Unknown gunmen tried to assassinate a key advisor of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, wounding him and killing his bodyguard, sources of the ruling party and the presidency said Tuesday.
Gambia has become the third African nation to formally declare that it wants to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), after South Africa and Burundi.
The African continent experienced a "watershed moment" for justice after South Africa and Burundi announced their withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the president of the court...
Burundian police said Sunday they have arrested two BBC journalists for having photographed mass graves without permission.
Burundi’s parliament Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), deepening a months-long row between the global tribunal and the volatile nation.
Burundi said Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the UN rights body, while barring entry to three UN investigators who had accused the government of gross human rights violations.
The representative of a non-governmental organization fighting international judicial impunity has been expelled from Burundi, the organization said Friday.
The government of Burundi said Saturday it will not cooperate with a UN commission of inquiry formed to investigate human rights abuses in the East African country.
Thousands of government supporters Saturday protested against a United Nations report that warned of an impending genocide in the troubled East African nation of Burundi.
A Burundian human rights group said Wednesday it had identified the locations of 14 mass graves around the country.
Ten Burundian army and police officers have deserted the security forces since the beginning of this month, an army spokesman said Friday.
Burundi has rejected the deployment of 228 UN police officers to monitor human rights abuses in the conflict-stricken East African nation.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Bujumbara on Saturday to protest the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi amid demonstrators' fears for the country's sovereignty.
A Burundian comedian was released Friday after four days in custody for making fun of President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources of the intelligence service and the comedian's family said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon arrived in Burundi Monday to step up efforts to end months of political violence in the east African nation.