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Pierre Nkurunziza

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

UN Reports Gang Rapes And Mass Graves Amid Growing Violence In Burundi

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.15.2016 | World

GENEVA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi's security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition suppor...

Burundi's Human Rights Legend Urges Hope After His Son's Killing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa wasn’t able to attend his son’s funeral. The veteran human rights activist is recovering in Brussels after he was shot in t...

Key Ally Of Burundi's President Assassinated By Gunmen

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkuru...

Burundi Votes In Disputed Presidential Election Amid Deadly Violence

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

BUJUMBURA, July 21 (Reuters) - A policeman and an opposition official died in violence marring the start of Burundi's presidential election on Tuesday...

Burundi Presidential Election Delayed As Violence Spirals

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, July 11 (Reuters) - Burundi's presidential election has been postponed to July 21 from July 15, a presidential ...

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Vice President Flees Burundi After Opposing President's Third Term

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2016 | World

BUJUMBURA, June 25 (Reuters) - One of Burundi's vice presidents has fled to Belgium, saying he had been threatened after denouncing President Pierre N...

Counterpoint To President Uhuru Kenyatta's Claims: Learning From ICC's Treatment of Africans

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta's recent claim that "....there are lessons to be learnt from the way the court treats Africans....." is an interesting take from someone who, with all due respect, is the poster child for the impunity and abuse of power that made African leaders the target of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2016 | 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 05.23.2016 | World

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

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

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2016 | World

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

The Last Time The World Looked The Other Way

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 05.14.2016 | 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.

Africa's Other Contest

Alice Nzomukunda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alice Nzomukunda

On June 28th, Burundi, a country of nearly 10 million people, will go to the polls in our presidential election with the choice of only one candidate. Burundians deserve so much better than this.