Lorraine Josiane Manishatse

Man wounded by bullet fired by police in Rumonge

Sources report that a man was injured by a bullet fired by police in the morning of April 18 in Gitaramuka area, Burambi commune of Rumonge province in the south of Burundi. The police fired while trying to arrest Audace Ikoriciza. The bullet hit Jervais Ndayajemwo and wounded him on the arm, “say residents of […] (...)

Candidates in 2020 presidential elections to deposit BIF 30 million

The National Assembly adopted, in the evening of April 17, the Electoral Code that will govern the 2020 elections. A deposit of BIF 30 million is required for a candidate in the presidential election, the new code says. As for an independent candidate, they must have spent at least on year without being a member […] (...)

Gazelle returned to original habitat

The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock returned on April 17 in the Rusizi Natural Park, a gazelle found on April 16 in Isare commune of Bujumbura province. “The gazelle was wandering in the neighborhoods of Isare. We thank the woman who, instead of slaughtering or selling it, informed agents of the Burundian Office […] (...)

Over 5000 SGBV reported cases not brought to justice

The report of ‘Zero Tolerance’ to Sexual and Gender Based Violence’ campaign reveals that more than 9500 cases of SGBV were reported in 2018, but only 4004 have been brought to justice from 2016 to 2018. Victims of SGBV in Kayanza province The Zero Tolerance Campaign is the seventh of the 19 commitments made by […] (...)

Three people killed last weekend

A body of Jean Claude Ndihokubwayo was found in the morning of April 15 in Bujumbura city center. He was killed in the night of April 14, says Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security. The victim worked in a bar and allegedly stole BIF 100,000 from his boss named Kijanya. He was […] (...)

Women urged to join parties to be sufficiently represented in decision-making

Women leaders urge other women to join political parties to be adequately represented in decision-making bodies. They believe that responsibility positions are occupied by influential members of political parties. Women leaders regret that women are not adequately represented. According to a study conducted by Women and Peace Network, “women are represented at 18% in public […] (...)

Cibitoke residents worried about soaring of food prices

Food prices have significantly risen in recent days in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in north-west of Burundi. The population urges the authorities to stabilize prices. One kg of beans which was bought at BIF 1400 currently costs BIF 2000. A kg of rice that cost BIF 1300 costs BIF 2000 while 1 kg of […] (...)

Burundian Football Federation chairman calls for financial support

After the Burundian national football team were qualified for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, RévérienNdikuriyo, chairman of the Burundian Football Federation (FFB) calls for financial support to the national team. “We call on all Burundians to support their team. We have already opened a bank account on which people may pay their contributions […] (...)

Bad times for opposition

Some of the opponents in the southern provinces of the country believe that political intolerance has intensified in these provinces. Victims denounce several arrests and ban on meetings. They ask the international community to follow the situation closely. According to the information collected on the spot by Iwacu correspondent, the leaders of the CNL, Frodebu, […] (...)

Nine people arrested during police search operation in Rumonge

Nine people were arrested during search operation conducted by the police on 4 April morning in Musave neighborhood, Mibanza locality, Kizuka zone, Rumonge comune of Rumonge province in south of Burundi. Five of the detainees are accused of manufacturing and selling illegal alcohol drinks while four others are members of the opposition political party National […] (...)
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