Politics
' Pierre Nkurikiye: « The attackers wanted to steal the victim’s car”

Burundi: Man shot dead in north of Bujumbura

06-08-2018 It was around 8:00 p.m. this 7 June when residents of Ngagara neighborhood in Ntahangwa urban commune of the capital Bujumbura heard shootings in the area. Vincent Barisharije, a taxi driver ran into an ambush laid by two bandits along “Buconyori” boulevard. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers threatened him (...)
' Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza “My term in office as Burundi President will run out in 2020”

Burundian President promulgates new constitution

06-08-2018 Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has promulgated on June 7 the new constitution adopted through a constitutional referendum held on May 17, 2018. Political parties of the opposition and the international community condemned the amendment to the constitution arguing that it violates the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and allows (...)
' Jo Lomas, UK Ambassador to Burundi: “We will continue to be a
friend and partner of Burundi in efforts to achieve peace, democracy and
reconciliation.”

Burundi: UK criticizes constitutional referendum and calls for government engagement in regional mediation

06-07-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of the Queen’s Birthday Party in Burundi this June 6th, 2018, Jo Lomas, UK non resident Ambassador to Burundi has said the UK has criticized the recently held constitutional referendum saying it was not in the best interests of peace and stability in (...)
' Gabriel Rufyiri: “The Finance Ministry should make public the already collected amount for more transparency”

Two local SCOs concerned over contributions to 2020 elections

06-07-2018 Following the publication of the provisional amount to be used in 2020 elections, civil society organizations raise concerns over transparency on how the contributions are made. Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of OLUCOME, a local corruption watchdog, says the Finance Ministry should establish the final amount that will be used in (...)
' Domitien Ndihokubwayo: “The government is confident that it will collect all the necessary money without foreign aid”

Burundi: About BIF 70 billion to be used in 2020 elections

06-06-2018 Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Burundi Minister of Finances and Planning has said the amount necessary for the 2020 elections is about BIF 70 billion. He says this amount is indicative of the fact that the National Independent Electoral Commission- CENI is collecting all the kits used in the 17 May referendum (...)
' Pascal Nyabenda: "We have to comply with the new Constitution"

National Assembly to comply with new Constitution

06-05-2018 Burundian parliamentarians will return to the parliamentary holidays in July. “We have to comply with the new Constitution,” said Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National Assembly on June 4 when opening the ordinary session for June. He has said Article 179 of the new constitution recently adopted in the (...)
' La-une.cour-constitutionelle

Constitutional Court validates referendum results

06-04-2018 The final results of the constitutional referendum of May 17 were announced this Thursday, May 31. Unsurprisingly, the Constitutional Court validated the provisional results as given by the electoral commission. The verdict was differently appreciated. The Constitutional Court decided that the referendum was conducted in accordance with the law. (...)
' Leonce Ngendakumana “With the new Constitution that will be soon enacted, democracy and good governance promotion are uncertain."

Current socio-political situation proves democracy is undermined, says FRODEBU deputy chairman

06-01-2018 On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the victory of the political party Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU) in presidential elections held on June1, 1993, Léonce Ngendakumana, deputy chairman of the party has said democracy is undermined in Burundi. He believes that the present socio-political situation in (...)
' Members of the Constitutional Court have validated the results of the May 17 referendum

Constitutional Court validates referendum results

05-31-2018 Charles Ndagijinama, President of the Constitutional Court has declared the 17 May Constitutional referendum was held in accordance with the law. “The 17 May Constitution is approved at 73.24%,” he says. Out of 96.19 % of voters, 73.24% voted for the constitutional amendment while 19.37% voted against it. Null (...)
' Nestor Kayobera: “Burundi is confident that it will win the case”.

Burundi optimistic about EAC court of justice’s verdict

05-29-2018 The East African Court of Justice announced that it would have to reexamine a case about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term this May 24, 2018. Nestor Kayobera, lawyer of Burundi government, says the latter is ready to go to court and is optimistic that it will win the case (...)
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