Tag Archives: Burundi

10 December 18

Burundi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

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.

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27 November 18

Burundi: 4 arrested over assassination of former president

Authorities in Burundi have arrested four former military officials accused of involvement in the assassination of the country’s first democratically elected president, Melchior Ndadaye, in 1993.

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02 October 18

Burundi calls on UN to remove it from Security Council’s agenda

Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.

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28 September 18

Burundi: 37,000 refugees have returned from Tanzania since January

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says 37,000 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from Tanzania since January – bringing the total to 48,930 since September 2017.

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15 August 18

Burundi head teacher jailed for sitting student’s exam

A head teacher in Burundi has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam in place of someone else.

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01 August 18

Burundi reverses school ban for pregnant girls, expectant fathers

Burundi has reversed a policy banning pregnant girls and expectant fathers from school, a month after introducing the controversial bill.

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04 July 18

Burundi bans pregnant girls and teen fathers from school

Burundi has implemented a ban that forces pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers out of school.

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28 June 18

UN accuses Burundi government of mass human rights violations

The United Nations has accused Burundi’s ruling party of facilitating human rights violations against government opponents.

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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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23 May 18

Burundi votes ‘yes’ on extending presidential term limits

Burundi has voted in favour of constitutional changes that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his presidency by another 14 years after the next election in 2020.

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