Amizero y’Abarundi


Amizero y’Abarundi coalition complains of exclusion in meeting on electoral code

01-04-2019 Agathon Rwasa, Chairman of the Coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi” deplores that the Ministry of Home Affairs didn’t invite the coalition to attend the meeting on the electoral code process. “We are not invited because the current constitution excludes us like many other Burundians,” says Rwasa, the first deputy (...)

Agathon Rwasa appeals to Home Affairs Ministry decision

11-13-2018 MP Agathon Rwasa says his new political party ( National Liberty Front-FNL Amizero y’Abarundi) seeking to be approved hasn’t any similarity with any existing political party. “It is not at all identical in reality,” he has said after submitting a letter shedding light on the arguments advanced by the (...)

Agathon Rwasa rejects accusations of stealing FNL party

09-26-2018 After Rwasa has submitted the demand for agreement of his new political party to the Ministry of the Interior, Jacques Bigirimana, chairman of FNL accuses him of stealing his party. Rwasa dismisses the accusations. Agathon Rwasa, First Deputy Speaker and leader of Amizero y’Abarundi opposition coalition, says the name (...)

Burundi parliament rejects UN commission of inquiry report

09-12-2018 The UN commission of inquiry has recently released a report about human rights violations in Burundi. The lower and upper chambers of parliament reject the report saying it is fallacious. Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National Assembly says those who made the report have their own interests and have (...)

Burundi: « Amizero y’Abarundi » Coalition makes appeal to Constitutional Court

05-25-2018 On behalf of the Chairman of the coalition of independents “Amizero y’Abarundi’ Agathon Rwasa, five MPs from the parliamentary group of the coalition have filed complaints to the Constitutional Court against the provisional results of the constitutional referendum around 3:30 pm this 24 May. Pierre Célestin Ndikumana, Chairman of (...)

Provisional referendum results: « Amizero y’Abarundi » intends to make appeal to Constitutional court

05-22-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission says the vote for the constitutional amendment has won the referendum with 73. 26 % against 19. 34% for the vote against the constitutional. He says out of 4,755, 216 registered voters throughout the country, 4,576 296 have voted (...)

Four people arrested in Muramvya province amid referendum

05-17-2018 4 people have been arrested this Thursday May 17, 2018. They were accused of disrupting the constitutional referendum process. Patrick, aged 30, was arrested in the morning of this Thursday at a polling station located at Lycée Muramvya. After casting a vote, the young man tore up the ballot (...)

2018 Referendum

05-17-2018 On this May 17, 2018, a constitutional referendum is being held throughout Burundi. Iwacu has dispatched its reporters in different corners of the country to update its audience on the ongoing process every hour. At 6:45a.m.: Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President alongside his spouse cast a vote at Buye Fundamental (...)

Burundi president sets electoral campaign on 1 May

04-24-2018 Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza fixes the beginning of the electoral campaign to sensitize people to vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No” in the upcoming constitutional referendum on May 1st. An MP elected from the opposition political coalition worries that administrative authorities may not treat all political parties equally. The sensitization campaign (...)

MP from ‘Amizero y’Abarundi’ opposition coalition beaten by civilians

04-13-2018 Bernard Ndayisenga, an MP elected from the political coalition of the opposition Amizero y’Abarundi, was beaten up in the morning of 13 April in Kanyosha neighborhood, in south of the capital Bujumbura. Kanyosha residents blame members of the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD. Pierre Célestin Ndikumana, the chairman (...)