Tag Archives: Burundi

07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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14 January 19

Foreign NGOs leave Burundi amid new ethnicity law

Numerous foreign non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have closed their doors in Burundi after new ethnicity laws came into effect on December 31.

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01 January 19

Burundi names Gitega as the country’s new capital

Burundi has announced it is moving the country’s political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.

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10 December 18

Burundi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

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.

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27 November 18

Burundi: 4 arrested over assassination of former president

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.

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02 October 18

Burundi calls on UN to remove it from Security Council’s agenda

Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.

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28 September 18

Burundi: 37,000 refugees have returned from Tanzania since January

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.

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15 August 18

Burundi head teacher jailed for sitting student’s exam

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.

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01 August 18

Burundi reverses school ban for pregnant girls, expectant fathers

Burundi has reversed a policy banning pregnant girls and expectant fathers from school, a month after introducing the controversial bill.

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04 July 18

Burundi bans pregnant girls and teen fathers from school

Burundi has implemented a ban that forces pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers out of school.

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