Governance
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PARCEM describes decision to temporarily suspend its activities as unfair

06-21-2019 Faustin Ndikumana, Chairman of PARCEM, a local NGO involved in conscience awakening and change of mindset, says he was surprised to hear through radio stations that the Minister of the Interior has temporarily suspended its activities. “The letter was signed on June 3, but I have not received it (...)
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Government measures not appropriate in current situation, says corruption watchdog

04-09-2019 During the last cabinet meeting, participants analyzed and approved a draft bill on the state budget for 2019-2020 fiscal-year which moved from BIF 1,400.7 billion to BIF 1,500 billion. OLUCOME, however, denounces the decision. Gabriel Rufyiri, chairman of OLUCOME -a corruption watchdog says the government measures don’t match the (...)
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CSOs expect good results in fifth round of dialogue session

10-07-2018 Following the announcement of the 5th round of the dialogue session from 19 to 24 October, local civil society organizations call on the facilitation office to consider the opinions of all participants. Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of OLUCOME-the corruption watchdog, says the invitation he was given is twofold. “We will (...)
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Burundi among most corrupt countries despite “zero tolerance” declaration, says OLUCOME

08-25-2018 Eight years after Burundi Head of State declared “zero tolerance” to any act of corruption, OLUCOME says Burundi is still among the most corrupt countries in the world. Gabriel Rufyiri, chairman of OLUCOME, a local corruption watchdog, says the situation has worsened and will keep deteriorating if nothing is (...)
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“Improvements still needed after 2013 general assembly of justice”, says PARCEM

08-09-2018 Five years ago, Burundi government organized a general assembly of justice. Local NGO PARCEM, however, deplores the lack of the report on it and expresses concerns over the implementation of the recommendations. The ministry of Justice reassures. Faustin Ndikumana, chairman of a local NGO that aims at changing people’s (...)
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Senate to enquire about ethnic quota on personnel recruitment by foreign NGOs

08-02-2018 The upper chamber of parliament has opened the second session of its activities this August 1, 2018. Among the items on the agenda, there is the inquiry about ethnic quota on staff recruitment by foreign NGOs. Members of the senate plan to invite a government representative to give clarifications (...)
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Anti-corruption watchdog questions Anti-Corruption Court report

08-01-2018 “The Anti-Corruption Court and the General Prosecutor’s Office at the same court recovered over BIF 980 million in the first half of 2018,” said Alphonsine Ndizeye, spokesperson for the Anti-Corruption Court when she presented the report of the first half of the year on Monday, July 30. “The Anti-Corruption (...)
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Burundi: PARCEM accuses government members of illicit enrichment

07-26-2018 At a press conference held this July 25, the chairman of PARCEM accuses some members of Burundi government of illegally accumulating wealth. Faustin Ndikumana, chairman of PARCEM, a local NGO involved in changing people’s mindset, says government members ignore legal texts that oblige them to display their wealth at (...)
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Anti-Corruption Court pronounces sentence about case of misappropriation at REGIDESO

06-22-2018 Ten years in jail and a BIF 50,000 fine and 5 years in jail and a BIF 25,000 fine are sentences that the Anti-Corruption Court has given to Arcade Misago and Onesphore Nkunzimana respectively this June 22. Arcade Misago, in charge of the Southern Region at the company in (...)
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Corruption watchdog calls on President to cancel request of US$ 32.6 million loan

08-15-2017 In a letter sent to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on 9 August, the chairman of the Observatory for the Fight against Corruption and Embezzlement (OLUCOME) expressed his concerns about a credit equivalent to US% 32.6 million to be granted by the Chinese Bank ‘Exim Bank’. This appropriation will be (...)
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