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Burundi names Gitega as new capital
Burundi names Gitega as new capital
Burundi declared the small central city of Gitega the country's new political capital on Saturday, in line with a presidential promise made a...
Burundi to shut UN rights office: sources
Burundi to shut UN rights office: sources
The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut...
Blasts of $3 grenades rock Burundi's fragile peace
Blasts of $3 grenades rock Burundi's fragile peace
Grenades cost as little as $3 each in this tiny country, and they have become the preferred method of settling political scores.
Athletic escapism in Burundi
Athletic escapism in Burundi
It's 7am on Sunday morning but already hundreds of bright bodies -- a stirred up rainbow beehive -- are sprinkled across the brown sand beaches of...
Burundi rebel leader returns home for peace deal
Burundi rebel leader returns home for peace deal
The exiled leader of Burundi's last rebel group returned to the capital, Bujumbura, on Friday to begin implementing a stalled deal seen as the...
Burundi govt and rebels sign ceasefire deal
Burundi govt and rebels sign ceasefire deal
Burundi's government and the last active rebel group on Monday signed an unconditional ceasefire agreement, raising hopes of a definitive end to...
Burundi rebels say they will halt clashes with govt
Burundi rebels say they will halt clashes with govt
Burundi's last resisting rebel group has said it will stop sporadic fighting with the government to give a stalled peace deal a chance.
Burundi rebels say they will return home this week
Burundi rebels say they will return home this week
Exiled leaders of Burundi's last active rebel group will return home this week to implement a long awaited peace deal to end a civil conflict that...
Burundi army claims 50 rebels killed in clashes
Burundi army claims 50 rebels killed in clashes
The Burundian army said that about 50 rebels from the National Liberation Forces (FNL) were killed in heavy fighting on Wednesday that also left...
Rights group urges Burundi to end police abuses
Rights group urges Burundi to end police abuses
A special unit of Burundi's police arbitrarily detained and tortured civilians last year, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) group said in...
Burundi rebels shell capital
Burundi rebels shell capital
Burundian rebels fired a dozen shells at the capital, Bujumbura, overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, hitting the residence of the Vatican's...
Burundi death toll rises to 26 in three-day battle
Burundi death toll rises to 26 in three-day battle
Burundi's army battled rebels for a third day running on Saturday, in clashes that have killed 20 fighters and six soldiers, a military spokesperson said....

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