Politics
' Nyabihanga map

Two loyal supporters of Agathon Rwasa arrested in Nyabihanga Commune

01-10-2018 Stany Ntakarutimana and Innocent Niyungeko, both supporters of the leader of the Burundian opposition, Agathon Rwasa were arrested on January 7, 2018, in Nyabihanga Commune of Mwaro province in the center of the country. According to Fabien Mahera, a political leader in Mwaro Province, the two staunch supporters of (...)
' Félix Ntahonkuriye, signatory of the declaration

FNL rebel movement chief of staff dismissed

01-09-2018 Major General Aloys Nzabampema and the president of this rebel movement, Isidore Nibizi have been dismissed from their functions, reads a statement issued on Friday, January 5, by Major General Felix Ntahonkuriye on behalf of the “FNL Movement Rehabilitation Committee”. The dismissed chief of staff is accused of divulging (...)
' Spokesman for the Minister of Interior, Térence Ntahiraja: “The 23 so-called Burundian civil society organizations that have called for resistance to the upcoming constitutional referendum no longer exist”

‘Teshwute’ campaign is null and void, says spokesman for Ministry of Interior

01-09-2018 The spokesman for the Minister of the Interior declared on January 8 that the citizen’s campaign launched on January 5 to obstruct the process to amend the Burundian Constitution is null and void. These civil society organizations no longer exist, he says. “23 so-called Burundian civil society organizations that (...)
' Nahayo Isabelle: “Burundi does not recognise the recent election of the EALA Speaker because the regulations governing the community were not respected.”

Will Burundian MPs accept to be part of EALA after controversial election?

01-08-2018 Isabelle Nahayo, Burundian Minister in charge of the East African Community says Burundi does not recognise the recent election of the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) because the regulations underlying the community were not respected. “Burundi has asked for clear explanations,” she says. As for the (...)
' The new CNARED Executive Board will be chaired by Jean Minani

CNARED: “Constitutional referendum aims to undermine democracy”

01-08-2018 Following the three-day conclave, members of the executive board of the main platform of the Burundian opposition in exile (CNARED) calls on the President of the Republic of Burundi to not submit the draft of the new Constitution to the referendum. Jean Minani , Chairman of CNARED, calls on (...)
' Agathon Rwasa: "They want to harm me."

Agathon Rwasa: “CNDD-FDD persecutes me”

01-08-2018 The First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly speaks of a unilateral removal of his military guard. He sees behind this an ill intent by the ruling party. Agathon Rwasa deplores what he describes as the persecution by the ruling CNDD-FDD. The cause is the removal of the soldiers (...)
' Edouard Nduwimana, Burundian Ombudsman explaining the content of the draft constitution to Bujumbura inhabitants

Burundian Ombudsman calls on Bujumbura residents to vote ‘yes’ in constitutional referendum

01-05-2018 The Burundian Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana, organizes, on 5 January, a session to explain to the inhabitants of Bujumbura the amendments made to the current Constitution which will be submitted to the referendum in May 2018. He calls on them to vote ‘Yes’. We have come to explain to you (...)
' Members of Burundi Government in cabinet meeting

All travels by Government officials must be notified

01-05-2018 The 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Burundi jointly signed on December 28 a decree fixing the scale and the modalities of granting orders and official mission expenses. According to the decree, any official visit conducted outside the Burundian territory must be authorized by the Government of (...)
' Jean de Dieu Mutabazi, Chairman of the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.

Burundi President appoints commissioners of National Observatory to prevent genocide

01-04-2018 President Pierre Nkurunziza has recently appointed members of various national commissions including the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Jean de Dieu Mutabazi, President of Burundi’s Democratic Rally (RADEBU) was appointed to chair this national observatory. Joseph Sinabwiteye and Emérence (...)
' Jean de Dieu Mutabazi, Chairman of the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.

Burundi President appoints commissioners of National Observatory to prevent genocide

01-03-2018 President Pierre Nkurunziza has recently appointed members of various national commissions including the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Jean de Dieu Mutabazi, President of Burundi’s Democratic Rally (RADEBU) was appointed to chair this national observatory. Joseph Sinabwiteye and Emérence (...)