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Burundi talks get under way in absence of opposition

A new round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's lengthy political crisis began Tuesday in Arusha, Tanzania, though the negotiations were marked by the main opposition group's absence.

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks – UN

A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said on Monday.

Tanzania’s John Magufuli, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni condemn ICC Burundi probe

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Saturday criticised the International Criminal Court (ICC) for launching a probe into alleged crimes committed during Burundi's political crisis.

Burundi says it will ‘never’ collaborate with ICC probe

Burundi on Friday slapped away any idea that it would help the International Criminal Court's probe into alleged crimes committed after the country spiralled into political turmoil in 2015.

Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country's renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events.

Burundi’s cabinet gives backing to extension of president Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule

Burundi’s cabinet backed a constitutional change that would allow its president to stay in office until 2034, widening a political rift that has driven the country progressively deeper into crisis.

Burundi government backs disputed constitution change

The government of crisis-torn Burundi has approved changes to the constitution that could pave the way to a potential 14-year extension in President Pierre Nkurunziza's stay in office, senior officials said Thursday.

Burundi radio station suspended for criticising killings

The director of a Burundi radio station said Friday his outlet is being temporarily taken off air after criticising the government over the killings of dozens of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DRC says it has opened inquiry into fatal shooting of Burundian refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces – official

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees

Congolese security forces have killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home.

Burundi officials are liable for crimes against humanity – UN

Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity, and a list of suspects has been drawn up, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Monday.

Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said.

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