Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana

Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana-Journaliste

Journalism of investigation in Africa:”A hard nut to crack”

In a conference that brought together hundreds of investigative journalists from across the globe, African Investigative reporters say they meet a number of challenges when doing their job. They say journalists who conducting investigation into some sensitive issues such as corruption, killings by high government officials are seen as the enemies of the country. They […] (...)

ICC authorizes investigation into Burundi

The Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court has authorized Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open an investigation into Burundi. A blow for Bujumbura. Composed of Judge Chang-ho Chung, Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, this Pre-Trial Chamber III has found that the evidence presented by the ICC Prosecutor provides a reasonable […] (...)

President Nkurunziza could run for other terms in office

The Council of Ministers adopted a draft on the constitutional revision on 24 October. An open door to other terms in office for the Head of State. The constitution has been completely revised. It will not be like before. Of its 307 provisions, 77 have been amended, 9 new ones included and 3 others dismissed. […] (...)

Goodbye to ICC

The deadline for Burundi’s total withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has arrived. Bujumbura rejoices while the families of the victims express disappointment. Bujumbura government exults as it is now done with the International Criminal Court, a sword of Damocles hanging over its head. Burundi decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute on October 27, […] (...)

Cnared: “Real opposition”

The opposition coalition in exile-CNARED issued a statement on October 16. It lays into the Burundian Ombudsman, the Arusha facilitation and some opposition parties. All of them would be participating in the sabotage of the ongoing dialogue. Edouard Nduwimana? “The zealous servant of an illegal and illegitimate government of Bujumbura. The internal political opposition? Parallel […] (...)

Website inaccessibility, technical problem ?

The websites of some Burundian media are currently inaccessible from Burundi. For experts in the field who have been contacted, it’s a real cause for concern. Since October 10, access to Iwacu website has been disrupted in Burundi, not say that it has been blocked. The same is true for other media, particularly Ikiriho, an […] (...)

Two resolutions, one country

At the end of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, two different resolutions have been adopted for Burundi. An unprecedented situation. The two resolutions adopted made waves. First there was this resolution proposed by the African group, a mechanism that was triggered 24 hours before the Geneva resolutions. The African group, supported by […] (...)

Geneva : Battle over resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution of the African group, more favorable to Bujumbura than that of the European Union. The latter expresses its great disappointment. It was a dramatic turn of events in Geneva on Wednesday, September 28. Everything had, however, started with the European Union which intended to issue a resolution […] (...)

CNIDH, an agent for Bujumbura?

The tone rose on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council. Fatsah Ouguergouz accused this commission of being in the pay of Bujumbura. CNIDH speaks of a biased commission. The National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) has not shown any sympathy for the UN Independent commission of inquiry in Geneva. Its president, Jean Baptiste […] (...)

War of words in Geneva

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry into Burundi presented its final report before the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, 19 September. A session that was rich in argument between Bujumbura and Fatsah Ouguergouz. Accusations came from every side. First, there were those of the Permanent Representative of Burundi at the Human Rights Council. Rénovat Tabou […] (...)