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In Burundi, a constitutional referendum allowing President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in office until 2034 is scheduled for May. Moving to the east, Uganda ended age limits for presidential candidates, a move that favors the 73-year-old incumbent Yoweri Museveni. And in Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is ...
NAIROBI – A Burundian activist was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, a punishment rights groups said was "eminently political". Germain Rukuki was given "32 years of penal servitude" at Bujumbura's district court, a civil ...

The country has, since early 2015, experienced political instability marked by violent clashes between government and opposition forces as well as the suppression of civil society, media and opposition groups – following President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office. However the ...
BUJUMBURA, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday signed a decree on the launch of the campaign for the constitutional referendum set for May 17. The campaign for the referendum is open from May 1 at 6 a.m. local time up to May 14 at 6 p.m., any campaign activity ...
On April 20, Inner City Press asked UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: In Burundi, I'm asking this… there was a question outstanding about a statement that seemed to have been issued by the African Union and the UN together about the breaking off of dialogue by Pierre Nkurunziza.
Burundi police said on Friday eight people had been arrested for planning attacks to disrupt a constitutional referendum next month that could keep President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said security forces on Thursday morning discovered two automatic ...

Nkurunziza. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform. The country's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill allowing security forces to conduct night searches without a warran. PHOTO | MARCO LONGARI | AFP ...
The bill must now go before the Senate before being passed into law by President Pierre Nkurunziza "as fast as possible" a senior member of the ruling CNDD-FDD party told AFP, asking not to be named. The measure comes in a climate of tension, arrests and sporadic violence which has mounted since ...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Burundian man recently deported from the United States after failing to receive political asylum has been detained without charge back home, activists said Saturday. Clement Nkurunziza has had no access to a lawyer since his March 22 arrest, said the group iBurundi, which ...
A Burundian man who refused to register to vote in the country's forthcoming constitutional referendum has been killed in police custody, according to Burundian activists. Burundians go to the polls on 17 May for a referendum that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stand for a further two ...
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a decade. The small and impoverished Central Africa nation has been unstable since 2015, when Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term in office that his opponents said was ...
Sunday March 18 2018. Nkurunziza. Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform. PHOTO | MARCO LONGARI | AFP ...
The unhappiest nation was Burundi whose leader, President Pierre Nkurunziza, changed his title from "eternal supreme guide" to "visionary" this week. Critics decry a cult of personality surrounding Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005 and triggered a political crisis in the tiny central African ...
We start in Burundi where the ruling party, to clarify a new title bestowed on President Pierre Nkurunziza after confusion over the official translation from the Kirundi language. Uganda's Daily Monitor reports that the secretary general of the CNDD-FDD party Evariste Ndayishimiye convened a press ...
Pierre Nkurunziza was bestowed the title over the weekend as critics say he wants to become life president. “He is our elder, our father, our adviser,” the party's secretary general Evariste Ndayishimiye said in a video sent to AFP, whose authenticity was confirmed by an official. He is our elder, our father, our ...
But the assassins of Mbonimpa's son are alive and are rumored to be in close circles with Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, was re-elected for a third term in 2015 despite the constitution setting a two term limit. Nkurunziza's failure to cede power ...
Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza is allowed to score controversial goals during matches with his personal team but you dare not seriously take him on. Two officials who tried to do so during a similar match recently have been arrested. The administrator of the northern town of Kiremba, Cyriaque ...

President Pierre Nkurunziza controls the ball during a past game in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 20, 2015. FILE PHOTO. By BBC ... President Pierre Nkurunziza is a 'born-again' evangelical Christian who spends much of his time travelling Burundi with his own team, Haleluya FC. He travels with his own choir, ...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a fourth-term bid and has since launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution that could see him rule until 2034. “It's the day you've been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the central Gitega district in ...
Burundi wants to hold a referendum that could prolong President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule. If accepted by the electorate, the constitutional change would enable him stand for two further terms of office from 2020. All opposition parties are opposed to a referendum in May. UN Secretary-General Antonio ...
A month later the country descended into lawlessness when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his bid for a disputed third term. Government security forces and members of the ruling party's youth league, the Imbonerakure, cracked down ruthlessly on protesters and critics of Nkurunziza's government.
The Burundian government and members of the ruling party have been engaged in a violent crackdown on opponents ahead of a controversial referendum planned for May this year, an international rights group has said. According to a recently released report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), Bujumbura ...
Burundi has been plagued by violence since April 2015, when deadly protests broke out after President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a third term, leaving an estimated 1,200 people dead. More than 400,000 people have fled the country. The International Criminal Court judges last year authorized an ...
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza kicks the ball during a soccer game with his friends in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 20, 2015. [photo/ REUTERS]. Two officials have been arrested after their town's football team allegedly "roughed up" President Pierre Nkurunziza during a match with his personal team, ...
President Pierre Nkurunziza controls the ball during a past game in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 20, 2015. FILE PHOTO. By BBC ... President Pierre Nkurunziza is a 'born-again' evangelical Christian who spends much of his time travelling Burundi with his own team, Haleluya FC. He travels with his own choir, ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 9 -- Days after UN Secretary General held an initially undisclosed meeting with Sudan's Omar al Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, his UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Burundi bragged about supporting a government radio station - run by the wife of Pierre Nkurunziza.
Providing an opportunity to abolish the ethnic quota enshrined in the accord is of particular concern. In Bugendana, in the province of Gitega, on 12 December, the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, launched a campaign in favour of the revisions. Joined by government officials, leaders of registered ...
If accepted by the electorate, the constitutional change passed by the government last October would enable President Pierre Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, to stand for two further terms of office from 2020. All opposition parties are opposed to a referendum in May on changes that they say might be a ...
BUJUMBURA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Tuesday that the partnership between Burundi and China is the most dynamic one among his country's partnerships with other countries. Also, he praised China as being a faithful and reliable friend. Nkurunziza told Chinese ...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza plans to make changes to the constitution that could see him hold onto power for another decade or more. ... NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sharply criticizing a bid by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to make changes to the constitution ...
Burundian born-again President Pierre Nkurunziza was on Sunday, January 4, spotted kneeling on his farm and praying for potatoes. TUKO.co.ke has also learned that the seemingly God-fearing president had earlier "launched a beehive" in his village. Nkurunziza had also been spotted sitting down on his ...
BUJUMBURA, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday warned citizens against disrupting the country's unity. "Some citizens think that divisions can allow them access to some benefits. I assure them that all their ways are blocked," Nkurunziza in said a message to the nation, ...
In April 2015, Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, decided to run for a third term in office, despite a constitutional ban. The controversial bid thrust the country into turmoil and led to mass protests. At least 1,200 people died, according to estimates from the International Criminal Court. Around 400,000 ...
The country's partners halted financial support as far back as 2015 following disputed election in which incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza contested and won a third term despite the having completed his final constitutional term in office. The polls were roundly condemned as not being free and fair.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (left) alongside President Pierre Nkurunziza (right) while on a visit to Burundi. 25 February 2016. ... In 2015, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office, despite the constitution being widely understood to hold a two-term limit. His controversial ...
Indeed, Joseph Kabila in the DRC and Pierre Nkurunziza in Burundi share twin ambitions to hold onto power beyond their constitutional mandates. Both men also appear to be reading from the same playbook when it comes to their appetite for violently crushing the political opposition. The implosion of ...
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wants to rule up to 2034 — 18 years beyond his welcome. He should have quit in 2015. Nkurunziza's illegitimate hold on power has spawned murders of thousands of people. About 500,000 Burundians have been forced into exile in neighbouring countries. Nkurunziza ...
Burundi, the third country on the list, was plunged into turmoil in April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a disputed third term, triggering widespread protests and an attempted coup. Almost a third of the population are not able to feed their families, while political ...
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza, Sudan's Omar al Bashir and DR Congo's Joseph Kabila are all holding tight to power. In general, greed for power is hindering Africa's progress - leading many, if not most, Africans to envy life in the West. It breaks my heart ...
Burundi: Voice of America reported on a government campaign to quell opposition to constitutional revisions that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power beyond 2020, when his current term expires and he hits term limits. “So far dozens of people, about 60 people were arrested in many ...
Nairobi - Opposition lawmakers in Burundi on Thursday said 42 activists had been arrested for illegally contesting an upcoming referendum that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza extend his stay in office. Those arrested "were held arbitrarily and have been imprisoned on the accusation of campaigning ...
In April 2015, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in power. The news rocked the East African country, sparking a civil conflict that's displaced more than 400,000 Burundians and killed hundreds. The past three years have dragged Burundi into economic crisis ...
Burundi's government recently proposed constitutional changes that would, among other things, allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in office beyond 2020. Civil society groups say the government is arresting opponents of those changes in advance of an upcoming referendum. Officially, Burundi's ...
In 2015, for example, the entrenched rulers of Burundi, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, respectively, legally extended their tenures beyond the original constitutional stipulation. Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza faces accusations of committing crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court ...
President Pierre Nkurunziza has recently appointed members of various national commissions including the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Jean de Dieu Mutabazi, President of Burundi's Democratic Rally (RADEBU) was ...
BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday pardoned over 2,000 inmates and called on citizens to be more patriotic. "Over 2,000 inmates are going to be released from various prisons in 2018. We urge them to avoid committing again offences that may return them ...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has pardoned over 2,000 inmates and called on the citizens to be more patriotic. "Over 2,000 inmates are going to be released from various prisons in 2018. We urge them to avoid committing again offences that may return them to prison," said Nkurunziza in a new ...
BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- Burundi will not acknowledge the new speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) elected recently due to irregularities in the vote, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Friday. Established in 2001, EALA is an organ of the East African Community ...
BUJUMBURA, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Burundi will not acknowledge the new speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) elected recently due to irregularities in the vote, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Friday. Established in 2001, EALA is an organ of the East African Community ...
Since 2015, Burundi has been plunged into a political crisis that was sparked off by the participation in the April 2015 presidential election of President Pierre Nkurunziza, accused of running for a third term, in contradiction with the Constitution. This crisis, which has left hundreds of people dead, has come ...


 

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