Africa is home to almost a third of the world’s 41 million internally displaced people and close to one-fifth of its refugees.
The dispute led to riots that killed at least six people and brought unwelcome international scrutiny for Ali Bongo.
Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has killed more than 300 people is set to dominate the African Union summit.
As long as the trouble in Burundi remains "a low-intensity conflict" and the world is not forced to act to avert disaster, Nkurunziza will survive
UPDATED: Benin counts votes in election that could add more shine to its impressive democratic credentials
Incumbent Yayi Boni says his stepping down instead of seeking a third term a key step
Africa doesn't come with new stacks of cards or new ideas to the game of world politics. It likes to bring blame, and threats to withdraw
South Sudan troops killed 50 people by packing them into shipping container in baking heat; monitors
A UN panel of experts has said South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar should face sanctions for their role in the war
Instability and conflicts to watch in 2016 - and why this AU election should matter the most to them
Major changes happening at the African Union that will define and affect the continents path in times ahead
Tanzania breaks ranks, opposes AU plan for troops in Burundi and pushes ‘political solution’ – report
Tanzania has historically played big brother to Burundi, and expects its view of events on Burundi to be taken seriously
Kagame says Burundi crisis may need military intervention to stop the killing, but rules out Rwanda role
Term limits might be part of Africa's problem, but not the entire problem. "A president can serve two terms and leave a total mess.”
Once militant, now millionaire. Next up, Ramaphosa’s chances of being next South Africa president rise
It would crown a comeback from political obscurity after Thabo Mbeki outmaneuvered him to become deputy president in 1994.
Ever heard of a country called Carana? Neither have we—but more than 12 African countries have troops there
Continent's long-awaited intervention force, delayed for nearly a decade, finally stutters to life
Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered after a confrontation on Friday between elite troops and protestors.
No longer the blue-eyed boy? US insists opposes third term for Kagame, Kigali responds a decision for Rwandans
Washington reiterates central African leader should uphold his stated commitment to constitutional term limits, as Rwandan official hits back.
China's Xi calls Bashir, for whom it built a palace, an 'old friend' as Sudanese leader makes rare long-distance trip
Visiting president is indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, with Washington 'expressing concern' over journey.
Heads of state stay away as Burundi president sworn in for 3rd term in unexpected ceremony, S. Africa pulls surprise
Pretoria sent a minister, giving it the highest political representation at the ceremony given a wide berth by African states.
UPDATED: Kiir refuses to sign South Sudan peace deal in Ethiopia, rival Machar scores political points
President Kiir watched the signing. Meanwhile almost a record 200,000 South Sudanese civilians are sheltering in UN bases.
Ivory Coast refused him entry and the Nigerians took away his security; Mugabe’s star falls to the ground
Mugabe was so angry he stormed out of Nigeria to nearby Equatorial Guinea, where his good friend Teodoro Nguema gave him a shoulder to cry on.
Former chief of intelligence and key ally to Burundi president was killed by a rocket fired at his car, as concerns swirl over stability.