Politics
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They came, they saw, they went back

10-14-2019 “Veni, vidi … “, ” I came, I saw…” But like Julius Caesar, they will not say they have “conquered.” In the blazing sun of Saturday, October 5th, two opponents who had fled the country for years arrived at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport. They are the Executive Secretary of (...)
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Opposition parties called on to form strong coalition for change

10-12-2019 This Sunday October 6th, the National Rally for Change (RANAC) party called on political parties to form a strong coalition to bring about change in 2020. Aloys Baricako, Chairman of RANAC party has called on all political parties aspiring to change to form a coalition in order to win (...)
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Parents of victim of torture arrested

10-11-2019 Police officers have arrested in the night of October 9th, the parents of Yvette Iradukunda, a girl beaten on September 22nd by the administrator of Mugongomaga commune of Bujumbura province. The incident took place at Ijenda area. Sources of Rusaka commune in Mwaro province, the native commune of the (...)
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Burundian police to conduct more searches to secure 2020 elections

10-11-2019 During the presentation of the ministry’s achievements for the last three months this October 10th, the Minister of Public Security has said the police will continue to carry out searches all over the country to make sure the 2020 elections are held in safety. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Burundian Minister (...)
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Several factors impel Burundians to commit suicide

10-09-2019 Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Health has said several factors are related to committing suicide in Burundi. They include mental disorders, psychoactive substances, chronic illnesses, loss of work, or financial loss, relational or social loss, lack of social support and feelings of isolation, unemployment… (...)
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CNARED members who arrived in Bujumbura haven’t returned from exile, sources say

10-08-2019 Members of the opposition coalition in exile CNARED who arrived in Bujumbura on Saturday October 5th have not returned from exile. They came to lead a precursor mission, to talk with the Burundian authorities, according to the same sources. Anicet Noyonkuru, chairman of CDP party and also executive secretary (...)
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CEPI in Bujumbura city to establish inclusive communal electoral commissions

10-08-2019 In the meeting with political parties, religious denominations and civil societies in Bujumbura city this October 7th, the chairman of the Provincial Independent Electoral Commission (CEPI) in the economic capital of Burundi has asked the former to bring their candidates for communal commissions until October 11th. “We will accept (...)
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Exclusive interview/Agathon Rwasa: ’’CNL ultimate goal is to gain power”

10-07-2019 Political intolerance, the culture of impunity, the speeches of appeasement delivered by various authorities , the return of refugees, coalitions during the elections, the call for the boycott by opposition coalition in exile CFOR, etc… Agathon Rwasa, CNL chairman answers current questions without officialese . Is CNL a constant (...)
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Rugerinyange corpse found buried in his compound in Kinanira IV

10-04-2019 Jean Marie Vianney Rugerinyange, Senior official in the Ministry of Culture and Sports who went missing since September 30 has been found dead and buried in his compound located in Kinanira IV locality of Muha commune in Bujumbura city this October 4. Exhumation has started in the morning. However, (...)
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590 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

10-04-2019 “590 Burundian refugees have been voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania this October 3,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General in charge of repatriation at the Ministry of the Interior. The process of voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzania has been ongoing since 2017, he adds. These returnees are accommodated (...)