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UNIIB accuses Bujumbura of serious violations

09-26-2016 The conclusions of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) published on Tuesday 20 September, stimulated much attention. The report accuses Bujumbura of grave human rights violations. The UNIIB report considers that these violations can be qualified as crimes against humanity and warns against a probable genocide. This (...)
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CNIDH: “Mpimba prison meets detention standards”

09-21-2016 “We found that this is a well-kept prison. We cannot say it is pretty good but detention conditions are quite good given international and the country living standards,” says Jean -Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the Independent National Commission of Human rights ( CNIDH) on Tuesday, September 20 at Mpimba (...)
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A police vehicle attacked with grenades in center of Bujumbura

09-20-2016 Bwiza residents report that two grenades exploded in the night of September,19 around 8pm on the 3rd Avenue, in Bwiza neighborhood of Bujumbura capital center. “A police pickup truck was on this avenue. Suddenly, we heard a grenade explosion. After a few minutes of silence, another one exploded. We (...)
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Abel Gashatsi: “My mission is to bring together all Badasigana”

09-19-2016 On the occasion of the celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the victory of UPRONA party, the new president of the party Abel Gashatsi is pleased his party has now new governing bodies from bottom to top. His main mission is to gather all UPRONA members. Gashatsi expresses his (...)
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“The TRC needs to be supported!”

09-19-2016 Challenged, accused of being ineffective and inappropriate, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is far from winning unanimous support. Bishop Nahimana, the president of the commission is confident, however and makes a plea. Since its inception, the TRC has not won unanimous support, what about today? The TRC, which (...)
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2nd East African Community Child Rights Conference held in Nairobi

09-15-2016 The 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference was held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-26 August. The conference, placed under the theme “Coordinated and Sustained Investment in Children,” saw thirty children from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan come together to discuss children’s rights (...)
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Rwanda: Imbonerakure capture Rwandans in the Akanyaru valley

09-15-2016 Imbonerakure have kidnapped and ransomed Rwandan civilians in the Akanyaru Valley in the south of Rwanda, locals in the southern province say. Security in Rwanda’s Akanyaru Valley has worsened since July, locals told Iwacu. Imbonerakure sleep in the valley. When we go there to look for grass for cattle, (...)
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Senior military commander targeted in grenade attack

09-14-2016 An unknown criminal has thrown a grenade around 7pm on 13 September in Carama neighborhood of Ntahangwa Commune in Bujumbura, the capital. The attack allegedly targeted a senior military officer and former AMISOM commander, currently working in the defense ministry. “We were sitting near a container when the grenade (...)
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Agathon Rwasa :”I’m not in the institutions to swallow CNDD-FDD theses”

09-12-2016 Relations between Agathon Rwasa and the power are not good as the statements from both sides show. The vice president of the National Assembly explains himself and also communicates his views on some topical issues.   How do you feel today as the n⁰2 within the national assembly? I (...)
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No investigation results on Italian nuns murdered in Bujumbura so far

09-09-2016 Two years on, Xaverian missionary sisters of Mary were brutally murdered in twin attacks on Sunday 7 September and 8 September Monday in their convent known as Guido Maria Conforti parish in the north of Bujumbura. The police said that two sisters, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, aged 75 (...)