' Musaga zone, where the two arrested local chiefs were working

Two local chiefs arrested in Muha commune

09-12-2017 The National Intelligence Service-SNR arrested two local chiefs from Musaga zone of Muha commune in the capital Bujumbura. They were later transferred to Mpimba prison after a trial.The motive behind their arrest is still unclear. Ntahombasigiye Emmanuel, Kinanira I district chief and Ntimpirangeza Alexis, Gitaramuka district chief are the (...)
' Burundi Catholic Church Bishops

Burundian catholic bishops call for inclusive dialogue

09-11-2017 In a communiqué released on 10 September, Burundian catholic bishops call on Burundians to engage in an inclusive dialogue for the great interests of the nation to prevent war. “We would once again insist on the inclusive dialogue that must be prioritized for the great interest of the nation (...)
' Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana: “110 mass graves were discovered in different places”

TRC calls on local administration to protect discovered mass graves

09-08-2017 The results of the testimonies given in the two provinces (central provinces of Mwaro and Karuzi) over a period between 9 and 29 August gave a total of 4792 persons who were entrusted to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-TRC. Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, chairman of the commission says 1624 (...)
' Burundi Ombudsman Edouard Nduwimana met Facilitator Mkapa on 5 September

Inter-Burundian dialogue expected to resume by October

09-07-2017 Following the recent visit to Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue, Burundi Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana said both of them converged on the resumption of the Inter-Burundian dialogue sessions from October. “Our common vision was that the facilitation office would schedule the last session to conclude the inter-Burundian dialogue (...)
' The commission of Inquiry urges the ICC to start investigations into crimes committed in Burundi

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi urges ICC to investigate into crimes against humanity

09-04-2017 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi believes that crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. Following the report published last Monday, the commission reported that those crimes are taking place in a context of serious human rights violations, including extrajudicial (...)
' Open letter to President Benjamin W. Mkapa

Arusha Accord can still inspire

09-04-2017 Burundi has just celebrated the 17th anniversary of the signing of the Arusha Agreement. In a crisis context, this compromised peace process could be used. Written by Agnes Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana This anniversary coincides with another dialogue which is being held in Arusha by stakeholders (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye: “ Cases of robbery and criminality have increased compared to the previous month”

Criminal rate slightly increased in August, say police

09-01-2017 The Ministry of Public security reported that the security situation was generally good throughout the country in August. Pierre Nkurikiye, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Public security said, without giving many details, that the crime rate slightly increased due to cases of robbery and criminality compared to the (...)
' MPs in plenary session

UN report about human rights violation raises controversy among MPs

08-31-2017 The UN experts have recently published a report about human rights violations in Burundi. Some MPs support the report while others dismiss the allegations it contains. The recent UN report says human rights violations have escalated in Burundi since April 2015. However, MPs disagree on its content. MP Mutezinka (...)
' A crowd of people rush to get biometric driving license before the set deadline

Drivers without biometric driving license to be fined BIF 2,000 per day

08-29-2017 August 31st is the deadline for the use of a former driving licence. Drivers who don’t have a biometric driving license will be fined BIF 2, 000 for every extra day from September 1st.They demand additional time. The traffic regulation police are in the process of renewing the local (...)
' Stakeholders signed the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement on 28 August 2000 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Arusha Agreement should still inspire politicians after 17 years!

08-28-2017 The assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye in 1993 was followed by a decade of civil war.  Negotiations that were opened resulted in the signature of the Arusha Agreement on 28 August 2000. Politicians say the latter should also contribute to the resolution of the current crisis. The signing of (...)