Burundi conflict: A timeline of how the country reached crisis point

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A chronology of key events in Burundi. April 26 marks one year since violence erupted over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.

Since April 2015, a bloody conflict has been underway in Burundi: 700 people have allegedly been killed, 4 300 have been arbitrarily detained, hundreds have disappeared and 250 000 have fled to neighbouring countries. The repression by forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza is of an increasingly genocidal nature. To explain the context and the dynamics of this crisis, FIDH in association with the Mail & Guardian brings you this interactive chronology of the main events from the 1993 civil war to this day. This chronology will be updated regularly.

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