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Burudians stand guard before a Bujumbura polling station
29/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundi polls open with grenade attack, boycott calls

Polling stations opened in Burundi on Monday with a grenade blast and electoral boycott calls, a stark reminder that the fractious elections are the latest round in a protest movement keen to prevent ...
A member of Burundi's National Electoral Commission counts ballot boxes at a warehouse used to store electoral material for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the neighbourhood of Nyakabiga near the capital Bujumbura, 28 June 2015.
28/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundians head to polls as parliament head quits, slams president

Around 4 million Burundians are expected to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Monday to replace members of the National Assembly and the country's city councils.
Turkish elections opening for Kurds
13/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Turkish elections opening for Kurds

It's a week since the decade-long stronghold of Turkey's AKP over the political landscape was broken.
Pieces of Eight!
13/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Pieces of Eight!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the pirate treasure just found near Madagascar.
10/06/2015 - Analysis: Burundi

Burundi election boycott on the cards following delay to polls, analysts

Burundi’s opposition and protesters in the capital Bujumbura are likely to boycott the country’s delayed elections, according to analysts.
The empty chair of President Nkurunziza during the EAC meetin in Dar es Salaam on 31 May 2015.
01/06/2015 - BURUNDI

East African Community leaders have no leverage on Nkurunziza, analyst

East African leaders meeting in Dar es Salaam have urged Burundi's government to delay  the country's upcoming elections by at least a month. They stopped short of calling for Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to abandon his controversial bid for a third consecutive term in office.

23/05/2015 - Ethiopia

Ethiopian polls just a 'show' says opposition

More than 36 million people in Ethiopia have registered to vote for the upcoming elections on Sunday, but opposition leaders say it will be more important to watch the country in the aftermath of the ...
Dead protester carried on stretcher through Buterere Bujumbura during protests, 12 May 2015
13/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi snapshot: Police open fire on protesters in Bujumbura

At least 20 protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in Burundi over the past two weeks in demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Protesters marching on the streets of the Kinindo neighbourhood of Bujumbura, 12 May 2015
12/05/2015 - Burundi

East African Community must support the people, says former Burundian president Ndayizeye

Heads of state from the East African Community must support the Burundian people and uphold the Arusha Agreement that they helped broker, former Burundian president Domitien Ndayizeye, who led a ...
11/05/2015 - Burundi

Crackdown on protests in Burundi needs to stop, say women during downtown demonstration

Women staged the first major protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza in downtown Bujumbura on Sunday, demonstrating against his candidacy for a third term in office.
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