' Facilitator in Burundi conflict William Mkapa receiving the UNSG Special Envoy, Michel Kafando

Dialogue after constitutional referendum won’t matter, political opponent says

03-23-2018 The UN Secretary-General Special Envoy, Michel Kafando met William Benjamin Mkapa, the facilitator in Burundi conflict on 22 March in Dar-as- Salaam. The meeting aimed at moving the dialogue process forward, “said Macocha Tembele, Mkapa assistant. Tatien Sibomana, the spokesman for the coalition of political opposition ‘Amizero y’Abarundi’ says (...)
' Mkapa

Mkapa reduces his ambitions

12-11-2017 The facilitation office has finally concluded that an agreement will not be signed at the end of this session. The points of divergence will be submitted to the summit of the EAC Heads of State. The facilitator had presented a very ambitious project: two weeks of dialogue to reach (...)
' Each group in the 4th session will have 5 minutes to give its view on the document handed by the Facilitator

Arusha: “There will be no agreement, declaration or binding document”, says Facilitator

12-07-2017 In his speech before all the participants in the inter-Burundian dialogue in Arusha, Facilitator Benjamin Mkapa, has announced “there will be no agreement, declaration or binding document” after the two-week session expected to end this 8 December. In the 7 December plenary session that lasted thirty minutes, some points (...)
' Peace talks are taking place at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, in Arusha

Arusha: Civil Society concerned about Burundi economic situation

12-06-2017 Following the suggestions given to the Facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue sessions, the members of OLUCOME, PARCEM and SOFEPA (civil society organizations) say they are concerned about the current economic situation in the country. They say Burundi is ranked among the poorest countries in the world, according to the (...)
' Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, the hotel that hosted the 4th round of talks.

Arusha: Plenary Session finally takes place

12-05-2017 The plenary session between the facilitator in the Burundi peace talks and participants has finally taken place in Arusha this 5 December. After a week of work in groups, the facilitator in Burundi peace talks, Benjamin Mkapa has said he is disappointed by their achievements. He expects that by (...)
' Each group in the 4th session will have 5 minutes to give its view on the document handed by the Facilitator

Arusha: Plenary session yet to start due to some suggestions to Facilitation

12-04-2017 The session for this 4 December meant to bring together participants in the inter-Burundian dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania has not yet taken place. According to Iwacu Special Envoy, the Facilitation Office is busy compiling the documents from the five groups that were recently formed. They include the government and (...)
' Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, the hotel that hosted the 4th round of talks.

Arusha: Last chance round?

12-04-2017 The 4th round of talks is supposed to be the last. According to the facilitation office, an agreement signed in the presence of the Heads of State of the EAC would conclude it. An ambitious project. The facilitation office has given a period of two weeks to settle definitively (...)
' The 4th round of the inter-Burundian dialogue taking place in Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha: An agreement to be signed at end of talks session

11-28-2017 As Arusha is hosting the 4th Inter-Burundian Dialogue Session since Monday 27 November, the facilitator in the Burundian conflict, William Benjamin Mkapa announced the program in the evening of the same day. It is expected that at the end of this round, participants will reach an agreement signed in (...)
' Evariste Ngayimpenda

Arusha: Participants expect tangible results in 4th session on Burundi crisis

11-27-2017 The dialogue between the protagonists in the Burundian crisis is taking place in Arusha, Tanzania since this 27 November. This important session brings together participants from Burundi Government, former Presidents and Vice Presidents, political parties registered in Burundi, key political actors, civil society organizations, women, the youth, leaders from (...)
' Facilitator Mkapa calls on stakeholders to put an end to the crisis.

Arusha: Deadlocked dialogue resumes

11-27-2017 The facilitation office convened the 4th round of the inter-Burundian dialogue from 27 November to 8 December. The policy of the empty chair is no longer very popular. On 27 November, the next round of Arusha talks will start to find a way out of the crisis. A session (...)
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