Tag Archives: Burundi crisis

13 November 17

Burundi refugees say they fear returning home

A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.

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10 November 17

Burundi: ICC opens ‘crimes against humanity’ investigation, government refuses to cooperate

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised a full investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Burundi.

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27 October 17

Burundi: Government approves constitution change that could extend Nkurunziza rule

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.

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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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