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Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza

Date of Birth: 18/12/1963
Place of Birth: Bujumbura


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AU force eyes Burundi

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose accession to a third term in power defied the calls of regional leaders and the demands of a wave of popular protests, responded to the AU's threats by saying he would not allow troops into the country...


Strong man, strong growth

He has, however, stridently criticised Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's regime, accusing it of committing 'massacres'...


Katumbi treads a fine line

The real reason for the UN Security Council's prevarication on the issue in Burundi is that the Chinese government and, to a lesser extent, the Russian, are backing President Pierre Nkurunziza (AC Vol 56 No 14, Ivanhoe rides into the elections)...


Hardliners to the fore

Instability is accelerating in the wake of Pierre Nkurunziza's election to a third term as President and his swearing in on 20 August (AC Vol 56 No 14, UN: 'unfair, unfree')...


Bouquets and brickbats

A week earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza had defied their calls and stood for an unconstitutional third term as violence escalated in the country...


UN: 'unfair, unfree'

Meanwhile, dissident army generals, some believed to have taken refuge in Rwanda, promise to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza by force...


Nkurunziza ploughs on

Local and parliamentary elections are still set to take place on 29 June but the presidential poll will only be held on 15 July after President Pierre Nkurunziza conceded a delay at the request of the African Union...


Do as I say, not as I do

In an interview with China Central Television, Kagame said presidential terms were just 'one problem among many' in Burundi and President Pierre Nkurunziza's inability to deliver for his people was more important: 'If your own citizens are telling you we don't want you to do this or to lead us, it is because they are saying you are not delivering much to us...


The President digs in

Having trounced the attempted coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is purging the ranks of his own party and is determined to intimidate the opposition into silence, many believe (AC Vol 56 No 10, The military moves against Nkurunziza's third term bid)...


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