MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels have attacked a military base of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia, witnesses told The Associated Press.
The attack started early Tuesday when a vehicle rammed into the fence surrounding the base and exploded in El-Baraf, a strategic town 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of the capital Mogadishu in the Middle Shabelle region, residents said.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The central African nation of Congo has joined the East African Community, widening the trade bloc's footprint with the admission of its seventh member.
Congo applied to join the regional trade bloc, commonly known by its initials as the EAC, in 2019.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday said it is resuming financial assistance to Burundi's government, citing a "peaceful political process" since the 2020 election that it said “opened a new window of hope" for Burundians.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The armed men kicked down the door during the night. Within minutes, men wearing police uniforms seized the opposition figure and left. It was the last time Chantal saw her husband.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government has signaled that it won’t allow a recently appointed United Nations special rapporteur on human rights into the East African nation.
Foreign Minister Albert Shingiro last week told reporters, and separately told a meeting with diplomats, that Burundi would “never” allow the special rapporteur to investigate the country, which was rocked by deadly political violence and a crackdown on dissent around the 2015 national election.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government says 38 prisoners have been killed in a fire Tuesday morning in Gitega, the country’s political capital.
Vice President Prosper Bazombanza announced the deaths.
BEIJING (AP) — China says five of its citizens have been kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo.
The Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online message service that the five were abducted early Sunday from the site in South Kivu province that borders Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States has ended a sanctions program for Burundi, saying circumstances have changed in the East African nation several years after a bloody political crackdown.
Sanctions and visa restrictions on 11 people designated under the program have been lifted, reflecting President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s “pursuit of reforms across multiple sectors over the past year” including economic ones, U.S.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi is experiencing a rise in torture and enforced disappearances in "a clear pattern” of abuses that undermines limited rights improvements under President Evariste Ndayishimiye, according to a group of independent researchers.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged leaders in central Africa’s Great Lakes region Wednesday to seize the momentum of recent positive political developments to make progress toward ending conflicts and the illegal exploitation of gold and other natural resources in eastern Congo.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government said Tuesday that two people had been killed and 102 others wounded in grenade attacks in the commercial capital, Bujumbura.
No one has claimed responsibility, and it was not clear who was behind the attacks on Monday that Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni alleged were “terrorist acts” by people who seek to profit from insecurity in the East African nation.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause.
MILAN (AP) — Five designers of African origin making their runway debuts opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday under the banner “We are Made in Italy,” having nurtured dreams deemed fanciful in their native countries and which faced considerable obstacles coming to fruition in their adopted Italy...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 500 Burundian refugees living in Rwanda began their journey back to their home country Thursday, the first group to return after five years in exile following deadly political violence sent many fleeing...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military said Saturday that three of its soldiers were wounded in an attack carried out by unidentified gunmen from neighboring Burundi...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday that it has stopped issuing travel visas to people from Burundi because the country is not taking back citizens facing deportation from the United States.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Its president dead, Burundi on Thursday turned to the constitutional court to help fill the power vacuum ahead of the expected August swearing-in of the president-elect chosen in May’s election...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi is pushing ahead with an election on Wednesday that will end the president's divisive and bloody 15-year rule...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 28 people have died in landslides in Burundi and that toll could grow with many people missing, local authorities said Thursday, as East Africa continued to struggle with weeks of unusually heavy rains...
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — It made history as the first country to quit the International Criminal Court...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's main opposition coalition asked the constitutional court on Thursday to invalidate the results of last week's referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stay in power until 2034.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Vanessa Kaneza is on the run, hiding from security agents she believes killed her husband and may want to harm her.
Despite her family's ties to Burundi's ruling party, she no longer feels safe in a country where security forces are routinely accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: He couldn't find his kids.
He looked in the college dorms where the six teens — ages 16 to 18 — had been staying.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A global human rights umbrella organization is urging Africa, Europe and the United Nations to send a civilian protection force to Burundi to prevent a possible civil war and genocide...
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials are demanding action to halt violence in Burundi after scores of people were killed in clashes linked to the disputed third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — In coordinated attacks, gunmen stormed three military installations in Burundi before dawn Friday. At least 15 people were killed as gunfire and explosions rocked the African capital of Bujumbura, marking a steep escalation of a simmering conflict.