Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana


GIJC21 takes place for first time online amid surge in covid-19 cases

11-03-2021 At least 1750 participants from about 150 countries have registered to attend the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference-GIJC which will be held online for the first time due to a surge in Covid-19 cases globally. . This international gathering of investigative journalists which will take place from 1 to (...)

Bujumbura Province : Confrontations in Maramvya

04-13-2020 There have been reports of several arrests and seriously injured members of the opposition party CNL after scuffles with the youth of the ruling party Imbonerakure. The latter are accused of having carried out attacks on the homes of activists of the National Congress for Liberty (CNL) on Saturday, (...)

Covid-19: Combat has only just begun… 

04-07-2020   With already three reported cases of Covid-19 and 50 beds with respirators throughout the national territory, people wonder if Burundi is sufficiently equipped to face this pandemic. A 26-year-old woman tested positive for Covid-19. This was announced by the Minister of Public Health, Thaddée Ndikumana, after a press (...)

Covid-19: Growing threat

03-30-2020 To be ready in the event of the appearance of covid-19 infected persons, the government keeps denying the fake news circulating on the internet … Since the pandemic was reported in the neighboring countries, the government is mobilized at all levels. From the Minister of Public Health, the Minister (...)

Cendajuru/Busoni – Political intolerance: A worrying phenomenon

03-23-2020 Two houses of members of the National Congress for Liberty (CNL) were burned down in Gashirwe area of Cendajuru commune in Cankuzo province. The Imbonerakure youth and an MP of the ruling CNDD-FDD are said to be behind that. The Imbonerakure are also accused of having burnt down a (...)

Bubanza, 4:30 pm

10-27-2019 With some colleagues, the journalist Clarisse Shaka stayed all day in Bubanza for their colleagues Christine, Agnès, Térence, Egide and Adolphe their driver. The story of a day that ends in tears. Saturday, October 26, is exactly the 5th day of detention of our four colleagues and their driver. (...)

Iwacu journalists and their driver suffer ordeal four days since they were detained

10-26-2019 On Friday, October 25, 2019, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza spent their fourth night in the dungeon of Musigati commune. They feel bad, depressed. Since their arrest last Tuesday, they have not even had the opportunity to take a simple bath. (...)

GIJC2019: Investigative journalists say they face several challenges

09-27-2019 At the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference currently being held in Germany, investigative journalists from around the world say they faced a lot of challenges while doing their job. They mainly point out the lack financial means, limited access to official sources of information and the government crackdown on (...)

Repatriation of Burundian refugees at all costs

09-16-2019 Since 9 September, Burundian refugees in Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania have been deprived of markets. The situation was exacerbated by the agreement signed between Tanzania and Burundi to launch a huge campaign of mass return of refugees from October 1st. Markets in Nyarugusu camp have been closed since 9 (...)
Great Lakes Region

USA for voluntary repatriation of refugees in Great Lakes Region

09-12-2019 At a press conference held this Wednesday, September 11, the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa has said the repatriation of Burundian refugees judged to be “forced” by some people, must follow a voluntary process. J. Peter Pham has said “the forced repatriation of refugees (...)