Politics
' Mugina Commune chief town

Over 30 people accused of witchcraft to be killed in Mugina Commune

11-03-2017 The inhabitants of Mugina Commune of Cibitoke Province are gripped with fear because of tracts found in this locality. Unidentified people made a list of over 30 people that will be killed. They are accused of sorcery. Ngendakumana Eliane, a resident of Mugina Commune says he is worried about (...)
' A house being destroyed in Kuruyange site

IDPs from kuruyange evicted from their site

11-01-2017 This Saturday October 28, 7 houses from Kuruyange site were destroyed by the Administrator of Rugazi commune. The later urged other 34 families to leave the place within two weeks. The representative of the displaced people appeals to a good Samaritan to plead for their course. Kuruyange site shelters (...)
' The grave of President Melchior Ndadaye and his aides

Unique monument to heal wounds of survivors and victims’ families

10-31-2017 Former Burundi President suggests that a unique monument be constructed to commemorate the death of all victims of crimes committed in Burundi. Discriminatory commemoration is the result of lack of dialogue, he says. Since Burundi’s independence, the country has experienced mass killings, wars and cycles of violence. Survivors of (...)
' Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi withdraws from International Criminal Court

10-27-2017 The withdrawal of Burundi from the Statute of the International Criminal Court becomes effective since 27 October. ICC spokesperson says Burundi’s withdrawal does not affect the preliminary examination of the country’s situation by the court’s prosecutor. Burundi has today withdrawn from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (...)
' The cabinet has unanimously adopted the report of the commission about the Constitution amendment

Burundi Constitution to be amended, says government spokesperson

10-27-2017 On 24 October, the cabinet met in its extraordinary session. The analysis of the report about the Constitution amendment was among the key topics on the agenda. Some Burundi politicians do not converge on its amendment. The government has authorized the commission to amend the constitution in the meeting (...)
' Buterere market devastated by fire

The fire devastated eight kiosks at Buterere market

10-25-2017 Yesterday night, the fire broke out in a market located in Buterere Zone in north of Bujumbura. Merchants whose goods have been burned cry for help. The fire was caused by welders who did not turn off their electrical devices before leaving, police say. Over 200 people including men, (...)
' Two MPs have already been beaten in less than two months

Another MP from Coalition « Amizero y’Abarundi » beaten

10-23-2017 Godeberthe Hatungimana, a Member of Parliament from the coalition “Amizero y’Abarundi” has been seriously beaten when she was coming from Kimati hill in Rutana commune of Rutana province, this 21 October, to pay a visit to her relative. “I suddenly met the Rutana administrator accompanied by around 15 Imbonerakure (...)
' CNARED says it’s against maneuvers to sabotage inclusive dialogue

Cnared: “Real opposition”

10-23-2017 The opposition coalition in exile-CNARED issued a statement on October 16. It lays into the Burundian Ombudsman, the Arusha facilitation and some opposition parties. All of them would be participating in the sabotage of the ongoing dialogue. Edouard Nduwimana? “The zealous servant of an illegal and illegitimate government of (...)
' Mrs Laurence Ndadaye “Ndadaye's family is waiting for the end of the trial, which has just lasted 18 years,”

Wife of President Ndadaye demands justice for her assassinated husband

10-21-2017 On the occasion of the commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye, his wife accuses the then judiciary of rendering a parody of justice. She asks the prosecutor to conduct thorough investigations into the murder of her husband. On 21 October each year, Burundi (...)
' Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security: “those people were abducted for various reasons namely the settlement of accounts and conflicts between individuals or members of organizations”

13 people abducted from July to September 2017, says Burundi Security Minister

10-18-2017 The quarterly report of the Ministry of Public Security reveals that 13 people were abducted from July to September 2017: twelve in August while one in September. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, the Minister of Public Security said those people were abducted for various reasons, namely the settlement of accounts and (...)