Burundi suspends foreign NGOs to force compliance with new law
Burundi has decided to suspend the activities of most foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) until they comply with a new law imposing tighter controls on their operations.
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 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.
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.