Politics

World Bank finances USD 5 million to curb COVID-19 spread in Burundi

06-17-2020 The National Assembly analyzed and adopted this June 16 a draft bill on the financing agreement of USD 5 million between the World Bank and Burundi in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Domitien Ndihokubwayo, the Finance Minister who presented the draft bill before (...)

One killed in western region of Burundi

06-16-2020 At least one person shot dead and another injured by Charles Hakizimana, a police officer in Mpanda commune in Bubanza province in the night of June 14. Rénovat Nduwayo, owner of a local bar, has been accused of turning on the radio. According to Frédéric Congera, administrator of Mpanda (...)

“Supreme Guide” has passed away!

06-15-2020 At the start, everyone was talking about “fake news”. Then the news was confirmed. Iwacu recounts these incredible hours and the reactions following the “unexpected” death of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The news was like a bomb. In the afternoon of Tuesday 9 June 2020, the Government of Burundi announced, (...)

Politicians mourn death of President Pierre Nkurunziza

06-11-2020 The Burundian government announced an “unexpected” death of the Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza in the afternoon of June 9. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for the Burundian government said President Pierre Nkurunziza died due to a cardiac arrest in hospital in Karusi Province in the morning of June 8 after feeling (...)

CNL party leader not to appeal against Constitutional Court ruling

06-05-2020 Agathon Rwasa, candidate of the opposition party CNL in the recent presidential election has taken note of the decision rendered by the Constitutional Court, this June 4, declaring Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD party as the winner of the recent presidential election. “We didn’t appreciate the decision (...)

Thirteen students of ETS-Kamenge spent night in detention

06-05-2020 Thirteen students from Kamenge Secondary Technical School (ETS-Kamenge) have been detained since the night of 3 June. They are accused of stealing materials from the Electoral Commission of Ntahangwa commune. Voters’ cards, inks, scissors, torches, computers, ropes that were used in the alignment of voters and empty envelopes from (...)

Constitutional Court declares Evariste Ndayishimiye as President-elect

06-04-2020 The Burundian Constitutional Court has this Thursday June 6th 2020 declared that the candidate of the ruling party CNDD-FDD Evariste Ndayishimiye is the winner of the recently-held presidential election with 68, 70% of the votes. Agathon Rwasa, his main challenger and CNL party candidate has got 24, 18%. Charles (...)

Imbonerakure injured CNL member with spear in Muyinga

06-02-2020 Joseph Nyabenda, a member of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty (CNL), was wounded with a spear in the chest by members of the youth league of the ruling party CNDD-FDD. The incident took place on 31 May evening in Sanzwe locality in Munagano area, in Muyinga commune (...)

Triple ballot of May 20 : CNL party files complaint to Constitutional Court

06-01-2020 On Thursday, May 28, the National Congress for Liberty (CNL) submitted its file to the Constitutional Court. Agathon Rwasa, its president, second in the presidential race, claims to have irrefutable evidence that there has been fraud in the recent elections. At 2.30 p.m. Agathon Rwasa arrives at the Constitutional (...)

Politicians urge electoral body to provide updated figures

05-29-2020 Térence Manirambona, Spokesperson for CNL party says the withdrawal of the provisional results on the electoral body website shows that there was electoral fraud often reported by his party. “We wonder where those figures came from. Is it authorized by the electoral code and who is responsible?” wonders Manirambona. (...)