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Tuesday, 06-30-15, 13:59Did the International Community Enable Nkurunziza's Third Term Bid?[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, Burundi voted in the first leg of its controversial elections which will, almost certainly, result in a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 7:07Violence, Boycott Keep Burundians Away From Polls[Deutsche Welle] Few Burundians most of whom were men in uniform appeared at polling stations on Monday. The opposition boycotted the elections. The African Union withdrew their election observers and the EU threatened to suspend funds. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 14:58Slow Start to Parliamentary Voting[Deutsche Welle] Voting is under way in Burundi's controversial poll that is marred with violence and boycotts. More than 100 MPs from 18 provinces are expected to be elected in a vote that has been shadowed by weeks of protests. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 9:22Polling Booths Open in Controversial Elections[Al Jazeera] Polling stations in Burundi's controversial parliamentary and local elections have officially opened, with the climate tense after two months of protests sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 8:00Political Unrest Turns Deadly in Burundi[Al Jazeera] Witnesses say two people have been killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police. read more...
Sunday, 06-28-15, 20:16Parliament Head Quits Ahead of Polls[RFI] Around 4 million Burundians are expected to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Monday, to replace members of the National Assembly and the country's city councils. The vote comes after a weekend of fresh clashes, which left three people dead. The violence led on Sunday to the defection of the leader of parliament, who urged President Pierre Nkurinziza to quit. read more...
Sunday, 06-28-15, 0:32Burundi Election Materials Torched Days Before Polls[Al Jazeera] Attackers in Burundi have set fire to a building storing election materials, two days ahead of key polls and following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power. read more...
Saturday, 06-27-15, 14:48Burundi Confirms Troops Killed in Al-Shabaab Raid[Dalsan Radio] Burundi Military Spokesman Colonel Gaspard Baratuza has confirmed that his country has lost soldiers in Al Shabaab attack on AMISOM base in Somalia. read more...
Saturday, 06-27-15, 6:44Opposition to Boycott Parliamentary Elections[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's opposition has announced a boycott of next week's parliamentary elections in protest at the president's bid for a third term. The UN Secretary General has called for the vote to be postponed. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 20:00President Is Heading for a Pyrrhic Victory[Chatham House] Winning a postponed election will not save Pierre Nkurunziza, nor help solve his country's problems. read more...

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