No specific reasons was given for the expulsions but the country has attracted public criticism for going on with planned elections due May 20 and allowing public rallies and gatherings despite COVID-19.
Vue de Bujumbura, capitale du Burundi (file photo).
UN News, 14 May 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) was on Thursday seeking to clarify why authorities in Burundi have expelled its top official in the country and three other staff members, the… Read more »
Daily Maverick, 15 May 2020
Africa's top official leading the continental fight against the Covid-19 pandemic has rebuked the Burundi government for kicking out the World Health Organisation's top official in… Read more »
The New Humanitarian, 13 May 2020
'The authorities are so busy with the election campaign, they do almost nothing to fight COVID-19.' Read more »
The New Humanitarian, 12 May 2020
Clashes have been reported across the country as presidential elections loom. Read more »
Burundi's main opposition leader and presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa says supporters of his party are being arrested, attacked and in some cases killed ahead of the ... Read more »
"Violence and repression have been the hallmark of politics in Burundi since 2015, and as elections approach and the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, tensions are rising," said Lewis ... Read more »