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Imbonerakure are polite, dynamic and patriotic, says ruling party boss

12-02-2016 The Imbonerakure, a “dynamic and polite” youth group, are being unfairly represented as killers in order to justify killing them, according to General Secretary of Burundi’s ruling party, the CNDD-FDD. Speaking on 1 December, the Secretary General refuted accusations against the party’s youth group by the United Nations and (...)
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Former Tanzanian president promises roadmap to agreement in Burundi

12-02-2016 In a statement issued on 29 November, the facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue and former Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa said a roadmap for the Burundi Dialogue process was developed and presented to the Mediator President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on 2nd November 2016 following the EAC Summit decision. (...)
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Police spokesman: “Police and military don’t violate road safety code”

12-01-2016 Pierre Nkurikiye, the spokesman of the Burundi national police, refutes the accusations by the chairman of the road safety watchdog organization (OSR) that soldiers and police officers violate or fail to enforce the road safety code. The police spokesman said the accusations have no other purpose than tarnishing the (...)
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Senior advisor to Burundi President survived an assassination attempt

11-29-2016 Willy Nyamitwe, senior advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza in charge of communication has survived an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura in the night of the 28th November. Nyamitwe was slightly injured on his arm, one of his bodyguards killed and another one seriously injured. “He was attacked while (...)
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Rumonge : Crosses allegedly drawn on homes of political opponents

11-29-2016 Over the last week, residents of Mugomere and Birimba, two districts in the municipality of Rumonge (southern province), found black crosses drawn on their walls and fences overnight. Sources on the spot claim that the crosses were drawn by Imbonerakure [youth affiliated to the ruling CNDD-FDD party] on homes (...)
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“Edouard Nduwimana elected as Ombudsman”

11-28-2016 On Monday, 21 November, Edouard Nduwimana, was elected by the National Assembly as the new Burundi Ombudsman. 106 MPs voted for him, 9 against and one abstention. An aberration for some and satisfaction for others. On Tuesday, 22 November, inside the Kigobe Congress Hall, a day like no other. (...)
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Army officials seek to allay cadets’ fears for security

11-25-2016 “Be aware of unverified information on social media, and don’t listen to radios transmitting misleading information”, said Gaston Sindimwo, first Vice President, at a meeting with cadets who are often targeted with alarming information about their security. He called on the cadets to show unity and solidarity and told (...)
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Five people injured in an armed attack in Mwaro Province

11-23-2016 Five men, namely Isaac Sindayigaya, Richard Ndayisenga, Claude Nimbona, Georges Manirabona, Bizimana Hilaire were seriously injured in an attack by people armed with machetes and big sticks in the Muyange Zone of Nyabihanga Commune of Mwaro central province of Burundi. The incident took place in the night of 21 (...)
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New Ombudsman pledges to abide by the law

11-22-2016 After he was sworn in as the new Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana, told journalists he would carry out his mission according to laws regulating the institution. “I will try to fulfill my missions in accordance with the law on Ombudsman institution and the National Constitution with the support of  the (...)
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Controversial ex- Home Affairs Minister elected Burundi Ombudsman

11-22-2016 Former Minister of Home Affairs, Edouard Nduwimana, has been elected by Burundi Parliament as the future Ombudsman. The election has shocked some political and civil society leaders who cited his past divisive activities. Edouard Nduwimana, the second vice-president of the Burundian Parliament and former Minister of Home Affairs has (...)