Politics
' Faustin Ndikumana, the Chairman of PARCEM

“Sanctions against Burundi”, only EAC pretext for refusal to sign EPA, says local NGO

05-24-2017 PARCEM says, to show solidarity, the EAC region should carry out concrete actions to help Burundi overcome its socio-economic and political woes. PARCEM, a local NGO, dismisses the claim that East African Community refusal to sign the EAC-EU Economic Pact Agreement (EPA) has something to do with solidarity with (...)
' The EAC Heads of State fully endorsed the assessment and adopted the dialogue progress report

Civil Society unsatisfied with outcomes of 18th EAC summit

05-23-2017 « The East African Community is unable to find a solution to the Burundi crisis which has already claimed more than 2,000 human lives, forced at least 500,000 people into exile, made hundreds of Burundians victims of enforced disappearances and led to arbitrary arrests of more than 8,000 people”, (...)
' EAC Heads of State seem to neglect Burundi crisis, politicians say

EAC Heads of State seem to neglect Burundi crisis, politicians say

05-23-2017 The EAC Heads of State met on 20 May, in Dar-Es-Salaam-Tanzania, in the 18th ordinary summit. Burundi politicians differ over the outcomes of the summit. “The outcomes of the 18th EAC Heads of state are somehow a satisfaction and disappointment”, says Tatien Sibomana, a politician from Uprona party. He (...)
' Kamenge area chief, Espérence Hakizimana says she was inside her home with her guests when the attack occurred.

Eight people injured in grenade attack in northern Bujumbura

05-22-2017 Residents of Kamenge say they are perplexed by the escalating violence in their area. At least eight people were injured in a grenade explosion on Saturday evening in Kamenge area, northern Bujumbura, police source says. The grenade exploded in front of the home of Kamenge area chief, Espérence Hakizimana. (...)
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China “at the bedside” of Burundi

05-22-2017 The Chinese Vice President made a three-day visit to Burundi last week. A breath of fresh air for Bujumbura. Strengthening its cooperation in the fields of education, energy, mining and infrastructure was Beijing’s priority for a three-day visit to Bujumbura. But it goes well beyond that since China has (...)
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Deutsche Welle Journalist detained in DRC, family says

05-21-2017 A Burundian journalist working for Deutsche Welle, Antideteste Niragira called his family at midday on 19 May to tell them he had been arrested by intelligence agents in DRC. The family believes he is being held in dungeons controlled by the intelligence services in South Kivu, across the border (...)
' From left to right: Pacifique Nininahazwe, Pierre Claver                                                                                                                                                                          Mbonimpa (President of APRODH) and Armel Niyongere.

Top exiled civil society activists doubt Facilitator’s willingness to end Burundi crisis

05-18-2017 Exiled civil society leaders say they doubt Benjamin Mkapa’s willingness to help end the Burundi crisis. The Facilitator recently invited them to a two-day meeting due to take place in Entebbe, Uganda from 24 May. The invitation excludes rights group leaders wanted by the Burundi justice. They will be (...)
' Police accuse Amizero y’Abarundi MP of supporting criminals

Police accuse Amizero y’Abarundi MP of supporting criminals

05-18-2017 The police spokesman accuses Térence Manirambona, MP elected in the political coalition Amizeroy’Abarundi of supporting a group of criminals responsible for many crimes committed in Gitega. The MP rejects these accusations which he describes unfounded. The police announced yesterday the dismantling of a group of criminals. According to police (...)
' Three people killed in grenade attack in Musaga

Three people killed in grenade attack in Musaga

05-18-2017 Cédric Kwizera, Reagan Ndayizeye and Audifax Harerimana have been killed in a grenade attack in the night of 17 May 2017, in Gikoto area of Musaga southern neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura. “They were with their friend they had come to visit when an unidentified criminal threw a grenade (...)
' From left to right: Pacifique Nininahazwe, Pierre Claver                                                                                                                                                                          Mbonimpa (President of APRODH) and Armel Niyongere.

Civil Society leaders concerned over their security in Entebbe forthcoming meeting

05-17-2017 The office of the facilitator of the Inter-Burundian dialogue intends to invite the civil society leaders in exile from 24 to 25 May in Entebbe, Uganda.  However, the invitation to the meeting offers no insurance with regard to their participation. “Acknowledge that neither the office of the facilitator of (...)