Lorraine Josiane Manishatse


Rainfall to be generally higher than normal, IGEBU forecasts

“Seasonal rainfall in September, October, November and December 2018 will be above normal climatic conditions in a larger part of Burundi,” said Augustin Ngenzirabona, Hydrometeorology and Agglomeration Director at the Geographical Institute of Burundi (IGEBU) on September 13. According to weather forecasts, the western, north-western and central parts of the country will have an above […] (...)

Rwasa’s supporters to create new party

The Burundian political opponent Agathon Rwasa held a meeting this September 12 with about his 500 supporters from different provinces of Burundi. They decided to create a new political party called National Liberty Front– (FNL) Amizero y’Abarundi. “We have met with our members to create a new political party FNL –Amizero y’Abarundi that we plan […] (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

“The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It reveals that human rights violations persist […] (...)

Green color of Lake Tanganyika waters is natural phenomenon, expert in hydrobiology says

Lake Tanganyika has a green color since the morning of September10. Some residents of Bujumbura say it is the first time they observe such a phenomenon. They fear that the lake has become polluted. “I’m afraid to touch the lake water since it has become green. I think that it is harmful to our health, […] (...)

Upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session may not succeed, political opponent warns

“Despite the preparation, nothing new will come out of the next inter-Burundian dialogue round,” said Léonce Ngendakumana, deputy-chairman of the opposition party FRODEBU after a meeting with Michel Kafando, UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi. The latter met on September 6 with representatives of the opposition political parties based in Burundi. Michel Kafando is visiting Bujumbura […] (...)

Political parties recognized in Burundi demand that upcoming dialogue session be last

“We will participate in the upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session only if it is the last,” said Félicien Nduwuburundi, chairman of the forum for dialogue among political parties in Burundi after the consultation with Michel Kafando, UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Burundi. This September 5th, Kafando met with leaders of political parties recognized in Burundi. […] (...)

UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi on visit to Burundi

Michel Kafando, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy to Burundi is conducting one-week visit to Burundi since 3 September. Bruno Gumyubumwe, the communication officer at the Office of the UN SG Special Envoy to Burundi, says the purpose of his visit is to consult with Burundi authorities, civil society leaders and politicians. “They will discuss the […] (...)

Two injured in armed attack in Ngozi city, northern Burundi

Two unidentified armed people carried out an attack in the night of September 2, at around 10 pm in Gabiro neighborhood, Ngozi city in northern Burundi. They shot two people, including a woman and a man, according to sources on the spot. “A man in police uniform and another man in civilian clothes broke into […] (...)

Over 80 Congolese asylum seekers hosted in Cibitoke province within a week

Eight Congolese families, from Banyamulemge community made of 39 people spent the night of 30 August at the office of Rugombo commune, Cibitoke province in northwestern Burundi. They fled the attacks being carried out by Mayi Mayi rebels against Banyamulenge community based in Bijombo locality, Uvira territory, in South-Kivu province in the DRC. ” Mayi […] (...)

One person seriously wounded by people armed with machetes in southern Bujumbura

Gilbert Bankuwunaze ran into an ambush staged by unidentified people armed with machetes and clubs when he was going home on foot. They wounded him on the head and mouth. The incident occurred in the night of August 29 around 11 pm in Kibenga neighborhood, Muha Commune in south of the capital Bujumbura. These criminals […] (...)
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