' Youths affiliated to the ruling CNDD-FDD singing

Children’s right activist worries about children involvement in politics

05-31-2017 A video showing schoolchildren dressed in ruling CNDD-FDD uniforms singing hatred songs has been circulating on social networks these days. The chairman of the federation of associations fighting for children rights FNADEB says these children are exposed to political conflicts. The video that has appeared since the end of (...)
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President Nkurunziza chastises Burundi’s ruling elite

04-29-2017 In a rare moment of passion, the president reminded his audience that the nation comes before the party and criticised them for failing to put Burundi first. President Nkurunziza has chastised some of the top members of his party for malpractice and told them to act in a way (...)
' Pierre Celestin Ndikumana , the chairman of parliamentary group of  ‘Mizero y'abarundi alliance

60 arbitrarily arrested within one week, according to political alliance

04-01-2017 The parliamentary group of the political alliance Amizero y’Abarundi, (Hope of Burundians) announced on 29 March that 60 people were arbitrarily arrested between 20 and 26 March. It accuses the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and police officers of being responsible for these violations of human rights. FNL”More than 60 (...)
' CNDD-FDD ex-combatants dancing during the launching of the week dedicated to ex-combatants

Week exclusively dedicated to CNDD-FDD ex-combatants

11-17-2016 The secretary general of the ruling party CNDD-FDD officially opened the week dedicated to ex-Combatants yesterday. Aime Magera, Spokesman of FNL party deplores the exclusion of former FNL fighters. For Evariste Ndayishimiye, 16 November recalls the day when Burundians decided to rebuild their country in peace and security. He (...)
' Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD FDD

CNDD-FDD wants repatriation of political leaders, some to face justice

10-04-2016 At a press conference that Evariste Ndayishimiye, the secretary general of the ruling party, held yesterday after his visit to Benjamin Mkapa the facilitator in the inter-Burundian dialogue, he said he asked him to help in the repatriation of exiled politicians by reassuring them and convincing their host countries (...)
' Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye: “We have not yet adhered to the values of democracy.”

Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye: “We have not yet adhered to the values of democracy.”

09-28-2016 “Burundi is in the learning phase of democracy. We have not yet understood the values of democracy notably the respect for human rights and the opinion of the other, keeping one’s promise and complying with existing institutions. That is the reason why we are facing various crises,” said Archbishop (...)
' Demonstrators waving placards

Bujumbura dismisses UN report on Burundi as “political”

09-23-2016 On 22 September, Burundi’s Ministry in charge of Human Rights slammed a report by the United Nations as unverified and lacking credibility. “The UN experts collected unverified information and did not mention sources for their report’s credibility”, deplores Martin Nivyabandi, the Minister of National Solidarity, Gender and Human Rights. (...)
' Demonstrations outside France Embassy after the UNSC vote for the 2303 resolution

Demonstrations outside France Embassy after the UNSC vote for the 2303 resolution

07-31-2016 Several activists of the ruling party and their supporters from Bujumbura neighborhoods gathered in front of France Embassy to express their dissatisfaction on Saturday, 30 July. The aim of the gathering was the disapproval of “the initiative of Paris accused of being the root cause of the resolution that (...)
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Momentum of the struggle for the Presidency Intensifies

04-07-2015 Following Edouard Nduwimana’s sensational statement announcing the candidacy of Pierre Nkurunziza for the 2015 elections, the momentum of the movement campaigning against this has intensified with unexpected vigour.-Translated by Diane Uwimana Edouard Nduwimana was the first Mugumyabanga(member of the ruling party CNDD-FDD) to publicly announce the electoral ambitions of (...)