Diane Uwimana

CMCK: Sixty cases to be treated by otolaryngology and vascular surgery experts

Pascal Barahandwa, medical director of care at Kinindo Medico-Surgical Center -CMCK says the center is organizing an eight-day medical camp in otolaryngology- O.R.L and vascular surgery. “We want to provide care to patients suffering from diseases that are not operable by permanent Burundian doctors,” he says adding that the medical camp will improve services and […] (...)

Four CNL party members arrested in Kiremba

Benjamin Girukwishaka, CNL party leader in Kiremba commune of Ngozi province says police officers operating in the locality arrested Serges Nzambimana, Cédric Kadafi, Thomas and Désiré Nizigama from Buhama locality in Musasu area of Kiremba commune. “They surrounded their houses in the early morning of January 2. We tried to inform Kiremba administrative official and […] (...)

Detainees’ rights association concerned over presidential pardon process

Jean Marie Nshimirimana, Chairman of a local NGO « SPF-Ntabariza » involved in the defense of detainees’ rights says the presidential pardon process has some irregularities. “Detainees who have been asked to pay a fine amounting over BIF 1,150,000 remain in prison even though they have been sentenced to five years in prison. Many of […] (...)

Politicians disagree on end of voters’ registration process

The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has indicated that there is no additional time for the voters’ registration for the 2020 elections. However, some politicians are still asking for it though others are satisfied. Anicet Niyonkuru, chairman of CDP party deplores the measure taken by the National Independent Electoral Commission to completely end the voters’ registration. […] (...)

Iwacu news reporters’ lawyers expect release after public hearing

Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza have appeared before Bubanza High Court, this December 30. After a public hearing which lasted 1h40 min, the Public Prosecutor has just asked for a fifteen-year prison sentence to the four Iwacu news reporters. He has also requested that the car, camera […] (...)

Political parties in Rumonge province plead for release of their representatives

A few days after the detention of some political representatives accused of having torpedoed the partial registration process of voters in Rumonge province, the political parties to which they belong demand their release. Four political representatives including three CNL party members and one from UPRONA party were arrested two weeks ago in Bugarama commune of […] (...)

Burundi President urges Iwacu news reporters to look for lawyers

During the public conference that was held in Gitega Province this December 26, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has said the four Iwacu reporters detained in Bubanza Province since October 22, have the right to look for lawyers to defend them. “There are reasons behind their arrest. Juridical officials are there to listen to them. They […] (...)

Politicians diverge on code of conduct for 2020 elections

Abdul Kassim, Chairman of UPD Zigamibanga party says the code of conduct signed by leaders of political parties in Kayanza province, this December 23, will contribute to the smooth running of the 2020 elections. He also says its contents come from different views made by leaders of political parties in a meeting organized by the […] (...)

Victims of “Kuwinterekwa” flooding in despair

The victims of the torrential rains that hit “Kuwinterekwa” and Nyabagere neighborhoods in the north of Bujumbura city in the night of December 21 are now sheltered at Kuwinterekwa” basic school. They fear the worst if nothing is done urgently. The situation is still deplorable. On 23 December, streets are still muddy and rainwater still […] (...)

HIV: Heath Ministry calls on community to make difference

On the occasion of the World Day to fight against HIV that has been celebrated in Burundi on December 4, Aimé Ndayizeye, Director of the National Program for Fighting against HIV has said that HIV infection in Burundi is a generalized epidemic with an overall prevalence rate of 0.9% for people aged from 15 to […] (...)