Burundi: Burundi Should Be Persuaded to Cooperate With ICC Investigators
International Criminal Court judges have approved the opening of a full probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi. DW's Fred Muvunyi welcomes the ICC decision. Read more »
Africa: Hague War Crimes Judges Approve Burundi Investigation
Judges in The Hague have approved a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, the first country to leave the International Criminal Court. Hundreds of… Read more »
Africa: Africa's 'Jungle Men' With Blood On Their Hands Quit ICC
Burundi has walked away from the International Criminal Court, claiming the court punishes those the West doesn't want in power. DW's Fred Muvunyi says these anti-court lobbyists… Read more »
Burundi: Burundi Becomes First Country to Leave International Criminal Court
An ICC spokesman has confirmed that Burundi's pullout took effect on Friday, a year after the country notified the court of its intention to leave. Some African nations feel the… Read more »
Africa: Burundi First Country to Leave International Criminal Court
An ICC spokesman has confirmed that Burundi's pullout takes effect on Friday, a year after the country notified the court of its intention to leave. Some African nations feel the… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Troops Shoot Dozens of Burundian Refugees in DRC
Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees… Read more »
Burundi: Govt Denies Committing Crimes Against Humanity
The UN is accusing Burundi's government of severe human rights violations. Burundi says it is the target of an international conspiracy. Is this case headed for the International… Read more »
Burundi: UN Investigators 'Struck By Scale' of Crimes in Burundi
A team of UN investigators has urged the International Criminal Court to open an inquiry into ongoing crimes against humanity in Burundi "as soon as possible." They also slammed… Read more »
Burundi: Ex-President Ndayizeye - 'I'm Not Ready for Exile'
Former Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye has said that he was threatened by the coordinator of the ruling party youth wing, the Imbonerakure, but has vowed not to flee the… Read more »
Burundi: Burundi - 'Horrific Times' for Critical Press
One year ago in Burundi, journalist Jean Bigirimana disappeared without a trace. The government is playing down the case, but critics say freedom of the press is in dire straits in… Read more »
Burundi: Two Teens Spotted Crossing Canadian Border
Six Burundi teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC. Police said they suspected no "foul play," feeding speculation that the group… Read more »
Burundi: Do Peace Talks Stand a Chance?
Burundi's government and opposition alliance plan to meet at the end of July for talks to end the country's two year political conflict. As tensions escalate, this goal looks less… Read more »
Burundi: DW Correspondent Freed in Burundi
Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic… Read more »
Burundi: Differing Views On Press Freedom in Burundi
Burundi's Media Council says journalists work under good conditions, while the Press House, a media organization, thinks the situation has worsened. DW's Apollinaire Niyirora in… Read more »
Africa: Ex-Tanzanian President - 'Sacking of 9,000 Government Employees Long Overdue'
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has stirred controversy after sacking 9,000 government employees over fake certificates. Former leader Benjamin Mkapa supports the move. Read more »
Burundi: Malaria Deaths On the Rise in Burundi and Rwanda
Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800… Read more »
Uganda: Burundian Refugees in Uganda Too Scared to Go Home
Burundi is campaigning for the return of its refugees from Ugandan camps. The government is afraid that opposition groups may be forming while in exile. But Burundi's refugees are… Read more »
East Africa: Uganda Moves to Expel Burundian Refugees
Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of… Read more »
Burundi: 'The President is a Liar'
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza does not rule out a new run for the presidency in 2020, despite his solemn promise not to do so at his 2015 inauguration. Some Burundians are… Read more »
December 30, 2016
Somalia: Is Support for African Military Mission in Somalia Waning?
2016 saw the EU cutting back funding to the AMISOM mission fighting jihadists in Somalia. Ethiopia has pulled back some 4,000 troops the country considered unnecessary. Read more »
Burundi: Environment Minister Shot Dead in Capital
Police have arrested a woman in connection to the assassination of a government minister, authorities said. Burundi has witnessed a period of political violence that has left 500… Read more »
October 26, 2016
Africa: ICC 'Open to Discuss Concerns' of African Countries Leaving the Court
How is the International Criminal Court reacting after three African countries recently pulled out of the court? DW spoke to ICC spokesman Fadi El Abdallah. Read more »
October 21, 2016
Africa: 'Disappointment' As S. Africa Joins Burundi in Exiting ICC
South Africa is quitting the International Criminal Court just days after an identical move by chaos-ridden Burundi. Rights groups are appalled by what they see as South Africa's… Read more »
October 19, 2016
Burundi: Withdrawal From ICC Could Tempt Others
President Pierre Nkurunziza signed into law legislation making his country the first to withdraw from the ICC. This could have a major impact on the court's relationship with other… Read more »
October 14, 2016
Africa: The African Myth of 'Interference in Internal Affairs'
Burundi has voted to leave the ICC and has suspended cooperation with the UN Human Rights Office, accusing both of interference. But those who can't take criticism are usually in… Read more »
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