Lorraine Josiane Manishatse


Senate asks European Union to resume cooperation with Burundi government

The Burundian Senate adopted on 28 August the resolution in response to the resolution of the European Parliament adopted on 5 July on Burundi. The Burundian Senate accuses the European Parliament of not considering remarkable improvement of the political, social and security situation in the country. According to the Burundian Senate, various partners who have […] (...)

Burundi media regulator condemns abuse against journalists

“Incident occurred between journalists of Radio Culture reporting at Ngagara neighborhood, Section 10 and police agents,” Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of Burundi media regulator (CNC), told journalists. The three journalists were reporting on land dispute between two families. “The presence of these journalists would have been interpreted as a catalyst for conflicts between two families, “says […] (...)

Jean Minani re-elected as CNARED chairman

In the meeting that was held on August 27, members of the National Council for the Restoration of the Arusha Accord and the Rule of Law in Burundi (CNARED), an opposition platform in exile, have elected Jean Minani, as CNARED chairman, Bernard Busokoza as his first deputy and Pamphile Muderega as his second deputy. Anicet […] (...)

Bururi High Court judge sentenced to one month in prison

Claver Ndikumasabo, Bururi High Court judge in the south of Burundi, has been sentenced to one month in prison and fined BIF 100,000 in a trial held on August 23, 2018 by Bururi Court of Appeal. He is accused of having insulted Zabron Nyandwi, the director of Bururi Medical School and representative of members of […] (...)

Two local CSOs protest renewal of mandate of UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi

“We call on the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council to ignore the request for a resolution of the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, “said Ndaruzaniye Francois-Xavier, representative of the Izere Ntiwihebure League at a press conference which […] (...)

Burundi Association of Consumers denounces ” speculation ” on price of plastic bags

Two weeks after Burundi president signed a decree banning the import, marketing, manufacture and use of plastic bags, their price has considerably increased. Depending on the type of plastic bags, prices have more than doubled. “This rise is related to the shortage of bags at the points of sale “, says anonymously a wholesaler met […] (...)

Ruling CNDD-FDD party to attend 5th round of inter-Burundian dialogue

“CNDD-FDD party is ready to participate in the upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session under the auspices of facilitator William Benjamin Mkapa,” said Joseph Ntakarutimana, deputy secretary-general of the ruling party on August 17, after a close consultation held between CNDD-FDD officials and the facilitation team in Bujumbura. Ntakarutimana wishes that the peace talk session leads to […] (...)

Burundi: Politicians diverges on renewal of mandate of UN Commission of Inquiry

One month before the holding of the United Nations Human Rights Council scheduled from 10 to 28 September 2018, FRODEBU Nyakuri Iragi RyaNdadaye party asks for the non-extension of the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. “The action of this commission is necessary since it does not contribute to the strengthening of […] (...)

Burundi: Environment activist applauds government decision to ban use of plastic packaging

“The manufacture, import, storage, marketing and use of plastic bags and all plastic packaging are banned,” reads the presidential decree issued on August 13. “The measure was taken because plastics have a negative impact on the environment, human and animal health,” said Déo-Guide Rurema, Environment Minister at a press conference on 14 August. He said […] (...)

Burundi: Reactions diverge over recent statement by Kafando to UN Security Council

“The dialogue session for political leaders held on August 3 in Kayanza, at the initiative of the Minister of the Interior, led to the adoption of a consensual roadmap for the 2020 elections,” said Michel Kafando, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Burundi before the UN Security Council when presenting a report on political and […] (...)
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