Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

Agathon Rwasa The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa said Saturday it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. With provisional returns from all but one of the country’s 18 provinces showing support for reforms that could see Nkurunziza, […]

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Nkurunziza: Burundi’s ‘messianic’ leader

FILE PHOTO: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza bids farewell to his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma at the airport after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana/File Photo Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God […]

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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza signs decree to launch withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree effectuating a parliamentary law that had called for the country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Nkurunziza signed off on the law on Tuesday, a week after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the county from The Hugue-based court’s jurisdiction. The decree, […]

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Burundi bans three UN human rights investigators from entering African country

People demonstrate against the European Union, the International Criminal Court and the Resolution against Burundi in Bujumbura, on October 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Burundi has banned three United Nations investigators from entering its territory, after the trio presented a report which named officials allegedly involved in last year’s killing and torturing of political opposition.  […]

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