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Burundi Dissidents Go Into Hiding After Opposition Leader Killed

AP | GERARD NZOHABONA and TOM ODULA | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shoot...

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Burundi Opposition Figure Shot Dead In Capital, Activist Says

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

* Worst crisis since end of civil war in 2005 * Protests erupted after president announced third-term bid * Unrest worri...

Protecting Peace in Burundi: A Crucial Moment

Salim Ahmed Salim | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Salim Ahmed Salim

DAR ES SALAAM -- I fear that Burundi's hard-earned peace is under imminent threat. An attempted coup d'état last week is the latest indicator that the country is once again on the brink. Immediate measures need to be implemented to de-escalate the situation, or the country could descend into civil war once again.

Burundi's President Delays Elections Amid Fresh Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 20 (Reuters) - Burundi's president pushed back parliamentary and local elections to June 5 on Wednesday and further clashes between pol...

Burundi Police Beat Protesters Who Vow To March On

Reuters | Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

By Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic BUJUMBURA, May 19 (Reuters) - Burundi police fired teargas and beat protesters demanding President Pierre Nkuru...

Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

Burundi Protesters Defy Ban As Coup Suspects Rounded Up

Reuters | Njuwa Maina | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 16 (Reuters) - Burundi took 18 people suspected of involvement in a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza to the high court o...

Manhunt, Arrests In Burundi After Coup Fails

AP | TOM ODULA and GERARD NZOHABONA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urge...

The Last Time The World Looked The Other Way

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

It is heartbreaking for those of us who live, work, and invest in the region to contemplate that history may repeat itself.

Report: Burundi's President Back In Country After Coup Attempt

AP | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza ...

Fighting Rocks Burundi After Attempted Coup

AP | ANDREW NJUGUNA and MELANIE GOUBY | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire and explosions rang out in Burundi's capital on Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against Presi...

Burundi General Announces Coup As Crowds Celebrate

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

By Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA, May 13 (Reuters) - A Burundian general said on Wednesday he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking an uncons...

Burundi Police Open Fire On Protesters During Clashes

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

By Goran Tomasevic and Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA, May 12 (Reuters) - Police fired guns and teargas towards protesters thr...

Thousands Of Burundi Protesters March Through Capital Despite Ban

AP | JEROME DELAY | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — About 2,000 people marched through a neighborhood of Burundi's capital on Monday as police looked on, breaking the governm...

'War Stopped Me'

Karen Sherman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Burundi is the world's fourth-poorest county and is still recovering from a brutal civil war that ended just a decade ago. The current conflict suggests that women and girls are at heightened risk not only for increased gender-based violence but for losing their hard-won educational gains and, ultimately, a pathway to a better life. It is a risk that impacts all of society.

Burundi Protesters Burn Man Alive, Witness Says

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

By Patrick Njuwimana and Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA, May 7 (Reuters) - Protesters burned a man alive in Burundi's capital on Thursday, saying he was a m...

A Letter From Burundi to the World

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

The following is a report from two of my dear friends from Burundi. The husband, a social entrepreneur, and the wife, a writer-theologian, asked me if I would help get this message out to the world.

Nearly 40,000 Refugees Flee Burundi

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA, May 6 (Reuters) - Burundi's president said on Wednesday that, if elected for a third term in June, it would be his ...

Burundi Court Validates President's Third Term Bid Amid Protests

AP | JEROME DELAY | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's Constitutional Court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy pres...

Striking Photos From Burundi's Deadly Week Of Anti-Government Protests

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

Protests in Burundi entered their second week on Monday, as thousands of people filled the streets in opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan...

Burundi's Anti-Government Protests Enter Their Second Week

AP | JEROME DELAY and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cros...

Protests Against Burundi President's Election Plan Paused

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 2 (Reuters) - Burundi protest organizers on Saturday called a two-day pause in demonstrations against the president's move to seek a th...

Three Die In Grenade Attacks In Burundi Capital, As Protests Continue

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, May 2 (Reuters) - Two Burundi police officers and a civilian were killed in two separate grenade attacks in the capital late on Friday, a...

Hundreds Seek Refuge Near U.S. Embassy In Burundi As Unrest Spirals

Reuters | Edmund Blair | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

By Edmund Blair and Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA, May 1 (Reuters) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza warned on Friday of tough measures against t...