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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.

Five hurt by grenade attack in Burundi’s capital

At least five people were injured in a grenade blast at a bus stop in Burundi's capital, police said Tuesday after the latest attack in a country gripped by political turmoil.

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.

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".

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.

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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Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

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