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BRB threatens to sanction foreign exchange offices

11-15-2019 “Exchange offices must comply with the rates set by the central bank,” says Prosper Ngendanganya, Director of Supervision, Financial Stability and Financial Inclusion in Burundi Central Bank –BRB. He says the decision has been taken after a meeting organized between the central bank and shareholders of exchange offices this (...)
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Afforestation situation in Burundi alarming, environmentalist warns

11-15-2019 “The 2020 forecast says Burundi has a deficit of 3,325,000 cubic meters of woods. That is to say, Burundi would have 1,031,000 ha of forest in 2020, which corresponds to 38.81% of the Burundi area,” warns Jacques Nkengurutse, an environmental expert. It was in a workshop organized on November (...)
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Increase in price of staple food in Bujumbura city

11-15-2019 Prices of beans, rice, meat… have significantly increased in the last three months in Bujumbura city. The price of a kg of beans known as “yellow beans” has moved from BIF 1800 to BIF 2100 in the last three months. “We get food supplies at a high price and (...)
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Detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group asked to appear by surprise

11-12-2019 Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal. Those journalists (...)
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Son of political opponent arrested in Bujumbura

11-09-2019 The son of LéonceNgendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya-FRODEBU party is detained at the Special Research Bureau (BSR) since November 7 and is undergoing interrogation. Mr Ngendakumana believes he was arrested for political reasons. Lambert Bibonimana, was kidnapped in the night of November 7 around 9 p.m. by unidentified people (...)
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OLUCOME pleads for release of Iwacu news reporters and their driver

11-08-2019 Eighteen days after the four Iwacu news reporters and their driver were arrested and got thrown into Bubanza prison, the Corruption watchdog-OLUCOME calls on Burundian authorities to release them. Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of Observatory for the fight against corruption and embezzlement- OLUCOME, says the four Iwacu news reporters and (...)
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CNL party worried about possible attacks on its leaders

11-08-2019 The secretary general of National Congress for Liberty (CNL), an opposition party, says there would be a plan to eliminate leaders of the CNL. He accuses some officials of the ruling CNDD-FDD party and some administrative officials of being behind that plan. “CNL party has obtained information about a (...)
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National electoral commission deplores persistence of political intolerance in Burundi

11-08-2019 Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission –CENI says it is unfortunate that there are still reports of political intolerance throughout the country six months before the 2020 elections. “This is a clear indication that some people have not benefited from the campaign on the strengthening (...)
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Mpimba River threatens Musaga III fundamental school and its surroundings

11-06-2019 Musaga III Basic School located in the south of the Burundian economic capital Bujumbura is gradually collapsing due to a raging torrent of Mpimba River water. The school leaders and the surrounding inhabitants raise the alarm. The concrete wall which used to protect the banks of Mpimba River has (...)
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Lawyers of Iwacu news reporters appeal to Ntahangwa appeal Court

11-05-2019 Lawyers of the four news reporters of Iwacu Press Group and their driver detained for «complicity in undermining the state internal security ” have appealed this Monday, November 4, to Ntahangwa Appeal Court in Bujumbura City. The appeal file is to reconsider the decision made by the Judge’s Council (...)