Politics
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Two MPs elected in Rumonge constituency temporarily expelled from UPRONA

01-18-2019 After some members of UPRONA party addressed a correspondence to the chairman of the party asking him to resign, two MPs from Rumonge were excluded from the party. The latter denounce injustice Gloriose Nimenya, one of the expelled MPs who signed the correspondence says it is illegal to expel (...)
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National assembly adopts bill setting Gitega as political capital

01-17-2019 After concerns by MPs about relocating the political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega, they ended up adopting a bill setting Gitega as a political capital of Burundi. Simon Bizimungu, MP elected in Cibitoke constituency says to be concerned over the families’ life after the relocation of the capital. “There (...)
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Disputes within UPRONA party

01-15-2019 Some members of the UPRONA party executive committee addressed a correspondence this January 6 to the president of the party asking him to stand down. They accuse him of mismanaging the party resources and violating of internal regulations. Abel Gashatsi, the president of UPRONA party is accused, among other (...)
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“Do not modify electoral code without us!”

01-14-2019 Political party leaders met on January 4 to analyze the bill on the amendment to the Electoral Code. Other politicians regretted not having been associated while the matter is very important. The meeting was characterized by notable absences of participants from UPRONA and FRODEBU parties as well as those (...)
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Politicians interpret differently CVR chairman message

01-11-2019 In a one-week retreat held in Ngozi Province from 8 January, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has warned the members of the commission to not reveal any information without an official permission and avoid having ties with the former commission’s team. On 8 January, Pierre Claver (...)
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RDB leaves CNARED

01-10-2019 The Burundian Democrats Rally- RDB party, wing of Jérèmie Minani is not satisfied with the achievements made by CNARED.  « Our counterparts continue to suffer in different refugee camps while those living in the country including thousands of illegal and political detainees are bullied”, says Jérèmie Minani, RDB chairman adding (...)
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Politicians oppose BIF 50 million required for presidential candidates in 2020

01-08-2019 The Ministry of Home Affairs met some leaders of political parties to analyze a draft bill on the electoral code for 2020 elections on 4 January. Among the innovations of the draft bill, a presidential candidate will put BIF 50 million instead of BIF 15 million required in the (...)
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Burundi First Lady Makes Confession

01-07-2019 During the crusade organized by the presidential family in Mwumba commune of Ngozi province from 26 to 31December, the Burundian First Lady shared “revelations” about the way the public affairs should be managed. She also prayed for Burundi. Iwacu gives verbatim transcription of her confession. Lord, you loathe abominations. (...)
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Amizero y’Abarundi coalition complains of exclusion in meeting on electoral code

01-04-2019 Agathon Rwasa, Chairman of the Coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi” deplores that the Ministry of Home Affairs didn’t invite the coalition to attend the meeting on the electoral code process. “We are not invited because the current constitution excludes us like many other Burundians,” says Rwasa, the first deputy (...)
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Politicians in exile fear for security after repatriation

01-03-2019 Burundian politicians in exile ask Burundi government to strengthen peace and security to encourage repatriation. Politicians in exile say there is no guarantee that people in exile and refugees will be in security once they return to their country. “We fled the country because there were killings and persecution (...)
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