Two officials in Burundi have been arrested after President Pierre Nkurunziza was “roughed up” by players for their town’s football team during an amateur match.
Michel Kafando, the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi, says the East African nation isn’t ready to hold credible elections in 2020.
Police in Burundi are forcing people to enrol ahead of a national referendum on making changes to the constitution that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a fourth term in power, according to opposition groups in the country.
A third of Burundi’s population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.
In April 2015, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in power. The news rocked the East African country, sparking a civil conflict that’s displaced more than 400,000 Burundians and killed hundreds. The past
Burundi’s government is killing its own allies in order to keep them silent, according to reports from refugees and local rights groups.
A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.
The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda have criticised the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its investigation into human rights abuses in Burundi.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised a full investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Burundi.