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.
United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.
The last time Burundi held a presidential election, the country descended into one of East Africa’s most volatile civil conflicts. More than 1,200 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would run for a third term in
The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.
Burundi has issued an international arrest warrant for ex-president Pierre Buyoya, accused of being involved in the assassination of former leader Melchior Ndadaye in 1993.