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Six killed in Burundi gun battle

Bujumbura - Six people, including one police officer, were killed in gun battles Wednesday in a part of Burundi's capital that has led protests against the president's third-term bid, police said.

Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

Bujumbura - Burundi election officials finished vote-counting on Tuesday, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.

Grenade blasts and boycott in Burundi's controversial polls

Bujumbura - Burundians voted Monday in controversial elections that were condemned internationally amid an opposition boycott and grenade attacks, with the election commission claiming an "enormous" turnout despite many stations being quiet.

Burundi defies violence and condemnation to hold elections

Bujumbura - Burundi goes to the polls on Monday with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousand to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

Bujumbura - The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

Bujumbura - The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid.

Burundi 'ready' for controversial vote despite unrest

Bujumbura - Burundi's national electoral commission dismissed weeks of violence Sunday and said all was ready a day ahead of key polls in the central African nation that the UN warns should be postponed.

Grenades, voter material torched as Burundi readies for polls

Bujumbura - Attackers in Burundi set fire to election material and hurled grenades, officials said Saturday, further escalating tension two days before key polls in the central African nation, amid UN calls for postponement.

Burundi ruling party eyes poll victory, despite protests

Bujumbura - Burundi goes to the polls Monday in local and parliamentary elections, despite international calls for a delay after weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to cling to power.

Burundi opposition and civil society boycott elections

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition parties announced plans Friday to boycott upcoming elections, saying it was not possible to hold a fair vote following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power.

Burundi vice president flees as crisis escalates ahead of election

Bujumbura - Burundian students sought refuge from the police at the US embassy Thursday as one of the country's vice presidents announced he had fled to Belgium, escalating a political crisis in the central African nation days before key elections.

Burundi vice president flees days ahead of election

Bujumbura - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term in office was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday after one of his top deputies fled the country and urged him to step down.

Grenade attacks injure 11 police in Bujumbura

Bujumbura - Eleven Burundian police officers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a string of overnight grenade attacks in the capital of the crisis-hit central African nation, security sources said Saturday.

Burundi opposition denounces election commission

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition late Friday slammed the election commission for steering the country towards a controversial presidential vote next month, branding it a tool of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party.

Crisis-hit Burundi confirms new dates for controversial elections

Bujumbura - Burundi will go ahead with parliamentary elections on June 29 and a presidential poll on July 15, the presidency announced Wednesday, confirming a delay in the votes caused by weeks of civil unrest.

Burundi president's defiant bid for power despite UN warnings

Bujumbura - Burundi's government defied opposition demands Tuesday for President Pierre Nkurunziza to end a third-term bid for power, as the UN warned the country risked being "catapulted" back into civil war.

Key dates in the Burundi crisis

Bujumbura - Burundi has suffered more than a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term.

Burundi opposition reject election delay

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition has rejected proposals for a new election timetable after weeks of protests at President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid, saying conditions for holding fair polls were not met.

Army 'purge' follows failed coup in Burundi

Bujumbura - Once a symbol of ethnic unity in post-civil war Burundi, the army is now deeply divided and faces a growing climate of fear after a failed coup by generals in the central African nation.

Burundi government calls for 'frank' dialogue with opposition

Bujumbura - An aide to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday called for "a frank and constructive dialogue" with the opposition, who have driven weeks of street protests against his bid to stand for a third term.
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