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Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail

Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison

Burundi’s new security minister has a long and bloody past

Gervais Ndirakobuca is under international sanctions for human rights violations — abductions, disappearances, murder, turture — when people protested against the president seeking a third term

Danger: Burundi’s new president

Évariste Ndayishimiye’s first speech as president, and the conspicuous absence of Burundi’s main opposition leader, do not bode well for democracy

Remembering the cruelty of strongman Nkurunziza and his regime

Burundi’s president was a cruel and tyrannical leader under whom no one was safe, not even schoolchildren

Burundi’s president put politics before the pandemic. Now he’s dead

We don’t know if the coronavirus killed Pierre Nkurunziza. We do know that, in his absence, Burundi has a chance to take the pandemic seriously

Election preview: Burundi braces for divisive vote

The poll is going ahead with virtually no precautions besides prayer to protect citizens against the spread of Covid-19

Despite elections, Burundi is still a long, long way from redemption

Whether citizens vote for the ruling party or the opposition, Burundi’s democracy is still in an unfavourable state

High-stakes election threatens Burundi’s stability

Bitter rivals are contesting the presidential election and changes to the Constitution will make it unlikely that the losing party will concede defeat, raising prospects of violent protests

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

Elections test Africa’s democracy

Nine countries will go to the polls this year, but most will be held amid violence and suppression

Is Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?

The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

Burundi court seizes assets of opposition figures

Government critics said the ruling made a mockery of Burundi's judiciary

Man City face further action over financial fairplay ‘breaches’

Government critics said the ruling made a mockery of Burundi's judiciary

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