Tag Archives: Pierre Nkurunziza

16 May 19

Burundi orders asset seizure of exiled opposition

Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.

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22 March 19

Burundi: Schoolgirls face 5 years in prison for drawing on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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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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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 June 18

UN accuses Burundi government of mass human rights violations

The United Nations has accused Burundi’s ruling party of facilitating human rights violations against government opponents.

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08 June 18

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza promises to step down in 2020

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza says he will step down as the country’s leader in 2020, despite recent constitutional changes that mean he could run for another two terms.

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23 May 18

Burundi votes ‘yes’ on extending presidential term limits

Burundi has voted in favour of constitutional changes that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his presidency by another 14 years after the next election in 2020.

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21 May 18

Burundi opposition says it will reject referendum outcome

The leader of Burundi’s main opposition group says the coalition will reject the outcome of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s, accusing the government of using intimidation tactics to influence votes.

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18 May 18

Burundi votes on extending Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034

The people of Burundi are taking to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule until 2034.

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23 April 18

Burundi: 8 arrested over plans to disrupt referendum vote

Police in Burundi say they have arrested eight people for planning attacks to disrupt next month’s constitutional referendum that could allow Pierre Nkurunziza to maintain power until 2034.

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