Lorraine Josiane Manishatse


Four journalists of Iwacu Press Group to remain in detention

06-06-2020 The Ntahangwa Court of Appeal has rejected on 5 June the appeal made by Iwacu Press Group against the judgment rendered on 30 January by Bubanza Hight Court regarding the detention of four Iwacu press Group journalists. Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Térence Mpozenzi and Egide Harerimana were previously sentenced (...)

Thirteen students of ETS-Kamenge spent night in detention

06-05-2020 Thirteen students from Kamenge Secondary Technical School (ETS-Kamenge) have been detained since the night of 3 June. They are accused of stealing materials from the Electoral Commission of Ntahangwa commune. Voters’ cards, inks, scissors, torches, computers, ropes that were used in the alignment of voters and empty envelopes from (...)

New Burundi journalists’ union raises criticism

06-04-2020 On the occasion of the official launch on 3 June of the new journalists union formed by a group of journalists, their colleagues expressed their concerns. After the suspension of the Burundian Union of Journalists (UBJ) in 2015, some Burundian journalists officially launched on 3 June a new union (...)

Over 300 mass graves identified in Ngozi Province

06-03-2020 The Burundian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) has begun since 2 June a three- day-activity of exhuming human remains in mass graves located in Burenge locality in Marangara commune of Ngozi northern province. These mass graves contain people killed in the massacres committed in 1988. Clément Noé Ninziza, Deputy (...)

Imbonerakure injured CNL member with spear in Muyinga

06-02-2020 Joseph Nyabenda, a member of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty (CNL), was wounded with a spear in the chest by members of the youth league of the ruling party CNDD-FDD. The incident took place on 31 May evening in Sanzwe locality in Munagano area, in Muyinga commune (...)

Independent candidate says detected irregularities taint elections results

05-29-2020 “Following the irregularities that occurred on the polling day, It would be better if the Independent National Electoral Commission recognized it during the presentation of the provisional results,” said Dieudonné Nahimana, who participated in the presidential election of 20 May, 2020 as an independent candidate at a news conference (...)

Menstrual period, ordeal for Kigaramango internally displaced women

05-29-2020 On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, women and girls living in the Kigaramango IDP site say they go through an ordeal during the menstrual period. They cannot afford sanitary napkins. They use pieces of torn clothes that often cause the infections of the female reproductive system. “Since (...)

CNDD-FDD gets more seats in recent communal elections in Ngozi

05-28-2020 The Independent Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) in Ngozi province announced this 27 May the results of the election of members of the communal councils held on 20 May. The ruling party CNDD-FDD obtained more seats and was followed by its main challenger, CNL party. Désiré Minani, chairman of CEPI-Ngozi (...)

Evariste Ndayishimiye calls on Burundian refugees to return home

05-27-2020 “We have just honored ourselves by showing Burundians and the world that we no longer need lessons of democracy. It is rather our turn to teach others, “said Major-General Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD, in a message issued after the electoral commission announced his victory in the (...)

Six CNL party observers from Ngozi sentenced to one year in prison

05-26-2020 Ngozi High Court has sentenced six CNL party observers from Marangara commune of Ngozi province to one year in prison and a fine of BIF 50,000 each. Accused of using “ forged documents ”, Alain-Claver Mwiteneza, Moise Nduwimana, André Sibomana, Ferdinand Nzikobanyanka, Léonard Ndacayisaba and Martin Ntuyahaga, all CNL (...)