' Many people have been victims of extra-judicial killings since last year

Death penalty abolition under threat in Burundi

10-10-2016 No death penalty in Burundi since 2009. But extrajudicial killings are common. Additionally, there are signs that the penalty might be reintroduced. As the world celebrates the World Day against Death Penalty, the abolition of the penalty in Burundi is threatened by the prevalence of extrajudicial killings and hints (...)
' In Geneva, the resolution was adopted to the great displeasure of Bujumbura.

A “Plot” Resolution

10-10-2016 Burundi government accuses EU of having dictated the recent UN report to destabilize the country. The UN Council for Human Rights adopted on 30 September in Geneva, Switzerland, a resolution on Burundi by setting up an independent commission of inquiry which will determine the perpetrators of violations of human (...)
' Un-des-quartiers-de-Ngozi

Rwandan incursion into Sabanerwa Hill

10-06-2016 On 4 October, Albert Nduwimana, Ngozi Northern Province governor said Rwandans accompanied by forty soldiers destroyed a house under construction on Sabanerwa hill of Mwumba Commune in Ngozi Province. He spoke of outright provocation and indicated that adequate measures are being taken to protect citizens. Térence Ntahiraja, spokesman for (...)
' Koen Vervaeke (left) “EU is engaged in encouraging dialogue within the framework of its partnership with Burundi to help find solution to the crisis”

EU: « Significant progress needs to be made »

10-05-2016 Seven months after the EU suspended the financial direct aid to the Burundian Government, its delegation has carried out a two day-visit in the country to assess the current situation. Conclusion: there is still a long way to go. “We have looked into different cases such as human rights, (...)
' Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD FDD

CNDD-FDD wants repatriation of political leaders, some to face justice

10-04-2016 At a press conference that Evariste Ndayishimiye, the secretary general of the ruling party, held yesterday after his visit to Benjamin Mkapa the facilitator in the inter-Burundian dialogue, he said he asked him to help in the repatriation of exiled politicians by reassuring them and convincing their host countries (...)
' The house in which ten persons were arrested

Ten persons arrested in northern Bujumbura

10-03-2016 Ten persons including a journalist at Radio Maria were arrested on 2 October evening at 9th Avenue of Mutakura neighborhood in the northern part of the Burundian capital. “Several soldiers and policemen came running. Some of them entered a house where they found people holding a meeting of their (...)
' UN report gives rise to protests

UN report gives rise to protests

10-03-2016 The EINUB report that contains serious charges against Burundi government has triggered protests in the streets of the capital. Is the reaction a result of dignity or fear? The report of the United Nations Independent investigation on Burundi (EINUB), which deals with violations and abuses of human rights committed (...)
' Me-Dieudonné-Bashirahishize

EAC court of justice not to rule on Nkurunziza’s third term case

09-30-2016 The East African Community (EAC) Court of Justice found the complaints about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term unfounded. The EAC’s civil society collective, EACSOF, made the complaints but the court said it cannot rule on a case already decided by the local courts. Burundi’ government represented by the Lawyer (...)
' Demonstrations against UN experts report on Burundi continue

Demonstrations against UN experts report on Burundi continue

09-29-2016 “I have come to protest because I am a Burundian, proud of my country and particularly to express my anger against UN experts who produced a biased report on Burundi, “says Cecile Nshimirimana, the national representative of FLORINA Mpuzabarundi political party. She has joined a protest that brought together (...)
' Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye: “We have not yet adhered to the values of democracy.”

Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye: “We have not yet adhered to the values of democracy.”

09-28-2016 “Burundi is in the learning phase of democracy. We have not yet understood the values of democracy notably the respect for human rights and the opinion of the other, keeping one’s promise and complying with existing institutions. That is the reason why we are facing various crises,” said Archbishop (...)