Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana


European parliament adopts new resolution on Burundi

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Burundi this July 12. It builds a rather bleak picture of the situation prevailing in Burundi. Bujumbura government speaks about slander on the country. It is a serious charge. The European legislature expresses its deep concern about permanent impunity, summary executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions. The […] (...)

CNARED on the verge of breaking off

There is an imminent coup to remove the presidency of the opposition platform in exile. It must either toe the line or leave. A coup would be in preparation on CNARED, the platform of Burundian opponents in exile. The radical bloc would be threatening to overthrow the presidency of CNARED by Sunday, July 8, 2018. […] (...)

US Government to give $50,000 as assistance to flood victims in Burundi

On the occasion of the celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the USA this July 4th 2018, Ambassador Anne Casper has said the US has been saddened by floods that destroyed people’s houses and washed away their belongings a few months ago. “The US will give $50,000 as an emergency assistance to […] (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi denounces several abuses

On Wednesday, June 27, the UN commission of inquiry presented its report on Burundi to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. It denounced the persistence of human rights violations. Bujumbura government accuses the commission of being a sound box of all the negative forces. As it was denied access to Burundi, the commission said it […] (...)

Victims of new Constitution

Former Burundi Heads of State no longer have seats in the Senate. The first Deputy-President of the National Assembly was also nearly dismissed from his position in the National Assembly. Some people denounce a kind of exclusion. “As you noticed during this session, the seats of former presidents no longer exist,” said the second vice […] (...)

Many questions over president’s announcement

Over the past few days, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he will not seek another term in the next elections. Some people believe it is rather an opening. On the day of the promulgation of the new Constitution, the president surprised everyone when he publicly said he would not seek another term. It was the […] (...)

New Constitution and possible departure of President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2020

On Thursday 7 June 2018, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza promulgated the new Constitution in Gitega province which replaces that of 2005. It was an opportunity for him to recall that his term in office will end in 2020. In the presence of several high authorities, President Nkurunziza promulgated this new Constitution around 11 o’clock in […] (...)

Burundi: UK criticizes constitutional referendum and calls for government engagement in regional mediation

On the occasion of the celebration of the Queen’s Birthday Party in Burundi this June 6th, 2018, Jo Lomas, UK non resident Ambassador to Burundi has said the UK has criticized the recently held constitutional referendum saying it was not in the best interests of peace and stability in the region. “We will continue to […] (...)

Constitutional Court validates referendum results

The final results of the constitutional referendum of May 17 were announced this Thursday, May 31. Unsurprisingly, the Constitutional Court validated the provisional results as given by the electoral commission. The verdict was differently appreciated. The Constitutional Court decided that the referendum was conducted in accordance with the law. The draft Constitution of the Republic […] (...)

Constitutional referendum: Peaceful but riddled with irregularities

On May 17, 2018, Burundian citizens eligible to vote woke up early in the morning to cast a vote for or against the draft of the new Constitution. 5,008,742 voters were expected for this constitutional referendum to which they massively responded to. The vote went well overall although a few irregularities were recorded in many […] (...)
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