Burundian activist: ‘What has Nkurunziza done for his people?’
12 March 2018 | 4:36 am
Justice and respect for human rights is what the exiled activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, wants for Burundi. In May 2018, Burundians will vote in a referendum that could extend President Nkurunziza's term until 2034.
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U.S. law enforcement authorities are seeking six teenagers from Burundi who went missing after an academic robotics competition in Washington, D.C. Two of them were spotted crossing the border into Canada.
13 May 2018
Burundi-born, Rwanda-based photographer Christian Mbanza aka 'Chris Schwagga' held a one man photo exhibition dubbed 'refuge' a term he describes as his own way of paying homage to his new host country.
8 Jun 2018
Voters in Burundi have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, ushering in changes that could let the president stay in power to 2034, the electoral commission said on Monday (May 21).
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In Burundi, surprise turns to suspicion after Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement he won't be seeking re-election.
25 Jun 2019
After an unhappy season with English second tier Stoke City, Saido Berahino is set to make history with Burundi on Saturday as he captains the team known as the Swallows in War on their Africa Cup of Nations debut.
4 Apr 2020
Life continues as normal in Burundi, one of a handful of countries in Africa that appear to have escaped COVID-19 so far.
15 May 2020
The right-hand man of DR Congo's president is temporarily relieved of his duties because of a corruption trial. Vital Kamerhe denies skimming more than $50 million off public funds. Also, crowds of voters pack into rallies as candidates for Burundi's presidential election ramp up campaigning ahead of next week's vote. The poll will choose a successor to controversial incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. And home-brewed pineapple booze is the solution of choice for South Africans desperate for a drink. A ban on alcohol sales was brought in as part of the country's coronavirus restrictions.
14 May 2020
Burundi has expelled its country head of the World Health Organization during a presidential election campaign in which large rallies are being held.
17 May 2020
Burundi has expelled the WHO's top official in the country, accusing the organisation of interfering with the response to Covid-19. The move comes ahead of a presidential election, which will take place on May 20. Also, Benin is gearing up for local elections on Sunday. Candidates have had to adapt to campaigning while respecting social distancing rules. Finally, in Zimbabwe, three female opposition figures have been arrested for protesting, but police deny they are in custody and their whereabouts remain unknown. Our correspondent in Harare tells us more.
22 May 2020
In this edition, Burundi held an election to replace President Pierre Kurunziza, who has been in power for fifteen years. Controversy has overshadowed the voting process with opposition politicians saying their supporters have been subject to intimidation. Also, Zimbabwe has received medical help from China to treat coronavirus patients. We'll bring you a report from our correspondents.
26 May 2020
Burundi's newly elected president is taking over a divided country from former strongman Pierre Nkurunziza. Can Evariste Ndayishimiye succeed where his predecessor failed?
26 May 2020
Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner of the presidential election with 68.72 percent of the vote. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it's back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally, citizens stranded in France have been able to return to Burkina Faso. The country is taking advantage of repatriation flights organised by the French government.
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