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Burundi’s president threatens to fight African peacekeepers

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza threatened on Wednesday to fight any African Union peacekeepers imposed on his country, in his most confrontational...

Gunfire, explosions rock Burundi, at least five killed

NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in overnight clashes in Burundi, police said on Sunday, and residents reported a battle at...

Nine killed in Burundi attack, as Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses leaders...

Nairobi (AFP) - Gunmen executed nine people in 's capital hours before police launched house-to-house searches for weapons on Sunday, amid international fears of...

Burundi Govt used acid and iron bars to torture opposition –...

Nairobi (AFP) - Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza's successful bid for...

US blasts swearing-in of Burundi leader for third term

"Today's inauguration in Burundi demonstrates the ruling party's intent to ignore the voices of its people in pursuit of its own political agenda. An inauguration -- without a government that represents the population's many political voices and without a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue -- will not resolve the political and security crisis in Burundi." - US State Department spokesman, John Kirby

Burundi president says God will defeat rebels as he starts third...

Nairobi (AFP) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza warned rebels on Thursday that they would be crushed by God after being sworn in for a...

Journalist detained, badly beaten in Burundi

Burundian journalist and AFP correspondent Esdras Ndikumana said he was arrested by government security forces and badly beaten on Sunday at the scene of the assassination of a top general.

Burundi president faces emerging armed rebellion as vote looms

By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza may find an election victory he is assured of this month swiftly overshadowed by the...

African Union kicks against Burundi election, says not free or fair,...

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - The African Union stood down its election observers in Burundi on Sunday, saying Monday's parliamentary election would be neither...

Burundi journalists, activists seek refuge in Rwanda

By Stephanie Aglietti Kigali (AFP) - Burundi journalist union president Alexandre Niyungeko sits at a computer in a cafe in Rwanda. He should be busy...

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