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Politicians absent in 5th dialogue session criticize resolution proposal

10-31-2018 After a week of deep discussions in the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, participants came up with a common roadmap i.e. the resolution proposal for Burundi crisis. However, politicians who were not present in the session strongly criticize it. Jean De Dieu Mutabazi, chairman of RADEBU party says (...)
' Expelled Burundians in trucks escorted by the police

Burundians expelled from DRC to be judged over security disturbance

10-31-2018 54 prisoners expelled from Congo have been interrogated by the public prosecutor in Bujumbura this Tuesday October 30. They are mainly accused of disturbing the internal security of the state. Those who were questioned are part of a team of 124 alleged rebels expelled from Congo last year. They (...)
' The 5th round of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue came to an abrupt end, say politicians

Fifth dialogue session ended with common roadmap

10-30-2018 The 5th session of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue that brought together the internal and external Burundian opposition has been closed on 29 October at ” Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge ”-in Arusha. A common roadmap also called a “crisis resolution proposal” was submitted to William Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue. Ambassador (...)
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Mkapa, admission of failure

10-29-2018 At the opening of the 5th session of the inter-Burundian dialogue boycotted by the government, the facilitator acknowledged having done everything to convince Bujumbura to participate in this round in vain. He asked the opposition in Ngurdoto to propose a roadmap. To show the solemnity of this last session (...)
' Aloys Batungwanayo, legal representative of AMEPCI-Girubuntu:“The problem is to be able to find human resources with required qualifications to search for the archives wherever they are"

Defenders of victims of crimes in Burundi disagree on CVR’s new coverage period

10-26-2018 The National Assembly adopted on October 25 a bill amending the law on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The bill extends the mission of CVR over the period from Germany colonization in February 1885 to 4 December 2008. CVR mission was initially set between 1961 and 2008. Aloys Batungwanayo, (...)
' Aimée Laurentine Kanyana: "The CVR mission takes into account the moment when Burundi did not have credible institutions"

Burundian MPs diverge on period to be covered by Truth and Reconciliation Commission

10-26-2018 The National Assembly passed yesterday the bill amending the law on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after a heated debate about the delimitation of the period to be covered by that commission. The passed bill notably provides for the extension of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR missions for the (...)
' Benjamin Mkapa: "I could not give in to this requirement and accept the excuses that accompanied them."

Facilitation office launches fifth round of talks without Burundi government

10-26-2018 The office of the facilitation in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has opened the 5th round of Burundi talks on 25 October without the presence of Bujumbura delegation. Burundi government says it will not be concerned with what will result from the dialogue sessions. William Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian (...)
' Ambassador David Kapya: “There has not been so far a formal response from Burundi government.”

Fifth round of talks to take place without government participation?

10-25-2018 After the launch of the 5th dialogue session was postponed to 25 October, the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue consulted with participants in the morning of 24 October at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. Ambassador David Kapya, Senior Advisor at the office of the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian (...)
' Leaders from the internal and external opposition already at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge

Facilitation office postpones launch of 5th round of Inter-Burundian dialogue

10-24-2018 Previously scheduled in the afternoon of 24 October at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian dialogue has been postponed to 25 October. The office of the facilitation in Burundi talks didn’t give any explanation. According to some sources in Arusha, the facilitator would (...)
' Prosper Ntahorwamiye: “The October month is the mourning period for Burundians

Burundi Government boycotts 5th round of Inter-Burundian dialogue

10-24-2018 Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for government says Bujumbura will not attend the 5th round of the dialogue session scheduled from 24 to 29 October in Arusha, Tanzania. The October month is a mourning period for Burundians,” says Ntahorwamiye. He says Burundi government has informed the facilitation in the Inter-Burundian dialogue: (...)
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