Clement Manirabarusha

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15 Sep 2016 | 9:49 PM

Family of three killed in grenade attack in Burundi crisis

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A former army officer and his family were killed in a grenade attack on their home in Burundi, a government official said on Thursday, the latest episode in political violence that has plagued the central African country for more than a year.

25 Aug 2016 | 4:28 PM

Burundi president's commission says people want term limits removed

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most citizens wanted no curbs on the number of times the head of state may seek re-election.

17 Jun 2016 | 6:09 PM

Burundi signs deal with Russian bank on foreign investment

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's central bank has signed a deal with Russia's Gazprombank to facilitate foreign investment in the African nation, which has been embroiled in a political crisis for more than a year and faced Western aid cuts.

16 May 2016 | 9:14 PM

Burundi says Rwanda expels 1,300 Burundians as relations fray

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Rwanda has expelled more than 1,300 Burundians in the past week after they refused to move to refugee camps, senior Burundi officials said on Monday, amid signs a political crisis is testing relations between the neighbouring countries.

25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 AM

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office on Friday after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing international isolation after months of unrest.

24 Jul 2015 | 8:25 PM

Burundi to announce presidential poll result on Friday

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's electoral commission will announce on Friday the winner of a presidential poll marred by violence and a boycott by the opposition, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a new term in office.

22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 PM

Burundi opposition leader calls for unity government to avert conflict

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's leading opposition politician called on President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold talks with his rivals and form a national unity government after a disputed election, saying it could help avert a new conflict in the poor African nation.

21 Jul 2015 | 9:10 PM

Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A policeman and an opposition official died in violence marring the start of Burundi's presidential election on Tuesday, held amid protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term and an opposition boycott.

21 Jul 2015 | 1:25 AM

On eve of presidential vote, Burundi opposition urges boycott

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's opposition has urged voters to follow their lead and boycott the presidential election scheduled for Tuesday, saying the vote will deepen political deadlock in a nation with a long history of political violence and ethnic strife.

12 Jul 2015 | 6:55 PM

Gunmen captured, killed by Burundi army in clashes in north - governor

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's army has captured scores of gunmen and killed others in two days of clashes in the north, a regional governor said on Sunday, the latest flare-up of violence in a nation that emerged from civil war in 2005.