Human Right

Burundi National Human Rights Commission says it faces shortage of transport means

10-01-2019 “There is still a long way to go to improve our performance. We face problems of means of transport to conduct activities on the field, “said Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) at the end of a four-day training workshop for commissioners (...)

GIJC2019: Investigative journalists say they face several challenges

09-27-2019 At the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference currently being held in Germany, investigative journalists from around the world say they faced a lot of challenges while doing their job. They mainly point out the lack financial means, limited access to official sources of information and the government crackdown on (...)

CNIDH prepares to face likely violence during 2020 elections

09-24-2019 “In many countries, if elections are approaching, human rights violations are committed. We must be sufficiently equipped to deal with the human rights violations that may be committed in the upcoming 2020 elections, “said Dr. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights. It was (...)

Congolese students go on strike amid arrests and expulsions in Burundi

09-24-2019 On this September 23rd, students from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Burundi have started a strike as they protest against arrests and expulsions of their colleagues since the past few days. At 10 a.m. at Hope Africa University in the north of Bujumbura city, Congolese students living on (...)

People with disabilities encounter several challenges in Burundi education

09-19-2019 At a workshop on access to inclusive education for people living with disabilities, these latter say they are faced with social and school discrimination along with lack of materials and infrastructures in Burundi. “We are sometimes frightened to death because of our skin color,” says Moise Nkengurutse, Chairman of (...)
Great Lakes Region

USA for voluntary repatriation of refugees in Great Lakes Region

09-12-2019 At a press conference held this Wednesday, September 11, the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa has said the repatriation of Burundian refugees judged to be “forced” by some people, must follow a voluntary process. J. Peter Pham has said “the forced repatriation of refugees (...)

Lack of information as major challenge of COMESA integration

09-11-2019 The Kenyan capital hosted from 9 to 10 September the 6th Regional Sensitization Workshop for Business Reporters on Competition Law and Trade Development within the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). “The purpose of the competitive law is enhancing the welfare of the general community by reducing (...)

World Bank to only support trade facilitation in Great Lakes Region

09-10-2019 Out of seven projects submitted by the Burundian government to the World Bank, only one project related to trade facilitation in the Great Lakes Region will be supported. . According to the World Bank Burundi, the cancelation of other projects doesn’t concern the Burundian government only. “About 25 projects (...)

Burundi achieved positive results in combating corruption, says Good Governance Minister

09-04-2019 In the workshop held on September 3rd, the Burundian Minister of Good Governance has said Burundi has achieved good results in the fight against corruption. Jeanne d’Arc Kagayo, Burundian Minister of Good Governance says several new administrative and judicial institutions have been created to combat corruption and corruption-related crimes. (...)

Civil society and religious denominations request CENI to prioritize them

08-23-2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) organized this August 23rd, a meeting with leaders of the civil society and religious denominations. They discussed the establishment of the Independent Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) and the Independent Communal Electoral Commission (CECI). Some leaders of the civil society and the religious denominations (...)