Diane Uwimana

BBC banned to broadcast and VOA still suspended in Burundi

Nestor Bankumukunzi, Chairman of Burundi Media Regulator-CNC says the radio station British Broadcasting Corporate-BBC is completely banned to broadcast in Burundi while the VOA is still suspended until further notice. “BBC did not keep its promises since it had broadcast a documentary movie that turned out to be false, slanderous and full of fabrication on […] (...)

Collapsing ravine continues causing damages in south of Bujumbura

Part of a school commonly known as “Kwa Vyisi” and its fence has already collapsed. School activities have been suspended since the past three weeks. The ravine is located in Kinanira 2 area, in Musaga neighborhood of Muha commune, in the south of the capital Bujumbura. So far, it has caused the destruction of three […] (...)

National Land Commission not to receive new complaints from 2021

Members of the National Commission for Land and other Assets-CNTB have met this 26 March, local residents of Rumonge Province to identify current land-related issues. No new land cases will be received from 2021. Félicien Nduwuburundi, CNTB chairman has said the commission will no longer receive any new case related to land conflicts from 2021. […] (...)

One killed with machete and two others injured in grenade attack in Kirundo

Amember of the National Congress for Liberty party-CNL has been killed with machete while two others were injured in grenade attack respectively in Busoni and Kirundo communes of Kirundo Province, in the north of the country. In the night of March 2019, Aimable Ndayizeye, a member of the youth committee of CNL party was stabbed […] (...)

Three PARCEM representatives in Muramvya released

Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Marius Nizigama and Aimé Constant Gatore, three focal points of PARCEM, a local NGO involved in the change of mindset in Muramvya province, were freed this 21 March. They were acquitted by the Bujumbura Court of Appeal in December 2018. Faustin Ndikumana, PARCEM chairman regrets the slowness observed in courts. “They spent three […] (...)

Better prevention than reconciliation, says RANAC party

Following the celebration of the International Day against social and racial discrimination on 21 March, the National Rally for Change-RANAC has denounced some disparities observed in some sectors of the country. Georges Nikiza, Spokesman for RANAC party has said there are some practices which still show social discrimination in Burundi despite the progress made in […] (...)

French to be used very soon within EAC

Epiphanie Kabushemeye Ntamwana, Director General in charge of multilateral relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the use of French inside the East African Community is progressing. The Ministry in charge of EAC affairs in collaboration with the French Embassy in Burundi has submitted the draft project to EAC Secretary. “We are at […] (...)

Burundian Leaders called on to be competent

Anicet Mahoro, speaker in a two-day meeting organized by a local NGO « Initiatives et Changement-Burundi Tugender-ubuntu » this 19 March, has said leadership in Burundi is faced with several challenges, many of which related to financial means. “A good leader should have an objective. And it is impossible to attain it without financial means,” […] (...)

Buterere: No access to dumping ground due to scattered waste around it

Domestic waste risks overflowing into households in Mugarura quarter of Buterere zone in Ntahangwa urban commune in the north of Bujumbura capital. Trucks used to collect waste do not have access to the dumping ground. “The road to this place is now blocked”, says one of the employees of the company in charge of collecting […] (...)

600 Burundi troops soon to return from Somalia

Floribert Biyereke, Burundi Army spokesperson has said 600 Burundian soldiers out of 1000 who were supposed to have returned from Somalia are ready to come back home very soon. “They are still in Somalia for work reasons,” he said adding that all AMISOM officials are aware of the issue. Colonel Floribert Biyereke said that during […] (...)
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