Politics
' Evariste Ndayishimiye: “There are brave people who sacrificed their lives for peace and democracy”.

Controversies arise over celebration of week dedicated to former combatants

11-14-2018 The ruling party CNDD-FDD celebrates the week dedicated to combatants to pay tribute to the brave fighters who died on the battlefield. During opening ceremonies which took place this November 12, 2018, the leaders of the party says it is a way of strengthening peace. Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General (...)
' Chergui

There should be no foreign influence on talks among Burundians, says President Spokesperson

11-14-2018 Jean Claude Ndenzako, Spokesperson for President Pierre Nkurunziza says foreigners cannot hinder or advance the inter-Burundian dialogue. Only Burundians should discuss their matters, he said this after the visit of Smaël Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security to Burundi for two days. Smaël Chergui visited Burundi from 5 (...)
' Agathon Rwasa: “It is not at all identical in reality”

Agathon Rwasa appeals to Home Affairs Ministry decision

11-13-2018 MP Agathon Rwasa says his new political party ( National Liberty Front-FNL Amizero y’Abarundi) seeking to be approved hasn’t any similarity with any existing political party. “It is not at all identical in reality,” he has said after submitting a letter shedding light on the arguments advanced by the (...)
' EAC

What’s next after Arusha?

11-12-2018 The proposal for a way out of the crisis by the political class that was present in Arusha at the 5th round of the dialogue requires among other things the involvement of foreigners in some mechanisms. Bujumbura speaks about a utopia. The opposition does not beat about the bush. (...)
' Pascal Barandagiye Ministre de l'interieur et de la formation partriotique

Ministry of the Interior rejects Agathon Rwasa request to create new party

11-09-2018 The Ministry of the Interior has made public an answer to MP Rwasa’s request to create a new political party this November 8, 2018. It is rejected. Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the Interior, says he could not agree to the request of MP Agathon Rwasa for the approval of (...)
' Venant Burikukiye

Two local CSOs against results of 5th dialogue session

11-08-2018 In a joint statement issued on November 6, CAPES and PISC Burundi local NGOs have said the office of the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has failed. Hamza Venant Burikukiye, chairman of CAPES+ says the results of the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian dialogue bring no added value to (...)
' William Benjamin Mkapa, in consultation with members of his office

Arusha, end of story

11-05-2018 The “5th and last session of the inter-Burundian dialogue” boycotted by Bujumbura, CNDD-FDD and its allies has been concluded. Only the opposition was at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. Return on an announced failure of the regional mediation. By Abbas Mbazumutima, Iwacu special envoy. It is at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in (...)
' Buganda residents filled with fear

Population in Nyamitanga gripped by fear

11-03-2018 Strengthened military patrols, overnight patrols by the population, residents of Nyamitanga area in Cibitoke province are gripped by fear. They are afraid of the attack of armed groups from the DRC. “We are afraid attackers will come back,” say residents of Nyamitanga area, Buganda Commune in Cibitoke Province, north-western (...)
' olivier et Mutabazi

Politicians absent in 5th dialogue session criticize resolution proposal

10-31-2018 After a week of deep discussions in the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, participants came up with a common roadmap i.e. the resolution proposal for Burundi crisis. However, politicians who were not present in the session strongly criticize it. Jean De Dieu Mutabazi, chairman of RADEBU party says (...)
' Expelled Burundians in trucks escorted by the police

Burundians expelled from DRC to be judged over security disturbance

10-31-2018 54 prisoners expelled from Congo have been interrogated by the public prosecutor in Bujumbura this Tuesday October 30. They are mainly accused of disturbing the internal security of the state. Those who were questioned are part of a team of 124 alleged rebels expelled from Congo last year. They (...)
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