Politics
' Agathon Rwasa: “I am in danger”

Agathon Rwasa: “I am in danger”

02-20-2017 The first vice-president of the National Assembly announces a fabrication intended to move him away from the 2020 elections. Would there be a concocted scheme against you? There are, indeed, plans to harm me for political reasons. I have accurate information. Would you give more details? There is talk (...)
' William Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in Burundi Conflict “"The timing is not right to amend the Burundi constitution,"

Do not amend Burundi’s constitution, Mkapa says

02-18-2017 The 4th round of the inter-Burundi dialogue has taken place in Arusha, Tanzania, to try to resolve the current Burundi crisis. The ruling party, CNDD-FDD, refuses to sit down with the main coalition of political opponents in exile, CNARED, saying they are wanted criminals in Burundi. The facilitator met (...)
' Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi Government boycotts the Arusha dialogue

02-16-2017 The Burundian Government spokesman announced on 15 February that the Government would not be represented in the inter-Burundi dialogue session scheduled from 16 to 18 February in Arusha, Tanzania. “The Government has decided not to send a delegation to Arusha to attend the inter-Burundian dialogue session scheduled from 16 (...)
' Civil society and some politicians have no great hopes for Arusha results

Civil society and some politicians have no great hopes for Arusha results

02-15-2017 Whereas the second session of inter-Burundi dialogue is to start soon, different opinions from both the civil society and some political protagonists show that they don’t believe in the dialogue results. “Our conviction is that any negotiated solution will only be viable if it is, on the one hand, (...)
' gaston  sindi

Burundi Government not satisfied with some political opponents invited in Arusha

02-14-2017 Burundi First Vice President accuses the facilitation in the Burundi conflict of creating political problems by inviting unregistered political parties and coup plotters in the next dialogue scheduled from 16 to 18 February in Arusha, Tanzania. The facilitation team led by President William Benjamin Mkapa is responsible for holding (...)
' Security forces' quick reaction prevents the lynching or torturing of suspected thieves.

Police urge security apparatus to react quickly to stifle mob justice

02-13-2017 The police call on all actors in security to rapidly intervene as reports of vigilante justice cases keep on coming in. “We urge mixed security committees to react quickly to prevent mob justice when criminal incidents occur”, says Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Burundi National Police. The police spokesman (...)
' Evariste Ngayimpenda and Charles Nditije, before the disagreement arose

Uprona of opposition: “Nyakurization” on the horizon?

02-13-2017 Tensions are running higher within Uprona party of the opposition. The president of this party has been suspended from his duties. A decision that has neither meaning nor effect, says Charles Nditije. “The current president remains Charles Nditije,” said Bonaventure Gasutwa, newly appointed by Charles Nditije as a spokesman (...)
' Pascal Barandagiye, Burundi Home Affairs’ minister, at the hearing with Abel Mbilinyi UNHCR representative.

Home affairs minister claims UNHCR figures are untrue

02-11-2017 Burundi’s Home Affairs minister said on 9 February at the hearing with UNHCR representative in Burundi that figures released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, about Burundians fleeing the country are untrue. UNHCR said that hundreds of people are fleeing the country every week. «The number (...)
' Arusha second session is to begin soon.

Inter-Burundian dialogue resumes next week in Arusha

02-11-2017 Burundi Dialogue Facilitator’s office has announced the resumption of the dialogue from 16 to 18 February in Arusha. Eight points are on the agenda. “Everyone is invited to participate in this dialogue so that we can find solutions to our problems but through an inclusive dialogue”, says Willy Nyamitwe, (...)
' Tatien Sibomana:  “Why are Tutsi former Vice-President and the Speaker of National Assembly not invited?”

Tutsi not sufficiently represented in dialogue, says political opponent

02-09-2017 Tutsi minorities were not sufficiently represented in inter-Burundian dialogue rounds held in Arusha, according to a member of UPRONA party, the wing not recognized by Burundi government. He asked the Facilitator in the Burundi conflict to enhance the representation of Tutsi in the next dialogue rounds. «We expressed our (...)