Politics
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“Do not modify electoral code without us!”

01-14-2019 Political party leaders met on January 4 to analyze the bill on the amendment to the Electoral Code. Other politicians regretted not having been associated while the matter is very important. The meeting was characterized by notable absences of participants from UPRONA and FRODEBU parties as well as those (...)
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Politicians interpret differently CVR chairman message

01-11-2019 In a one-week retreat held in Ngozi Province from 8 January, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has warned the members of the commission to not reveal any information without an official permission and avoid having ties with the former commission’s team. On 8 January, Pierre Claver (...)
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RDB leaves CNARED

01-10-2019 The Burundian Democrats Rally- RDB party, wing of Jérèmie Minani is not satisfied with the achievements made by CNARED.  « Our counterparts continue to suffer in different refugee camps while those living in the country including thousands of illegal and political detainees are bullied”, says Jérèmie Minani, RDB chairman adding (...)
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Politicians oppose BIF 50 million required for presidential candidates in 2020

01-08-2019 The Ministry of Home Affairs met some leaders of political parties to analyze a draft bill on the electoral code for 2020 elections on 4 January. Among the innovations of the draft bill, a presidential candidate will put BIF 50 million instead of BIF 15 million required in the (...)
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Burundi First Lady Makes Confession

01-07-2019 During the crusade organized by the presidential family in Mwumba commune of Ngozi province from 26 to 31December, the Burundian First Lady shared “revelations” about the way the public affairs should be managed. She also prayed for Burundi. Iwacu gives verbatim transcription of her confession. Lord, you loathe abominations. (...)
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Amizero y’Abarundi coalition complains of exclusion in meeting on electoral code

01-04-2019 Agathon Rwasa, Chairman of the Coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi” deplores that the Ministry of Home Affairs didn’t invite the coalition to attend the meeting on the electoral code process. “We are not invited because the current constitution excludes us like many other Burundians,” says Rwasa, the first deputy (...)
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Politicians in exile fear for security after repatriation

01-03-2019 Burundian politicians in exile ask Burundi government to strengthen peace and security to encourage repatriation. Politicians in exile say there is no guarantee that people in exile and refugees will be in security once they return to their country. “We fled the country because there were killings and persecution (...)
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Survivors of Rukaramu massacre demand right to visit grave in Bujumbura airport

01-01-2019 The secretary general of the association of survivors of Rukaramu massacre-AREMARU, calls on the government to help them have the right to enter Bujumbura International Airport and hold a service in remembrance of their dead. Christophe Ntawuyankira, secretary general of AREMARU, says they live in deep sorrow as they (...)
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Politicians diverge on message delivered by Catholic Bishops

12-27-2018 Following the concerns raised by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi-CECAB on the prevailing situation in the country on the eve of Christmas Day, political leaders have differently welcomed the message delivered in different catholic churches. Tatien Sibomana, spokesperson for the Coalition of Independents ‘Amizero y’Abarundi” says the (...)
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Letter to Museveni vs Epistle to Nkurunziza

12-25-2018 On Saturday (December 15th), the spokesman for Burundi President returned to the exchange of letters between President Nkurunziza and his Ugandan counterpart. He speaks about a leak and condemns it. “The official letters exchanged between the Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, are incontestable. But (...)
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