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Politicians absent in 5th dialogue session criticize resolution proposal

After a week of deep discussions in the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, participants came up with a common roadmap i.e. the resolution proposal for Burundi crisis. However, politicians who were not present in the session strongly criticize it. Jean De Dieu Mutabazi, chairman of RADEBU party says the document signed by a part […] (...)

Fifth dialogue session ended with common roadmap

The 5th session of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue that brought together the internal and external Burundian opposition has been closed on 29 October at ” Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge ”-in Arusha. A common roadmap also called a “crisis resolution proposal” was submitted to William Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue. Ambassador David Kapya, Senior Advisor to the […] (...)

UN Human Rights Commissioner denounces Burundi defamatory attack on inquiry team

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Burundi government to make an immediate retraction of the inflammatory statement and offer a full apology to Mr. Doudou Diène and other commissioners as well as the UN Human Rights Council which created the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. Michelle Bachelet has said the comments made […] (...)

Facilitation office launches fifth round of talks without Burundi government

The office of the facilitation in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has opened the 5th round of Burundi talks on 25 October without the presence of Bujumbura delegation. Burundi government says it will not be concerned with what will result from the dialogue sessions. William Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has said his office has […] (...)

Fifth round of talks to take place without government participation?

After the launch of the 5th dialogue session was postponed to 25 October, the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue consulted with participants in the morning of 24 October at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. Ambassador David Kapya, Senior Advisor at the office of the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has said the facilitator met […] (...)

Facilitation office postpones launch of 5th round of Inter-Burundian dialogue

Previously scheduled in the afternoon of 24 October at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian dialogue has been postponed to 25 October. The office of the facilitation in Burundi talks didn’t give any explanation. According to some sources in Arusha, the facilitator would have sent a verbal note to […] (...)

Burundi Government boycotts 5th round of Inter-Burundian dialogue

Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for government says Bujumbura will not attend the 5th round of the dialogue session scheduled from 24 to 29 October in Arusha, Tanzania. The October month is a mourning period for Burundians,” says Ntahorwamiye. He says Burundi government has informed the facilitation in the Inter-Burundian dialogue: “We have called on the facilitator […] (...)

FRODEBU withdraws from CNARED

Sahwanya FRODEBU party has decided to leave the opposition platform in exile CNARED from this 18 October, in order to work independently. It says it will keep following the ideology of Melchior Ndadaye, the democracy hero. Pierre Claver Nahimana, chairman of Sahwanya FRODEBU party says their withdrawal from the platform doesn’t mean that they will […] (...)

Financial partners of suspended foreign NGOs concerned about delay in resuming activities

Technical and financial partners call on Burundi government and foreign NGOs recently suspended to hold a dialogue aimed at clarifying the law governing NGOs operating in Burundi. They appreciate that some NGOs have resumed activities although most of them are still suspended. In a joint communiqué issued on 17 October by technical partners namely Japan, […] (...)

64.6% of Burundians live in poverty, economic expert says

While the world celebrates the Day for Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, studies reveal that economic and political crises, natural disasters, violence, loss of biodiversity…have caused poverty among Burundians. Gilbert Niyongabo, an economic expert says the poverty line in Burundi has moved from 67.1% in 2006 to 64.6% in 2014. He was referring to […] (...)
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