Detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group asked to appear by surprise

11-12-2019 Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal. Those journalists (...)

OLUCOME pleads for release of Iwacu news reporters and their driver

11-08-2019 Eighteen days after the four Iwacu news reporters and their driver were arrested and got thrown into Bubanza prison, the Corruption watchdog-OLUCOME calls on Burundian authorities to release them. Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of Observatory for the fight against corruption and embezzlement- OLUCOME, says the four Iwacu news reporters and (...)

“CNC is not yet informed about Iwacu journalists’ detention,” says CNC Chairman

11-07-2019 Nestor Bankumukunzi, Chairman of the National Media Regulatory Authority has said the CNC is not yet informed about the detention of the four Iwacu news reporters and their driver. “The Media Regulatory Authority is not aware of the motives behind their detention,” he said adding that if the four (...)

Lawyers of Iwacu news reporters appeal to Ntahangwa appeal Court

11-05-2019 Lawyers of the four news reporters of Iwacu Press Group and their driver detained for «complicity in undermining the state internal security ” have appealed this Monday, November 4, to Ntahangwa Appeal Court in Bujumbura City. The appeal file is to reconsider the decision made by the Judge’s Council (...)

Trial verdict on four journalists detained in Bubanza to be rendered within 48hours

10-30-2019 Four journalists working for Iwacu Press Group namely Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza detained in Bubanza since 22 October for “complicity in undermining the internal state security” appeared on 29 October in front of the judge’s council chamber that will announce (...)

Burundi artists producing animated films in need of support

10-29-2019 “The animated film is still at the embryonic stage in Burundi although we shape an ongoing evolution compared to the past five years, “said Florian Nifasha, a Burundian author of over 10 animated cartoons. It was on 28 October, on the occasion of the International Animation Day. As Mr (...)

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. (...)

Burundi GDP grows slowly due to laziness, ISTEEBU reveals

10-25-2019 The current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 315 USD per capita, reveals the census conducted in 2018 by the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi (ISTEEBU). The ISTEEBU director general believes that the GDP grows slowly while the Burundi 2020-2025 vision plans to reach the GDP per (...)

Musigati, the price of information

10-25-2019 Four Iwacu reporters who were sent to cover the attack that occurred in Musigati commune of Bubanza Province on October 22, 2019 could not do their job. They were arrested by the police. The reason was that the area was dangerous. To their great surprise, they found themselves in (...)