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Armed men kill 26 ahead of referendum in Burundi
At least 26 people have been killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in northwestern Burundi, says an official, days ahead of a constitutional referendum which could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power for 16 more years.
7,000 flee Congo to Burundi in just three days
Thousands of asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have fled to Burundi in the past three days over fierce fighting in the eastern parts of the country, Burundi police say.
Burundi's president launches campaign to extend rule until 2034
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution that could extend his rule over the landlocked East African country until 2034.
Iran, Burundi decide to set up joint eco-political committee
Directors of Iran and Burundi foreign ministries for political affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Bujumbura on Friday evening to establish a joint political and economic committee.
UN Human Rights Council extends Burundi abuses probe
The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity.
Grenade attack kills 8, wounds 50 in northern Burundi
A grenade attack killed eight people and wounded 50 others in a village in Burundi's northern Kayanza province late on Sunday, police said.
700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi
Malaria has killed hundreds of people and infected close to two million in Burundi as the government struggles to contain a rising epidemic.
Burundi minister shot dead in capital
A gunman killed Burundi's environment minister early on Sunday, police said, the first murder of a senior government figure in nearly two years of political violence.
Burundi minister assassinated in Bujumbura
Burundi’s environment minister has been assassinated in the capital Bujumbura. This is the first high-profile killing since the African nation sank into political turmoil in 2015.
DR Congo troops kill 10 soldiers from Burundi who crossed border in hunt for rebels
Armed forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) say they have killed 10 Burundian soldiers after they crossed the border from the neighboring country in hunt for rebels.
Burundi parliamentarians vote for ICC exit
The lower house of parliament in Burundi has voted for the country to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has opened an investigation into alleged atrocities committed in the African country.
UN warns against risk of genocide in Burundi
A group of UN investigators have warned against a looming risk of genocide in Burundi, saying a “general trend of ethnically divisive rhetoric by the government” means that the conflict could spill into other African countries.
Iran, Burundi must boost all-out relations: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Burundi, as members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), must boost bilateral relations in all fields.
Iran supports political stability in Burundi: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran supports political stability in Burundi, expressing Tehran’s readiness to improve its relations with the African country.
UN Committee Against Torture urges Burundi to address abuses
The UN Committee Against Torture urged Burundi on Friday to address abuses in the country, including extrajudicial killings and widespread torture and sexual harassment.

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