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2015-05-03 Govt Promises Crackdown After Grenade Attacks
[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's government has vowed to crack down on protests that rocked the country after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his bid for a third term in office. But the military says it won't break the constitution.

2015-05-02 Burundi Vows Crackdown After Grenade Attack
[Al Jazeera] Burundi's government has vowed a major crackdown on political protests, accusing opposition and civil society groups of providing cover for a "terrorist enterprise".

2015-05-02 Alarmed By Burundi Media Curbs, UN Human Rights Office Reiterates Call for Free and Fair Elections
[UN News] The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its deep concern about measures taken this week by Burundian authorities to seriously curtail rights to freedom of expression and assembly, urging measures to ensure the space necessary for the conduct of free and fair elections in the country.

2015-05-03 Grenade Attacks Claim Lives in Anti-Govt Protests
[Deutsche Welle] Three people were killed in the Burundian capital Bujumbura as police continued to clash with protesters. Hundreds have been detained since demonstrations started last Sunday.

2015-05-03 Kenya Start AAG Qualifiers Against Burundi in Kigali
[The Star] Kenya's national men's team launch their 2015 Africa Games volleyball qualifiers against Burundi at 4 pm today at the Amahoro indoor Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.

2015-05-02 'Hundreds Arrested' in Burundi Amid Political Unrest
[Al Jazeera] At least 400 people have been detained in Burundi following protests triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to seek a third term, human rights activists have said.

2015-05-02 Burundi Policemen Killed in Grenade Attack
[Al Jazeera] Three people, including two policemen, were killed and several people wounded in a grenade attack in the capital of Burundi, police and witnesses said.

2015-05-02 Nkurunziza Orders Probe Into 'Insurrection'
[Deutsche Welle] The leader of Burundi has sworn to launch an investigation into the mass protests against his intention to seek a third term as president. Pierre Nkurunziza has said instigators will face "severe sanctions."

2015-05-01 Army Protects Protesters Against Ruling Party Youth - NGOs
[RFI] At least seven people have died and 66 injured in nearly a week of clashes between police and demonstrators in Burundi, with many suffering gunshot wounds, according to the Burundian Red Cross.

2015-05-01 Burundi Opposition Leaders Threaten to Boycott Vote
[Al Jazeera] Two prominent opposition leaders in Burundi have said they will boycott presidential elections in June unless President Pierre Nkurunziza drops his bid to stand for a third term.

2015-05-01 Burundi On the Brink
[Fahamu] Burundi is burning. If the UN, the international community and the African Union don't act quickly, and prepare to intervene if necessary, the small East African nation could explode into a full-scale civil war that will destabilize the entire Great Lakes region.

2015-05-01 U.S. Envoy Warns Burundi Leader On Suppressing Opposition
[Al Jazeera] A senior US diplomat has told Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza that the east African country risks "boiling over" if it suppresses political opposition, as protests against the president's bid for a third term entered a fifth day.

2015-05-01 African Union Calls for Dialogue, Inclusive Elections
[African Union] Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, continues to follow closely the evolution of the situation in Burundi.

2015-05-01 Police Clamp Down on Radio Stations
[CPJ] Nairobi -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists and news outlets in Burundi and calls on authorities to allow them to cover protests ahead of scheduled elections in May and June.

2015-05-01 Burundi Citizen Sues Government Over Alleged Forceful Occupation of Property
[EAC] The First Instance Division heard a case filed by a citizen from the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Georges Ruhara seeking a declaration of the Court that the forced occupation of his home and other buildings on the property of the Applicant by the Government of Burundi is an infringement of Articles 6(d) and 7(2) of the Treaty.

2015-05-01 Civil Unrest Continues, Says UN
[UN News] Civil unrest continued for a fourth day in areas of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, after current President Nkurunziza was nominated by the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy - Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party as their candidate for upcoming presidential elections, the United Nations relief arm reported today.

2015-05-01 Protesters Shot in New Clashes in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] Violence continues on the streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura over president Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term. Several people have been shot during the latest clashes, reports say.

2015-05-01 Burundi's "Born Again" President Remains Deaf to Warnings
[Hirondelle] Arusha -Burundi's "born-again" president Pierre Nkurunziza is accused of violating the 2000 Arusha peace accords and the Constitution adopted five years later, but he is turning a deaf ear. Several people have now died in protests following news that Nkurunziza would run for a third term in June elections.

2015-05-01 What You Need to Know About the Crisis in Burundi
[The Daily Vox] Burundi is on the brink of a political crisis and violence is spilling out onto the streets of the capital, Bujumbura. There are fears that a civil war could break out and lead to regional unrest. MUHAMMED ISMAIL BULBULIA outlines five things you need to know about Burundi right now.

2015-04-30 Social Media Sites Blocked
[New Times] Social media has been inaccessible in Burundi as protests against the re-election bid of the incumbent President, Pierre Nkurunziza, entered the fourth day.

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