Burundi has agreed to release 2,000 prisoners and hold talks with opposition groups, following a visit from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Burundi has lifted international arrest warrants against 15 exiled politicians accused of plotting a coup attempt against the government.
Burundi has banned the use of motorbikes in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in an attempt to curb violence in the city.
Rwanda has said it will send Burundi refugees to other countries, after being accused by the UN of recruiting them to fuel the conflict in neighbouring Burundi.
The African Union’s (AU) failure to send peacekeepers troops into Burundi has been labelled “predictable” by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
The African Union (AU) has said it will not send peacekeeping troops into Burundi without the nation’s consent.
The Burundi crisis and wider terrorism across Africa have been the dominant topics between leaders and officials at African Union (AU) talks held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Amnesty International says it has found evidence of mass graves in Burundi at five locations where security forces have been accused of killing 87 people in December.
A British photojournalist and French reporter have been released by Burundi authorities one day after they were arrested in the capital Bujumbura.
The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.