Gulf Times - Pierre-Nkurunziza
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.

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.

Burundians will fight against any AU peacekeepers -president

Burundians will fight against any AU peacekeepers -president

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Wednesday that Burundians would fight against any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in his first public response to the AU's plan to deal with an escalating political crisis.