' Gabonese President Ali Bongo was welcomed by his Burundi counterpart

Gabonese President visits Burundi

04-13-2018 Ali Bongo, Gabonese President and Chairman of the Economic Community of Central African States is in Burundi for a one-day-visit, this 13 April. On his arrival at Bujumbura International Airport at around 11:30, he was welcomed by Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. He says he has visited Burundi within the (...)
' Pierre Claver Ndayicariye: “The candidacies of three independents were rejected because they contained irregularities”.

Candidacies of independents rejected for upcoming referendum campaign

04-13-2018 The applications of three independents who have registered to campaign for the upcoming referendum have been all rejected by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of CENI says the candidatures of Silas Simbandumwe, Jean Daniel Gerero, and MP Fabien Banciryanino were refused because they contained (...)
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Refugees from Musasa camp call for more humanitarian assistance

04-13-2018 Refugees from Musasa camp call on humanitarians to increase their assistance which they say is not sufficient. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees instead appeals to them to undertake income-generating activities to improve their living conditions. Masawa Kanyurhi Consolatta, the representative of Musasa camp refugees, says a refugee (...)
' Leaders of Political Parties grouped into the Forum of Political Parties have  attended the meeting organized by the Home Affairs Ministry

« Government not ready to suspend referendum process, » says Home Affairs Minister

04-12-2018 In the meeting with the leaders of political parties grouped into the Forum of Political Parties-FDP this 11 April, Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of Home Affairs has said the referendum process is ongoing and nothing can stop it. “The government is today busy with the preparation and organization of the (...)
' Joachim Ntahondereye: “If we have to offer a financial contribution, we do it as a family through the diocesan bishop.”

Burundi: Catholic Church worried about how contributions to 2020 elections are collected

04-12-2018 “We are worried about the way the ongoing contributions to the 2020 elections are being collected,” said Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, the chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) “Some people are abused, forced to contribute twice, even three times whereas they live in poverty,” he said. (...)
' Isabella Ndahayo: “Burundian EALA MPs continue to perform their daily activities despite the disputed election of EALA Speaker”.

“Burundi still contests EALA Speaker election,” says EAC Affairs Minister

04-11-2018 Isabella Ndahayo, Minister of EAC Affairs says Burundi EALA MPs regularly attend the regional assembly activities despite their rejection of the EALA speaker’s election. “The election was illegal and full of irregularities but Burundi MPs continue to attend the scheduled sessions,” says Minister Ndahayo, this 10th April when presenting (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman for police “They are currently undergoing police investigation”

21 table tennis players suspected of planning to disrupt security released

04-11-2018 According to a relative of one of the 21 persons who were arrested on 9 April in Carama neighborhood by the police, all of them were released yesterday evening after undergoing police interrogation. The arrested people included the chairman of Burundi Trade Unions’ Confederation (CSB), Gilbert Nyawakira. Pierre Nkurikiye, (...)
' Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp: "We are in a danger zone"

Burundian refugees demand Lusenda camp relocation

04-10-2018 Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp in Fizi territory in South Kivu -DRC request that their camp that currently hosts more than 30,000 people be relocated for security reasons. They submitted their request to the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, during his visit to the nearby Mulongwe camp hosting (...)
' More than 380 of these followers arrived via the Ruhwa border post.

Repatriation of “Zebiya” followers / End of an exodus or beginning of a new crusade?

04-09-2018 Since Sunday, April 1, more than 2500 followers of the “prophetess” Eusébie Ngendakumana, called “Zebiya”, have got back home. They are happy to meet their families again but remain stuck to their cult that was born in Businde (Kayanza province). They were numerous and of a different age. Old (...)
' People searching for their names on the provisional lists at Lycée communal Musaga

National electoral commission releases voters’ provisional lists

04-05-2018 The provisional lists of registered voters are posted in different registration centers since April 3. At some registration centers in Bujumbura city where Iwacu passed, there were some irregularities, worries, complaints, etc. At a registration center located at Musaga Communal Lycée, a number of people were searching for their (...)
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