The former security of chief was shot in his car.
The crisis has alarmed a region with a history of ethnic conflict. Burundi's civil war had pitted rebel groups of the majority
The U.S. embassy said students camped out in a nearby construction site had fled after police entered the area on Thursday
By Clement Manirabarusha and Njuwa Maina The crisis has already prompted a failed coup and driven more than 110,000 people
As regional leaders scrambled to contain the impasse and a potential humanitarian crisis, South Africa said next month's
BUJUMBURA, May 16 (Reuters) - Burundi took 18 people suspected of involvement in a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza
Many Tutsis say the Imbonerakure youth wing of Nkurunziza's ruling party has been armed and has been threatening Tutsis. The
BUJUMBURA, May 12 (Reuters) - Police fired guns and teargas towards protesters throwing stones in a suburb of Burundi's capital
Burundi is the world's fourth-poorest county and is still recovering from a brutal civil war that ended just a decade ago. The current conflict suggests that women and girls are at heightened risk not only for increased gender-based violence but for losing their hard-won educational gains and, ultimately, a pathway to a better life. It is a risk that impacts all of society.
Protestors gather on a bridge in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, on May 4, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE) These are
In recent weeks, more than 26,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring Congo and Rwanda, officials say, amid fears of ethnic
Bujumbura has been rocked by six consecutive days of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who on Friday warned
"We want to tell President Nkurunziza that we are not giving up. We will continue to demonstrate until he abandons his ambition