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Three schoolgirls have been detained pending trial for allegedly defacing a picture of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza in a textbook.  By STR (AFP/File)

Burundi Schoolgirls Jailed For Doodling On President's Photo

Mar 21, 2019

Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of Presiden ...

Mar 5, 2019

Burundi has closed a UN human rights office that has been operating in the country since 1995, UN rights chief Miche ...

Jan 18, 2019

Burundi's ditching of Bujumbura as its capital city has critics accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of seeking to avoid ...

Dec 23, 2018

The Burundi army on Sunday said it opposed a request by the African Union that it withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an ...

Dec 21, 2018

An East African summit scheduled for December 27 to help broker an end to Burundi's political crisis has been postponed ...

Dec 6, 2018

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two ...

Nov 30, 2018

Burundi on Friday said it had launched international arrest warrants for ex-president Pierre Buyoya and 16 former senior ...

Nov 8, 2018

Burundian authorities have refused to register a new political party by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, according ...

Oct 25, 2018

The UN's human rights chief on Thursday demanded respect from Burundi after its ambassador threatened to prosecute the a ...

Oct 19, 2018

Burundi's public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pier ...

Oct 14, 2018

Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Pri ...

Oct 13, 2018

Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source said Saturday. ...

Sep 15, 2018

Hundreds of Burundians took part in government organised protests on Saturday against a UN report that blamed President ...

Sep 14, 2018

Burundi threatened Friday to quit the UN Human Rights Council over perceived politicisation following a report pointin ...

Sep 5, 2018

UN investigators on Wednesday warned that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing un ...

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