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.
Around 150,000 people have fled the small East African country of Burundi in past months to escape growing political turmoil, intimidation, and violent repression.
VICE News stops through Rwanda en route to Burundi to hear testimony of what life is like in Bujumbura amidst the current political crisis.
The leader of Burundi's Parliament has reportedly left the country, denouncing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s pursuit of an “illegal” third term in office.
As police and government militias continue to clash with protesters in Burundi, a citizen patrol forms every night to defend its neighborhood.
A top army general announced this morning that Burundi’s president had been “dismissed,” but the military’s allegiances appear divided and the president is denying the attempted coup.
Braving the possibility of violence at the hands of police, hundreds of women marched in Burundi's capital against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to seek re-election.