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Failure to contain Burundi crisis risks regional war: UN

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:42 PM

A UN expert says failure by the international community to immediately intervene in Burundi can result in new mass atrocities and spark a wider regional war the proportions of which are impossible to predict

A Burundian protester wearing a gas mask and holding a sign that reads "Stop the third mandate" chants near a burning barricade in the Mugasa neighbourhood of Bujumbura on May 6, 2015. Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi in a bid to end deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as regional foreign ministers arrived to add pressure. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE

Burundi president wins controversial third term

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:47 AM

But President Pierre Nkurunziza s victory could trigger donor sanctions against the already impoverished nation

THIRD TERM. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is re-elected after winning the controversial elections. File photo by Christophe Karaba/AFP

Burundi troops battle for control of state radio station

May 14, 2015 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED State run radio in Burundi goes off the air on Thursday an Agence France Presse correspondent and a station director said after pro coup troops launched a major assault on the state broadcaster

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

Top Burundi general launches coup attempt against president

May 13, 2015 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED The outcome of the putsch is still uncertain with the presidency dismissing what it said was an imaginary coup and vowing the perpetrators would be brought to justice