Just days after the high profile killing of the son of a prominent Burundian human rights activist, Rawanda's President Paul Kagame urged Burundi to avoid reverting to the ethnic violence that engulfed both countries in the 1990s.
Though the presidential elections in Burundi have concluded, political violence surrounding the controversial vote has not simmered.
On the day of the controversial presidential elections, VICE News visits polling stations across Burundi's capital, and witnesses Nyakabiga's last act of protest before the polls closed for the day.
In the latest dispatch, VICE News attended a CNDD-FDD rally in Cibitoke Province, and spoke with a former high-ranking official of Burundi’s ruling party, now living in exile in Rwanda.
VICE News visits an opposition neighborhood in Bujumbura during the night to see what defense mechanisms have been put in place, and witnesses the aftermath of the violence that occurs overnight.
Amid unrest that UN officials fear may escalate into atrocities, President Pierre Nkurunziza held his final rally today in the run-up to next week’s election.
The Burundian army held a press conference, showing off seized weaponry and captured fighters following last week’s clashes with armed rebels.