Burundi president hate speech fuelling 'crimes against humanity': UN
UN investigators on Wednesday warned that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing unabated in Burundi, blaming in part President Pierre Nkurunziza's repeated calls to hatred and violence.
Burundi president surprises with vow to step down in 2020
President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Thursday enacted a new constitution adopted by a referendum, despite opposition concern that the charter will enable him to keep his grip on 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.
Burundi to suspend BBC and VOA radio broadcasts
Burundi's press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17.
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 police threaten opposition to constitution change
Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power 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.
Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums
Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country's renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events.