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Thursday, 05-28-15, 13:38Burundi Crisis a Key Issue for the AU Summit[SAIIA] A few weeks ago, forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza stymied a coup d'état in Burundi. A few months earlier, last October to be precise, the exact opposite occurred when an army officer in Burkina Faso, Lt Col. Isaac Zida, dislodged in a bloodless coup d'état West Africa's former strong-man and president of that country, Blaise Compaoré. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 10:09Country Suffers Media Black-Out After Coup Attempt[African Arguments] Burundi's media has been silenced. People no longer walk or sit with have their phone glued to their ear - there is hardly anything left to listen to. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 9:07Unicef Renews Call for Protection and Safety of Children Amidst Violence in Burundi[Unicef] UNICEF said today it is extremely concerned by evidence of the continued presence of children amidst violent confrontations in Burundi. This situation has led to the death of yet another child in a shooting Monday and the injury of a child struck by a bullet yesterday. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 15:07Burundi Asylum Seekers Travel On 100-Year-Old Boat to Reach Refugee Camp[The Daily Vox] Thousands of Burundian refugees who have fled violence in their home country have found themselves stuck in the Kagunga village in Tanzania, where overcrowding and cholera now threaten lives. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 8:41Govt Condemns Opposition to Nkurunziza's Election Bid[Al Jazeera] Burundi's government has condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signalling it would not bow to international criticism. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 7:22Africa's Youth Wasted in Refugee Camps[Al Jazeera] Kasulu, Tanzania -Ilunga Malea Shabani, 26, says he does not recall his journey to Tanzania well. It was sometime in 1997 when major fighting broke out in South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His uncle and aunt grabbed him and fled across Lake Tanganyika into Tanzania. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 10:40Saving Burundi Refugees With a WWI German Warship[Al Jazeera] Kagunga, Tanzania -It was a gamble any mother would have made. Jobless, Vanessa Nyitsagama was already struggling to feed her two children, but then news of an outbreak of violence came. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 7:31Police Open Fire on Anti-Nkurunziza Demonstrators[Al Jazeera] A demonstrator has been shot dead and two others wounded when police opened fire on a group of around a hundred protesters in southern Burundi, a local official and witness said. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 16:25Gunshots Heard As 100s Take to the Streets in Bujumbura[News24Wire] Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Burundian capital Bujumbura on Monday after an opposition politician was killed at the weekend. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 12:55Burundi Street Children Caught Up in Clashes[Al Jazeera] Homeless children in Burundi's capital have been caught up in often violent clashes during protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office. read more...

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