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President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, 55, Dies of Heart Attack Click Here to Open in a New Window
Mr. Nkurunziza ruled the small Central African nation for 15 years with an iron fist, arresting journalists, stifling media outlets and cracking down on the opposition.
Burundi Turns Out to Replace President of 15 Years, Pandemic or No Click Here to Open in a New Window
The campaign has been marred by violence against the political opposition and a disregard of measures to protect the public from the coronavirus.
Belgium Apologizes for Kidnapping Children From African Colonies Click Here to Open in a New Window
Prime Minister Charles Michel offered the apology for the kidnapping and forced adoption of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples when Belgium ruled Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
Why the I.C.C. Should Rejoice When America Attacks It Click Here to Open in a New Window
John Bolton’s latest onslaught may be the boost the ailing tribunal needs.
U.S. Attack on I.C.C. Is Seen as Bolstering World’s Despots Click Here to Open in a New Window
John R. Bolton’s critique of the International Criminal Court echoes criticisms from dictators and threatens the future of the court, the U.N.’s war-crimes prosecution mechanism.
A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi Click Here to Open in a New Window
Gaël Faye’s “Small Country,” a huge hit in France, lands in the United States next week.
Burundi Voters Back Constitution Extending Presidential Term Click Here to Open in a New Window
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.
Burundi’s Leader Can Extend His Term. His African Peers Take Notes. Click Here to Open in a New Window
Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.
In Tiny Burundi, a Huge Vote Click Here to Open in a New Window
Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those voting for and against the changes.
We’re Not Done Yet, Hague Court Tells Burundi’s Leaders Click Here to Open in a New Window
The International Criminal Court opened a criminal investigation into state-sponsored violence, two weeks after the African nation exited the court.