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Burundi opposition group boycotts new round of peace talks in Tanzania

Burundi has been gripped by unrest since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would stand for a third term.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: Officials

Around 36,000 are in DR Congo, mainly in the overcrowded camp of Lusenda, in the east, or several transit camps.

Sep 16, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Syria and Iraq, two countries that have been longtime staples of concern from UN human rights chiefs, received only passing mention in his address - a testament to the broad concerns about today's world.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

Burundi President`s spokesman escapes assassination bid: Official

Burundi in October formally informed the United Nations that it intended to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Nov 29, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

South Africa`s Justice Minister Michael Masutha is saying that the ICC`s obligations are inconsistent with domestic laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, reports the Guardian.

Oct 21, 2016, 18:41 PM IST

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

Jun 08, 2016, 03:44 AM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2016, 17:37 PM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

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.

Mar 23, 2016, 22:10 PM IST

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).

Mar 17, 2016, 15:07 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2016, 19:23 PM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

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. 

Feb 15, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

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.

Feb 03, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2016, 14:32 PM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2016, 01:58 AM IST