Lorraine Josiane Manishatse

Tanzanian Product Exhibition: Tanzanians say they meet many challenges on border

The economic capital of Burundi is hosting a three-day trade fair called ‘Tanzanian Products Exhibition’ organized by the Tanzanian Embassy in Burundi. It is attended by Burundian and Tanzanian economic operators. On the first day, only half of the planned stands were occupied. Many Tanzanian traders had not yet arrived. Justin Msigwa, an economic agent […] (...)

Women worried over CVR inability to fully protect witnesses

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR has held a two-day meeting from August 29 for women affiliated to the National Women’s Forum. Speakers expressed their concerns over the protection of witnesses who recounted what happened or showed the commission mass graves in which are buried victims of crimes committed in Burundi from 1885 to 2008. They […] (...)

Growing political tensions in Mubimbi commune

Tensions are running high between members of the ruling party CNDD-FDD and those of the National Congress for Freedom [CNL] opposition party in Mubimbi commune. At least one person has been killed and 10 others wounded since 25 August. Two days after the clashes which erupted in the night of August 25 between young people […] (...)

Two bars in Bujumbura city destroyed by fire

Two bars, Nganda Relax located on Mwaro Avenue and Mubandi Bar situated on MAO Avenue, in INSS neighborhood in Rohero area of Bujumbura city caught fire on Monday, August 26th. The fire broke out at Nganda Relax Bar around noon. Afterwards, it quickly spread inside the bar. The owner was able to save only a […] (...)

Civil society and religious denominations request CENI to prioritize them

The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) organized this August 23rd, a meeting with leaders of the civil society and religious denominations. They discussed the establishment of the Independent Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) and the Independent Communal Electoral Commission (CECI). Some leaders of the civil society and the religious denominations requested the Independent National Electoral Commission […] (...)

Another CNL party office destroyed in Rumonge

The communal office of the National Congress for Freedom (CNL), in Burambi commune of Rumonge province was destroyed on the night of August 21st. The perpetrators of this crime are not yet identified. Police in Rumonge say two suspects have been arrested for investigative reasons. Sources on the spot say that unidentified people destroyed the […] (...)

CNL party denounces acts of political intolerance towards its members

The National Congress for Freedom (CNL), an opposition party says to be worried about increasing political intolerance towards its members. It accuses members of the ruling CNDD-FDD youth wing, administrative and security authorities of persecuting them. “CNL party meets with resistance from some administrative and security authorities with a political intolerance spirit displayed by their […] (...)

CNL party member killed and four wounded in Muyinga, Police say

At least one member of the National Congress for Freedom (CNL) was killed and eight others wounded in an ambush staged by armed people. The incident took place in the night of 18 August in Rugari area in Muyinga commune of Muyinga province in northeastern Burundi. CNL party officials accuse youths of the ruling party […] (...)

Burundi sports journalists receive vocational training after five years

The Association of Sports Journalists (AJSB) has organized since July 31 a three-day training to build the capacities of sports journalists. Liliane Nshimirimana, AJSB chairperson, says the training is organized five years after sports journalists have not received any training while many new sports journalists have been recruited. She hopes that this training will increase […] (...)

CNC officially launches issuance of national press card

Burundi Media Regulator -CNC officially launched the issuance of a national press card this July 30. Journalists say these cards will allow them easy access to information sources. “More than 1,500 journalists submitted their applications for press cards to CNC. 772 of them working for 42 media outlets met the eligibility criteria to get a […] (...)