed only at official functions. The government says this is to avoid commercialising the culture.

Africa

'Whole families buried alive': Dozens dead in Burundi landslides

Landslides triggered by heavy rains kill at least 26 and injure seven, with 10 others missing, security ministry says.

'Whole families buried alive': Dozens dead in Burundi landslides

Inside Story

Will Burundi's 2020 elections be free and fair?

Opposition figures accuse the governing party of cracking down on its critics in advance of next year's vote.

Africa

Burundi accused of brutal crackdown on dissent

Opposition figures say attacks are being carried out to smoothen a transition of power in a general election.

Burundi

Burundi security forces say 14 armed men from DR Congo killed

The men entered the province at dawn on Tuesday and were killed in the district of Musigati, police official said.

Burundi security forces say 14 armed men from DR Congo killed

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