AIJC2022: A call to end impunity for crimes against journalists

11-02-2022 During the 2022 African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2022) held in Johannesburg from October 31 to November 2, participants from across Africa and outside expressed their concerns over persistent impunity on crimes committed against journalists. They called on solidarity and accountability. “About 263 journalists have been murdered because of their (...)
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EAC warns partner states over outbreak of infectious diseases

03-15-2022 In a press release issued on 9th March, the East African Community secretariat urged partner states to take appropriate measures to prevent and respond to outbreaks of yellow fever and rift valley fever following heavy rains in some parts of the region. “The recommendation follows reports of an outbreak (...)

GIJC21: Journalists denounce growing threats against investigative journalism worldwide

11-04-2021 At the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference which took place online from the 1st to the 5th of November this year, journalists from across the globe have raised challenges that pose a threat to investigative journalism in the world. David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network Executive Director has said (...)

GIJC21 takes place for first time online amid surge in covid-19 cases

11-03-2021 At least 1750 participants from about 150 countries have registered to attend the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference-GIJC which will be held online for the first time due to a surge in Covid-19 cases globally. . This international gathering of investigative journalists which will take place from 1 to (...)

Investigation / The death of Simon, the man who refused to vote

02-19-2021 True to his religious convictions, Simon Bizimana, a farmer from Gisoro hill, Twinkwavu zone in Cendajuru commune (Cankuzo), refused to register for the vote on the referendum in May. He was arrested, then died on March 18, 2018, in the provincial hospital as a result of “acts of torture”, (...)

Makamba-Rutana: a story of hell in Tanzania, told by seasonal workers

02-19-2021 Despite the border closures due to Covid-19, young men from Gitega, Karusi, Mwaro and elsewhere continue to defy the ban to seek work in Tanzania. Some come back in bad shape, sick, or victims of beatings by the Tanzanians. Exhausted, some die when they arrive on Burundian soil. Investigation. (...)

A sad anniversary

10-20-2020 By Antoine Kaburahe In two days’ time, our colleagues, Agnès, Christine, Egide and Térence will complete one year in prison. For nothing. And yet there are fine speeches, every day. Speeches about a “calm” country, run by a government described as “mvyeyi” (good parent). But which parent would lock (...)

Economic expert urges government to establish half-year plan for change

07-03-2020 Faustin Ndikumana, economic expert says the new Cabinet must establish a priority action plan to achieve its goals. “The government must present, as soon as possible, its half-year plan to explain how it will make change,” he says in a news conference, this July 2. He also says the (...)

Government’s youth support raises concerns to economists

07-03-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye announced, on July 1, his commitment to supporting young people. 40% of the surplus from Burundi Revenue Authority’s budgetary forecasts will be granted to communes to support youths gathered in cooperatives. Experts in economy, however, doubt over its feasibility despite this good initiative. Jean Prosper Niyoboke, (...)

Burundi government committed to curbing spread of COVID-19 infection

07-01-2020 During the swearing-in of new ministers in the National Assembly this June30, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country. President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced a campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country starting from June 30. “The (...)

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