Politics
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Iwacu bitterly criticized by CNC

07-15-2019 Burundi media regulator-CNC has published its annual report. Iwacu newspaper is accused of serious misconduct. During the presentation of the annual report on the Burundian media situation this July 9th, the chairman of CNC has accused Iwacu newspaper of publishing unbalanced information stirring up trouble, slander, etc. ,. An (...)
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US recommends free and transparent elections in Burundi

07-10-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the 243rd independence anniversary, the US Embassy in Burundi has said the 2020 elections will have significant consequences on people. “Elections are crucial for Burundi. They must be free, transparent, fair and inclusive,” says Eunice Sharon Reddick, Chargé d’affaires of the US (...)
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Is colonialism sequel cause of major problems in Burundi?

07-09-2019 At the time when the Burundian government claims that most of problems that the country is faced with were caused by colonialism and neocolonialism, some Burundian politicians find these arguments unfounded. Professor Evariste Ngayimpenda, who attended the 4th Conference of Burundi Research Network held last week in Nairobi contradicts (...)
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End of unpopular contributions on elections eve

07-08-2019 On the occasion of the 57th independence anniversary, the President of the Republic of Burundi announced the suspension of contributions to the 2020 elections. A collection not always popular that has accumulated the budget bulk for the upcoming elections. More than 90% of the budget allocated to the organization (...)
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CVR applauds decision to change some public infrastructure names

07-04-2019 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission [CVR] applauds the measure taken by President Pierre Nkurunziza to give names of some personalities who marked the Burundian history to public infrastructures and historic places. In a press conference held on 2 July, Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, CVR Chairman said “the President decision aims (...)
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EACJ dismisses Burundi case challenging EALA Speaker election

07-04-2019 On July 2nd, the East African Court of Justice-EACJ dismissed the case filed by the Republic of Burundi protesting against the election of Martin Ngoga as EALA Speaker The accusations made by the Republic of Burundi that the election of the 4th EALA Speaker was not fair are “unfounded (...)
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One shot dead in Kanyosha zone in Bujumbura city

07-03-2019 In the night of July 1st, a woman was killed in Kajiji locality of Kanyosha zone in Bujumbura city along National Road 3-RN3. “It was around 9 pm when I heard gunshots. I could not go out because I was afraid. Today morning, we have realized that a woman (...)
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Exclusive interview with Faustin Ndikumana: “Our analyzes disturb”

07-01-2019 For the first time after the suspension of his organization, the President of PARCEM, a local NGO involved in changing people’s mindset, has spoken to the media. He does not understand this sudden and extreme measure. For him, PARCEM’s analytical work based on unquestionable facts was rather more useful (...)
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National electoral commission presents 2020 electoral timetable

06-29-2019 The National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has presented this 28 June the timetable for the upcoming 2020 elections. Pierre-Claver Kazihise, CENI Chairman has announced the presidential, legislative and communal council elections will be held on the same day (May 20, 2020). Elections for senators will be held on July (...)
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Is CNL party undesirable?

06-24-2019 After the destruction of their party’s office in Nyabiraba commune, nine activists of the National Congress for Liberty (CNL) accused of arson were sentenced to two years in prison. The leaders of this party accuse the Imbonerakure and the administration of being behind this fire but the latter reject (...)
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