Patrice Lumumba believed that a lasting peace could be achieved through good will, not rifles and bayonets. The great man's vision now lies in tatters
Their jaws open in macabre expressions of pain, the skeletal corpses lie just 100 metres (yards) from Mozambique's main north-south road
Tourism, that was only begin to pick up, has collapsed. A big hotel in Bujumbura had only two guests during the first four months of the crisis
Mozambique clashes send thousands fleeing to Malawi, and Angolan rebels say to resume armed struggle
Africa’s second-biggest crude producer pumps most of its 1.75 million barrels a day from off the coast of Cabinda
Formation of Forebu is significant, as Bujumbura's has dismissed talk of rebellion, instead blaming attacks on "armed criminals" or insurgents
As body count mounts, mediator Museveni ‘takes his eyes off Burundi’ and country inches closer to the cliff
Rwanda denies recruiting Burundian refugees into a new rebellion, and accuses Bujumbura of hobnobbing with forces that carried out genocide in 1994
Risks sliding back into civil war after dramatic rise in killings, arrests and detentions, and over 200,000 refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries
“When you pay tax, you’re paying rent, and when you pay rent, the landlord doesn’t kick you out” - Randgold’s CEO.
The two-year war between government forces and rebels has killed tens of thousands in the world's youngest country.
About 70% of the population is facing food shortages while nearly 200,000 terrified civilians are sheltering in UN bases.
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Independent media has been shut down and many opponents have fled -- joining an exodus of over 150,000 ordinary Burundians.
Protest-hit Burundi cuts mobile networks, blocks Twitter and Facebook as strongman brings hammer down
Authorities banned three popular radio stations from live reporting demonstrations, and shut down one broadcaster.
Spread of the blaze could cause potential "humanitarian and environmental catastrophe".