Politics
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EAC constitutional experts conclude their consultations in Burundi

01-21-2020 Eighteen constitutional experts from six partner states of the East African Community have brought to an end their national consultations in Burundi this January 20. They collected views of different stakeholders including the administration, banks, Burundi Revenue Authority, civil society organizations, religious denominations, women and youth associations, political parties, (...)
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Towards suspension of health assistance card?

01-17-2020 During the analysis and approval of two draft bills on childhood and health care as well as services at the National Assembly this January 15, MPs have raised concerns over the importance of using health assistance cards-CAM. MP Claude Kwizera wondered how the government agrees to provide health care (...)
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REACTIONS: “International support for press freedom in Burundi is real”

01-16-2020 The European Parliament today adopted a resolution condemning the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi in the run-up to the May 2020 elections. Parliamentarians have called for the release of Iwacu journalists. Tom Gibson of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the resolution. How did (...)
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Parliamentarians disagree over responsibility for crimes committed in Burundi

01-15-2020 “At least 140,000 Burundians were killed and others went missing in crises that Burundi experienced from 1885 to 2008,” said Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) when presenting the annual report before parliamentarians on Tuesday 14 January. According to CVR, over 4,000 mass graves (...)
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CVR discovers over 250 human remains in northern Bujumbura within one month

01-14-2020 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has exhumed between 250 and 270 human remains that were buried in a mass grave located in Kamenge neighborhood in the north the Economic Capital Bujumbura within one month. “We also discovered human remains and other personal materials such as clothes, watches, identity cards (...)
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Hanged and his tongue severed. Who killed Corporal Macumi?

01-13-2020 After his death on 29 December, Tharcisse Macumi, a corporal of the 22nd Battalion located in Gitega commune of Gitega province, was found two days later, hanged and his tongue cut in a huge bush on Mwumba hill of the same commune. Who killed him and for what reasons? (...)
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Over 5 million Burundians expected to participate in 2020 election

01-09-2020 Four Burundian Ministers visited this 8 January 2020 the data processing center of the Independent National Electoral Commission [CENI] to inquire about the progress of the activities of inputting voters who were registered during the partial voters’registration campaign organized from 9 to 12 December, 2019. This voters’ registration campaign (...)
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Four CNL party members arrested in Kiremba

01-03-2020 Benjamin Girukwishaka, CNL party leader in Kiremba commune of Ngozi province says police officers operating in the locality arrested Serges Nzambimana, Cédric Kadafi, Thomas and Désiré Nizigama from Buhama locality in Musasu area of Kiremba commune. “They surrounded their houses in the early morning of January 2. We tried (...)
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Politicians disagree on end of voters’ registration process

12-31-2019 The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has indicated that there is no additional time for the voters’ registration for the 2020 elections. However, some politicians are still asking for it though others are satisfied. Anicet Niyonkuru, chairman of CDP party deplores the measure taken by the National Independent Electoral Commission (...)
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Burundi President pleads for “fair trial” for Iwacu journalists in jail

12-30-2019 After a largely positive assessment he made for almost 15 years as the president of the Republic of Burundi, the recommendations for his successor, Pierre Nkurunziza shed light on the current people’s concerns during a publhttps://www.iwacu-burundi.org/englishnews/wp-admin/profile.phpic broadcast. It was last Thursday, December 26, in Gitega province. Here are some (...)