Diane Uwimana

CNIDH pleads for temporary suspension of deduction from teachers’ salary.

The National Independent Commission for Human Rights has presented a seven-day investigation conducted on the conflict between two teachers’ unions-SYGEPEBU and SEPEDUC and a coalition of teachers’ union-COSESONA. The commission says the coalition violated the labor rules. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH says the deduction of BIF 500 […] (...)

EAC constitutional experts conclude their consultations in Burundi

Eighteen constitutional experts from six partner states of the East African Community have brought to an end their national consultations in Burundi this January 20. They collected views of different stakeholders including the administration, banks, Burundi Revenue Authority, civil society organizations, religious denominations, women and youth associations, political parties, academic officials, lawmakers, rights commissions, electoral […] (...)

Another Burundian journalist detained

Blaise-Pascal Kararumiye, correspondent of Radio Isanganiro in Karusi province has just spent his first night in the police dungeon of Karusi province. He was taken to the dungeon after being heard by the prosecutor on his story on the management of the funds granted to “Sangwe” cooperatives situated in 150 localities of the province. Sylvère […] (...)

Towards suspension of health assistance card?

During the analysis and approval of two draft bills on childhood and health care as well as services at the National Assembly this January 15, MPs have raised concerns over the importance of using health assistance cards-CAM. MP Claude Kwizera wondered how the government agrees to provide health care and services to the population but […] (...)

Security Minister says flood victims must protect themselves

Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security and Disaster Management, says victims of floods in Bujumbura city are victims of uncontrolled constructions. “The best solution is to leave the localities. They know how they arrived there and they must do so to leave the places,” he says. It was during the presentation of the half-yearly […] (...)

Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has set up a dialogue session and […] (...)

Environmental expert worried about urban territorial management

Following the heavy rain that has fallen in different localities of the country causing heavy causalities especially in Bujumbura city over the past few days, a disaster management expert suggests solutions to overcome the situation. Léonidas Nibigira, a disaster management expert says the issue can be analyzed in two main ways: “The first way is […] (...)

Rights Commission to investigate teachers’ concerns

The National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH has set up a commission of five people including three commissioners and two officials of the commission to investigate the complaints raised by some teachers. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the Commission has said that some teachers have expressed their concerns about a probable forced-adherence to Special Coalition […] (...)

Victims of floods are supported, says Human Rights Minister

Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs has said victims of floods that hit Bujumbura city and Cibitoke province have received assistance. “Different humanitarians intervene since natural disasters that have caused causalities hit some localities,” said Minister Nivyabandi. It was during the presentation of his ministry’s half-yearly achievements that he marked 98% […] (...)

Bujumbura faces serious shortage of Brarudi beverages

Owners of bars in Bujumbura city have a serious problem. “We are really faced with a great problem of getting Brarudi beverages,” says a barman met in Kinama neighborhood in the north of Bujumbura city. He also says that he sometimes crosses over other neighborhoods to get those beverages. Due to the shortage of Brarudi […] (...)