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Africa: Burundi

Huge leap: The centuries-old royal drum ritual was given world heritage status by UNESCO in 2014.  By Yasuyoshi Chiba AFP

Burundi drummers forced to dance to official beat

Jun 22, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

A troupe of barefoot musicians wearing the national colours of Burundi strike huge wooden royal drums with tremendous fo ...

May 27, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

It's a Tuesday in Burundi's biggest city, and like every week just before sundown, crowds young and old huff and puff in ...

May 20, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

A fresh start, or just a fresh face? In Burundi, this has been an open question since President Evariste Ndayishimiye ...

May 12, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundi: The name does not immediately evoke centuries-old forests sheltering elusive chimpanzees, or sandy beaches line ...

May 11, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says he is ready to dialogue with Burundian rebels operating in the neighbouri ...

Apr 28, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

She is 60 years old, but Laetitia Ngendakumana still cries like the 10-year-old girl she was in 1972 when her father dis ...

Apr 13, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

In her 40 years living by the water's edge, Amissa Irakoze never much feared Lake Tanganyika. Floods were frequent, even ...

Mar 30, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundi's media authority announced Wednesday that it would lift a nationwide ban on the British Broadcasting Corporatio ...

Mar 21, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundi on Monday banned rickshaws, motorcycle taxis and bicycle cabs from almost all of its biggest city Bujumbura, acc ...

Feb 9, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundian civil society groups on Wednesday angrily reproached the EU over its decision to resume financial aid to the c ...

Jan 24, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundi is yet to conduct a credible and transparent investigation into a prison fire over a month ago that may have kil ...

Jan 5, 2022 | Africa: Burundi

Burundian troops have been sighted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to reports from French news ...

Dec 7, 2021 | Africa: Burundi

A massive fire tore through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, killing dozens of inmates and serio ...

Dec 7, 2021 | Africa: Burundi

A massive fire ripped through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, killing dozens of inmates and ser ...

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