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Radio Isanganiro correspondent in Karuzi province released

01-20-2020 Blaise Pascal Kararumiye, the Radio Isanganiro’s correspondent in Karuzi has been released in the afternoon of this 20 January 2020. He was summoned to appear at the office of the Governor of Karuzi province where he was heard by the governor, her advisers, all communal administrators of Karuzi province (...)
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Export of Brarudi products resumes in Rumonge port

01-17-2020 After six months of suspension of the export of drinks produced by the Burundian Brewing Company (Brarudi) to DRC, it has resumed in Rumonge port. Burundian and Congolese traders are satisfied but local consumers complain about the scarcity and increase in cost of some drinks. Trucks of Brarudi Company (...)
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Another Burundian journalist detained

01-17-2020 Blaise-Pascal Kararumiye, correspondent of Radio Isanganiro in Karusi province has just spent his first night in the police dungeon of Karusi province. He was taken to the dungeon after being heard by the prosecutor on his story on the management of the funds granted to “Sangwe” cooperatives situated in (...)
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Towards suspension of health assistance card?

01-17-2020 During the analysis and approval of two draft bills on childhood and health care as well as services at the National Assembly this January 15, MPs have raised concerns over the importance of using health assistance cards-CAM. MP Claude Kwizera wondered how the government agrees to provide health care (...)
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European parliament demands release of four detained Burundian journalists

01-17-2020 European parliamentarians adopted on 16 January a resolution condemning the continued deterioration of human rights situation in the lead-up to the upcoming elections. According to them, the victims of those abuses are mainly political opponents and people who are considered to be opponents. The European Parliament also called on (...)
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REACTIONS: “International support for press freedom in Burundi is real”

01-16-2020 The European Parliament today adopted a resolution condemning the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi in the run-up to the May 2020 elections. Parliamentarians have called for the release of Iwacu journalists. Tom Gibson of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the resolution. How did (...)
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Security Minister says flood victims must protect themselves

01-16-2020 Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security and Disaster Management, says victims of floods in Bujumbura city are victims of uncontrolled constructions. “The best solution is to leave the localities. They know how they arrived there and they must do so to leave the places,” he says. It was (...)
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Over 50% of Burundian children under five to be suffering from chronic malnutrition

01-16-2020 “54.2% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Burundi Minister of Health while presenting a donation given by the World Bank to improve the health of children before parliamentarians this Wednesday. Mr Ndikumana has said 3.7% of children under the age of (...)
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Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

01-15-2020 On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has (...)
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Parliamentarians disagree over responsibility for crimes committed in Burundi

01-15-2020 “At least 140,000 Burundians were killed and others went missing in crises that Burundi experienced from 1885 to 2008,” said Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) when presenting the annual report before parliamentarians on Tuesday 14 January. According to CVR, over 4,000 mass graves (...)