Burundi opposition rejects referendum result
The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa said Saturday it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034.
Nkurunziza: Burundi's 'messianic' leader
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation, and plans to do so for as long as possible.
Church opposes Burundi constitutional referendum
Burundi's influential Catholic bishops said Thursday that they were opposed to fundamental constitutional changes to be voted on in a referendum this month.
Burundi kicks off campaign for controversial referendum
Burundi on Tuesday launched the official campaign for a referendum on constitutional change that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power for another 16 years.
Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034.
Burundi talks get under way in absence of opposition
A new round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's lengthy political crisis began Tuesday in Arusha, Tanzania, though the negotiations were marked by the main opposition group's absence.
Grenade kills eight in northern Burundi bar
A hand grenade blast killed at least eight people and wounded about 60 others in a bar at Shinya in northern Burundi, local officials and police said Monday.
Burundi becoming a 'violent dictatorship'
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party have moved the country toward violent dictatorship, rights groups said Tuesday in a report that slams the international community for inaction.