Politics
' Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzanian President Pombe Magufuli condemned the ICC decision without consulting them.

ICC affair: When the EAC gets involved

11-20-2017 Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents condemn the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate Burundi. The Heads of State say this measure hampers efforts to promote peace in Burundi. Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli went to meet his Ugandan counterpart in Masaka, Uganda on Sunday 11 November. At the end (...)
' Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana:  “We are at 50% of CVR  achievements and expect to accomplish CVR goals”

CVR: Around 4600 testimonies collected in Ruyigi and Muramvya Provinces

11-17-2017 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR conducted a campaign in Muramvya and Ruyigi Provinces from 16 October to 7 November in Muramvya to collect evidence about what happened in Burundi since 1972 and identify the mass graves that should exist in those provinces. Around 2305 testimonies have been collected in (...)
' Pancrace Cimpaye, spokesman for CNARED “"CNARED cannot, under any circumstance, endorse plans to completely suspend the Arusha Peace Agreement”

Burundi opposition coalition CNARED not to participate in upcoming talks’ session

11-16-2017 The coalition of opposition political parties in exile CNARED says it will not participate in the inter-Burundian talks scheduled from 26 November to 8 December in Arusha. The facilitation plans to repatriate the dialogue process in Burundi, which is a way to exclude opponents in exile, according to CNARED. (...)
' The proposals for the Constitution amendment would be referred to the CNDI report

Politicians disagree over procedure used by Constitution amendment Commission

11-16-2017 A six-month term given to the Commission in charge of amending the Burundi Constitution has expired this 15 November. The commission in charge of amending the Burundi Constitution ended its term and has already suggested the provisions to be amended. However, some politicians diverge on the procedure adopted by (...)
' Human trafficking phenomena is not new in Burundi: Victims of human trafficking in 2016

Human trafficking keeps on increasing, victims’ families ask for help

11-15-2017 More than 356 women and girls are victims of human trafficking since January 2017. Cases of people who leave families are observed in Bujumbura popular neighbourhoods. Some women decide to abandon their families to go to the Gulf Countries. The most popular neighbourhoods namely Kinama and Kamenge are the (...)
' Barricades erected by protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza 2015 reelection in Jabe, Bujumbura

‘Young Pioneers for Peace’ committed to promoting peace after 2015 violence in Burundi

11-15-2017 A group of 15 youth from Muha Commune in Bujumbura initiated ‘Young Pioneers for Peace’ to promote peace in Burundi. Their goal is to break the prejudice between young people affiliated to different political parties so as to prevent violence. By the end of 2015, a group of 15 (...)
' Evariste Ngayimpenda, member of Amizero Y’Abarundi political coalition "This unilateral process to amend the constitution reflects the will of president Nkurunziza to govern for life through a constitutional monarchy type system."

Change of constitution is a breach to Arusha Agreement, Burundi opposition warns

11-13-2017 “This unilateral process to amend the constitution reflects the will of president Nkurunziza to govern for life through a constitutional monarchy type system,” reads a letter of 8November signed by Nestor Girukwishaka, on behalf of Agathon Rwasa , Evariste Ngayimpenda, members of the Amizero political coalition and Juvenal Ngorwanubusa, (...)
' Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzanian President Pombe Magufuli condemned the ICC decision without consulting them.

CNARED condemns Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents’ position over ICC decision

11-13-2017 CNARED, the opposition coalition in exile deplores the position of the Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents saying the latter have not a convincing argument. In a meeting held in Masaka in Uganda this 11 November, Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents condemned the recent decision of the ICC authorizing the prosecutor to (...)
' Michel Kafando, Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Burundi

UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi attempts to resume inter-Burundi dialogue

11-06-2017 In his visit to Burundi last week, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Michel Kafando, discussed the inter-Burundian dialogue with the Ombudsman. Politicians say he should have met with them as well. The UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi has just concluded a week-long visit to (...)
' The new Constitution will allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for the 2020 elections

President Nkurunziza could run for other terms in office

11-06-2017 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 (...)