Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi rejects African peacekeeping force

Burundi’s government has reacted angrily to the African Union’s decision to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to curb ongoing violence in the troubled country, saying it will prevent foreign troops from entering its borders. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council agreed on Friday night to deploy an African Prevention[…]

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Voting under way in disputed Burundi elections

Polling stations have opened in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections with Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term. Shortly before voting started on Tuesday, at least two people – a policeman and a civilian – were killed, according to witnesses, in a string of explosions and gunfire in[…]

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Burundi presidential polls open amid blasts and gunfire

Polling stations have opened in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections with Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term. Shortly before voting started on Tuesday, at least two people – a policeman and a civilian – were killed, according to witnesses, in a string of explosions and gunfire in the[…]

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