Burundi

Woman shows up at her own funeral to see husband who ordered her death

One year ago a group of gunmen in Burundi was hired to kill a woman visiting from Australia. But the hit did not go as planned, leaving her with a chance to turn the tables on the man who wanted her dead.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Dozen hurt in Burundi grenade blast as UN chief visits

A dozen people are injured in at least 10 grenade blasts overnight in Bujumbura, police said Tuesday, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits Burundi.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Woman shows up at her own funeral to see husband who ordered her death

One year ago a group of gunmen in Burundi was hired to kill a woman visiting from Australia. But the hit did not go as planned, leaving her with a chance to turn the tables on the man who wanted her dead.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

‘Mass graves’ detected in Burundi

Rights group Amnesty says satellite images show disturbed earth at sites in the Buringa area on the edge of the capital Bujumbura that are consistent with witness reports.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Amnesty accuses Burundi of violent repression

The security forces in Burundi systematically killed dozens of people during violent repression that took place in the capital Bujumbura on 11 December, Amnesty International said.

July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

Burundi votes in tense election

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is standing for a third consecutive term in elections that have been denounced by his opponents as unconstitutional.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Burundi president 'fails to return'

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit.