Politics
' Antonio Guterres worries about the constitutional revision

Guterres irritates Bujumbura

02-12-2018 For the UN Secretary General, the draft revision of the Constitution exacerbates tensions. Bujumbura speaks of a violation of sovereignty. The UN Secretary General was very critical of the draft constitutional revision. His report on the situation in Burundi was given to the 15 member states of the Security (...)
' The Mulongwe border post where these alleged rebels were transported before being driven to Uvira

Twenty alleged Mayi-Mayi rebels handed over to Congolese authorities

02-10-2018 According to reliable sources, nearly 20 rebels from Mai-Mai Yakutumba rebel group who were detained at the National intelligence Services were handed over to the authorities of the province of South Kivu this Thursday, February 8. The operation took place in the afternoon at Gatumba border post on the (...)
' Antonio Guterres appeals to Burundi Government to engage in an inclusive dialogue

Bujumbura dismisses UN Secretary General report

02-09-2018 In the report submitted to the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres seriously criticizes the upcoming amendment to the constitution. “Even though Burundi has the sovereign right to amend its Constitution, I firmly believe that such an important process must be conducted in an inclusive manner (...)
' People queuing to get registered at Kamenge registration office in Ntahangwa Commune

Bujumbura: Kick-off of voters’ registration

02-09-2018 Voters’ registration has started this 8 February in Bujumbura as well as in other provinces of Burundi. It will last 10 days. The chairman of the Independent Municipal Electoral Commission (CECI) in Muha, Adolphe Nshimirimana says the registration has started late arguing that they have received necessary materials on (...)
' Robert-Jan Siegert, Dutch Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region: "We must also promote the climate of investment"

Political space and socio-economic situation worsening in Burundi, Dutch diplomat says

02-08-2018 “I noted concerns about the political space, the deterioration of the socio-economic situation and the impunity of serious crimes. I will brief the Dutch government on my observations, “said yesterday, Robert-Jan Siegert, Dutch Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region. Appointed in November 2017, this Dutch diplomat made his (...)
' The truck depot where the grenade attack occurred

Over 20 arrested for investigation after grenade attack at truck depot

02-08-2018 At least 20 people have been arrested for investigations following an attack that took place at a truck depot in the North East of Bujumbura city this Tuesday 06 February, 2018 at around 8:20 p.m. “I was in this bar when I heard a strange sound .In few minutes, (...)
' Members of the National Council for Unity and Reconciliation will promote Unity among Burundians

Swearing in of members of National Council for Unity and Reconciliation and CVR

02-07-2018 Seven members of the National Council for Unity and Reconciliation and three of the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation- CVR have been sworn in this 6 February in the National Assembly under the chairmanship of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The National Council for Unity and Reconciliation will be chaired (...)
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Opposition united against referendum process

02-05-2018 Internal opposition leaders and those in exile met from 26 to 27 January in Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of their meeting was to oppose the constitutional referendum. It’s a race against the clock to make every effort to block the draft constitutional revision. The hour is serious and the (...)
' Prosper Ntahorwamiye: “The registration concerns Burundians living in the country and abroad

Burundi: Voters’ registration to last ten days, says CENI

02-01-2018 The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has announced that the voters’ registration is due to start from 8 to 17 February throughout the country. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for CENI says registration offices and centers have been already identified and approved. “Electoral partners knew those places. The registration will last only (...)
' Lusenda refugee camp

Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp prevented from holding demonstrations

01-31-2018 Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp located at 60 km of South Uvira in eastern Democratic Republic of Cong are angry. They wanted to go on demonstration on Monday, but the police did not allow them. They call for food assistance. They have just spent two weeks without aid, said (...)
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