Tag Archives: Burundi crisis

08 October 17

Burundi government aims to end brain drain

Burundi vice-president Gaston Sindimwo says the country is committed to fighting brain drain.

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19 September 17

Forces in DR Congo kill 36 Burundi refugees

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.

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29 August 17

Burundi: Rebel group vows to step up attacks against government

One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.

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18 August 17

Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza’s is already gearing up for 2020 elections

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,
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24 July 17

Burundi: President calls on refugees to return home

Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.

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16 June 17

Burundi: Grenade attack kills one, injures nine

One person was killed and nine people injured in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura on Wednesday.

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08 June 17

EU ambassador labels claims of meddling in Burundi politics ‘fake news’

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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28 May 17

UNHCR reminds the world about Burundi crisis as funding dries up

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, moved to remind the international community about the political crisis taking place in Burundi, after raising just two percent of the international aid it is calling for.

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24 May 17

Burundi fuel crisis a ‘national concern’, vice president says

Burundi’s First Vice President Gaston Sindimwo has described the country’s fuel crisis as a “national concern”.

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02 May 17

RSF: No media freedom in Burundi, latest report says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says there is “no media freedom” in Burundi after the country dropped four places in its latest press freedom ranking.

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