Two killed, six peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

Two people were killed in fighting in the capital of Central African Republic and six peacekeepers from Burundi and Cameroon were wounded in an ambush, a spokeswoman for the United Nations mission in the country said on Saturday.

Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake

Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.

Two Italian nuns killed in Burundi: Government

 Two elderly Italian nuns were murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials said Monday.

Burundi dismisses `crackdown` report as `outright lies`

Burundi`s government on Thursday rejected reports the ruling party is carrying out a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections, calling an Amnesty International report "biased and partisan."

Burundi denies `plot` to kill opposition leader

Burundi`s interior minister on Sunday denied government involvement in an alleged attempt by a policeman to assassinate a prominent opposition leader.

Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza airlifted to home country

Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza was on Monday flown out of India in an air ambulance to his country in Africa more than two years after the computer science student went into a coma following an attack on him in Jalandhar.

Belgium releases Burundi opposition leader

Belgian authorities have released a prominent Burundian opposition leader who had been detained at the airport last week while he was on route to Italy.

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

Kigali: Rwanda Monday began a week of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that saw the massacre of some 800,000 Tutsi victims.

Death toll in Burundi`s torrential rains rises to 77: Red Cross

Torrential rains and landslides have left at least 77 people dead and about 12,000 displaced in Burundi, the Burundi Red Cross said on Tuesday.

51 dead in flooding disaster in Burundi capital

At least 51 people perished in flooding and landslides in a night of torrential rain in the Burundi capital that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power, officials said on Monday.

Burundi eye CHAN last-eight after late show

Burundi on Saturday left it late to shoot to the top of Group D of the 2014 CHAN after they stunned Mauritania 3-2 in Durban.

Burundi, Chad peacekeepers exchange fire in C. Africa: Burundi military

Burundian and Chadian troops in MISCA, the African force deployed in the Central African Republic, exchanged fire in Bangui Monday, the commander of the Burundian contingent said.

US joins in as France attempts to disarm rebels in Central African Republic

France started disarming militias in the Central African Republic (CAR) as US announced to deploy military planes in order to restore order and security after bloody sectarian fighting.

Attack on African student: 10 years for seven youth

A sessions court in Punjab`s Jalandhar city sentenced seven youth to 10 years` rigorous imprisonment for a murderous assault on a young African student.

Burundi, Uganda beef up security after Nairobi attack

Burundi and Uganda said on Thursday they had beefed up security after the Shebab`s deadly Nairobi mall attack amid fears the extremists would now strike Kenya`s military partners in Somalia.

Punjab yet to pay medical cost of Burundi student

A private hospital on Saturday claimed that Punjab government has not given any written assurance for reimbursing the pending Rs 25 lakh amount incurred on the treatment of Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza.

India, Burundi to further strengthen bilateral trade: Prez

Pranab Mukherjee sought Burundi`s support for India`s candidature for permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council.

Burundi, Uganda to send 3,000 more troops to Somalia

Somalia has been facing a 4-year-old rebellion led by al Shabaab rebel group.

Burundi arrests 8 Pakistani preachers

The arrests come less than a week after the US embassy
in Burundi warned its citizens in the central African country
that terror organisations, including Somalia`s
Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab, could carry out attacks.

Somali militants threaten Uganda, Burundi

Somalia`s Al-Shabab is threatening attacks against Burundi and Uganda.