Politics
' Iscam

Army officials seek to allay cadets’ fears for security

11-25-2016 “Be aware of unverified information on social media, and don’t listen to radios transmitting misleading information”, said Gaston Sindimwo, first Vice President, at a meeting with cadets who are often targeted with alarming information about their security. He called on the cadets to show unity and solidarity and told (...)
' Mwaro province Chief town

Five people injured in an armed attack in Mwaro Province

11-23-2016 Five men, namely Isaac Sindayigaya, Richard Ndayisenga, Claude Nimbona, Georges Manirabona, Bizimana Hilaire were seriously injured in an attack by people armed with machetes and big sticks in the Muyange Zone of Nyabihanga Commune of Mwaro central province of Burundi. The incident took place in the night of 21 (...)
' Edouard Nduwimana taking an oath as a new Burundi Ombudsman

New Ombudsman pledges to abide by the law

11-22-2016 After he was sworn in as the new Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana, told journalists he would carry out his mission according to laws regulating the institution. “I will try to fulfill my missions in accordance with the law on Ombudsman institution and the National Constitution with the support of  the (...)
' Controversial ex- Home Affairs Minister elected Burundi Ombudsman

Controversial ex- Home Affairs Minister elected Burundi Ombudsman

11-22-2016 Former Minister of Home Affairs, Edouard Nduwimana, has been elected by Burundi Parliament as the future Ombudsman. The election has shocked some political and civil society leaders who cited his past divisive activities. Edouard Nduwimana, the second vice-president of the Burundian Parliament and former Minister of Home Affairs has (...)
' Ethnic balance required when recruiting new army officers

Ethnic balance required when recruiting new army officers

11-22-2016 A team made of lecturers from the University of Burundi and the Higher Institute of Military Officers [ISCAM] begun  on 21 November 2016 correcting copies of officer candidates who applied to join the ISCAM 2016 edition. Gaspard Baratuza, the spokesman of the Burundi army says all copies will be (...)
' Agathon Rwasa: “No one can oblige others to follow them by force”

Agathon Rwasa: “No one can oblige others to follow them by force”

11-21-2016 Agathon Rwasa, the historical leader of FNL party breaks the silence on the arrests, killings, imprisonment of his followers, misunderstanding between the EU and Bujumbura on how Burundian AMISOM contingents should be paid, the striking off of civil society organizations, etc.   Your sympathizers are arrested and imprisoned here (...)
' Gouvernement

Government moves to cancel peace accords and remove presidential term limits

11-18-2016 National Commission of Inter-Burundian Dialogue [CNDI]published on 24 August a report, which says that participants in the dialogue proposed the amendment of the constitution and the cancellation of Arusha agreement. This is highly controversial. Pierre Nkurunziza is currently in his third term, which is illegal according to both the (...)
' Armed men abducted people in Gatumba west of Bujumbura

Armed men abducted people in Gatumba west of Bujumbura

11-18-2016 Unknown armed men abducted eight people in Gatumba zone of Mutimbuzi, west of the capital on Wednesday 16 November. “Three of them were released a day later, on 17 November”, said one local representative in Kinyinya I, where the abduction took place. Residents in Gatumba fear their relatives have (...)
' CNDD-FDD ex-combatants dancing during the launching of the week dedicated to ex-combatants

Week exclusively dedicated to CNDD-FDD ex-combatants

11-17-2016 The secretary general of the ruling party CNDD-FDD officially opened the week dedicated to ex-Combatants yesterday. Aime Magera, Spokesman of FNL party deplores the exclusion of former FNL fighters. For Evariste Ndayishimiye, 16 November recalls the day when Burundians decided to rebuild their country in peace and security. He (...)
' Jean Marie Nduwimana and Hamza Venant Burikukiye, PISC Burundi and CAPES+ Legal Representatives respectively

PISC Burundi/ CAPES+: “A fault confessed is half redressed”

11-16-2016 The platform for Burundi civil society (PISC-Burundi) and the collective of associations of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS (CAPES+) have approached their members and agreed to create a favorable climate for a peaceful return of Burundian refugees. The two civil society organizations’ leaders say the misinformed or manipulated (...)