Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in Burundi to complete criminal proceedings over the 2004 Gatumba refugee camp attack that killed more than 150 Congolese civilians.
Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, according to the United Nations.
Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.
Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”
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.