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Burundi says it doesn't need COVID-19 vaccines, at least yet

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi has become at least the second African country to say it doesn’t need COVID-19 vaccines, even as doses finally begin to arrive on the continent that’s seeing a deadly res...

Burundi ruling party selects hardliner as secretary-general

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s ruling party has selected as the former president of the country's senate to be the new secretary-general. Reverien Ndikuriyo was picked Sunday by the...

Burundi closes borders again as COVID-19 cases on the rise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi will close its land and water borders starting Monday and all passengers passing through the Bujumbura airport will be escorted by police, the government said Friday as C...

Burundian journalists pardoned in presidential decree

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four journalists in Burundi whose imprisonment caused an outcry have been pardoned and released, according to a presidential decree. The journalists with indepe...

Report alleges Burundian refugees were disappeared, tortured

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The men kicked down the door well before dawn. They shoved their way into the home of the Burundian refugee and put him in handcuffs, while asking why his wife was standing there...

Burundi says office of UN special envoy no longer welcome

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi is no longer welcoming the United Nations special envoy to the East African nation, asserting that peace has been achieved after a deadly political crisis. ...

3 face years in Burundi prison for stone-throwing at leader

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy. The sentence has caused an outcry, but the gov...

Burundian refugees in Tanzania face new pressure to go home

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundian refugees in Tanzania say they fear being forced to return to their country now that a new president has taken power and invited them home. Hundreds of...

Burundi starts taking COVID-19 seriously, begins screening

NAIROBI,Kenya (AP) — Burundi launched a campaign of mass screening for COVID-19 on Monday in the country's largest city Bujumbura, indicating that the new president is changing policies to combat the ...

New Burundi leader hints he'll take COVID-19 more seriously

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s new president has signaled that his government will take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously than his dead predecessor, calling the virus the country’s “worst enemy...

Burundi court says to swear in president-elect immediately

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday said the president-elect should be sworn in as soon as possible, ending uncertainty created by the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza t...

Burundi turns to court for guidance after president's death

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Its president dead, Burundi on Thursday turned to the constitutional court to help fill the power vacuum ahead of the expected August swearing-in of the president-elect chosen in...

Burundi opposition candidate goes to court to challenge vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's top opposition leader went to the constitutional court Thursday to challenge the results of this month’s presidential election, alleging the vote was rigged in favor of...

Burundi candidate says 200 supporters arrested during vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s leading opposition candidate says more than 200 party supporters were arrested during Wednesday’s election, and he is keeping open the possibility of challenging the re...

Burundi opens crucial presidential election amid pandemic

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A crucial election has begun in the East African nation of Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping aside after a divisive 15-year rule but will remain “paramount ...