Politics
' Abel Gashatsi:“Everything is not clean. Burundi has gone through several years of war, then, people need to work hard for lasting and true democracy,”

Burundi: Democracy still weakened, say politicians

09-14-2018 On the eve of the celebration of the World Democracy Day on 15 September, politicians say there is still a long way to go towards strong and lasting democracy in Burundi. Abel Gashatsi, Chairman of Uprona party says there are some issues that need to find solutions even if (...)
' Ménédore Ntirampeba: “In the next meeting, each company will have to present a report of changes already made".

Private security companies given two months to comply with regulations.

09-14-2018 The security ministry warns private security companies that do not comply with regulations. In a meeting with private security and surveillance companies that operate in Bujumbura, Ménédore Ntirampeba, Director General of the department of planning and strategic studies at the ministry of public security has given a two- month (...)
' Anicet Niyongabo: “Foreign NGOs have got sufficient time to comply with the law but extra time will be given for those which will have been late”

Burundi: Foreign NGOs to respect constitutional ethnic balance in recruitment

09-14-2018 Burundi Senate plans to conduct a survey among foreign Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs to ensure that they respect 60% of “Hutu” and 40% of “Tutsi” ethnic groups. Anicet Niyongabo, Second Deputy Speaker of the Senate says the higher chamber of parliament will deploy a group of senators to carry out a (...)
' Agathon Rwasa ":"We have met with our members to create a new political party FNL -Amizeroy'Abarundi that we plan to register at the Ministry of the Interior in order to work legally”

Rwasa’s supporters to create new party

09-13-2018 The Burundian political opponent Agathon Rwasa held a meeting this September 12 with about his 500 supporters from different provinces of Burundi. They decided to create a new political party called National Liberty Front– (FNL) Amizero y’Abarundi. “We have met with our members to create a new political party (...)
' Mr. Doudou Diène, president of the UN commission of inquiry on Burundi and one of the three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

Burundi: Three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

09-12-2018 Mr. Doudou Diène, Mrs. Lucy Asuagbor, and Mrs.Francoise Hampson, all UN human rights experts, have just been declared persona non grata on the Burundian territory by the government which they had accused of continuous human rights violations. Ezechiel Nibigira, Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says the three UN investigators (...)
' Burundi parliament dismisses the UN commission of inquiry report.

Burundi parliament rejects UN commission of inquiry report

09-12-2018 The UN commission of inquiry has recently released a report about human rights violations in Burundi. The lower and upper chambers of parliament reject the report saying it is fallacious. Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National Assembly says those who made the report have their own interests and have (...)
' Mr. Doudou Diène, president of the UN commission of inquiry on Burundi and one of the three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

Commission of inquiry on Burundi releases damning report on Bujumbura

09-10-2018 On September 5, the commission of inquiry on Burundi published a report in Geneva. It again portrays a bleak situation of human rights violations. The Burundian president is implicated. It is the first time that the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi directly implicates the President of the Republic in (...)
' Léonce Ngendakumana  "Given the behavior of the Burundian government and the facilitation that fails to find the solution to  Burundi problems, the next round of the dialogue may not yield positive results”

Upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session may not succeed, political opponent warns

09-07-2018 “Despite the preparation, nothing new will come out of the next inter-Burundian dialogue round,” said Léonce Ngendakumana, deputy-chairman of the opposition party FRODEBU after a meeting with Michel Kafando, UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi. The latter met on September 6 with representatives of the opposition political parties based in (...)
' UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi will present its report to the Human Rights Council on 17 September, in Geneva

Burundi: UN Commission of Inquiry concerned over persistence of human rights violations

09-06-2018 The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has presented its written report including the summary executions, arbitrary arrest and detentions, acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, sexual violence and forced disappearances. The members of the commission said the serious human rights violations, including some which (...)
' Félicien Nduwuburundi, chairman of the forum for dialogue among political parties in Burundi “"We will participate in the upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session only if it is the last”

Political parties recognized in Burundi demand that upcoming dialogue session be last

09-06-2018 “We will participate in the upcoming inter-Burundian dialogue session only if it is the last,” said Félicien Nduwuburundi, chairman of the forum for dialogue among political parties in Burundi after the consultation with Michel Kafando, UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Burundi. This September 5th, Kafando met with leaders (...)
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