""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
Democratic Republic Of Congo
The sound of gunfire has been heard in the streets of Bujumbura. A military official said twelve insurgents were killed and 20 others arrested after
Concern over spiralling violence in Burundi has led the European Union to announce it is temporarily making a small reduction in staff and pulling
Burundi’s security minister has announced the start of a forced disarmament programme following months of violence and civil unrest. Troops are
The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.
Thousands of people live in Rwanda’s Mahama refugee camp. Most have fled deadly attacks and political turmoil in neighbouring Burundi. Burundian
The US joins criticism of Burundi presidential elections by the East African Community which said the ballot was 'neither free nor fair' as Nkurunziza wins a controversial third term.
Burundi’s electoral commission has confirmed the country’s incumbent president has won a third term in office. Pierre Nkurunziza clinched his
Burundi’s chief of state has voted in the country’s presidential elections. Many say Pierre Nkurunziza is violating the constitution by running for a
The latest crisis in Burundi was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement he would run for office a third time. Burundi’s constitution
At least two people have died in clashes overnight, linked to the presidential election in Burundi. A police officer and a civilian were killed
President Nkuranzizi seeks five more years in controversial vote despite county facing its worst crisis
Elections in Burundi, postponed two weeks ago, have been delayed for a second time — local and legislative. Police have been shooting at protesters
African leaders meeting in Tanzania to discuss the political crisis in Burundi have called for the postponement of contentious elections which have
Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura and elsewhere in the country, to protest against the murder of an opposition
Reports from Burundi say the leader of a small opposition party has been assassinated along with his bodyguard in Bujumbura. According to AFP, Zedi
Tensions are high in Burundi where President Pierre Nkurunziza has been able to put down an attempted coup, but unable to stop a resumption of street
There have been more protests in Burundi’s capital against the president who intends to stand for a third term. The postponement of May elections
A soldier has been shot dead in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. Witnesses say he was hit in the chest on Wednesday by a bullet fired by police who had
Another protest in Bujumbura began peacefully enough on Tuesday with calls for Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza to drop his bid for a third
There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as