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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 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.
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.
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 launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.
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.
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".
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).
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's government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.
West Ham United have given lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the team's 3-0 defeat by Burnley at London Stadium.
The UK has no proof of Russia’s role in the ex-spy poisoning as evidenced by its reliance on allies for support, the Russian Embassy in Washington said.
Chairman of House Committee on Information, Osun House of Assembly, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has described the release of abducted Dapchi school girls by Boko Haram as cheering news.
Doris Simeon, a Nollywood actress, says piracy cannot be eradicated in the industry but it can be reduced to a level where movie producers do not go bankrupt.
Samson Siasia has said the absence of skipper Mikel Obi for tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up against Poland will be a chance for other players to stake a claim for Super Eagles places.
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Abia State Office, has arrested one Samuel Akin Chukwu for faking a food seasoning product owned by another importer.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on March 29 decide whether or not Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has case to answer in the 7-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will take on Russians CSKA Moscow in an eye-catching Europa League quarter-final drawn in Nyon on Friday as an all Iberian pairs Atletico Madrid against Sporting Lisbon.
The ANC on Friday said it noted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decision to reinstate charges against former president Jacob Zuma but highlighted that he was innocent until proven guilty.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate.