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Burundians wait in a queue to vote during the presidential and general elections in Ngozi, northern Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundians voted on Wednesday in their first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, with the election commission calling(...)

Women sit along the street in downtown Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundi has expelled officials and experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of next Wednesday’s presidential elections, which will go ah(...)

Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

 French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy  and British photojournalist Phil Moore: Le Monde has called for the immediate release of both journalists following their arrests on Thursday. Photograph: Charly Triballeau, Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Burundi police have arrested a British and a French journalist during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital, officials s(...)

President Pierre Nkurunziza: Burundi has suffered a worsening wave of violence since he said he would seek a third term. Photograph:  Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi’s security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters’ houses and heard witn(...)

A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he had hid to escape from a mob in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, last May. Photograph: Aymeric Vincenot/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi’s government will not take part in peace talks with the opposition scheduled for Wednesday because it holds some of the participants responsi(...)

Burundian police officers collect a cache of weapons recovered from suspected fighters after clashes in the capital Bujumbura last week. Photograph: Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana/Reuters

The African Union said it was ready to send 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi to protect civilians caught up it a growing crisis, the first time the bloc (...)

A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he had hid himself to escape a lynching by a mob at the Cibitoke district of Burundi capital, Bujumbura last May 7, 2015. Photograph: Aymeric Vincenot/AFP/Getty

Burundi is on the verge of civil war because of a campaign of political repression in which at least 400 people have been killed and almost 3,500 arre(...)

A woman is distraught after her son was killed during gunfire in the Nyakabiga neighbourhood of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana/Reuters

Violence from co-ordinated attacks on three Burundian army installations has killed 87 people, an army spokesman said, in escalating turmoil over the (...)

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