Politics
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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 (...)
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Corpse discovered in Ngagara, north of Bujumbura

10-03-2019 A dead body was discovered in the morning of October 2nd in Ngagara area, in Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura city. The victim is called Déo Irakoze, a thirty-year young man from Ijenda area, Mugongomanga commune of Bujumbura province. His body was lying in the gutter of (...)
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Burundi Government resents foreign interference in 2020 elections

10-02-2019 In his address during the general debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on September 30th, Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs has said that any attempt by some states to interfere with the Burundian elections will be an attack on the national sovereignty. Ezéchiel Nibigira, Burundian (...)
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Burundian politicians diverge on extension of COI mandate

10-01-2019 The UN Human Rights Council has extended the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi-COI. The decision is viewed differently by Burundian politicians. Térence Manirambona, Spokesperson for CNL party of the opposition says the renewal the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi will bring no added (...)
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Congolese people arrested in Kibenga locality of Bujumbura city

10-01-2019 The Ministry of Security and Catastrophe Management says it has arrested at least 20 Congolese people living in Burundi illegally since this Sunday, September 29th, in Kibenga locality of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura city. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Ministry of Security says the police are (...)
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Everyone defends their position

09-30-2019 Burundi Catholic Bishops have been, in general, accused of stirring up and sowing discord by Gitega on the eve of the Bishops’ statement read on September 22nd throughout the country. On the other hand, the clergy believes that its message has been misinterpreted. Members of the government and the (...)
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Governors accuse CNL party of misconduct and violation of the law

09-27-2019 In a meeting organized on this September 26th by the Ministry of Home Affairs with leaders of political parties and governors, the latter have accused members of CNL party of misconduct and violation of law. The National Congress for Freedom-CNL denies the accusations. While reporting the political situation in (...)