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IWACU English News

“Burundians know where they come from and where they are goin”

“Anyone who will attempt to overthrow government elected institutions will always be victim of their actions,” said President Pierre Nkurunziza, on Monday 20 August, in a speech to the nation, three years after he was elected president in 2015. According to him, Burundi is progressing in terms of multiparty system: “We are conforming ourselves to […] (...)

All aboard the Nile Basin! Why only collective action will enable us to reach our destination

You need to get home but the bus keeps breaking down. If all passengers on the bus combine efforts and push, they can successfully reach their destination – safe and sound. However, instead, some prefer to remain on board and not contribute to the collective effort. Eventually those pushing become exhausted and the destination is […] (...)

2018 Referendum

On this May 17, 2018, a constitutional referendum is being held throughout Burundi. Iwacu has dispatched its reporters in different corners of the country to update its audience on the ongoing process every hour. At 6:45a.m.: Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President alongside his spouse cast a vote at Buye Fundamental School in Mwumba Commune of Ngozi […] (...)

“Imboneza yamaho”, which is the true meaning?

President Nkurunziza was promoted by his party’s central committee as “eternal visionary leader.” A cult of the personality, denounce some people. His title in Kirundi is “Imboneza yamaho”. It is difficult to translate both words without arousing controversy. This appointment was announced last weekend in Buye, the birthplace of the president. And everyone went back […] (...)

CNIDH Demoted

The Independent National Human Rights Commission has been demoted to status B. It denounces the “unfair decision” while others ensure that the latter is deserved. It is a severe blow to CNIDH. It is now relegated to status B; a gloomy status. Clearly, it loses its right to fully participate in regional and international networks. […] (...)

Happy women’s day to Iwacu women

Dear colleagues We share this same passion: to inform.It is not always easy.Fortunately ,you are there, with your determination, your courage, this strength behind your smiles.Yes,you sometimes are a little bit “complicated”.We too,it is is true. But without you,Iwacu would not be what it is today.Know that we love you! Men from Iwacu. (...)

Regional Nile Day 2018 Celebrations “The Nile: Shared River, Collective Action”

H.E. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, Minster of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Ethiopia is hosting the 2018 Regional Nile Day Celebration in commemoration of the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on February 22, 1999 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Participants from Nile riparian countries will converge […] (...)

Guterres irritates Bujumbura

For the UN Secretary General, the draft revision of the Constitution exacerbates tensions. Bujumbura speaks of a violation of sovereignty. The UN Secretary General was very critical of the draft constitutional revision. His report on the situation in Burundi was given to the 15 member states of the Security Council. According to Antonio Guterres, several […] (...)

The ultimate battle of Joseph Nindorera

Ten days away from Dr. Joseph Nindorera’s end-of-mourning ceremony, one of his sons pays homage to him. Breaking the habit of pompously reciting a CV, he reminisces about his father’s final hours … On August 23, 2016, Joseph Nindorera passed away at 86. His heart’s fatigue and eagerness for eternal rest decided so. In his […] (...)

Jean Bigirimana “is not on holidays”!

By Antoine Kaburahe On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague … A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of “disappearance”? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It’s always this atrocious doubt. Desperate, one clings to […] (...)
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