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UN Security Council calls for police options in Burundi

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to deploy police in Burundi, where an upsurge in violence has raised fears of a

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to deploy police in Burundi, where an upsurge in violence has raised fears of a

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Burundi: Ban Ki-moon wins pledge of 'inclusive dialogue'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

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UN documents sexual violence from security forces in Burundi

The United Nations says security forces in the East African nation of Burundi have been gang raping women during searches of homes. Burundi has a

The United Nations says security forces in the East African nation of Burundi have been gang raping women during searches of homes. Burundi has a

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Belgian citizens leave Burundi amid upsurge in violence

People are leaving Burundi, amid an upsurge in violence there – with some touching down at Brussels airport. It comes after Belgium, Burundi’s

People are leaving Burundi, amid an upsurge in violence there – with some touching down at Brussels airport. It comes after Belgium, Burundi’s

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AU ready to deploy East African Stanby Force to Burundi

The African Union Commission could deploy the East African Standby Force to Burundi in the wake of deadly clashes recorded since April. The contingency plan was deliberated upon at the 565th African

The African Union Commission could deploy the East African Standby Force to Burundi in the wake of deadly clashes recorded since April. The contingency plan was deliberated upon at the 565th African

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Burundi: Tensions heighten as trial begins for failed coup plotters

Days after Friday's (December 11) clashes in Burundi's capital Bujumbura killing 87 people, a trial has began for the May coup plotters amid heightened tensions. Generals and senior army officers are

Days after Friday's (December 11) clashes in Burundi's capital Bujumbura killing 87 people, a trial has began for the May coup plotters amid heightened tensions. Generals and senior army officers are

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Military bases attacked in Burundi's capital Bujumbura

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

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

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Burundi announces security crackdown after months of violence

Burundi’s security minister has announced the start of a forced disarmament programme following months of violence and civil unrest. Troops are

Burundi’s security minister has announced the start of a forced disarmament programme following months of violence and civil unrest. Troops are

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Burundi: radio silence leaves room for political violence

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.

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.

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Red Cross reunites lost refugee children with families in Rwanda

Thousands of people live in Rwanda’s Mahama refugee camp. Most have fled deadly attacks and political turmoil in neighbouring Burundi. Burundian

Thousands of people live in Rwanda’s Mahama refugee camp. Most have fled deadly attacks and political turmoil in neighbouring Burundi. Burundian

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Burundi elections 'deeply flawed' says US

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.

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.

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Burundi: electoral commission confirms third term for Nkurunziza

Burundi’s electoral commission has confirmed the country’s incumbent president has won a third term in office. Pierre Nkurunziza clinched his

Burundi’s electoral commission has confirmed the country’s incumbent president has won a third term in office. Pierre Nkurunziza clinched his

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Burundi presidential vote underway amid violence and murders

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

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

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Burundi's past overshadows Nkurunziza's pursuit of power

The latest crisis in Burundi was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement he would run for office a third time. Burundi’s constitution

The latest crisis in Burundi was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement he would run for office a third time. Burundi’s constitution

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Burundi elections put off again, fears of violence rise

Elections in Burundi, postponed two weeks ago, have been delayed for a second time — local and legislative. Police have been shooting at protesters

Elections in Burundi, postponed two weeks ago, have been delayed for a second time — local and legislative. Police have been shooting at protesters

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Burundi opposition calls for president to quit

African leaders meeting in Tanzania to discuss the political crisis in Burundi have called for the postponement of contentious elections which have

African leaders meeting in Tanzania to discuss the political crisis in Burundi have called for the postponement of contentious elections which have

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Burundi protests resume after murdered opposition leader's funeral

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura and elsewhere in the country, to protest against the murder of an opposition

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura and elsewhere in the country, to protest against the murder of an opposition

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Burundi opposition leader 'shot dead' in Bujumbura

Reports from Burundi say the leader of a small opposition party has been assassinated along with his bodyguard in Bujumbura. According to AFP, Zedi

Reports from Burundi say the leader of a small opposition party has been assassinated along with his bodyguard in Bujumbura. According to AFP, Zedi

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Tension rises in Burundi after deadly street clashes resume

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

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

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Burundi president calls for 'ethnic harmony'

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

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

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Soldier killed by police fire in Burundi, say witnesses

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

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

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Anti-president protest in Burundi ends in clashes with police

Another protest in Bujumbura began peacefully enough on Tuesday with calls for Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza to drop his bid for a third

Another protest in Bujumbura began peacefully enough on Tuesday with calls for Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza to drop his bid for a third

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Aid workers face 'complex emergency' as Burundians flee unrest

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

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Violent demonstrations persist in Burundi

Small groups of protesters resumed demonstrations on Monday against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term, days after he

Small groups of protesters resumed demonstrations on Monday against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term, days after he