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Stories with place: Burundi
  • Report: Rwandan military trained Burundian refugees 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:54 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A confidential report by a United Nations panel of experts says refugees from Burundi received training from Rwandan military personnel last year with the ultimate goal of removing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.

  • Police: 8 wounded in Burundi grenade attacks 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:08 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundian police say at least eight people have been wounded in a series of grenade attacks in the center of the capital Bujumbura.

  • Burundi's public universities suspend breakfast over money 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 11:19 am

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Students attending Burundi's public universities are going without breakfast because the government can no longer afford it, underscoring the fragile state of Burundi's economy amid violent unrest.

  • Amnesty International: 5 Possible mass graves in Burundi 
    Updated: Jan-29-16 2:38 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Amnesty International says new satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves.

  • Former Burundian president to UN: Investigate mass graves story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 5:21 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Members of the U.N. Security Council should help investigate allegations of mass graves amid a wave of extrajudicial killings in Burundi, a former president said Friday as council members visited the turbulent country and met with its current president.

  • Burundi's economy on the brink as violent unrest persists 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:35 am

    ABUGARAMA, Burundi - At an intersection in this small farmers' town nestled in the misty mountains surrounding the Burundi capital, traders jostle to sell vegetables to passing motorists.

  • UN council visit to Burundi to push end to violence, talks 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:15 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Members of the U.N. Security Council are going to Burundi later this week with three goals - to try to break the cycle of violence and prevent ethnic attacks from erupting, to promote peace talks, and to encourage respect for human rights, France's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.

  • UN rights chief cites worrying trends in Burundi story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:58 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - The U.N. human rights chief on Friday denounced what he described as gang rapes of women in Burundi by security forces, torture and signs of ethnic repression in nine months of simmering violence in the central African nation.

  • Burundi coup leaders jailed for life as us unrest persists 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 10:35 am

    GITEGA, Burundi - A court in Burundi has sentenced four generals who were the alleged leaders of a failed coup to life in prison.