Political parties in Rumonge province plead for release of their representatives

12-27-2019 A few days after the detention of some political representatives accused of having torpedoed the partial registration process of voters in Rumonge province, the political parties to which they belong demand their release. Four political representatives including three CNL party members and one from UPRONA party were arrested two (...)

Burundi accuses Rwanda of perpetrating recent attack against military position

11-29-2019 “For the nth time, the Government of Burundi has just been attacked in the night of 16 to 17 November 2019 by a neighboring country,” read the statement released on November 28 by Burundi government. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Burundi government secretary and spokesman said that during that night, the Rwandan (...)

Residents of Mabayi gripped by fear

11-23-2019 The presence of heavily armed Rwandan soldiers at the border is causing fear among the population of the neighboring area with Rwanda. The administration reassures and calls on the population to identify any new people in the area. The inhabitants of Ruhororo, Miremera, Gitukura localities of Ruhororo area and (...)

Morale of detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group suffering

11-13-2019 The morale of four journalist of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza, imprisoned in Bubanza prison declined on Tuesday 12 November 2019. It was the day after the judges of the Ntahangwa Court of Appeal went to (...)

Detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group asked to appear by surprise

11-12-2019 Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal. Those journalists (...)

Son of political opponent arrested in Bujumbura

11-09-2019 The son of LéonceNgendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya-FRODEBU party is detained at the Special Research Bureau (BSR) since November 7 and is undergoing interrogation. Mr Ngendakumana believes he was arrested for political reasons. Lambert Bibonimana, was kidnapped in the night of November 7 around 9 p.m. by unidentified people (...)

Parents of victim of torture arrested

10-11-2019 Police officers have arrested in the night of October 9th, the parents of Yvette Iradukunda, a girl beaten on September 22nd by the administrator of Mugongomaga commune of Bujumbura province. The incident took place at Ijenda area. Sources of Rusaka commune in Mwaro province, the native commune of the (...)

Several factors impel Burundians to commit suicide

10-09-2019 Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Health has said several factors are related to committing suicide in Burundi. They include mental disorders, psychoactive substances, chronic illnesses, loss of work, or financial loss, relational or social loss, lack of social support and feelings of isolation, unemployment… (...)

Rugerinyange corpse found buried in his compound in Kinanira IV

10-04-2019 Jean Marie Vianney Rugerinyange, Senior official in the Ministry of Culture and Sports who went missing since September 30 has been found dead and buried in his compound located in Kinanira IV locality of Muha commune in Bujumbura city this October 4. Exhumation has started in the morning. However, (...)

590 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

10-04-2019 “590 Burundian refugees have been voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania this October 3,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General in charge of repatriation at the Ministry of the Interior. The process of voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzania has been ongoing since 2017, he adds. These returnees are accommodated (...)