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 (...)

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, (...)

OLUCOME concerned over corruption reported in transfer process within Health Ministry

06-26-2020 Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of the corruption watchdog-OLUCOME says different transfers are being operated in different hospitals, health districts and other services of the Ministry of Public Health throughout the country these days marking the end of the 2015-2020 term. He says a few transfers are reported in Ngozi hospital, (...)

Deputy President and Prime Minister take oath

06-25-2020 Prosper Bazombanza and General Alain Guillaume Bunyoni respectively Vice President and Prime Minister took oath before President Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Burundian Parliament and Constitutional Court in the swearing-in ceremony in the National Assembly this June 24. After being approved by the parliament on June 23, both executive officials swore (...)

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