How to address human rights abuses in Burundi?

As many as 400,000 people have fled Burundi since the political crisis began in 2015, triggering mass protests, violence and human rights abuse across the country. Read more »

20 October 2017

Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court as violence continues

18 months into a violent political crisis in Burundi, the government has announced that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court – an unprecedented step that has many people worried. Read more »

24 October 2016

Burundi on the brink: crisis in central Africa

The last 12 months have seen a political storm spiral out of control in Burundi. Our Burundi Peacebuilding Expert describes a year of mounting violence. Read more »

Will they, won't they? Africa's third-term presidents

Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts come together to discuss key issues in a new series of reports. Read more »

17 May 2016

Bujumbura calling: preventing and responding to conflict in Burundi

12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict.  Read more »

29 April 2016

Insight on Coalition for Peace in Burundi

Insight on Conflict takes a look at the work of Coalition for Peace in Africa, who work with people in Burundi to find solutions to conflict. Read more »

19 November 2015

Diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda: a call for peace

Diplomatic tensions between Rwanda and Burundi are growing. Jean de Dieu Basabose looks at the reasons behind this, and the prospects for peace Read more »

15 October 2015

Burundi update: the week after disputed elections

“Temptations for an armed dispute are real” - Peace Direct's Local Correspondent in Burundi looks back at last week's elections. Read more »

An update on Burundi

Burundi continues to be rocked by violence as parliamentary and presidential elections loom closer. Peace Direct's Local Correspondent, who is writing anonymously for security reasons, shares an update on the most recent events in the nation. Read more »

An update on Burundi

Peace Direct's Local Correspondent in Burundi is providing regular reports on violent protests which have gripped the country since late April this year. Read more »