Eye on Africa

Top Burundian judge flees country after government pressure

As protests in Burundi over the president’s plans to run for a third term claim more lives, the vice president of the constitutional court, charged with deciding on the legality of the bid, says he's fled the country because there was too much pressure on judges. Also, Israel pledges action to tackle the racism faced by Ethiopian Jews. And around 700 girls and children have now been rescued from Boko Haram's last stronghold in Nigeria’s north-east.