Tag Archives: Burundi

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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21 May 18

Burundi opposition says it will reject referendum outcome

The leader of Burundi’s main opposition group says the coalition will reject the outcome of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s, accusing the government of using intimidation tactics to influence votes.

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18 May 18

Burundi votes on extending Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034

The people of Burundi are taking to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule until 2034.

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14 May 18

Burundi: 26 killed by ‘terrorist group’ ahead of referendum

Twenty-six people have been killed and a further seven injured in Burundi’s rural northwestern province of Cibitoke, during an attack carried out by a “terrorist group”, according to the country’s security minister.

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05 May 18

Burundi bans the BBC, VOA ahead of referendum

Burundi media authorities have suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Association (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA).

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