' EU Calls on the Human Rights Council to do the follow-up of the human rights situation in Burundi

EU denounces impunity in Burundi

09-18-2018 In the statement issued on 17 September after the presentation of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi at the Human Rights Council, the EU says the conclusions of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi are extremely serious and require the EU attention. The EU (...)
' Abel Gashatsi:“Everything is not clean. Burundi has gone through several years of war, then, people need to work hard for lasting and true democracy,”

Burundi: Democracy still weakened, say politicians

09-14-2018 On the eve of the celebration of the World Democracy Day on 15 September, politicians say there is still a long way to go towards strong and lasting democracy in Burundi. Abel Gashatsi, Chairman of Uprona party says there are some issues that need to find solutions even if (...)
' Déo-Guide Rurema: “This bill is proposed to increase livestock production and preserve the environment”

Senate adopts bill on zero grazing system

09-13-2018 The minister of agriculture and livestock has told senators that the objective of the bill is to increase agricultural and animal production. Déo-Guide Rurema, Minister of agriculture and livestock, says permanent stalling allows the cattle to quickly gain weight and this steps up the production and quality of meat (...)
' Mr. Doudou Diène, president of the UN commission of inquiry on Burundi and one of the three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

Burundi: Three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

09-12-2018 Mr. Doudou Diène, Mrs. Lucy Asuagbor, and Mrs.Francoise Hampson, all UN human rights experts, have just been declared persona non grata on the Burundian territory by the government which they had accused of continuous human rights violations. Ezechiel Nibigira, Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says the three UN investigators (...)
' Ambassador LI Changlin: “We are moving from global strategic partnership towards the process of constructing the community of common destiny”

China disposed to reinforce cooperation with Burundi, says Ambassador LI Changlin

09-12-2018 On the occasion of the closing of the summit of the Beijing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, LI Changlin, Chinese Ambassador to Burundi has said China is disposed to reinforce cooperation with Burundi in infrastructure, energy and agriculture domains. Ambassador Li has said China is going to give a financial (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza: “The commission did not carrying out field investigations to verify the serious human violations”

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

09-12-2018 “The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It (...)
' Burundi parliament dismisses the UN commission of inquiry report.

Burundi parliament rejects UN commission of inquiry report

09-12-2018 The UN commission of inquiry has recently released a report about human rights violations in Burundi. The lower and upper chambers of parliament reject the report saying it is fallacious. Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National Assembly says those who made the report have their own interests and have (...)
' Lake Tanganyika water colored in green

Green color of Lake Tanganyika waters is natural phenomenon, expert in hydrobiology says

09-11-2018 Lake Tanganyika has a green color since the morning of September10. Some residents of Bujumbura say it is the first time they observe such a phenomenon. They fear that the lake has become polluted. “I’m afraid to touch the lake water since it has become green. I think that (...)
' Houses built around Buterere wastewater management center

Uncontrolled constructions around Buterer wastewater management center to be destroyed?

09-11-2018 The Environment, Interior, Public Security and Public Works ministers conducted a joint visit this September 10, 2018 to see the construction around the Buterere wastewater treatment center. The population around fear the possible destruction of their houses. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment says the government has set up (...)
' Mr. Doudou Diène, president of the UN commission of inquiry on Burundi and one of the three UN human rights experts declared persona non grata

Commission of inquiry on Burundi releases damning report on Bujumbura

09-10-2018 On September 5, the commission of inquiry on Burundi published a report in Geneva. It again portrays a bleak situation of human rights violations. The Burundian president is implicated. It is the first time that the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi directly implicates the President of the Republic in (...)
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