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.
Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.
Numerous foreign non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have closed their doors in Burundi after new ethnicity laws came into effect on December 31.
Burundi has announced it is moving the country’s political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.
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.
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.
Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.
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.
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.