3rd term


Security Ministry committed to improving security, says minister

10-16-2018 While presenting the 3rd term achievements of 2018, the Minister of Public Security says there has been an improvement in the fight against criminality in Burundi but says there is still a long way to go. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security says the security situation is generally (...)

Frodebu party commemorates months of democracy victory

07-02-2017 The opposition party, Sahwanya Frodebu, celebrates June and July as months of democracy victory in Burundi. It says genuine democracy hasn’t yet taken root in the country. “The pillars of democracy are there. They are represented by political parties, media, civil society organizations and elections even if they do (...)

April 2015- April 2017, two years now, Burundi still experiences serious crisis

05-01-2017 Two years after the announcement of the candidacy of Pierre Nkurunziza for another term that plunged the country into a political crisis, Burundi is struggling to see the end of the tunnel. The summit of Heads of State of the East African Community next month could pave the way (...)
Human Right

Happiness and Anxiety among Mpimba Presidential Pardon Receivers

01-30-2017 568 detainees, including members of MSD party and protesters against the 3rd term, were released on Monday (23 January) from Mpimba Central Prison. The presidential pardon announced by Nkurunziza in his New Year’s speech concerns 2,500 prisoners. Some people speak of a more political measure than that of good (...)

Burundi Security Ministry satisfied with its 2016 achievements

12-22-2016 While presenting the annual report of activities carried out by the Ministry of Public Security on 21 December, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security said the year 2016 was characterized by heightened security throughout the country. He, however, evoked some cases of assassinations, enforced disappearances and armed attacks (...)
Human Right

Human rights situation in Burundi still deeply worrying, activists say

12-16-2016 Burundian Human Rights activists say that more than 1,000 people have been killed and more than 9,000 have been detained in various dungeons in the country since April 2015. The President of the National Independent Human Rights Commission, CNIDH, however, says that Burundi has improved its human rights situation (...)

AMISOM unknowns

11-07-2016 The European Union commitment not to transfer the AMISOM Burundian contingent salaries through Treasury coffers makes Bujumbura government anxious. Is it a false alarm or does Burundi want to take another shocking decision? “We must inform ourselves and inform people on international conspiracy aiming to discredit our policemen and (...)

A monologue dialogue

09-05-2016 August 24, 2016, Bishop Justin Nzoyisaba, president of the National Commission for Inter-Burundian dialogue, presented at a press conference, a brief summary of a semi-annual report of the dialogue underway in Burundi. Proposals were received differently by the actors in the Burundi conflict. As it can be read in (...)

The beginning of distribution of voter’s cards in Bujumbura

06-03-2015 The process of voter’s cards started this Monday 1st June in some urban communes. The process coincided with the truce announced this Monday, by initiators of the campaign against the 3rd term of President Pierre Nkurunziza. (...)