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UN envoy: Situation in Burundi not suitable for credible elections

Amid ongoing political tensions, the situation in Burundi is “not suitable” for credible elections, Michel Kafando, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Burundi has said.

Burundians forced to sign up to vote in referendum – opposition

Burundians are being forced to sign up to vote in a May referendum on extending presidential term limits, Burundian opposition figures and residents say, although the government denies the allegations.

Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034.

Burundi govt starts taxing public workers to fund 2020 elections

The Burundian government has started ‘taxing’ salaries of civil servants in order to fund the next general elections slated for the year 2020.

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza launches campaign to extend his rule

Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.

WWCQ: Falconets thrash Morocco 5-1 in Benin City

Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team the Super Falconets have booked their place in the final qualifying round for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup following a 5-1 win against Morocco at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin on Saturday.

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.

Burundians cheer court withdrawal with ‘bye bye ICC’

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC".

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).

UN rights council extends Burundi abuses probe

The UN Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity.

US, EU slam DRC army for using ‘excessive force’

The United States and European Union on Wednesday urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

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.

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.


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