Politics
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Voters’ registration process running smoothly, CENI says

12-12-2019 “More than 36,000 out of 100,000 expected people have been registered since the beginning of the ongoing partial voters’ registration process throughout the country,” said Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) at a press conference held this 11 December. The process of registering voters (...)
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Few people participate in voter registration process

12-10-2019 A delayed opening of voters registration offices and a low participation of voters are the irregularities observed this Monday 9 December, the first day of partial registration of voters for the upcoming 2020 elections. At 10am, a person was registering in the office located at Fine school, in Musama (...)
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Where is “Cuma”?

12-08-2019 Since his abduction by unknown people on Wednesday, November 20, the whereabouts of Berchmans Misago also known as “Cuma”, a resident of Ntahangwa commune in Bujumbura city, are still unknown. This FNL party veteran very close to Agathon Rwasa, the president of CNL party, was very influential in this (...)
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Over 79,000 Burundian refugees returned home from Tanzania within two years

12-05-2019 Dar es Salaam hosted on 29 November the 21st Meeting of the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees from Tanzania. The Delegation of the United Republic of Tanzania was led by Kangi Lugola Minister of Home Affairs, that of Burundi by Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the (...)
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CNARED calls for coalition of opposition parties to win upcoming elections

12-03-2019 In a statement released on December 1st following the meeting held in Kampala from November 29 to 1 December, the opposition platform in exile CNARED says opposition parties affiliated with it have agreed to form a coalition in order to properly prepare for and win the 2020 elections. That (...)
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CNL Chairman denounces political intolerance

12-03-2019 Agathon Rwasa, CNL party chairman has said four CNL party members have been killed in a month in Ngozi province. “They have been killed by youths affiliated to the ruling party”, he said adding that the situation is calm as if anything hasn’t happened. He said it during the (...)
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Recent measures taken by Bujumbura mayor spark outcry

12-02-2019 On Friday, November 22, the mayor of Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa, instituted a series of measures “to preserve the health of the population and the economy of the country “. It is an outcry among the population living in the economic capital Bujumbura. From now on, bars will open from (...)
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Burundi accuses Rwanda of perpetrating recent attack against military position

11-29-2019 “For the nth time, the Government of Burundi has just been attacked in the night of 16 to 17 November 2019 by a neighboring country,” read the statement released on November 28 by Burundi government. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Burundi government secretary and spokesman said that during that night, the Rwandan (...)
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Five CNL party members arrested in Nyabitsinda

11-29-2019 MP Noé Mbonigaba, one of CNL leaders in Ruyigi province says five party members have been arrested in Ndago and Mago areas of Nyabitsinda commune, this November 28. He also says the motives behind this arrest are due to a confrontation that occurred in the locality on November 22. (...)
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CENI urges judicial officials to intervene in electoral disputes

11-29-2019 Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has said judicial officials are key partners in punishing electoral infringements. “Judicial officials must know the content of the electoral code to impose sanctions related to the election- based conflicts,” said Kazihise. It was during a workshop on electoral (...)