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Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on President Nkurunziza’s portrait

Burundi has released three schoolgirls who were detained over accusation of scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza’s picture in textbooks which led to international outcry.
The Stoke City forward Saido Berahino is basking under the joy of helping Burundi qualify for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

Saido Berahino revels in historic Burundi Afcon qualification

Stoke City forward Saido Berahino is basking under the joy of helping Burundi qualify for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.
Gabon coach Daniel Cousin has withdrawn Gilchrist Nguema from his squad ahead of their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi after it was discovered the player does not have a club.

Gabon coach withdraws player from squad for not having a club

Gabon coach Daniel Cousin has withdrawn Gilchrist Nguema from his squad ahead of their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi after it was discovered the player does not have a club.

Burundi orders UN rights office shut, foreign staff redeployed

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.

Army clashes with rebels kill 15 in DR Congo

Fifteen people have been killed in eastern DR Congo in clashes between troops and rebels loyal to a former general, the army said Monday.
Pierre Buyoya

Burundi ex-president Buyoya denounces warrant

Burundi's former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country's first democratically elected leader.

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.
Mohamed Magassouba

AFCON: Mali name squad for games against Burundi

Mali coach Mohammed Magassouba has given first call-ups to 18-year old Cheick Oumar Doucouré and France-born striker Alimani Gory ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers against Burundi later this month.

Hundreds of Burundians hold anti-UN protests

Hundreds of Burundians took part in government organised protests on Saturday against a UN report that blamed President Pierre Nkurunziza for fuelling hatred and violence.
Benjamin Manirambona

Burundi head teacher jailed five years for sitting student’s exam

A court in Burundi has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.
Benjamin Manirambona

Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam in Burundi

A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.
Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino cleared to swap England for Burundi

Fifa have granted Saido Berahino permission to switch allegiances from England to Burundi, the East African country’s FA announced.

Burundi to suspend BBC and VOA radio broadcasts

Burundi's press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17.

Burundi jails official who urged the drowning of opponents

A court in Burundi has jailed an official who allegedly called for the drowning of the government's opponents.

Burundi ruling party official arrested for saying president’s foes should be thrown into lake

Authorities in Burundi on Monday arrested a ruling party official after he called on supporters to throw political opponents into a lake, a judicial source said, ahead of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office.

Burundi activist given 32 years for anti-president demo

A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, a punishment rights groups said was "eminently political".

NDLEA nabs two suspected drug traffickers at Kano Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspected drug traffickers at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with illicit substances worth over N50 million.

Burundians protest over criticism by UN chief Antonio Guterres

Thousands of people joined an official demonstration in Burundi on Saturday, in response to criticism by the United Nations chief about a planned revision to the country's constitution.

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