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' Burundi continues  preparing to host 20th COMESA summit

20th COMESA Heads of State Summit to be relocated for security reasons

05-24-2018 After Sindiso N’gwenya, Secretary General of COMESA declared on May 18th that the 20th summit of COMESA Heads of State and government which was expected to take place in Burundi from 1 to 10 June 2018 will be postponed and relocated to Lusaka, the Secretary of and Spokesman for (...)
' Agathon Rwasa, chairman of Amizero y’Abarundi “all Burundian people have any profit from the new constitution except a group of some individuals close to president Nkurunziza”

With draft constitution, Burundi took step back, says boss of opposition coalition

05-23-2018 Burundi organized a constitutional referendum on 17 May to change the current constitution adopted in 2005. Independent National Electoral Commission announced on 21 May that 73. 26% voted in favor of the new constitution while 19.36 voted against. Agathon Rwasa, Chairman of opposition coalition Amizero y’Abarundi says he is (...)
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Results of constitutional referendum differently appreciated

05-23-2018 After the publication of the results of the constitutional referendum, different politicians react about these results, highly appreciated by some and heavily criticized by others. CNDD-FDD party acknowledges the result of the constitutional referendum. Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Secretary General of this party says the referendum allowed Burundians to freely (...)
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Will Burundi host 20th COMESA summit in June?

05-22-2018 Ambiguity reigns around the 20th summit of COMESA organization. While we can read on the official website of COMESA that the 20th summit is to be held in Lusaka, Zambia in July 2018 , the spokesperson for the government says Burundi has not yet got any official document attesting (...)
' Pierre Claver Ndayicariye presenting the provisional results of the 17 May referendum before ministers, ambassadors, SCOs and political leaders

Provisional referendum results: « Amizero y’Abarundi » intends to make appeal to Constitutional court

05-22-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission says the vote for the constitutional amendment has won the referendum with 73. 26 % against 19. 34% for the vote against the constitutional. He says out of 4,755, 216 registered voters throughout the country, 4,576 296 have voted (...)
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Constitutional referendum: Peaceful but riddled with irregularities

05-21-2018 On May 17, 2018, Burundian citizens eligible to vote woke up early in the morning to cast a vote for or against the draft of the new Constitution. 5,008,742 voters were expected for this constitutional referendum to which they massively responded to. The vote went well overall although a (...)
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Germany: “Constitutional referendum sabotages international community efforts to solve Burundi crisis”

05-18-2018 “Burundians voted yesterday for a new Constitution. It would lead to a shift of power in favor of the ruling party. The incumbent Burundi president could remain in office until 2034, “reads a press release issued by the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany a day after (...)
' Pierre Céléstin Ndikumana: “It's a masquerade, a fabrication and a game,”

Burundi: Politicians disagree over 17 May referendum running

05-18-2018 After the 17 May referendum, Burundians are still waiting for the results from the National Independent Electoral Commission. However, politicians do not converge on the way the referendum was run. Pierre Célestin Ndikumana, chairman of the Parliamentary group of MPs from the coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi”, says there (...)
' People waiting to vote at Lycée Muramvya polling station.

Four people arrested in Muramvya province amid referendum

05-17-2018 4 people have been arrested this Thursday May 17, 2018. They were accused of disrupting the constitutional referendum process. Patrick, aged 30, was arrested in the morning of this Thursday at a polling station located at Lycée Muramvya. After casting a vote, the young man tore up the ballot (...)
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When voting means protection

05-17-2018 Bujumbura inhabitants like all Burundians, have participated massively in the constitutional referendum held this May 17, 2017. Voting began at 6 am in the morning. Until noon, more than half of the expected voters in Musaga, Kanyosha and Kinindo neighborhoods in the south of Bujumbura had already voted. Some (...)
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