Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.
Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the ruling party and authorities in Tanzania are using fear and repression against opposition groups and the few remaining independent organisations in the country ahead of presidential elections in May.
At least 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and armed militants in the outskirts of Burundi’s largest city, Bujumbura.
With Burundi gearing up for historic elections on May 20, the campaign season is fast approaching and, with so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming election, few things are certain ahead of the vote. However, one thing we do know for
Burundi’s parliament has voted to provide outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza a luxury villa and pay him $530,000 when he leaves office.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.
The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.
Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.