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Dozens of corpses lie in streets day after Burundi attacks – witnesses

Dec 12, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Several residents accuse the police of rounding up young men after Friday s attacks on 3 military bases then executing them

12 killed in Burundi clashes on Rwanda border – official

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The attack has been claimed by rebel Burundian army soldiers who attempted but failed to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza in a coup in mid May

Detained Rwandan journalist in Burundi freed

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Burundi has been in crisis since late April over President Pierre Nkurunziza s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive five year term

PROTEST. A man is lifted by police during a protest in Bujumbura on May 13, 2015. A top Burundian general announced today the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term. Photo by Landry Nshimiye / AFP

Rwandan journalist arrested for 'spying' in Burundi

Jun 12, 2015 - 9:57 PM

The government says protests have ended and that the remaining demonstrators are only being organized by journalists Opposition leaders dismiss the claim

PROTEST. A man is lifted by police during a protest in Bujumbura on May 13, 2015. A top Burundian general announced today the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term. Photo by Landry Nshimiye / AFP

Burundi opposition ready to resume talks with government

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:13 AM

Sporadic unrest continued with parliamentary elections due in two days

VIOLENCE. A Burundian protester reacts during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi. Photo by EPA

Burundi opposition leader murdered, activists vow intensified protests

May 25, 2015 - 12:36 AM

Those who killed Feruzi Zedi will pay sooner or later one sign held by mourners reads

Heavy gunfire at Burundi protests as poll delayed

May 20, 2015 - 10:20 PM

The European Union joins the African Union in calling for a delay to the elections while South African President Jacob Zuma said they should be postponed indefinitely

Burundi leader makes first appearance since coup bid

May 17, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza pointedly ignores the coup attempt and speaks only about reported threats from Somalia s Al Qaeda linked Shebab militants

Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

Apr 27, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The president a former rebel leader and born again Christian has been in power since 2005 Opposition figures and rights groups say his attempt to stay put goes against the constitution

60 dead in Burundi flood disaster

Feb 10, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Torrential rains hit the city late Sunday and houses in the poorer parts of town are often built from mud bricks

TORRENTIAL RAIN. People look at the destruction caused by heavy landslides on February 10, 2014 in Bujumbura. Photo by Esdras Ndikumana/AFP

Central African president makes fresh appeal for peace

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED He also banned all illegal demonstrations in Bangui