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Burundi: 11 students jailed for doodling president's photo

Eleven secondary school students were put in jail in Burundi for scribbling on photos of President Pierre Nkurunziza, parents and a government official said

Gunmen kill five in Burundi bar attack: Police

Gunmen in trenchcoats burst into a bar firing at drinkers in Burundi`s capital Bujumbura killing five, police said Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

NIA seeks details on ISIS's India chief killed in US airstrike

NIA seeks details on ISIS's India chief killed in US airstrike

The Islamic State`s chief recruiter in India has been killed in a US airstrike in Syria last week, ending a large hunt of security agencies for a man considered "extremely crucial" in setting up the terror network`s fledgling bases in the country, official sources said Monday.

Almost 30 children, supervisors killed in Burundi road crash

Nearly 30 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and many more injured when their truck crashed in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

UN widens probe of fresh Central Africa sex abuse allegations

The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.

Burundi: Army major killed as violent unrest continues

A police official in Burundi says an army major has been killed by gunmen in the capital.

Denmark world's happiest country; Indians are unhappier than Pakistanis, Bangladeshis

Denmark world's happiest country; Indians are unhappier than Pakistanis, Bangladeshis

 India ranked below nations like Somalia (76), China (83), Pakistan (92), Iran (105), Palestinian Territories (108) and Bangladesh (110).

EU suspends Burundi government aid over violence

The European Union, Burundi`s biggest aid donor, on Monday suspended all direct funding to the government for ignoring human rights and failing to stop a wave of deadly violence.

Burundi President agrees to hold talks to end crisis

Bujumbura; Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and opposition politicians have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

Dozen injured in Burundi grenade blast as UN chief visits

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

EU warns Burundi of `measures` over violence

Security forces, rebels and the opposition all blame each other for the hundreds of killings since last year. 

Thousands protest in Burundi against Rwanda `aggression`

Thousands of people took to the streets of Burundi`s capital Bujumbura Saturday to condemn what the country`s embattled government calls neighbouring Rwanda`s meddling in its affairs.

Burundi prosecution appeals coup sentences

Prosecution lawyers in Burundi have appealed the verdicts in the trial of leaders of a failed coup, demanding all should face life sentences including seven who were acquitted.

Burundi arrests two foreign journalists

Burundi police said Friday they had arrested two respected foreign journalists and Africa experts as they reported on gunmen opposed to the government in the volatile nation.

US envoy says little achieved in UN meeting with Burundi president

The 15-member council, which arrived in Burundi`s lakeside capital Bujumbura on Thursday, met with President Pierre Nkurunziza in Gitega for more than two hours.

UN reports gang-rapes, mass graves in Burundi

The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi`s security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters` houses and heard witness testimony of mass graves, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein said on Friday.

Won't join African Union force for Burundi: Rwanda

Won't join African Union force for Burundi: Rwanda

Rwanda will not contribute troops to a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Burundi, President Paul Kagame said, as he rejects claims his country was arming refugees as rebels.

Pope prays for strife-torn Burundi

Pope Francis prayed for peace in the troubled central African nation of Burundi on Saturday and an end to months of strife that has sparked fears of renewed civil war.

US warns Burundi leaders over killings, urges dialogue

The US envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region today urged Burundi's government and the opposition to start internationally mediated talks without pre-conditions in order to end the country's political crisis.

France seeks UN action to halt Burundi killings

France has moved to toughen the international response to the worsening violence in Burundi, where fears of Rwanda-style mass killings are rife.