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2020 Elections: Kira Burundi Coalition accepts provisional results

05-27-2020 Aloys Baricako, Chairman of Kira Burundi Coalition says his political Coalition doesn’t reject the provisional results of the presidential and legislative elections released on Monday by the electoral body. “We don’t want to see once again any Burundian being killed or fleeing his country due to the electoral conflict,” (...)
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Evariste Ndayishimiye calls on Burundian refugees to return home

05-27-2020 “We have just honored ourselves by showing Burundians and the world that we no longer need lessons of democracy. It is rather our turn to teach others, “said Major-General Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD, in a message issued after the electoral commission announced his victory in the (...)
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Burundi Catholic Bishops concerned over irregularities reported on Election Day

05-27-2020 In a statement issued a day after the release of provisional election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission on May 25, Burundi Catholic Bishops have identified irregularities that characterized the previously held elections. The Burundi Catholic Bishops say the triple ballot of May 20 was marred by enormous (...)
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Six CNL party observers from Ngozi sentenced to one year in prison

05-26-2020 Ngozi High Court has sentenced six CNL party observers from Marangara commune of Ngozi province to one year in prison and a fine of BIF 50,000 each. Accused of using “ forged documents ”, Alain-Claver Mwiteneza, Moise Nduwimana, André Sibomana, Ferdinand Nzikobanyanka, Léonard Ndacayisaba and Martin Ntuyahaga, all CNL (...)
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Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

05-26-2020 The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI announced this May 25, the provisional results of the presidential and legislative elections held on May 20. According to the CENI, Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate for the ruling CNDD-FDD party is the winner of the presidential election with 68, 72% and is followed by Agathon (...)
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2020 elections:Towards electoral showdown?

05-23-2020 The second political force in the country CNL has not waited for the end of the triple ballot to denounce the elections” marred by several irregularities.” Gitega:Voting without major incidents In Gitega, the voters woke up early in the morning. At 6 a.m., there were already long queues outside (...)
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“Elections marred by irregularities”

05-20-2020 At least 17 CNL party members have been arrested by the police in Rumonge Province around 11:30 a.m. Nine were arrested in Gatobo locality in Burambi Commune, four downtown Rumonge including a CNL leader in that locality while others were arrested in Mutambara locality. According to Obède Ntakiyiruta, the (...)
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“These elections have particular meaning”, says President Nkurunziza

05-20-2020 The outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza arrived in Mwumba Commune of Ngozi Province around midday, riding his bicycle. After voting, he has thanked Burundians who organized the elections. “These elections have a particular meaning. They were financed by Burundians without the intervention of foreigners. It is a good start for (...)
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2020 Elections: Students not allowed to change voting places

05-20-2020 Pierre Claver Kazihise, chairman of the National Independent electoral commission (CENI) has just announced that students who changed their schools are not allowed to vote. “We called on them to register again but they didn’t”, says Kazihise adding that people allowed to change their voting places are soldiers, police (...)
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Delay in opening polling stations in southern Bujumbura

05-20-2020 Voting activities at the polling stations located at Lycée Kanyosha, in Kinanira II neighborhood, in south of the economic capital Bujumbura have begun around 7:30 a.m. This voting center has 13 polling stations and 6,550 voters are expected vote. Voters complain about the delay in starting the voting activities (...)

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Sources report 12 CNL members detained in Ngozi

Twelve members of the opposition party National Congress for Freedom (CNL) of Kiremba commune are detained in Ngozi province chief town. (...)
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Three killed in south of Burundi

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All projects aimed at curbing COVID- 19 should be supported, says independent candidate

Francis Rohero, an Independent candidate for the presidential election set on May 20 says COVID-19 shouldn’t be taken lightly as it (...)
04-15-2020 |

Health

Passengers to wash hands before climbing on motorcycles, AMOTABU requires

“All motorcyclists working as taxi drivers must now carry a can filled with water and soap to allow customers to wash (...)
04-15-2020 |

Health

COVID-19: “No visit to old people”

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Burundi, the Auspices Center “Saint Elisabeth” has imposed measures to protect old people hosted by (...)
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