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.
Five hurt by grenade attack in Burundi's capital
At least five people were injured in a grenade blast at a bus stop in Burundi's capital, police said Tuesday after the latest attack in a country gripped by political turmoil.
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.
UN accuses Burundi of crimes against humanity
UN investigators on Monday accused Burundi's government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case "as soon as possible".
Burundi forces unwed couples to marry
Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government said Friday, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.
Petrol shortages expose Burundi's economic woes
A lack of foreign currency means petrol pumps are running dry across Burundi, the government has admitted, as the country struggles with a serious two-year-old political crisis.
Burundi youth threaten to 'impregnate' opposition women
Burundi's ruling party sought Wednesday to distance itself from a viral video showing members of its feared youth wing threatening to impregnate opposition women.
Burundi bans oldest rights group
Burundi authorities have banned the country's oldest human rights organisation, which had continued reporting abuses despite being suspended when political turmoil broke out nearly two years ago.