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Burundi parliament approves Deputy President and Prime Minister

06-24-2020 The Higher and lower chambers of Burundi Parliament have this June 23 approved Prosper Bazombanza and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as Deputy President and Prime Minister respectively. Prosper Bazombanza was approved by 91 MPs and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni by 92 MPs of the 94 MPs who were present and the (...)
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“Burundi to welcome national deportees, not foreigners”

06-23-2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, in a news conference on June 22, that Burundi will never receive deportees who are not Burundians. This announcement is made following the decision of US Department of Homeland Security to impose visa sanctions on Burundi. Ezéchiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs says (...)
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New lease of life with President “NEVA”

06-22-2020 The elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was sworn in on Thursday 18 June at Ingoma stadium in Gitega province. However, the shadow of his predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza, still hovers over. Apart from the former President of the Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, no foreign Head of state attended the ceremonies. (...)
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Politicians diverge on new President’s speech about opposition role

06-19-2020 After the swearing-in ceremony at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province on June 18, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has said opposition political parties and insurrection won’t have place in Burundi. “If they don’t agree with the Burundian government, which one they will share views?” he wonders. He, however, says they should (...)
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Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as Burundi President

06-19-2020 Evariste Ndayishimiye, the newly-elected president was sworn in at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province, this June 18. Different people, government officials and guests from throughout the country attended the ceremonies. Before being sworn in, Bishop Simon Ntamwana prayed for the President-elect. “May the Lord enlighten you so that you (...)
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School activities suspended for two days over swearing-in of President-elect

06-18-2020 Patrice Tuhabonyimana, Provincial Director of Education in Bujumbura city has said school activities will be suspended for two days respectively on 18 and 19 June following the swearing-in of President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye in Gitega political province, on June 18. He says about 300 cheerleaders will participate in the ceremonies. (...)
Security

Widow’s house destroyed in Kayogoro for not having voted for ruling

06-18-2020 A house belonging to a seventy-year-old widow from Gatabo locality in Kayogoro commune in Makamba Province has been destroyed under the orders from the communal administrator. According to Laurent Harushimana, CNL party leader in Makamba Province, Concessa Nzeyimana is accused of not having voted for the ruling CNDD-FDD party (...)
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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 (...)
Society

Burundi elders to be fully supported

06-16-2020 On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated on 15 June, old people sheltered by “Sainte Elisabeth” Hospice in Bujumbura city call for support as they are victims of discrimination and rejection by their family members. Sainte Elisabeth Hospice shelters at least 50 old people including (...)
Society

OXFAM to close its offices in Burundi

06-16-2020 The British organization Oxfam International which has been working in Burundi since the 1990s is to close all its offices by 2022-2023. Joel Ngba Nyanding, Country representative of OXFAM in Burundi, says this closure was not caused by a particular problem in the country. The financial crises within the (...)

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Journalist under death threat wins media award

The Burundi Media Regulator [CNC] awarded on 4 May eight prizes to journalists who participated in the contest of Media Award (...)
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Party leaders urged to use insured vehicles in electoral campaign

Agathon Rwasa, CNL Chairman and presidential candidate for the 2020 elections is concerned over the insurance issue in the electoral campaign. (...)
04-24-2020 |

Politics

2020 elections: Kira Burundi files complaints to President

Kira Burundi coalition submitted a memorandum, on April 15, to President Pierre Nkurunziza denouncing irregularities made by the electoral body in (...)
04-21-2020 |

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Bubanza province : Disturbing accounts over murders and kidnappings

In a letter addressed to the public prosecutor in the province of Bubanza, the independent MP  Fabien Banciryanino, has drawn up (...)
04-20-2020 |

Politics

Sources report 12 CNL members detained in Ngozi

Twelve members of the opposition party National Congress for Freedom (CNL) of Kiremba commune are detained in Ngozi province chief town. (...)
04-19-2020 |

Security

Three killed in south of Burundi

At least three people have been killed in Rubanga locality in Matana commune of Bururi southern province in the morning of (...)
04-16-2020 |