Burundi's Buyoya says he quit AU Mali role to clear name
Burundi's ex-president Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday that he had quit as the African Union's envoy to Mali to clear his name of alleged involvement with the murder of his successor.
2022 AFCON Qualifiers: Fixtures for Day 4 matches on Sunday
The following are the fixtures for Day 4 matches of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers to be on Sunday, the finals of which will now be played in Cameroon in 2022. Group A Chad v Guinea Group E Burundi v Maurtania Group G Comoros v Kenya Group I Guinea Bissau v Senegal…
The four horsemen of Africa’s new stumble
Africa risks a new stumble. The last time Africa suffered a major stumble, it conjured up the image of a “Hopeless Continent”. This became the unfortunate epitaph for Africa’s two lost decades of development.
UN probe urges Burundi to break 'cycle of violence'
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi urged the East African country's new government on Monday to "break the cycle of violence" and start cooperating with the United Nations.
Former Burundi president to be buried in state funeral
Thousands of Burundians on Friday lined the road to the capital Gitega as the body of former president Pierre Nkurunziza was escorted under heavy security for a state funeral after his sudden death earlier this month.
Burundi's new president Ndayishimiye takes power in troubled nation
Burundi's new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, took the oath of office at a colourful ceremony in the capital on Thursday, assuming the helm of a troubled nation after the sudden death of his predecessor.
Burundi's new president Ndayishimiye to be sworn in Thursday
Burundi's newly-elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in on Thursday, the foreign ministry announced, after the sudden death of the incumbent forced authorities to expedite the ceremony.
Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president's death
Burundi convened an extraordinary cabinet meeting Thursday to discuss a way forward after the sudden death of long-serving ruler Pierre Nkurunziza left many anxious over the future of the troubled country.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza dies
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure, the government said Tuesday. "The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi... following heart failure on June 8, 2020," it said in a post on its official Twitter account.…