Burundi’s parliament has voted to provide outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza a luxury villa and pay him $530,000 when he leaves office.
More than 4,000 mass graves have been found in Burundi as part of investigations carried out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Burundian refugees in Tanzania are being pressured into returning to their home country.
The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repeated its stance that all refugees returning to Burundi must do voluntarily, without any pressure from the governments of Tanzania and Burundi.
Security forces in Burundi say they have killed at least 14 armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
More than 40 people in Burundi have been arrested as part of a government campaign targeting black-market currency trading.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.
Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.