Tag Archives: Burundi crisis

08 June 18

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza promises to step down in 2020

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza says he will step down as the country’s leader in 2020, despite recent constitutional changes that mean he could run for another two terms.

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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.

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21 February 18

Burundi: Third of country needs humanitarian aid, says UN

A third of Burundi’s population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday.

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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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02 December 17

Burundi government killing its own to keep them silent

Burundi’s government is killing its own allies in order to keep them silent, according to reports from refugees and local rights groups.

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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.

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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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