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' Pierre claver Ndayicariye: “Each organization will present three candidates per province and the closing date is 20 December”

CENI calls for applications to establish provincial electoral commissions for upcoming referendum

12-15-2017 The President of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), Pierre Claver Ndayicariye calls for candidacy for the establishment of independent provincial election commissions (CEPI) so as to organise the referendum for the amendment to the Constitution. Pierre Claver Ndayicariye has met this Friday, 15 December with (...)   0
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' Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza "We have come here to explain the content of the constitution amendments to the people so that they vote for or against them,”

Burundi : presidential term goes from five to seven years

12-15-2017 President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional. According to Article 97 of the new constitution, “the President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for a renewable term of seven years and no one can exercise more than (...)   0
Economy
' COMESA staff members at Bujumbura International Airport, 14 December 2017.

20th COMESA summit to be held in Burundi

12-14-2017 A delegation of seven staff members of COMESA secretariat landed at Bujumbura International Airport this Thursday 14 December to prepare the COMESA summit which will be held in Burundi, in the first quarter of 2018. A team of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (...)   0
Economy
' Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Burundi Minister of Finance: "Burundi is not poor. It will soon be able to finance its budget at 100%"

2018 budget bill: Suspension of new recruitment continues

12-14-2017 The budget bill for 2018 provides for a budgetary independence rate of 81.2%. The Minister of Finance calls for continued economic austerity policy. “Prudent budgetary and austerity policy will be maintained for the 2018 fiscal year,” said Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Minister of Finance, in the National Assembly (...)   0
Society
' Jacques Nshimirimana, FENADEB chairman, presenting a report on Burundi children’s rights situation in Khartoum, Sudan.

Burundi still needs to take further steps towards protecting children

12-14-2017 Children’s conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children’s Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way to go. This was said by a Burundian civil society during the presentation of its report on the children’s rights situation in Burundi before the (...)   0
Politics
' Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza "We have come here to explain the content of the constitution amendments to the people so that they vote for or against them,”

Constitutional referendum arouses controversy

12-13-2017 President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional referendum. Opposition politicians and human rights activists accuse him of violating the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and the Constitution in force. “We have come here to explain the content of the constitution (...)   0

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Facilitator Mkapa calls on stakeholders to put an end to the crisis.

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

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Burundi still needs to take further steps towards protecting children

Jacques Nshimirimana, FENADEB chairman, presenting a report on Burundi children’s rights situation in Khartoum, Sudan.
Children’s conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children’s Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way (...)
12-14-2017 |   0

Politics

Constitutional referendum arouses controversy

Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza "We have come here to explain the content of the constitution amendments to the people so that they vote for or against them,”
President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional referendum. Opposition politicians and human rights activists accuse (...)
12-13-2017 |   0

Justice

Truth and Reconciliation Commission faces several problems.

Jean Louis Nahimana: “Despite challenges, the achievements of the commission for three years are impressive”
During a media synergy on the achievements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) three years after its establishment, Bishop Jean (...)
12-13-2017 |   0

Politics

Contribution to 2020 elections concerns all Burundians, says Minister of Interior

Pascal Barandagiye, Burundi Minister of Interior “Contribution to 2020 elections concerns all Burundians…”
The Finance and Interior Ministers have released an ordinance on December 11 over the collection of the population’s contribution to 2020 (...)
12-11-2017 |   0

Economy

2018 Budget bill, unrealistic and unreliable one, says OLUCOME

Gabriel Rufyiri: “The adoption of this bill will definitely constitute a tax burden on taxpayers”
For the 2018 fiscal year, domestic resources in the general state budget account for 69.6% against 30.4% of donations. Tax revenue (...)
12-11-2017 |   0

Politics

Mkapa reduces his ambitions

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The facilitation office has finally concluded that an agreement will not be signed at the end of this session. The points (...)
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