Africa’s Great Lakes region is wracked by recurrent conflicts. André Guichaoua explains why.
Not everyone loses. Rents in relatively calm districts of Bujumbura have risen sharply because of their perceived stability
Burundi crisis: Nkurunziza sits pretty, AU mediation effort in chaos, and a leaked UN memo paints bleak picture
Memo sees the UN as helpless, even as nightmare of a genocide such as in Rwanda in 1994, looms
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
UPDATE: Rwanda's Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'; thousands flee Bujumbura fearing crackdown
Seven people executed by gunmen in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids.
Burundi’s senate chief's speech “invoked the language of horrors the region hasn’t witnessed in 20 years” – Samantha Power
A tied-up corpse highlighted the bloodshed Burundi may still endure. Residents shuffled past, some barely noticing what has become a common sight.
Many people are worried at rising tensions in the capital Bujumbura, where gunfire is regularly heard at night.
"It is extremely important that the government and the opposition show up at internationally-mediated talks" - US ambassador to UN Samantha Power.
Former chief of intelligence and key ally to Burundi president was killed by a rocket fired at his car, as concerns swirl over stability.
"They have declared war and they will see what they get," said another top pro-Nkurunziza general, who asked not to be named.
UPDATED: Grenade blasts Burundi capital on eve of presidential vote after 100 die in protests; Nkurunziza dares the devil
Independent media has been shut down and many opponents have fled -- joining an exodus of over 150,000 ordinary Burundians.
Influential Catholic Church withdraws support for Burundi elections; deals major blow to president Nkurunziza
Decision deeps crisis surrounding leader's uncompromising desire to stand for a third consecutive term in office.
Burundi president may have felt he was on strong ground with his controversial third term bid--in the end it shifted dramatically under him.
There is one obvious winner in this stalemate--and it is not the president, or the forces aligned against him.
In public Uncle Sam has a beady eye trained on DRCongo and Burundi's big men; in private realpolitik little stands in the way of 3rd terms for each.
UN envoy says time for investment in DR Congo, as big meet in Luanda seeks to boost Great Lakes economy
Congo now has a stable currency and brought inflation under control, but that more than 70% of the people remain among the world's poorest.