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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 (...)
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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 (...)
Society

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”, (...)
Society

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. (...)
Society

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 (...)
Economy

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 (...)
Economy

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, (...)
Politics

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 (...)
Politics

Opposition disappointed by new Cabinet

06-30-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye has just appointed new members of the government including four women and 11 men. While some political parties disagree with this appointment, other organizations salute it. Térence Manirambona, CNL party spokesman says the new appointment shows the image and vision that the President has for the (...)
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Swearing-in ceremonies Surprise nominations

06-29-2020 The opposition castigates and questions the “rushed” nomination and approval of the Prime Minister and the Vice-president by the Parliament and Senate. The President of the National Assembly says everything was legal. There are two distinct positions. The National Assembly approved in a secret vote, this Tuesday, June 23, (...)

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Menstrual period, ordeal for Kigaramango internally displaced women

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, women and girls living in the Kigaramango IDP site say they go through (...)
05-29-2020 |

Security

Forex dealer “Kirahwata” discovered dead in central Bujumbura city

Jackson Simbananiye aka “Kirahwata”, one of the most popular forex dealers in Bujumbura City was discovered dead in the morning of (...)
05-14-2020 |

Media

Journalist under death threat wins media award

The Burundi Media Regulator [CNC] awarded on 4 May eight prizes to journalists who participated in the contest of Media Award (...)
05-05-2020 |

Politics

Party leaders urged to use insured vehicles in electoral campaign

Agathon Rwasa, CNL Chairman and presidential candidate for the 2020 elections is concerned over the insurance issue in the electoral campaign. (...)
04-24-2020 |

Politics

2020 elections: Kira Burundi files complaints to President

Kira Burundi coalition submitted a memorandum, on April 15, to President Pierre Nkurunziza denouncing irregularities made by the electoral body in (...)
04-21-2020 |

Politics

Bubanza province : Disturbing accounts over murders and kidnappings

In a letter addressed to the public prosecutor in the province of Bubanza, the independent MP  Fabien Banciryanino, has drawn up (...)
04-20-2020 |