Burundi on the Brink: A Year of Violence, and the World Isn't Sure What to Do
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.
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.
Burundian Security Forces Gang-Raped Women and Slaughtered Tutsis, Says the UN
In a distressing brief, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said that witnesses reported the existence of at least nine mass graves in and around Bujumbura believed to contain some 100 bodies.
Exclusive: Leaked UN Memo Shows There's No Plan to Prevent Genocide in Burundi
VICE News obtained a confidential memo written by the UN’s peacekeeping office that shows the organization is woefully unprepared to prevent worsening bloodshed in Burundi.
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.