Politics
' MPs from “Amizero y’Abarundi” coalition denounce “forced” contributions to 2020 elections

“Amizero y’Abarundi” MPs say electoral contribution is “illegal” and “unconstitutional”

01-18-2018 In a correspondence addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly, a group of 25 MPs of the Independent coalition “Amizero y’Abarundi” consider the process of collecting the contribution to 2020 elections as unclear and illegal. “We cannot support a process that violates the law”, reads the correspondence. They (...)
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Voter registration card for 2018 referendum to be used in 2020 elections

01-18-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), launched on 16 January, the registration of voters from Bujumbura City and Bujumbura Province in the constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018. He said this operation consists of drawing up a list of polling stations and registration offices. (...)
' The population called to vote for the revision of the Constitution.

Resigning National Electoral Commission?

01-15-2018 Some government delegates are already campaigning for yes in the upcoming constitutional referendum. This is not the moment, says the National Independent Electoral Commission –CENI, which said it does not have the power to stop the government from campaigning for the referendum. “The campaign for yes or no to (...)
' Pascal Barandagiye: "The contribution to the elections was requested by Burundians themselves"

Minister of Interior warns those who don’t want to contribute to 2020 elections

01-15-2018 The response given to the complaints of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Burundi-COSYBU on Saturday, 13 January by Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the Interior is unequivocal: “We intend to hold a dialogue with trade unionists. But, that they do not pretend to hinder the contribution process.” According to (...)
' Marie Bukuru: “The contribution should be voluntary and no given amount should be fixed”

Nurses’ unions call on government to suspend salary deduction for 2020 elections

01-12-2018 In a press release by the nursing staff -SYNAPA and SNTS unions issued this 10 January 2017, nurses claim that they are being charged a lot and illegally. They ask the government to suspend its measure to withdraw money from their salary. Marie Bukuru, legal representative of SNTS union (...)
' Prosper Ntahorwamiye: “CENI is unable to prohibit the government from campaigning in favour of the upcoming constitutional referendum”

CENI says to be unable to stop government campaign for upcoming referendum

01-10-2018 The National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has declared to be unable to prohibit the Burundian government from campaigning for a “yes vote” in the upcoming constitutional referendum before allowing all other partners to do so. CENI Spokesperson Prosper Ntahorwamiye says the government is taking advantage of the campaign to (...)
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Two loyal supporters of Agathon Rwasa arrested in Nyabihanga Commune

01-10-2018 Stany Ntakarutimana and Innocent Niyungeko, both supporters of the leader of the Burundian opposition, Agathon Rwasa were arrested on January 7, 2018, in Nyabihanga Commune of Mwaro province in the center of the country. According to Fabien Mahera, a political leader in Mwaro Province, the two staunch supporters of (...)
' Félix Ntahonkuriye, signatory of the declaration

FNL rebel movement chief of staff dismissed

01-09-2018 Major General Aloys Nzabampema and the president of this rebel movement, Isidore Nibizi have been dismissed from their functions, reads a statement issued on Friday, January 5, by Major General Felix Ntahonkuriye on behalf of the “FNL Movement Rehabilitation Committee”. The dismissed chief of staff is accused of divulging (...)
' Spokesman for the Minister of Interior, Térence Ntahiraja: “The 23 so-called Burundian civil society organizations that have called for resistance to the upcoming constitutional referendum no longer exist”

‘Teshwute’ campaign is null and void, says spokesman for Ministry of Interior

01-09-2018 The spokesman for the Minister of the Interior declared on January 8 that the citizen’s campaign launched on January 5 to obstruct the process to amend the Burundian Constitution is null and void. These civil society organizations no longer exist, he says. “23 so-called Burundian civil society organizations that (...)
' Nahayo Isabelle: “Burundi does not recognise the recent election of the EALA Speaker because the regulations governing the community were not respected.”

Will Burundian MPs accept to be part of EALA after controversial election?

01-08-2018 Isabelle Nahayo, Burundian Minister in charge of the East African Community says Burundi does not recognise the recent election of the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) because the regulations underlying the community were not respected. “Burundi has asked for clear explanations,” she says. As for the (...)