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Developing Countries reject EU sanctions on Burundi

06-24-2017 Europe failed to convince members of the African Caribbean Pacific bloc. The resolution condemned the situation and proposed sending observers in Burundi to protect civilians, disarm the ruling party youth and press the Burundian government to engage in inclusive dialogue. The failed EU resolution also asked (...)   0
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5th EAC annual Secretary General’s forum held in Bujumbura

06-23-2017 From 22 to 23 June 2017, Burundi has hosted the fifth annual forum of the Secretary General of the East African Community comprising the private sector, civil society and other interest groups both from the national and regional levels under the central theme “15 years of (...)   0
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Some self-directed learners have not been allowed to do national test

06-23-2017 Pupils of grade nine have done the national test from 20 to 22nd June 2017. Though self-directed learners were allowed to sit again for the national test, some of them have not got that chance. The 20th of June was the start of the national test (...)   0
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' Photography of Jean Bigirimana hung on the wall of Iwacu building: “In memory of Jean Bigirimana who disappeared on 22 July 2016. We will never forget you.”

Iwacu asks for protection for endangered family of missing journalist Jean Birigirimana

06-22-2017 On the 11th month of the disappearance of former Iwacu journalist Jean Bigirimana, his employer calls on the government to protect the journalist’s threatened family. Iwacu calls on the government to guarantee the security for its missing journalist’s family that says it’s in danger because of (...)   0
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' UNSC President, Sacha SergioLlorenttySolíz “UNSC expressed its concern about the continual political impasse and worrying humanitarian situation in Burundi”

UNSC expresses concern about continual political impasse in Burundi

06-22-2017 The Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) met on 20 June to discuss Burundi situation. They recommended the regional effort to help Burundi to find political solution and reiterated the support of the facilitation in the inter-Burundian dialogue. Security in Burundi remains unstable, the (...)   0
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National Security Council urges facilitator in Burundi crisis to respect June deadline

06-22-2017 After the meeting chaired by President Pierre Nkurunziza, the National Security Council [CNS] has released a statement in which it calls on the facilitation team in Burundi peace talks to bring back the dialog and respect the deadline set in June. “The National Security Council invites (...)   0

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Our colleague Jean Bigirimana is missing since 338 days

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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”
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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

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

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UNSC expresses concern about continual political impasse in Burundi

UNSC President, Sacha SergioLlorenttySolíz “UNSC expressed its concern about the continual political impasse and worrying humanitarian situation in Burundi”
The Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) met on 20 June to discuss Burundi situation. They recommended the regional (...)
06-22-2017 |   0

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National Security Council urges facilitator in Burundi crisis to respect June deadline

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After the meeting chaired by President Pierre Nkurunziza, the National Security Council [CNS] has released a statement in which it calls (...)
06-22-2017 |   0

Economy

Burundi risks being deeply in debt

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Since 2014, public national debt is increasing. Today it exceeds BIF 1.200  billions. Parcem, a local NGO aiming at changing people’s (...)
06-21-2017 |   0

Security

New threat to wife of missing journalist: “you will soon join him …”

Unlike the threat she received last March that was painted in blood on the wall, the new threat was issued in a letter supposedly signed by an identified police commissioner.
“We will not be held accountable for your blood”, says the author of the threat. The wife of Jean Bigirimana, the (...)
06-21-2017 |   0

Health

Kamenge University Hospital short of specialists

Deputy Director in charge of care at Kamenge University hospital regrets the suspension of post graduate studies in Medicine faculty.
Patients report a great scarcity of specialists at Kamenge University hospital (CHUK). The reality that the management of the hospital regrets. (...)
06-21-2017 |   0

Media

Media houses must comply with CNC Specifications by 31 July

Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa: “The signing of CNC specifications is a prerequisite for all the press and communication houses operating in Burundi”.
“All the media houses whose specifications have not been updated and signed at the National Communication Council [CNC] are requested to (...)
06-21-2017 |   0