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Jean-Baptiste Alaize: 'I run to survive. That is my destiny'
When the Paralympian was three he lost his mother, and his right leg in Burundi’s civil war. He reveals how he outran his trauma

Kim Willsher

16, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Pierre Nkurunziza obituary
President of Burundi whose 15-year rule was ultimately marked by violence and repression

Vava Tampa

12, Jun, 2020 @5:11 PM

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Burundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirus
Government describes Pierre Nkurunziza’s ‘unexpected’ death as a heart attack

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

09, Jun, 2020 @7:48 PM

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Burundi ruling party candidate wins election amid rigging claims
Evariste Ndayishimiye is declared winner with 69% of vote

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, May, 2020 @4:34 PM

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Burundi to go to polls amid fears authorities playing down Covid-19
Nation of 11 million has reported 27 cases but has only carried out about 520 tests

Jason Burke, Africa correspondent

18, May, 2020 @4:00 AM

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'Not just where people kill each other’: the man hoping to transform Burundi
With an election looming, Dieudonné Nahimana shares his vision for unity in a country scarred by ethnic violence

Jo Griffin

10, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Tanzania warns return of hundreds of Burundian refugees is just the start
Burundians who fled political violence at home complain of pressure tactics as 600 people are repatriated voluntarily

Peter Beaumont and agencies

07, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Burundi malaria outbreak at epidemic levels as half of population infected
World Health Organization records 1,800 malaria deaths since start of year, almost equalling number of lives claimed by Ebola in DRC

Peter Beaumont

08, Aug, 2019 @4:00 AM

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Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’
Government dismisses UN allegations of summary executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and sexual violence

Ruth Maclean in Dakar

04, Jul, 2019 @10:44 AM

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Conflict drives global rise in sexual violence against women
Study identifies DRC, India and South Sudan among countries where women are at highest risk of attack

Rod Austin

28, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Pregnant teens and expectant fathers barred from school in Burundi
Campaigners warn that ban violates human rights and say it is unclear how schools will identify boys for exclusion

Rebecca Ratcliffe

03, Jul, 2018 @12:16 PM

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Central African leaders turn to constitutional changes to cement power
Burundi president’s power grab is latest by a number of regional leaders to have raised term limits or bolstered their powers

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

22, May, 2018 @4:00 AM

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