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Family of three killed in grenade attack in Burundi crisis

Sep 15 2016

BUJUMBURA A former army officer and his family were killed in a grenade attack on their home in Burundi, a government official said on Thursday, the latest episode in political violence that has plagued the central African country for more than a year.

Burundi president's commission says people want term limits removed

Aug 25 2016

BUJUMBURA Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most citizens wanted no curbs on the number of times the head of state may seek re-election.

Burundi faces foreign exchange shortage as aid dries up, crisis grinds on

Jul 22 2016

BUJUMBURA A shortage of foreign exchange in Burundi caused by an ongoing political crisis is squeezing businesses, which say they are unable to replenish their stocks of imported merchandise.

Burundi signs deal with Russian bank on foreign investment

Jun 17 2016

BUJUMBURA Burundi's central bank has signed a deal with Russia's Gazprombank to facilitate foreign investment in the African nation, which has been embroiled in a political crisis for more than a year and faced Western aid cuts.

Burundi's Nkurunziza asks criminal gangs to surrender in next 15 days

Jun 02 2016

BUJUMBURA President Pierre Nkurunziza has given armed gangs in Burundi 15 days to surrender to authorities and hand in their weapons or face unspecified action.

Burundi government says to attend Tanzania peace talks

May 19 2016

BUJUMBURA Burundi's government said on Thursday it would attend regional talks this weekend aimed at ending a year-long cycle of violence that has claimed about 450 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Burundi says Rwanda expels 1,300 Burundians as relations fray

May 16 2016

BUJUMBURA Rwanda has expelled more than 1,300 Burundians in the past week after they refused to move to refugee camps, senior Burundi officials said on Monday, amid signs a political crisis is testing relations between the neighboring countries.

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals

Jul 25 2015

BUJUMBURA Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office on Friday after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing international isolation after months of unrest. | Video

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals

Jul 24 2015

BUJUMBURA Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office on Friday after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing international isolation after months of unrest. | Video

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals

Jul 24 2015

BUJUMBURA Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office on Friday after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing international isolation after months of unrest. | Video

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