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News: Burundi

We have started to collect the most important news related to Burundi in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Burundi politician's wife shot

Monday, March 16th 2015, 12:49

The wife of Burundi opposition politician Agathon Rwasa has been shot and wounded in the capital amid rising tensions ahead of elections.
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Burundi dissident 'easily fled jail'

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:03

Leading Burundian dissident Hussein Radjabu tells the BBC that he escaped from prison last week by walking "upright... without any problem".
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Burundi dissident escapes from jail

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 19:10

Leading Burundian dissident, Hussein Radjabu, escapes from a prison where he was serving a 13-year term for plotting against the state.
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Huge welcome for Burundi journalist

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 13:32

Thousands of people celebrate in Burundi's capital after a prominent journalist controversially charged with murder is freed.
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Burundi army accused of murder

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 13:05

Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.
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Burundi party activists shot dead

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:15

Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.
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Burundian army kills 95 rebels

Monday, January 5th 2015, 19:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Burundi's army says it has killed 95 members of a rebel group who crossed into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo recently.
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Italian nuns die in Burundi attack

Monday, September 8th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Bujumbura

Three elderly Italian nuns are killed at their convent in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.
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Burundi investigates bodies in lake

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Burundi sets up an investigation after a number of dead bodies wrapped in plastic were found floating in a lake on its border with Rwanda.
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Burundi's opposition 'targeted'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:02

Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
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