Brexit and Britain in the world

08-10-2016 On 23 June, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU) and British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that Brexit means Brexit. But does this mean that the UK will be taking a single step from the centre of the international stage? The answer is (...)

Best wishes to Burundi

07-25-2016 After three and a half years representing the United States of America in Burundi, Dawn Liberi delivered a farewell message to Burundians on 22 July in her residence. Her mission ended with the beginning of July, 2016. “During my stay in Burundi since 2013, I have made many friends (...)

MENUB in Burundi

01-22-2015 United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB) started its operation in Burundi on 1 January 2015. The launch of the Mission was planned for Monday 12 January,however the Burundian government boycotted the launching.–By Yves Didier Irakoze In accordance with Resolution 2137 (2014) of the Security Council, MENUB has (...)

German-Burundi-Israel cooperation for climate change and agriculture

12-06-2014 The government of Israel is seeking a collaboration with Burundi to support climate change adaptation and agriculture. With their ‘Africa Initiative’ Israel and Germany aim to implement strategies and tools to reduce the vulnerability of the rural population to climate change impacts in vulnerable regions of Burundi.-By Diane Uwimana (...)

International pressure mounting to release Pierre Claver Mbonimpa

10-02-2014 Since the arrest of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa in May 2014 several international institutions have called for his release. President Obama said that he stands in solidarity with Pierre Claver Mbonimpa.-By Jojanneke Spoor In a resolution published on September 18, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs ) demand the “immediate (...)

European Parliament might stop supporting Burundi

09-24-2014 During a plenary session of the European Parliament on 18 September in Strasbourg, the case of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, the chairman of Aprodh, was discussed. PARCEM worries about what could happen.-By Diane Uwimana A resolution on the situation of human rights in Burundi was discussed and adopted, with special (...)

New partnership agreement between the Red Cross and the Burundi government

09-18-2014 The Burundi government and the Red Cross Burundi signed a new partnership agreement on September 17th. The Red Cross Burundi is committed to help the society with more assurance and efficiency because of the new tool.-J.Berchmans Siboniyo Laurent Kavakure, the Minister of Foreign Affairs states that the Burundi government (...)

Handover of a gift offered by the British Government

04-15-2014 A two-block building with sanitation offered by the British government has officially been received by Burundi Minister of National Defense and Former Combatants at Gakumbu Camp this 8 March 2014.-Yves Didier Irakoze Mark Simmonds British Minister in Charge of Relations with Africa was present during the inauguration ceremony. “The (...)

The U.N worried about the respect of Human Rights and Constitution in Burundi

04-15-2014 Ambassador Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the United Nations has visited Burundi this 8th April 2014 with two main messages from the U. S President Barack Obama.-Diane Uwimana “My government was very disturbed by the events of March 8, when fighting broke out in connection with two separate (...)

Houses belonging to Burundians chased from Tanzania were burned and wrecked

10-03-2013 The fact of burning and wrecking Burundian refugees and citizens’ houses chased from Tanzania shows that Tanzanian authorities do not want them to go back to their country. However, some Burundians hope they will join some members of their families and take back their few properties left there – (...)