Lorraine Josiane Manishatse

Opposition parties called on to form strong coalition for change

This Sunday October 6th, the National Rally for Change (RANAC) party called on political parties to form a strong coalition to bring about change in 2020. Aloys Baricako, Chairman of RANAC party has called on all political parties aspiring to change to form a coalition in order to win the upcoming 2020 elections. He was […] (...)

Parents of victim of torture arrested

Police officers have arrested in the night of October 9th, the parents of Yvette Iradukunda, a girl beaten on September 22nd by the administrator of Mugongomaga commune of Bujumbura province. The incident took place at Ijenda area. Sources of Rusaka commune in Mwaro province, the native commune of the victim, report that her parents were […] (...)

Burundian girls encounter serious obstacles to complete studies

«Burundian girls face a major challenge. They do not complete their studies and consequently they do not achieve effective development, “said Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs on the occasion of the World Girl Day celebrated on 9 October. In the same vein, Claudette Niyonzima, Legal Representative of the association defending […] (...)

Outbreak of cholera in Rukaramu area

At least fourteen people from Rukaramu area in Mutimbuzi commune of Bujumbura province have contracted cholera since last week. Two people have already died of this disease which is spreading fast due to a serious lack of drinking water in the locality. Residents of Kigwati I and Kigwati II of Karamu area have been facing […] (...)

CNARED members who arrived in Bujumbura haven’t returned from exile, sources say

Members of the opposition coalition in exile CNARED who arrived in Bujumbura on Saturday October 5th have not returned from exile. They came to lead a precursor mission, to talk with the Burundian authorities, according to the same sources. Anicet Noyonkuru, chairman of CDP party and also executive secretary of the opposition coalition in exile […] (...)

590 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

“590 Burundian refugees have been voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania this October 3,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General in charge of repatriation at the Ministry of the Interior. The process of voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzania has been ongoing since 2017, he adds. These returnees are accommodated in Nyabitare transit camp located in […] (...)

Corpse discovered in Ngagara, north of Bujumbura

A dead body was discovered in the morning of October 2nd in Ngagara area, in Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura city. The victim is called Déo Irakoze, a thirty-year young man from Ijenda area, Mugongomanga commune of Bujumbura province. His body was lying in the gutter of Bugendana Avenue, in front of the […] (...)

Older persons denounce inaccessibility to health care in Burundi

On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, those from Burundi say they don’t have access to health care due to the lack of means. They ask the government to implement free health care policy for older persons. “I live with my little grandchild. I cannot work anymore because I […] (...)

Burundi National Human Rights Commission says it faces shortage of transport means

“There is still a long way to go to improve our performance. We face problems of means of transport to conduct activities on the field, “said Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) at the end of a four-day training workshop for commissioners and executives of the commission which […] (...)

No Burundian media broadcasts hate messages, IPGL reveals

“Political opponents, women and ordinary citizens do not occupy enough space in Burundian media,” reveals the survey results on the monitoring of Burundian media presented on Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Institut Panos Grands Lacs (IPGL). This survey was conducted on four media namely National Radio, Iwacu Newspaper, Radio Rema Fm and Radio Isanganiro. Radio […] (...)