Tag Archives: Burundi

21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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04 June 19

Burundi’s SADC membership rejected over political instability

Burundi’s application to join the Southern African Development Council (SADC) has been rejected over concerns about the country’s political instability and ongoing tensions with neighbouring Rwanda.

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16 May 19

Burundi orders asset seizure of exiled opposition

Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.

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22 March 19

Burundi: Schoolgirls face 5 years in prison for drawing on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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14 January 19

Foreign NGOs leave Burundi amid new ethnicity law

Numerous foreign non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have closed their doors in Burundi after new ethnicity laws came into effect on December 31.

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01 January 19

Burundi names Gitega as the country’s new capital

Burundi has announced it is moving the country’s political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.

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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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