Tag Archives: Burundi

10 November 17

Burundi: ICC opens ‘crimes against humanity’ investigation, government refuses to cooperate

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised a full investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Burundi.

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31 October 17

How many African nations will follow Burundi’s departure from the ICC

Last week, Burundi became the first nation to withdraw from the Rome Statute, bringing an end to the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction in the African country. A year after the country first threatened to abandon the Hague-based court, Burundi has
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27 October 17

Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court

Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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27 October 17

Burundi: Government approves constitution change that could extend Nkurunziza rule

The Burundian government has approved changes to the country’s constitution that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his reign over the troubled nation for another 14 years.

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08 October 17

Burundi government aims to end brain drain

Burundi vice-president Gaston Sindimwo says the country is committed to fighting brain drain.

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19 September 17

Forces in DR Congo kill 36 Burundi refugees

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 36 Burundi refugees during protests over plans to send them back to Burundi.

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29 August 17

Burundi: Rebel group vows to step up attacks against government

One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.

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27 August 17

Tanzania wants the UN to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees.

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18 August 17

Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza’s is already gearing up for 2020 elections

Burundi’s rapid decline into political crisis in 2015 is one of the region’s darkest stories since the turn of the century. Experts warn the country could plunge into an ethnic conflict similar to the horrors of neighbouring Rwanda in 1994,
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25 July 17

Burundian robotics team goes missing in Washington

A high school robotics team from Burundi has gone missing in the United States during an international robotics competition.

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