Burundi will continue to block broadcasts from two international media organizations and expand restrictions on their operations.
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Authorities in Burundi has arrested seven school children who are accused of having scribbled on the president’s photo in their school books.
U.N commission of inquiry in Burundi says government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is becoming more repressive which does not bode well for 2020 elections.
Pierre Buyoya dismisses as politically motivated arrest warrant against him for his alleged role in assassination of Burundi’s first democratically elected leader.
When all is said and done, a concerted effort by the African Union can have some real impact. Cooperation towards international isolation, the freezing of assets, travel bans and embargos may be the only way forward.
Meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process
Deadly political violence and a failed coup attempt followed Nkurunziza’s decision in 2015 to pursue a third term
The connection between term limits and conflict reflects the source of political violence in Africa
Ruling party bestowed title of “eternal supreme guide” on President Pierre Nkurunziza, a party official confirmed
Bid by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza could see him hold onto power for another decade or more