Politics
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Repatriation of Burundian refugees at all costs

09-16-2019 Since 9 September, Burundian refugees in Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania have been deprived of markets. The situation was exacerbated by the agreement signed between Tanzania and Burundi to launch a huge campaign of mass return of refugees from October 1st. Markets in Nyarugusu camp have been closed since 9 (...)
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CFOR-Arusha not to participate in 2020 elections

09-13-2019 Charles Nditije, one of the founders of the Coalition of Burundian Opposition Forces for the Restoration of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement-CFOR-Arusha has said the coalition is against the 2020 elections. “The electoral process will be organized in a biased framework,” he said adding that the political and (...)
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RANAC party to participate in 2020 elections at any cost

09-12-2019 Aloys Baricako, Chairman of RANAC says his party is determined to participate in the 2020 elections under any circumstances. “The texts governing our party are clear. RANAC party will no longer boycott the elections unless there is a major force preventing all Burundians from partaking in them,” he says. (...)
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USA for voluntary repatriation of refugees in Great Lakes Region

09-12-2019 At a press conference held this Wednesday, September 11, the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa has said the repatriation of Burundian refugees judged to be “forced” by some people, must follow a voluntary process. J. Peter Pham has said “the forced repatriation of refugees (...)
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Exiled politicians plead for protection of Burundians refugees

09-09-2019 Politicians in exile have submitted a correspondence to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres requesting his intervention in the protection of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzanian refugee camps. That correspondence signed on September 4 states that the decision made between the Burundian and Tanzanian governments will compromise the security (...)
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Sources report widespread arrests in Rumonge

09-06-2019 Leaders of the opposition parties in Rumonge southern province say they are worried about the arrests of their members while political tension has eased after the meeting held by the governor. They demand that the law be respected. Sources report three people including a soldier arrested on September 2 (...)
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EAC faced with several challenges

09-05-2019 While responding to MPs’ questions this September 5th, the Burundian Minister in charge of the EAC Affairs has said many challenges hinder the full integration of the community. Isabelle Ndahayo says some of the decisions taken by EAC institutions are not implemented due to the lack of will by (...)
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COI urges that vigilance be maintained on Burundi in run-up to 2020 elections

09-05-2019 “The UN Security Council should keep an eye on Burundi in this pre- electoral period,” said Doudou Diène, chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (CIO) at a press conference organized in Geneva on September 3. He has said the commission looked into violations and abuses committed (...)
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Three young girls beaten in Bwambarangwe

09-04-2019 Joséphine Mpfukamensabe, Vestine Muhawenimana and Alphonsine Niyonsenga, three young girls from the same family aged 22, 18 and 15 respectively have been beaten by Fébronie Niyingabire, Administrator of Bwambarangwe Commune in Kirundo Province in the north of Burundi on 2 September. It was around 2:00 p.m. in front of (...)
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Burundi achieved positive results in combating corruption, says Good Governance Minister

09-04-2019 In the workshop held on September 3rd, the Burundian Minister of Good Governance has said Burundi has achieved good results in the fight against corruption. Jeanne d’Arc Kagayo, Burundian Minister of Good Governance says several new administrative and judicial institutions have been created to combat corruption and corruption-related crimes. (...)
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