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President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At Age 55

President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At Age 55

Burundi’s government announced the “unexpected death” of the president, saying that he had died following cardiac arrest. Nkurunziza had been president of the smaller neighbour to the DRC, Uganda and Tanzania since 2005. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the […]

U.N. Inquiry Says Burundi Still Committing Crimes Against Humanity

U.N. Inquiry Says Burundi Still Committing Crimes Against Humanity

More crimes against humanity were committed in Burundi in 2017 and 2018, whipped up by rhetoric from top officials including President Pierre Nkurunziza, a U.N. human rights report said on Wednesday.   Burundi has tried and failed to stop the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, set up by the U.N. Human Rights Council in […]

U.S. Denounces Burundi Political Violence Ahead Of Vote

U.S. Denounces Burundi Political Violence Ahead Of Vote

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday denounced recent political violence in Burundi ahead of the country’s May 17 referendum to amend its constitution and expressed concerns that the vote to extend its president’s term in office could hurt its democratic institutions. “We denounce the numerous instances of violence, intimidation, and harassment committed against perceived opponents […]