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President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Thursday enacted a new constitution adopted by a referendum, despite opposition concern that the charter will enable him to keep his grip on power until 2034.
A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced on Monday.
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.
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".
Burundi police have released 21 members of a table tennis club, who had been arrested over suspicious meetings several times a week, a close friend of the team said on Tuesday.
Rwanda on Saturday set alight the Flame of Hope at the 24th commemoration of genocide, where President Paul Kagame urged the preservation of the “truth” of the facts on genocide for future generations.
A Burundian man recently deported from the United States after failing to receive political asylum has been detained without charge back home, activists said on Saturday.
Two Burundi officials have been arrested after their town's football team allegedly "roughed up" President Pierre Nkurunziza who was playing during a match with his personal team, legal sources and witnesses said Friday.
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.
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.
The Burundian government has started ‘taxing’ salaries of civil servants in order to fund the next general elections slated for the year 2020.
The United Nations has appointed retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria to head a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Odion Ighalo netted his ninth goal of the season in the Chinese Super League today, but his club Changchun Yatai still fell 2-1 at home to title chasers Shandong Luneng.
The Peoples Democratic party has said that it cannot be intimidated by security agencies in an attempt to disenfranchise its member in the coming senatorial bye-election billed for August 11, 2018.
A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said Saturday.
Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the 2015 election in Abia State, Dr.Alex Otti , said he had forgiven the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for the role he played during the collation of the results of the election at the INEC collation centre , Umuahia , in 2015.
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The police are parading 22 suspected members of Boko Haram with three commanders alleged to have participated in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014.
United Kingdom International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has assured that the country will continue to work with Nigeria through the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that the 2019 general elections are successful.
More reactions have continued to trail Wednesday’s unveiling of the logo of a new national carrier, the Nigeria Air, by the Federal Government.
Jose Mourinho has issued a challenge to Paul Pogba to recreate his World Cup form for Manchester United next season.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup but got stranded after the competition.