He died months before he was to step down after 15 turbulent years as the country's leader.
At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in Burundi's north western province of Cibitoke late on Friday, less than a week before a constitutional referendum, a local administrator and residents said.
Activists say police and soldiers opened fire as refugees protested plans to send them home
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to deploy police in Burundi, where an upsurge in violence has raised fears of a
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
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
People are leaving Burundi, amid an upsurge in violence there – with some touching down at Brussels airport. It comes after Belgium, Burundi’s
The government of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has reportedly said that it will not allow foreign troops across its borders. It comes after
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
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
Burundi’s army says almost 90 people were killed in Friday’s violent clashes in the capital Bujumbura. It was the worst outbreak of unrest since a
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
The latest crisis in Burundi was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement he would run for office a third time. Burundi’s constitution
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