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Press release – MP threatens to kill Iwacu journalists

03-30-2020 This Sunday, Iwacu Press Group was dismayed to hear remarks threatening some of its journalists. The threats, which Iwacu newspaper has evidence of and which will be provided to the relevant authorities, were spoken by a Member of Parliament elected in the Constituency of Cankuzo. MP Anglebert Ngendabanka threatens (...)
Environment

Green charcoal to save forests

03-25-2020 Delphin Kaze, 23, a young man from Gitega, Burundi’s second-largest city, located in the Nile basin, has found an alternative to preserve the trees. He makes ecological charcoal from maize stalks. In Burundi, wood is the primary source of domestic energy, with 96.6% of the overall energy balance. By (...)
Justice

Trial of Aline Ndikumana charged with “illegal possession of firearms” adjourned

03-19-2020 Aline Ndikumana accused of illegally possessing firearms has appeared again this 18 March before the Muha Court of appeal. The court has adjourned her case for further deliberation. After she was provisionally released by the Minister of Justice, Aline Ndikumana, spouse of the secretary of the opposition CNL party (...)
Politics

Leader of opposition CNL in Kabezi shot dead

03-18-2020 The head of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty (CNL) was shot dead in Migera locality of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura Province, on March 16. The victim’s family demands that justice be done. “Methuselah Nahishakiye was killed in the night of Monday, March 16, when he was on (...)
Politics

Four files of candidates running for president refused

03-16-2020 On Tuesday, March 10, the National Independent Electoral Commission announced that it had rejected four files of presidential candidates. The concerned candidates expressed their frustration and said they were going to appeal to the Constitutional Court. Jacques Bigirimana of FNL party, Anicet Niyonkuru of CDP, Valentin Kavakure of FPN-Imboneza (...)
Politics

Bujumbura Province :Identity of “attackers” remains mystery

03-02-2020 22 out of 30 combatants were killed and 8 others captured. The police have not yet revealed the identity of this armed group which was reported in Bujumbura province since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. There are many questions over this attack and speculation is rife. In the aftermath of (...)
Politics

Controversy over status of ‘ Supreme Guide of Patriotism’

02-24-2020 This Wednesday, February 19, in Bujumbura, the National Assembly adopted the bill establishing the status of ‘Supreme Leader’ despite s opposition critics. Tension was higher in the National Assembly. It was over the examination of the amendments to the new bill establishing the status of the ‘Supreme Guide of (...)
Politics

Two year-old Junior in prison in place of his dad

02-17-2020 The imprisonment of Junior Nganjiyimana and his mother Aline Ndikumana has provoked uproar since the past few days. Their friends and relatives say the two were imprisoned in place of Théogene Ndikumana, the head of the family, after a search in which weapons were found. The family denounces a (...)
Politics

Burundians have had it, says former Burundi President

02-10-2020 In an interview with Iwacu, the former Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye expresses himself on the issues of the moment in the country. The parliament recently passed a bill which grants many advantages to the former Heads of state. What’s your reaction to that? Compared to the existing law, this (...)
Media

Iwacu journalists sentenced to two years and six months in prison

02-02-2020 On Thursday 30 January, the long-awaited verdict for Agnès, Christine, Egide, Térence and their driver Adolphe, was rendered. These four media professionals were sentenced to two years and 6 months in prison. Following a public hearing held in Bubanza High Court, only Adolphe, the driver who had been provisionally (...)