Politics
' Smael Chergui, UN Commissioner for Peace and Security”  Burundi signed with me a memorandum of understanding that allows the African Union to transfer these salaries to the benefit of the Burundian National Defense and our soldiers”

UN says delayed peacekeeper salaries soon to be paid

01-20-2017 After months of no pay, Burundi soldiers in Somalia are paid in less than a month, UN envoy tells Burundi during visit. “We have settled this issue with the Burundian authorities. Burundi signed with me a memorandum of understanding that allows the African Union to transfer these salaries to (...)
' Smail Chergui AU Commissioner for Peace and Security placing a wreath on Major General Juvénal Niyoyunguruza’s grave

AU pays tribute to Burundian soldiers killed in Somalia

01-19-2017 Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, arrived in Bujumbura in the afternoon of 18 January 2017. He paid tribute to the Burundian soldiers who lost their lives in the fighting against the Al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia. Chergui laid a wreath on the grave of Brigadier General (...)
' Ben Mkapa

Presidential term limit and National Union Government discussed in Arusha

01-17-2017 The mediator in the Burundi conflict, William Benjamin Mkapa, organized a session on 16 January in Arusha for different stakeholders in the Burundi crisis. The presidential term limit and formation of a Government of National Union have mainly been discussed among other points, says Bamvuginyumvira, Chairman of opposition party (...)
' Félix Nsabimana, Chief of Cibitoke zone: "Peace and security are currently prevalent."

Several Mutakura and Cibitoke residents back home

01-17-2017 Residents of Mutakura and Cibitoke areas located in northern Bujumbura say several of their neighbors who had fled to other places during the demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term have now returned except some who went abroad. About 50 percent of the refugees have returned, local administration says. (...)
' Burundian troops in Peacekeeping mission in Somalia-AMISOM

Burundi soon withdrawing its troops from Somalia…

01-16-2017 The deputy head of the civilian cabinet to the president wrote a letter on January 10 to the minister of foreign affairs emphasizing the imminent withdrawal and immediate return of Burundian troops engaged in peace keeping mission in Somalia. According to Dr Sabine Ntakarutimana, Deputy Head of the civilian (...)
' The number of killings is increasing in Muyira zone, a person killed on 11 January 2016

Six people arrested following death of three people in Kanyosha

01-16-2017 Three people have been killed in an attack perpetrated in Kavumu area of Muyira zone in Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura Province, on 14 January. Six people have been arrested for investigations. Unknown armed men shot three people including two men and a kid aged 10 in Kavumu area of (...)
' Electoral campaign of Cndd-Fdd party

Does Pierre Nkurunziza intend to run for another term?

01-16-2017 Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has advanced the possibility of his candidacy in the 2020 elections. An announcement that arouses controversy. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana “If the new Constitution allows it and the people demand it, I will not refuse”. An announcement by Pierre (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Police: “We realized there are two types of kidnapping: Simulated and real kidnapping”

Cases of kidnapping on the rise in Burundi, police say

01-13-2017 The spokesman for the Burundian national police, Pierre Nkurikiye, held a press conference on Thursday clarifying the acts of kidnapping and swindling that are becoming more common in Burundi. Recently, there have been many cases of kidnapping all over the country, the police conducted investigation. “Since 2015 the rate (...)
' A mass grave in Gasenyi locality of Rusaka Commune in Mwaro Central Province.

Mass grave dating from 1972 discovered in Mwaro province

01-12-2017 People, who were preparing the ground to build a new school in Gasenyi locality in Rusaka commune of Mwaro central Province, have discovered a mass grave which contains bones and skulls of people. Some of the residents found in that locality on Wednesday 11 January 2017 say the mass (...)
' Vital Nshimirimana, Burundi civil society activist living in exile

Anti-Nkurunziza Third Term Civil Society accuses Mkapa of excluding them from dialogue

01-12-2017 The campaign “Halt to the third term of Pierre Nkurunziza” says Mkapa excludes anti-third term of Pierre Nkurunziza civil society members from peace talks. Vital Nshimirimana, Campaign leader, says that while the mediator in the Burundian conflict is planning a briefing session for externally-based opponents to Burundi regime and (...)