Burundi unrest - updates

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War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:45 PM

An ICC prosecutor says she had been following events since April 2015 when Burundi was thrown into turmoil by President Pierre Nkurunziza s announcement that he would run for a third term

VIOLENCE IN BURUNDI. In this file photo, Kenyan activists and Burundians residing in Kenya hold a candlelight service to call for peace in Burundi, that has been gripped by violence between police and armed groups since April. File photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA

UN: Burundi elections not free or credible

Jul 03, 2015 - 6:42 AM

United Nations observers say Elections in Burundi wracked by violence and boycotted by the opposition are free or credible a day after clashes left 6 dead in the capital

EMPTY. Electoral commission staff sit in an empty polling station in the neighborhood of Kinama in Bujumbura on June 29, 2015. Today's vote is for local and parliamentary seats, with a presidential election due to follow on July 15. Photo by Phil Moore / AFP

Crisis-hit Burundi confirms new dates for controversial elections

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:32 PM

The presidency announces Burundi will go ahead with parliamentary elections on June 29 and a presidential poll on July 15 confirming a delay in the votes caused by weeks of civil unrest

STILL BURNING. A Burundian protester looks on in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Cibitoke neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 02 June 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

Protests flare again in Burundi's capital

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:11 PM

UPDATED Protestors in Burundi once again defy police as they began the 38th day of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza s plan to run for a controversial third term

TORCHED. A masked Burundian protester faces soldiers in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 25 May 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

Burundi asks for donations to fund controversial elections

May 26, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The government of Burundi appeals for national solidarity asking for public donations to fund the controversial elections that sparked weeks of civil unrest and a coup attempt

DEFIANCE. A Burundian protester throws from a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 22 May 2015. Photo by Dai Kurokawa / EPA

Burundi gov't denounces 'terrorists', vows to stop protests

May 02, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Opposition figures say President Pierre Nkurunziza s attempt to stand for a third consecutive term violates the constitution as well as a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2006