Gulf Times - Burundi
Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Thousands of Burundians clad in white gathered Friday in the capital Gitega to say a final goodbye to former president Pierre Nkurunziza at a state funeral after his sudden death earlier this month.

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Voting underway in Burundi for new president

Polling stations opened Wednesday in Burundi for a presidential election that is proceeding despite the coronavirus pandemic and a tense campaign marked by violence and repression ...

Over 6,000 bodies found in Burundi's mass graves

Over 6,000 bodies found in Burundi's mass graves

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi Province, the largest finding since the government launched a nationwide excavation in January.

Burundi ruling party picks Ndayishimiye to contest presidential vote

Burundi ruling party picks Ndayishimiye to contest presidential vote

Burundi's ruling party, the CNDD-FDD, on Sunday picked secretary general Evariste Ndayishimiye as its candidate in a presidential election scheduled for May.

Attackers kill three in heavily guarded district of Bujumbura

Attackers kill three in heavily guarded district of Bujumbura

Gunmen wearing police and army uniforms killed three people and injured three others at a bar in a heavily guarded neighbourhood of Burundi's biggest city Bujumbura late on Friday

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

Burundi president hate speech fuelling 'crimes against humanity': UN

Burundi president hate speech fuelling 'crimes against humanity': UN

UN investigators on Wednesday warned that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing unabated in Burundi, blaming in part President Pierre Nkurunziza's repeated calls to hatred and violence.

Burundi backs constitutional change in referendum

Burundi backs constitutional change in referendum

Burundians have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza's powers and giving him the option to stay in power until 2034, official results showed on Monday.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a ‘yes’ vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

23 killed by armed gang in northwest Burundi: official

23 killed by armed gang in northwest Burundi: official

An unknown armed gang killed at least 23 people on Friday night in an attack on a village in northwest Burundi, a local official said.

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Finland is the world's happiest country while troubled Burundi is the most discontent, according to a new UN report released Wednesday.

ICC judges approve full probe into alleged Burundi crimes

ICC judges approve full probe into alleged Burundi crimes

International judges have approved the opening of a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, where at least 1,200 people have died in unrest since 2015, court officials revealed Thursday.