Politics
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CNDD ready to participate in 2020 elections, says spokesman

08-13-2019 At a press conference held this August 12, Gaspard Kobako, Spokesperson for the party National Council for the Defense of Democracy-CNDD has said members of the party will participate in the 2020 elections if nothing hinders the electoral process. “We have already shown our will to participate in the (...)
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Return of CNARED, time for questions

08-12-2019 The opposition coalition in exile, CNARED, has announced its willingness to return to the country to participate in the upcoming elections. The decision was praised by the power in place and seen as disconcerting by the opposition. “We are preparing our return to participate in the 2020 elections.” The (...)
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JICA to undertake several projects in Burundi

08-09-2019 At the reopening ceremonies held on August 9th, The Japanese Agency for International Cooperation-JICA has said it will carry out various projects to foster development in Burundi. Maruo Shin, Chief Representative of JICA Rwanda office says three projects among others will be the priority for Burundi. “In the sector (...)
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CNARED to participate in 2020 elections

08-06-2019 Anicet Niyonkuru, Executive Secretary of CNARED, an opposition platform in exile says members of the council living in the country have decided to participate in the 2020 elections. “Even though CNARED may not join others in the electoral process, our members have decided that they will vote at any (...)
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Burundi government rejects again UN Inquiry Commission

08-06-2019 Burundi Minister of Human Rights says the Inquiry Commission on Burundi is manipulated and the extension of its mandate is not the government’s concern. “The government of Burundi will never recognize the commission,” says Martin Nivyabandi, Burundi Minister of Human Rights and Social Integration adding that Burundi will never (...)
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Wave of political intolerance in Rumonge

08-05-2019 The destruction or burning of political party offices, arrests, fights between activists, theft of party flags are acts that show the new wave of political intolerance since the past few days. A CNL party office in Gatete area in Rumonge commune was burned by unidentified people during the night (...)
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National land commission says lies and fake documents hamper its work

08-03-2019 Dieudonné Mbonimpa, Spokesperson for the National Commission for Lands and other Properties-CNTB says several obstacles hinder the achievements of the commission. “Lies, fake testimonies and documents slow down the work of the commission,” he says. For him, it becomes difficult to verify some documents as the stubs of some (...)
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National Assembly urges political leaders to supervise its members for 2020 elections

08-02-2019 Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National Assembly has exhorted leaders of the political parties to always remember that they are primarily responsible for the behavior of their members. “They must be adequately supervised and be prepared for the 2020 elections. Harmony should be preserved in the country,” says MP (...)
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AU condemns attack on AMISOM soldiers from Burundi

08-01-2019 In a communiqué issued on July 29th, the African Union Commission-AU has condemned the attack perpetrated on July 27th by Al Shabaab militants on Burundian soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. “We are united in grief with the families of the fallen soldiers, the people and government (...)
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Police given week to investigate attempt to burn CNL party office in Rumonge

08-01-2019 Juvénal Bigirimana, Rumonge province governor has given a week to the police officers operating in Rumonge province to investigate and identify people who tried to burn the office of CNL party located in Gatete area of Rumonge commune in Rumonge province in the south of Burundi. Jacques Ntunzwenimana, local (...)
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