Politics
' : President Nkurunziza at the counter of the Central Bank after giving his contribution

2020 elections : controversial contributions

08-14-2017 President Nkurunziza calls on Burundians to contribute to the 2020 elections. Three years before this important appointment, the spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior speaks of a duty to safeguard national sovereignty. Written by Egide Nikiza, Hervé Mugisha, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christian Bigirimana and Renovat Ndabashinze and translated by (...)
' Edouard Nduwimana, Burundi Ombudsman: “We owe more than BIF 300 million to some of our partner institutions”

Burundi’s Ombudsman office suffers from suspension of international aid

08-14-2017 The Ombudsman office faces problems due to the suspension of funding from international organisation. This handicaps some scheduled activities of the institution, said the ombudsman during his biannual report presented to MPs on August 11th, 2017. The main problem that the institution faces today is a lack of money. (...)
' Katja Lasseur, Special Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Great Lakes Region :“I hope all the political actors are ready to talk to each other in order to better prepare for the 2020 elections”

Kingdom of Netherlands still supports inter-Burundian dialogue, says Katja Lasseur

08-09-2017 The Special Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Great Lakes Region made a five-day visit to Burundi. She says Netherlands believes that only the Arusha inter-Burundian dialogue can help solve the current Burundi crisis. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is convinced that the Burundi crisis will (...)
' “The attacked bar is located in Buyenzi on the 7th avenue, number 49,”

Two people killed and five injured in grenade attack in Buyenzi

08-09-2017 Two people died in a grenade attack by unknown people this 8th August 2017 in a bar located on the 7th avenue number 49 in Buyenzi zone of Bujumbura. It was around 8 P.M. when unknown people threw two grenades in a bar where people were drinking as usual. (...)
' MPs approved the bill on the establishment of the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide

MPs call on government to punish politicians using inflammatory language

08-09-2017 The Minister of Interior was invited to the National Assembly in the session of oral questions on Tuesday 8 August. Some MPs have said they are concerned about the inflammatory language used by some the political leaders. Bernard Ndayisenga, an MP asked the Minister of the Interior if those (...)
' Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of interior: “You have to report every single case of injustice.”

Amizero y’Abarundi coalition MPs demand fair treatment

08-09-2017 The “unfair” treatment of some MPs from Amizero y’abarundi coalition and other members from opposition parties has been repeatedly asked by MPs during the session of oral questions to the Minister of interior in Burundi National Assembly. Some MPs complain about their treatment. They appeal to the Minister of (...)
' Children in street situation in the capital Bujumbura

Fighting street children phenomenon must respect children rights, says activist

08-08-2017 Burundi police arrested over 150 people including children who come from other provinces in Bujumbura city center. The police plan to bring them back to their provinces of origin. Children’s rights activist says street children must be first sensitized to the importance of their return to their families. Yesterday, (...)
' Gaspard Baratuza: “Investigations are underway to find out the motives of the suicide”

Five people killed by end of week

08-07-2017 Corporal Nishemezwe killed himself with his gun at around 9:30 p.m. this 6 August at the president’s office. He belonged to the special brigade in charge of protecting institutions. “The reasons behind the suicide are still unknown”, says Colonel Gaspard Baratuza, Army Spokesperson. He says Corporal Nishemezwe didn’t say (...)
' Helsinki

Does Helsinki come to rescue Arusha?

08-07-2017 The Finnish capital hosted consultations between Burundians behind closed doors over the past few days. A colourful participation. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana What if Tanzanian President Magufuli had been mandated by his counterparts to persuade President Pierre Nkurunziza to make more concessions and that (...)
' “We are proceeding with their repatriation. We will meet soon with UN Refugee Agency and Tanzania to talk about this case”

Burundian Government says it is processing Tanzanian refugees’ repatriation

08-05-2017 The Ministry of interior in Burundi says they are processing the repatriation of refugees from the Nduta camp in Tanzania. This reaction comes after refugees staged a protest in front of UN refugee Agency’s offices in Nduta, Tanzania on Monday. They wanted to be repatriated to Burundi immediately and (...)