The ICC Will Investigate Potential War Crimes in Burundi After a Year of Violence
An International Criminal Court prosecutor said she had seen reports of imprisonment, torture, and rape in Burundi over the last year as political tensions have devolved into violence.
Burundi Just Arrested a Comedian For Making Fun of the President
Alfred Aubin Mugenzi, who goes by the stage name Kigingi, was picked up by the National Intelligence Service 10 months after he performed a skit that mocked Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Skepticism Greets Decision to Send Human Rights and Military Observers Into Burundi
President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
Burundi's President Vows to Fight Back if African Union Troops Enter His Country
The African Union has said it's prepared to send thousands of peacekeepers to Burundi, but President Pierre Nkurunziza says he’ll "respond" if they cross the border without his permission.
The Year Africa's Strongmen Embraced the 'Constitutional Coup'
In 2015, keeping power by force went out of fashion for some East and Central African leaders, who instead found ways to stay at the top legally -- but not without a fierce opposition.
Burundi Says It Doesn't Need Peacekeepers — But the African Union Wants to Send 5,000 Troops
Burundi, which UN officials say is on the brink of civil war, said there is no need for a peacekeeping mission. But the AU has invoked a rule which allows it to deploy a force without a country's consent.