Tag Archives: Pierre Nkurunziza

19 March 18

Burundi announces May 17 date for referendum

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced the country will hold a referendum on constitutional changes that could extend his rule on May 17.

06 March 18

Burundi: Two officials arrested after president ‘roughed up’ during amateur football match

Two officials in Burundi have been arrested after President Pierre Nkurunziza was “roughed up” by players for their town’s football team during an amateur match.

03 March 18

UN official says Burundi isn’t ready to hold elections in 2020

Michel Kafando, the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi, says the East African nation isn’t ready to hold credible elections in 2020.

23 February 18

Burundi police forcing people to vote in referendum that could extend Nkurunziza rule

Police in Burundi are forcing people to enrol ahead of a national referendum on making changes to the constitution that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a fourth term in power, according to opposition groups in the country.

08 February 18

UN chief criticises Burundi leader’s fourth term bid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.

02 February 18

South Kivu: the world’s next forgotten conflict?

Over the course of just three days last month, 6,000 Congolese took flight across Lake Tanganyika into Burundi. The refugees are fleeing intense fighting in South Kivu, where violence between government forces and rebel militias has left the Eastern province
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04 January 18

What happens to Burundi if Pierre Nkurunziza secures another term?

In April 2015, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in power. The news rocked the East African country, sparking a civil conflict that’s displaced more than 400,000 Burundians and killed hundreds. The past
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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.

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.

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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