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President Nkurunziza chastises Burundi’s ruling elite

04-29-2017 In a rare moment of passion, the president reminded his audience that the nation comes before the party and criticised them for failing to put Burundi first. President Nkurunziza has chastised some of the top members of his party for malpractice and told them to act (...)   0
Health
' Dionise Nizigiyimana, Director of PNILP

Malaria still an epidemic in Burundi

04-27-2017 The situation of malaria still calls for more control actions a month after the disease was declared an epidemic on 13 March by the Ministry of public Health. Dionise Nizigiyimana, the Director of the National Integrated Programme for the Fight against Malaria (PNILP) says “though, nationally, (...)   0
Transports
' Long queues at Kinindo City Oil station

Fuel shortage far from being worked out in Burundi

04-27-2017 Long queues of cars, motorcycles and people who have cans, wait for hours at the few stations that are open. City oil and Kingstar stations from the southern to northern neighborhoods in the capital Bujumbura are providing fuel. “I have spent four days looking for fuel (...)   0
Media
' The freedom of Burundian press is restricted

No media freedom in Burundi, Reporters Without Borders says

04-27-2017 Reporters without Borders (RSF) ranks Burundi the 160th out of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF says the country was the 156th in 2016. It is ranked behind all the East African Community countries. The situation in Burundi has become more and (...)   0
Security
' Mujuriro showing how he was blindfolded and bound for 17 days.

Four Burundian hostages released after over two weeks in Congo

04-26-2017 Four victims of kidnapping have been released after 17 days of detention in the DR Congo. Their kidnappers claimed they were rebels. One of the four hostages says they don’t know how their release was negotiated. Four Burundian hostages have been freed by their kidnappers who (...)   0
Society
' Takayuki Miyashita (in the middle), Japanese Ambassador to Burundi in a joint press conference with three UN agencies (UNDP, WFP and UNICEF)

Japanese Government assistance intended for Cankuzo malnourished people

04-26-2017 In March 2017, the Japanese government granted US $ 2,837,000 financial support to three UN agencies (UNDP-UNICEF-WFP) to be used in youth employment, water and sanitation as well as fight against malnutrition. Nicole Jacquet, the Deputy Country Director of the World Food Program, says Cankuzo eastern (...)   0

Jean Bigirimana

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Our colleague Jean Bigirimana is missing since 283 days

Finding Jean

LeandreSikuyavuga, Chief Editor at Iwacu Press Group: “Iwacu filed a lawsuit against X, we are still waiting. We ask the authorities to redouble their efforts to shed light on what happened to our colleague”
Jean Bigirimana: No news about him seven months after his disappearance

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Those who doubt Nkurunziza’s legitimacy “are out of their minds” facilitator of dialogue says

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A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

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Alain-Aimé Nyamitwe, Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs

The African Union at the Cause of the decline of Burundi Invitation to Kigali

20-07-2016 |   Comments Off on The African Union at the Cause of the decline of Burundi Invitation to Kigali

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Security

Four Burundian hostages released after over two weeks in Congo

Mujuriro showing how he was blindfolded and bound for 17 days.
Four victims of kidnapping have been released after 17 days of detention in the DR Congo. Their kidnappers claimed they were (...)
04-26-2017 |   0

Society

Japanese Government assistance intended for Cankuzo malnourished people

Takayuki Miyashita (in the middle), Japanese Ambassador to Burundi in a joint press conference with three UN agencies (UNDP, WFP and UNICEF)
In March 2017, the Japanese government granted US $ 2,837,000 financial support to three UN agencies (UNDP-UNICEF-WFP) to be used in (...)
04-26-2017 |   0

Politics

Michel Kafando, nominated new UNSG special representative in Burundi

Michel Kafando, nominated new UNSG Representative in Burundi
Burundi Government accepts the proposal by the UN Secretary General (UNSG) to replace Jamal Benomar, his special advisor on the Burundian (...)
04-26-2017 |   0

Society

Food aid from Rwanda sent back over security reasons

Nicole Jacquet:“ The central purchasing agencies deal with these markets to buy more quantities at lower prices to feed more people.”
On 21 April, the WFP convoy carrying food aid from Rwanda was blocked at Gasenyi border in Kirundo Northern Province. The (...)
04-25-2017 |   0

Security

Rights defenders call on protest against human rights violations in Burundi

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Exiled activists organise demonstrations against alarming rights violations; an idea that is not shared by activists living in Burundi. A number (...)
04-25-2017 |   0

Human Right

Pro-government people protest against UN Human Rights Commission report on Burundi

Participants in pro-government rally in Bujumbura
Communication officer within the ruling CNDD-FDD launched a campaign to protest the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report on Burundi.  (...)
04-25-2017 |   0