While Burundi wallows in political upheaval, the United Nations has watched its government repress protests as dissidents and members of the opposition are tortured, killed, or disappeared.
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.
The October 25 referendum opens the door to President Denis Sassou Nguesso serving a third term in office, and has sparked opposition protests in the country.
An opposition protest against the Democratic Republic of Congo's president descended into chaos when unidentified armed men attacked.
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.
President Pierre Nkurunziza appealed for unity between the country’s Hutus and Tutsis on Wednesday, saying “the blood that was spilled in the past has taught us a lesson."
Thousands took to the streets of Burundi's capital for a second consecutive week, pushing back against the president's plan to seek a third term in office.
VICE News was on the ground in Burundi as police clashed with protesters angry over the incumbent president’s bid for a third term in office.
After six people were killed during large protests Sunday in Burundi’s capital over the president’s plan to seek a third term in office, police and protesters squared off again Monday.
The International community and the country’s opposition and religious leaders are urging President Pierre Nkurunziza not to run for a third term.