Politics
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Thirty CNL party members arrested in Ngozi within four days

11-14-2019 Térence Manirambona, Spokesperson for CNL party said at least 30 CNL party members from Marangara, Gashikanwa and Nyamurenza communes in Ngozi province have been arrested and detained in communal dungeons since 10 November. “All CNL leaders from those localities were also detained”, he said adding that one party member (...)
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CNDD-FDD party boss calls on Burundians to choose good leaders

11-14-2019 “When they started the fight against the existing regime of that time, many Burundians did not support them. But now, they are enjoying peace that resulted from their efforts,” said Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD-FDD at the official launch of the week dedicated to the (...)
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Morale of detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group suffering

11-13-2019 The morale of four journalist of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza, imprisoned in Bubanza prison declined on Tuesday 12 November 2019. It was the day after the judges of the Ntahangwa Court of Appeal went to (...)
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Detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group asked to appear by surprise

11-12-2019 Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal. Those journalists (...)
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2020 Elections : End of illusions for opposition parties

11-11-2019 Opposition parties lay into the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). According to them, this commission favored the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the composition of its dismemberments. CENI rather speaks of a well done job. According to Térence Manirambona, spokesman for the National Congress for Liberty (CNL), his party got (...)
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Son of political opponent arrested in Bujumbura

11-09-2019 The son of LéonceNgendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya-FRODEBU party is detained at the Special Research Bureau (BSR) since November 7 and is undergoing interrogation. Mr Ngendakumana believes he was arrested for political reasons. Lambert Bibonimana, was kidnapped in the night of November 7 around 9 p.m. by unidentified people (...)
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CNL party worried about possible attacks on its leaders

11-08-2019 The secretary general of National Congress for Liberty (CNL), an opposition party, says there would be a plan to eliminate leaders of the CNL. He accuses some officials of the ruling CNDD-FDD party and some administrative officials of being behind that plan. “CNL party has obtained information about a (...)
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National electoral commission deplores persistence of political intolerance in Burundi

11-08-2019 Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission –CENI says it is unfortunate that there are still reports of political intolerance throughout the country six months before the 2020 elections. “This is a clear indication that some people have not benefited from the campaign on the strengthening (...)
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Burundi: New political party appears on political scene

11-05-2019 The new political party-Front for Ideological and Democratic Change (FCID) Imvugakuri applied for approval this Monday, November 4 at the Ministry of the Interior. Dénis Nduwayo, the legal representative of this party made up of young people and leaders “concerned with development change” says their goal is to find (...)
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Rweza / Muyira : Escalation in arrests of CNL party members

11-04-2019 There is a wave of arrests in this locality after the assassination attempt of the Muyira zone chief in Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura province, on the night of Friday 25 October. The National Congress for Liberty (CNL) denounces a manhunt towards its activists. In the small village of Rweza, (...)