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' Father Adolphe Ntahondereye was kidnapped to the DR Congo by an armed group. He died two weeks after his release.

Burundi downplays US Department of State apprehension over violence in country

06-27-2017 Government officials dismiss the Department of State’s claim that traveling to Burundi is potentially dangerous for US citizens. Burundi government has responded to the US Department of State warning against traveling to Burundi by downplaying the premise of the warning. The Department of State issued on (...)   0
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' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson for the police: “The organization was aware of those actions and it was PARCEM which sent them to do the work”.

Three members of local organization PARCEM are detained

06-27-2017 Members of the local organization Speech and Action for the Awakening of Conscience and Mentality Change (PARCEM) are detained in Bujumbura central prison. The police accuse PARCEM of sending them to destabilize national security. Three PARCEM members who were arrested on 13 and 17 June 2017 (...)   0
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' Michel Kafando, UNSCG representative visits Burundi

Michel Kafando, UNSG special representative in Burundi for three days

06-27-2017 Alain Aimé Nyamitwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs announces that Michel Kafando, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General to Burundi, is in Burundi since 27 June for three days. “We are waiting for his briefing on how we will cooperate and strengthen the relationships between Burundi (...)   0
Politics
' Jean Claude Nkundwa, expert in peaceful conflict resolution “Burundi government is now getting more growing pressure from the international community than before”

Burundi context inopportune for 2020 elections, political opponents say

06-27-2017 Political opponents say Burundi Government cannot prepare the 2020 elections since the current Burundi crisis is not yet solved. The office of the Burundian Ombudsman organized a political retreat for leaders of political parties, representatives of civil society organizations and religious denominations from 20 to 23 (...)   0
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Drug users in Burundi claim supervision center

06-26-2017 On 26 June each year, the world celebrates the Day against Abuse and Drug Trafficking. People who used drugs in Burundi are in dire straits and say the society ostracizes them. “The relationships between drug users and their relatives are not good at all”, says Orly (...)   0
Economy
' Noël Nkurunziza: "The prices of exempted food products are almost unchanged on the market."

Tax exemption: Godsend for traders

06-26-2017 Maize seeds, maize flour, manioc, cassava flour, rice and beans have been exempted from customs duties since 15 May. Burundian Association of Consumers (ABUCO) denounces that only importers benefit from this tax exemption. “Consumers have not yet benefited from the tax exemption of imported food”, says (...)   0

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

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Drug users in Burundi claim supervision center

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On 26 June each year, the world celebrates the Day against Abuse and Drug Trafficking. People who used drugs in Burundi (...)
06-26-2017 |   0

Economy

Tax exemption: Godsend for traders

Noël Nkurunziza: "The prices of exempted food products are almost unchanged on the market."
Maize seeds, maize flour, manioc, cassava flour, rice and beans have been exempted from customs duties since 15 May. Burundian Association (...)
06-26-2017 |   0

Environment

Tanganyika Lake: Dumping ground

At Buterere wastewater treatment plant, all waste flows into the lake.
Household waste, wastewaters from factories, insecticides … everything ends up in Lake Tanganyika. An environmentalist denounces a kind of “Ingratitude”. At (...)
06-26-2017 |   0

Politics

Agathon Rwasa: “CNDD-FDD will fail”

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Intimidations, persecution of his militants, his future,… Agathon Rwasa, First Vice –President of the Burundian Parliament does not mince his words. (...)
06-26-2017 |   0

Security

Controversy surrounds arrests of Agathon Rwasa supporters

Aimé Magera: this persistence against their militants has no other aim rather than to eliminate politically or physically Mr. Rwasa.”
In the two last weeks, five Agathon Rwasa supporters were arrested in Gitega central province, and two in Bururi southern province. (...)
06-26-2017 |   0

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Developing Countries reject EU sanctions on Burundi

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Europe failed to convince members of the African Caribbean Pacific bloc. The resolution condemned the situation and proposed sending observers in (...)
06-24-2017 |   0