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UN chief: Burundi leader promises to release 2,000 prisoners

February 23, 2016 9:23 pm

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said Burundi's president has promised to release 2,000 people detained during months of violent unrest.

Death toll from day of clashes in Burundi capital rises to 87

December 13, 2015 12:16 pm

Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets.

Witness: 21 people found dead after attacks in Burundi

December 12, 2015 4:55 pm

An eyewitness told The Associated Press he counted 21 bodies with bullet wounds in their heads in Bujumbura's Nyakabiga neighborhood after Friday's violence.

Burundi: President Nkurunziza wins controversial third term, US calls polls 'deeply flawed'

July 25, 2015 8:26 am

Nkurunziza won 69 percent of the vote while his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 19 percent, said electoral chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye.

Burundi: 2 killed in overnight attacks blamed on the police

June 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Witnesses reported police crackdown and gunfire in areas belied to host anti-government protesters on Saturday.

Burundi president talks unity, critics say actions divide

May 07, 2015 9:02 pm

Protesters on the streets of the capital say the 51-year-old's bid for a third five-year term in office is tearing apart the nation.

East Africa Community tries to mend Burundi turmoil

May 06, 2015 7:11 pm

In Kinondo area of Bujumbura, police fired shots into the air to disperse demonstrators who had been staging a sit in.

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces

May 04, 2015 9:35 pm

Last week at least six people were killed in violent confrontations with the police

Burundi protestors vow to remain until President Nkurunziza withdraws candidacy for next election

May 02, 2015 1:46 pm

Nkurunziza decision to run is seen as a violation of the agreements that ended the civil wall in the country.

At least 100 dead in Burundi attack by rebel group: Source

January 04, 2015 3:40 pm

An army official said the attack by the unidentified group had been defeated after five days of fighting.