A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised a full investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Burundi.
The Burundian government has approved changes to the country’s constitution that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his reign over the troubled nation for another 14 years.
Burundi vice-president Gaston Sindimwo says the country is committed to fighting brain drain.
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 36 Burundi refugees during protests over plans to send them back to Burundi.
One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.
Burundi’s rapid decline into political crisis in 2015 is one of the region’s darkest stories since the turn of the century. Experts warn the country could plunge into an ethnic conflict similar to the horrors of neighbouring Rwanda in 1994,
Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.
One person was killed and nine people injured in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura on Wednesday.
European Union (EU) Ambassador Kristian Schmidt has denied claims from Burundi that the EU is attempting to destabilise the country’s political environment.
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