Burundi passes law cracking down on foreign NGOs
Burundi's parliament has passed a law imposing strict controls on international non-governmental organisations after President Pierre Nkurunziza accused such groups of backing an insurrection against him.
Burundi president's spokesman escapes assassination bid
A top advisor to Burundi's president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials said Tuesday.
Burundi talks snagged again as government team withdraws
A fresh effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis crashed Wednesday when the government shunned peace talks in Tanzania at the last minute due to the presence of leading opposition and civil society figures.
Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president
A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.
Two killed as Burundi soldier dies by own grenade
Two civilians in Burundi died Tuesday when a grenade exploded in the hands of soldier apparently about to hurl it into a crowd, killing him too, a local government official said.
Burundi teenagers held for insulting leader freed
Six Burundian high school students charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza were temporarily freed on Tuesday, their families and judicial sources said.
African Union urges international police force for Burundi
An African Union human rights report called on Friday for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.