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IWACU English News

Hunt for high school students launched after tearing their uniforms to shreds

A school principal in Bubanza province decided that 10 students who just graduated won’t be awarded with diplomas. He accuses them of having torn apart their uniforms and behaved badly at the end of the state exam. The decision has sparked a lot of reactions. An audio has been circulating on social media. The principal […] (...)

Return of CNARED, time for questions

The opposition coalition in exile, CNARED, has announced its willingness to return to the country to participate in the upcoming elections. The decision was praised by the power in place and seen as disconcerting by the opposition. “We are preparing our return to participate in the 2020 elections.” The announcement was made by CNARED after […] (...)

Wave of political intolerance in Rumonge

The destruction or burning of political party offices, arrests, fights between activists, theft of party flags are acts that show the new wave of political intolerance since the past few days. A CNL party office in Gatete area in Rumonge commune was burned by unidentified people during the night of July 30, local administrative sources […] (...)

Human Rights Watch: “Under Siege, Burundi’s Journalists Fight On”

In the context of the third anniversary of the disappearance of Jean Bigirimana, Iwacu journalist on 22 July 2016, Human Rights Watch expresses its concerns over the press situation in Burundi. Iwacu offers below a copy of the opinion piece by Lewis Mudge, the Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. When a journalist we […] (...)

Iwacu bitterly criticized by CNC

Burundi media regulator-CNC has published its annual report. Iwacu newspaper is accused of serious misconduct. During the presentation of the annual report on the Burundian media situation this July 9th, the chairman of CNC has accused Iwacu newspaper of publishing unbalanced information stirring up trouble, slander, etc. ,. An inventory has been drawn up. Nestor […] (...)

Muyinga : When traders live with dead

It has been over a year since a market named Ku Gongone was built in a cemetery. Traders and people who go there to bury theirs both agree on the reorganization of the place for the respect for the dead. Cry for deceased people became “a sacrilege” at Ku Gongone. Some are disappointed by such […] (...)

Justice seizes properties of 42 Burundians allegedly involved in 2015 failed coup

In a statement jointly issued on Wednesday, May 15, the Attorney General of the Republic and the President of the Supreme Court have decided to seize the real estate of nine Burundians accused of being involved in the May 13, 2015 failed coup. The measure is applied on two buildings belonging to Juvénal Niyungeko known […] (...)

The Year of the Nile Basin: Putting Water at the Heart of Regional Transformation

World Water Day, on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s celebration coincides with The Year of the Nile Basin, as declared by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Member States on January 27, 2019. The declaration is in relation to the 20th anniversary of the NBI, which […] (...)

ActionAid committed to Women’s effective employability

Put aside the relevant issue concerning valuing women’s work, the exchange workshop organized on Friday, March 15 by Actionaid, put a spotlight on women’s employability. “A real quiet force that it is worth making profitable,” said Léopold Bizimana, President of the Standing Committee on Human Rights at Burundi National Assembly. He alluded to all those […] (...)

Together, let’s value women’s work!

As part of the activities organized for the celebration of the day dedicated to women’s rights this Friday March 15, the NGO Action Aid held an exchange workshop with the actors in the protection of women’s rights. The theme was “The woman at the center of innovative programs of social protection “. Women’s work is […] (...)
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