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Where is “Cuma”?

Since his abduction by unknown people on Wednesday, November 20, the whereabouts of Berchmans Misago also known as “Cuma”, a resident of Ntahangwa commune in Bujumbura city, are still unknown. This FNL party veteran very close to Agathon Rwasa, the president of CNL party, was very influential in this party. His disappearance causes concerns. Iwacu […] (...)

Landslides in Mugina: 24 dead and 7 wounded

At least 24 people were killed seven others wounded in the night of December 4th 2019 due to landslides following heavy rains that poured down in Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi. Gikomero, Nyempundu, Rwamagasha and Rukombe hills, all located in Mugina commune of the same province were mostly affected. Local authorities announced a […] (...)

Recent measures taken by Bujumbura mayor spark outcry

On Friday, November 22, the mayor of Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa, instituted a series of measures “to preserve the health of the population and the economy of the country “. It is an outcry among the population living in the economic capital Bujumbura. From now on, bars will open from 5 pm to close at 9 […] (...)

Iwacu reporters to remain behind bars

The Ntahangwa Court of Appeal announced on Wednesday (November 20) its decision to keep in prison Agnès, Christine, Egide and Terence, all Iwacu reporters. Adolphe, their driver, was temporarily released. Reacting to this decision, one of the Iwacu reporters’ lawyers, Clément Retirakiza, expressed his disappointment: “Although one of the defendants, the journalists’ driver, was granted […] (...)

Residents of Mabayi gripped by fear

The presence of heavily armed Rwandan soldiers at the border is causing fear among the population of the neighboring area with Rwanda. The administration reassures and calls on the population to identify any new people in the area. The inhabitants of Ruhororo, Miremera, Gitukura localities of Ruhororo area and those of Rutorero and Gafumbegeti localities […] (...)

Kahawatu innovates and extends its actions

In order to increase coffee production in quantity and quality, Kahawatu launched on Thursday, 7 November 2019, the activities of the Burundi Coffee Alliance (BCA) project in the area where Green Coffee (Greenco) operates. “The project aims at increasing the production of coffee in terms of quantity and quality, create a favorable environment for production, […] (...)

Ngozi : Clashes between CNDD-FDD and CNL party militants in Nyamurenza commune

Clashes erupted on Sunday, November 10 in Nyamurenza commune of Ngozi province, between activists of CNL and CNDD-FDD parties, on the occasion of the inauguration of the communal office by CNL party. Both parties accuse each other. The confrontations would have been followed by a “selective hunt” against CNL party members. The inauguration did not […] (...)

2020 Elections : End of illusions for opposition parties

Opposition parties lay into the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). According to them, this commission favored the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the composition of its dismemberments. CENI rather speaks of a well done job. According to Térence Manirambona, spokesman for the National Congress for Liberty (CNL), his party got 17 seats out of 153, a […] (...)

Rweza / Muyira : Escalation in arrests of CNL party members

There is a wave of arrests in this locality after the assassination attempt of the Muyira zone chief in Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura province, on the night of Friday 25 October. The National Congress for Liberty (CNL) denounces a manhunt towards its activists. In the small village of Rweza, from the top of Kavumu hill, […] (...)

Musigati, the price of information

Four Iwacu reporters who were sent to cover the attack that occurred in Musigati commune of Bubanza Province on October 22, 2019 could not do their job. They were arrested by the police. The reason was that the area was dangerous. To their great surprise, they found themselves in the police dungeon. At 8 o’clock, […] (...)


Ravine threatens houses and infrastructure in Gisyo neighborhood

11-28-2019 |   Comments Off on Ravine threatens houses and infrastructure in Gisyo neighborhood