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 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.…
Burundi opposition leader rejects 'fantasy' early poll results
Burundi's main opposition leader has rejected early signs the ruling party is heading for victory in this week's general election, describing the results from 12 percent of municipalities as "fantasy."
Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo
Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday.
Burundi to shut UN rights office
The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.
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.
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.