The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.
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.
Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.
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.