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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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Q&A: Burundi's fraught presidential poll

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 0:03

Why Burundi leader's bid for re-election spells trouble
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'Grenade targets' Burundi election

Monday, June 29th 2015, 16:51

Grenade targets polling station during Burundi parliamentary elections boycotted by opposition over President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to seek a third term.
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Burundi vice-president flees country

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 16:41

Burundi's Vice-President Gervais Rufyikiri leaves the country, saying he cannot support the third-term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
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Deadly grenade attacks in Burundi

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:18

Four people are killed and 30 wounded in a wave of grenade attacks overnight in Burundi, police say, a week before parliamentary elections.
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Burundi grenade attacks hurt police

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 15:05
related places: Bujumbura

Security officials say 11 policemen were injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura amid continuing political unrest.
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Burundi opposition to boycott poll

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:52

A group of 17 political parties in Burundi agrees to boycott next month's elections, saying they will not be free and fair.
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UN Burundi mediator steps down

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 10:51

UN envoy Said Djinnit steps down as mediator in the Burundi crisis - a demand of those opposed to the president's third-term bid.
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Burundi opposition rejects poll date

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 14:13

Burundi's opposition rejects a proposal to end the crisis in the poor central African state by holding presidential polls on 15 July.
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Burundi announces delay to elections

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 10:08

Burundi postpones both parliamentary and presidential elections due this month, following recent protests over Pierre Nkurunziza bid for a third term.
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Burundi urged to delay elections

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 21:33

African leaders urge President Nkurunziza of Burundi to postpone elections, and call for an end to the unrest sparked by his decision to stand.
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EU withdraws Burundi poll observers

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 16:51

The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.
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VIDEO: Cholera claims lives of Burundi refugees

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

The recent violence in Burundi has forced many people to flee the country into western Tanzania, where they face another threat - cholera.
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Burundi's leader in plea for money

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 12:33

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza appeals on Facebook for money to run the country's controversial elections
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Burundi opposition figure shot dead

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 20:59
related places: Bujumbura

The leader of a small Burundian opposition party has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura, witnesses say.
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