Politics
' The grenade was thrown in the middle of the street and injured a dozen of people

Fear grips Bwiza residents over consecutive grenade attacks

07-17-2017 Two attacks have been perpetrated in Bwiza neighborhood in central Bujumbura, injuring dozens of people just within one week, different sources say. Fear haunts the residents of the locality “It was around 8 :30 pm in the night of 16 July when a grenade exploded in the middle of (...)
' Mkapa

Resumption of blocked dialogue

07-17-2017 The Facilitation Office announced another round for July. While the dialogue is deadlocked, some already call for more meetings. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana Remember, on May 20th, the report of the facilitator Mkapa almost tolled the knell for the dialogue. In particular, he recalled (...)
' Philippe Nzobonariba, the Secretary General and spokesperson for the Burundian Governmen “We hope that he knows the real situation in Burundi, which is different from what some international organizations report on Burundi”

Burundi opposition calls on UN envoy to start inclusive negotiations

07-14-2017 The United Nations’ Special Envoy to Burundi yesterday concluded the first round of consultations between the Government of Burundi and civil society present in the country. The envoy, former interim president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, expects to present results of his meetings to the United Nations Secretary General (...)
' Michel Kafando, UNSG envoy to Burundi

UNSG envoy to Burundi called on to help preserve Arusha Agreement and Constitution

07-12-2017 Political and non-profit leaders have told the UNSG envoy to Burundi that the international community should persuade Burundi government to uphold the Arusha Peace Agreement and Constitution. Some NGOs and political parties have asked the UNSG Special Envoy to Burundi, Michel Kafando, to ask the UN and international community (...)
' Entrance of Bwiza Zone premises

Four police officers wounded in a grenade attack in central Bujumbura

07-12-2017 Four policemen were injured as a result of a grenade attack that occurred last night around 9pm in central Bujumbura. Two of the victims were seriously injured, according to Diane Gahimbare, Chief of Bwiza I neighborhood, in Mukaza Commune, Bujumbura. She says the perpetrators were in a pickup truck. (...)
' The injured were taken to Gahombo, Musema and Kayanza hospital for care.

Five people killed and over 50 injured in grenade attack

07-10-2017 Two children, a woman and two men were killed by an unidentified “terrorist” in a grenade attack that also injured more than 50 people in the north-western province of Kayanza on Sunday around 6:30 p.m., the police report “Yesterday around 6h30 p.m. in Gatara Commune, Kayanza province, an unidentified (...)
' citoyens

2020, countdown

07-10-2017 Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza called for a voluntary contribution to finance the 2020 elections. A rather complicated bet. The image circulates on the internet since the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the independence of Burundi. You can see Pierre Nkurunziza, immaculately dressed, with a smile. He launches a (...)
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The EU upholds sanctions against Burundi

07-08-2017 Members of the European Union parliament voted to keep sanctions on the Government of Burundi. They say human right violations persist. The Government of Burundi accuses the EU of being partial. On 6 July, EU parliamentarians adopted a resolution on Burundi in which they uphold the decision of the (...)
' Some guests waiting for the opening of the conference: From left to right: Adv. Marivate Rendani Patience (South Africa), Dr. Paulo Tjipilica (Angola), Dr.A.Abuzaid A. Muhamed (Sudan), Abdoulaye Affadime (Tchad), Fozia Amin, President of the African Ombudsmen and Mediators Association(AOMA) (Ethiopia), and Edouard Nduwimana (host).

Hosting international events proves peace and security in Burundi, says government

07-06-2017 The government says that international official meetings that take place in Burundi prove concerns over peace and security are unfounded. Burundi has hosted this Thursday the conference of African ombudsmen, and the government uses the event as evidence against claims there is no peace and stability in Burundi. Burundi (...)
' Evariste Ngoyagoye, Archbishop of Bujumbura.

Journalist detained by police, released two days later

07-06-2017 A journalist who had been detained by the police and sent to the public prosecution office has been freed this Thursday. Joseph Bananeno, a benevolent journalist of Radio Maria, was arrested by the police on Tuesday over charges of “incitement to public disorder”. Unconfirmed reports say the journalist had (...)