Politics
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Another turn of the screw before 2020

05-20-2019 The 4th anniversary of the failed coup of 2015 has been characterized by a firm tone of power. On the eve of the 2020 elections, tensions are far from being eased. The remembrance of four years after the failed coup in 2015 by the power of Gitega has been (...)
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Justice decision to seize properties of alleged coup plotters arouses controversy

05-17-2019 Politicians’ opinions diverge on the decision made by Burundi Justice to seize properties of Burundians allegedly involved in the 2015 failed coup. In a statement jointly issued on Wednesday May 15, the Attorney General of the Republic and the President of the Supreme Court have decided to seize real (...)
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Justice seizes properties of 42 Burundians allegedly involved in 2015 failed coup

05-16-2019 In a statement jointly issued on Wednesday, May 15, the Attorney General of the Republic and the President of the Supreme Court have decided to seize the real estate of nine Burundians accused of being involved in the May 13, 2015 failed coup. The measure is applied on two (...)
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Ngozi / Gashikanwa : Students become victims of political intolerance

05-14-2019 At least 6 members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL have been detained since May 4, in the cell of Gashikanwa commune in Ngozi province. Their families denounce harassment by the youth wing of the ruling party CNDD-FDD. The latter rejects categorically these accusations. In the fine rain, on (...)
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Three CNL members arrested in southern Rumonge

05-14-2019 Three members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL including the representative of this party in Bugarama Commune of Rumonge in the south of Burundi are detained in the custody of Rumonge National Intelligence Service. The CNL representative in Rumonge denounces political intolerance. Léonidas Nicintije was arrested on 11 May (...)
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EU encourage dialogue with Burundi

05-10-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the Europe Day this 9 May, Wolfram Vetter, the EU Ambassador to Burundi has admitted that the relations between Burundi and the European Union have not been harmonious over the past three years. He argues that opportunities were not always seized in (...)
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Internal and external opposition: Towards forming solid platform?

05-10-2019 At least fifteen opposition political leaders from and outside Burundi met from 3 to 5 May in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, one of the participants in this conclave reveals. Two objectives were on the agenda: the evaluation of the political situation prevailing in Burundi after the holding of the (...)
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President Pierre Nkurunziza calls on officials to strengthen security

05-09-2019 President Pierre Nkurunziza met on May 7 in Mutaho commune of Gitega province in central Burundi, the administration, security, defense and justice officials to assess the prevailing security situation in the country. Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako, spokesman for the president says” his boss is satisfied with the current security (...)
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National broadcast reporter imprisoned for three days

05-08-2019 Jean Claude Nshimirimana, a journalist of the national radio (RTNB), remains incarcerated since Sunday, May 5, in the police cell of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura province. The police arrested him accusing him of holding an illegal and clandestine meeting. Mr Nshimirimana was supposed to appear before the Bujumbura public (...)
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Twa community claims compensation for killed member in Cibitoke

05-07-2019 Over a hundred members of Twa community in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi have held a sit-in in the morning of May 6 in front of Cibitoke prosecutor’s office. These members of the minority group in the country claim compensation for Dieudonné Bicimpaka, one (...)
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