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“Supreme Guide” has passed away!

06-15-2020 At the start, everyone was talking about “fake news”. Then the news was confirmed. Iwacu recounts these incredible hours and the reactions following the “unexpected” death of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The news was like a bomb. In the afternoon of Tuesday 9 June 2020, the Government of Burundi announced, (...)
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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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“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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Burundi goes to the polls

05-20-2020 At least 1109 voters are expected to vote at the polling station located at « Kwi Bubu » Basic School in Musama locality in Kabanga zone of Giheta commune in Gitega Province, this May 20. Evariste Ndayishimiye, the CNDD-FDD ruling party’s presidential candidate and native of this locality is (...)
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2020 elections :Campaign against backdrop of violence

05-11-2020 With reported cases of murder, kidnapping, clashes and imprisonments in different parts of the country, the electoral campaign is becoming more and more violent. Two camps oppose each other: the young Imbonerakure and the Inyankamugayo. The situation escalates as the election day is fast approaching. The body of Richard (...)
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2020 election campaign :Three weeks to convince!

05-04-2020 The campaign for the elections of May 20 was launched this Monday, April 27. In often tense atmospheres, the candidates of political parties and independents running for president tell Burundians the projects they have for Burundi. Iwacu goes back to some highlights from the first day of the campaign. (...)
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UPRONA party members swear allegiance to CNDD-FDD party presidential candidate

04-27-2020 The announcement of support for the candidate of the ruling party CNDD-FDD by activists of UPRONA party continues to cause stir. Isidore Mbayahaga, the leader of this camp, denounces mismanagement by the leadership of the party. His former comrades accuse him of being used by the ruling party. On (...)
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Bubanza province : Disturbing accounts over murders and kidnappings

04-20-2020 In a letter addressed to the public prosecutor in the province of Bubanza, the independent MP  Fabien Banciryanino, has drawn up a list of 21 people killed or gone missing in that province from 2016 until February 2020. This parliamentarian asks the prosecutor to launch investigations into these cases. (...)