Politics
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CENI validates electoral centers in Bujumbura province and Bujumbura city

06-21-2019 In a conference held on June 20th, Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has chosen and validated electoral centers in Bujumbura province and Bujumbura city. “Over 180 out of 2911 districts had no electoral centers for the 2018 constitutional elections,” says Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Electoral Commission-CENI. (...)
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PARCEM describes decision to temporarily suspend its activities as unfair

06-21-2019 Faustin Ndikumana, Chairman of PARCEM, a local NGO involved in conscience awakening and change of mindset, says he was surprised to hear through radio stations that the Minister of the Interior has temporarily suspended its activities. “The letter was signed on June 3, but I have not received it (...)
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CNL party office in Bujumbura province set on fire

06-18-2019 In the night of June 15th, the office of CNL party established in Nyabiraba commune of Bujumbura province was set ablaze and destroyed. Agathon Rwasa, the party’s chairman, deplores the political intolerance. “It’s a shame on a country said to be democratic,” says Agathon Rwasa, the president of the (...)
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Kirundo: Political intolerance escalates

06-17-2019 From Bwambarangwe to Ntega via Bugabira, the communes of Kirundo province in the north of the country, political intolerance is on the rise. Members of the National Congress for Liberty (CNL) led by Agathon Rwasa are beaten and arrested. They point the finger at the administration and the Imbonerakure (...)
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DRC President visits Burundi

06-15-2019 Félix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo made a four-hour visit to Burundi on Friday, 14 June. His visit was closed with a joint statement which was read by Ezéchiel Nibigira, the Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs. He said that President Félix Tshisekedi responded to the (...)
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Political intolerance: Opponents hunted down

06-03-2019 In the south, north, east as in the west of the country, cases of aggression against political opponents are increasing. Members of CNL party are the most targeted. Those of FRODEBU and UPRONA parties are also not left behind. Iwacu reporters went to different provinces. Ngozi province The night (...)
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Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

05-31-2019 At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals (...)
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Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

05-30-2019 At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals (...)
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Burundi, country of God and the King

05-27-2019 The President of the Republic has ordered that the motto “God, King, Burundi” be on the country’s national monuments. The approach raises questions. The motto of the monarchy era is given back its honor. Many monuments are repainted all over the country. They have the emblem of the Burundian (...)
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Five CNL members arrested in Gihanga, sources report

05-23-2019 The police arrested in the evening of May 21, five members of the National Congress for Liberty –CNL opposition party in village 4 in Gihanga commune of Bubanza province in the west of Burundi. Five arrested people including the representative of this party in Gihanga are currently detained in (...)
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