Armed Men Wage Attacks on Military in Burundi as the World Warns of Civil War Risk
Gunmen carried out attacks on military bases throughout Burundi and gunfire could still be heard in the capital as night fell. The clashes follow a week of violent incidents that have become almost routine in the country.
Burundi’s President Tells His Citizens to Give Up Their Guns — Or Else
Pierre Nkurnziza said civilians will be arrested and charged under the country’s anti-terrorism law if they don’t hand over their weapons by Saturday.
On The Line: Danny Gold Discusses Burundi’s Controversial Presidential Elections
VICE News correspondent Danny Gold joined On The Line to discuss Burundi’s controversial presidential election.
Election Results and Post-Poll Violence: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 8)
Though the presidential elections in Burundi have concluded, political violence surrounding the controversial vote has not simmered.
Burundi's President Wins Third Term Amid Anger Over His Legitimacy
President Pierre Nkurunziza has received 69 percent of the vote in Burundi's contentious ballot, while opposition supporters in Bujumbura told VICE News that they didn't respect the election.
Violence and Protests on Polling Day: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 7)
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.
Deadly Violence Ahead of Burundi's Election Foreshadows Struggle Ahead
As polls are now closing, the country is poised for more of the violent political turmoil that has plagued the African nation for the past months.
Rally of the Ruling Party: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 6)
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.
Nighttime Violence in Bujumbura: Burundi On The Brink (Dispatch 5)
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.
The Spoils of War: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 4)
The Burundian army held a press conference, showing off seized weaponry and captured fighters following last week’s clashes with armed rebels.
Firebombed Media: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 3)
VICE News goes on a tour of media offices that have been firebombed, and visits the last standing independent newspaper in Bujumbura.
Fleeing to Rwanda: Burundi On The Brink (Dispatch 1)
VICE News stops through Rwanda en route to Burundi to hear testimony of what life is like in Bujumbura amidst the current political crisis.