Pierre Nkurunziza

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

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

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

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

Nine killed in Burundi attack as police launch crackdown

Gunmen have executed nine people in Burundi's capital hours before police launched house-to-house searches for weapons, amid international fears of fresh bloodletting in the central African nation.

Nov 09, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Four killed in fresh Burundi unrest: Police, witnesses

 At least four people have died in renewed clashes in Burundi, where tensions remain high following President Pierre Nkurunziza`s controversial re-election, officials and witnesses said Wednesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Burundi ruling party hails President`s `miracle` win

Burundi`s ruling party on Thursday hailed the "divine miracle" of the re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza, in polls boycotted by the opposition and condemned internationally as not free or fair.

Aug 13, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

Burundi opposition says President `declared war` on people

 Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has "declared war" on his people by clinging onto power, key opposition leader Leonard Nyangoma said Thursday, demanding he step down to allow a "political transition."

Aug 13, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Shot rights activist leaves Burundi as top general`s `killers held`

Burundi`s prosecutor on Sunday said the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza had been identified, while a human rights activist shot "in reprisal" for his murder was allowed to leave the country.

Aug 10, 2015, 04:18 AM IST

US calls for Burundi dialogue, threatens sanctions

The United States on Friday threatened to impose targeted sanctions on figures in Burundi`s government and opposition unless they re-open talks on the country`s worsening political crisis.

Aug 08, 2015, 01:49 AM IST

Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital: Official

Burundi's former intelligence chief who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed today in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.

Aug 02, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

Burundi presidential aide killed in car attack

 General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a close aide of Burundi`s President Pierre Nkurunziza, has been killed in an attack on his car in Bujumbura.

Aug 02, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Top general assassinated in Burundi: Officials

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

Aug 02, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

US calls Burundi vote "deeply flawed", urges dialogue

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Burundi`s election this week "deeply flawed" and urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold a "meaningful, serious" dialogue with the African country`s opposition, the State Department said.

Jul 25, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission announced Friday

Jul 24, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Burundi counts votes after controversial presidential polls

Vote counting was underway in Burundi Wednesday, the day after a presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term.

Jul 22, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

US says Burundi elections not credible

 The United States said Burundi`s elections Tuesday lacked credibility and by pressing ahead, the government "risks its legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens and of the international community."

Jul 21, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Burundi`s controversial election: Key dates

 Burundi, which holds presidential elections on Tuesday, has been in turmoil since April with deadly protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza`s divisive bid for a third term.

Jul 21, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Violence as Burundi votes with president seeking re-election

Burundians voted Tuesday amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term despite international condemnation and thousands of people fleeing feared violence.

Jul 21, 2015, 10:02 AM IST