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Environment Minister assassinated

Burundi’s Minister of Environment, Emmanuel Niyonkuru, has been shot dead as he returned home on New Year’s Eve. He is the latest victim of a period of violence following the […]

Nkurunziza names new Cabinet

Following the recent general and presidential elections, President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a third (and disputed) term in office. Yesterday he announced his new Cabinet which will […]

Nkurunziza wins third term

Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza has been elected for a third term in office, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) has reported. Nkurunziza took 69.41% of the vote whilst his main […]

Presidential 2015

An election took place on 21 July 2015. Pierre Nkurunziza (CNDD–FDD) 69.41% Agathon Rwasa (Independents of Hope) 18.99% Gerard Nduwayo (Union for National Progress) 2.14% Jean Minani (Front for Democracy […]

Presidential election could lead to further violence

Burundi is holding its Presidential election today. Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza was the only candidate in 2010 mainly because other candidates withdrew after a ‘campaign of intimidation’. The constitution states […]

Presidential election delayed to 21st July

The Presidential election in Burundi has been delayed by one week. The election was due to be held on 15th July but will now take place on 21st July. The […]

Ruling party wins election as more violence expected

The ruling party of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FFD), has won the general election of 29th June. […]

Burundi holds general election

Burundi is holding its general election today to elect the members of the 100 seat National Assembly. There are also local elections taking place today. The election comes after months […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the National Assembly took place on 29 June 2015. National Council for the Defence of Democracy–Forces for the Defence of Democracy (Conseil National Pour la Défense de […]

New election dates

President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree giving new dates for the General and Presidential elections. The decree, which was signed on Tuesday, pushes the General election back from its […]

Burundi postpones general election

At the eleventh hour Burundi has decided to delay its general election and local elections which were scheduled to take place today. The Presidential election, which was set for 26th […]

Legislative elections now on 5th June

President Pierre Nkurunziza has moved back the parliamentary and community elections by one week as protests against his decision to stand for a third term in presidential elections in June […]

President dismisses three Ministers

Following on from the attempted coup d’etat last week President Pierre Nkurunziza has dismissed three of his most senior Ministers. Minister of Defence Pontian Gaciyubwenge has been replaced by Emmanuel […]

Coup attempt defeated

An attempted coup d’etat earlier this week has been foiled. President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura and the coup leaders have either fled the country or been […]

Possible coup underway in Burundi

All major news agencies are reporting that a coup d’etat appears to be underway in Burundi. President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked protests last month when he said that he would stand […]

Protests as President seeks third term

Burundi’s ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) decided to nominate incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term in office. The decision […]