While North Korea's nuclear ambitions made global headlines, its humanitarian situation received almost no coverage.
Burundi is the only one of three African nations to go ahead with its withdrawal after making moves last year to leave amid accusations that the court focuses too much on the continent.
Killings, torture, sexual violence, degrading treatment, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests have been taking place since April 2015.
Two of the teens were reportedly seen crossing the border from the US into Canada.
President Pierre Nkurunziza launched the campaign to 'moralise society' and address the country's population explosion.
UN Refugee Agency warns refugees living in extremely tough conditions as aid funding dries up.
Draft reforms scrap the need for search warrants for serious offences and authorise night searches.
Chinese VP Li Yuanchao is on a three-day visit to conflict-hit Burundi.
Crisis has left more than 1,000 people dead, over 8,000 political prisoners and more than 500,000 exiled.
SOS-Torture Burundi compiled harrowing testimonies of rape used a weapon of repression.
3.8m people – 40% of the population – are food insecure but the government says the situation under control.
Medecins Sans Frontieres tells IBTimes of the worrying situation in refugee camps in Tanzania.
820 girls and women trafficked to the Middle East in 2016, with the promise of work amid biting economic crisis.
RBD group says militiamen gang-rape civilians whose relatives are suspected to be of the opposition.
Interior Minister issues official order after accusing MSD of 'inciting violence' and funding armed groups.
Regime slams 'inappropriate language' by Imbonerakure as IBTimes UK hears calls for rapes are widespread.
Documents obtained by IBTimes UK shows how teachers have to contribute up to an eighth of their salaries.
Students' representatives have all gone into hiding after colleagues were arrested by security services.
New victim warrants are issued, but Burundi will officially withdraw from the world court in October.
The families of victims of serious human rights violations continue to gather to demand justice.
Poor students in Burundi are taking action over the government's decision to abolish scholarships.
In a rallying cry, Mugabe appealed for greater economic integration among African countries.
World Happiness Report ranks Central African Republic, Burundi and Tanzania as 'unhappiest' African nations.
700 people have died from malaria so far this year as growing food insecurity linked to spread.
Situation remains "generally calm" but Security Council "alarmed by the increasing numbers of refugees".
HRW says targeted sanctions would show Burundian officials there are 'consequences for their abuses'.
In a letter to members of UN Security Council, Dieng warned against risks of "mass" violence.
Three existing camps at full capacity face rapid flow of refugees, with 1,000 people arriving per day.
IBTimes UK speaks to a leading figure within the armed rebellion active inside the country.
Benomar is currently leading the UN response to the political crisis in Burundi.