Antonio Guterres


Exiled politicians plead for protection of Burundians refugees

09-09-2019 Politicians in exile have submitted a correspondence to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres requesting his intervention in the protection of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzanian refugee camps. That correspondence signed on September 4 states that the decision made between the Burundian and Tanzanian governments will compromise the security (...)
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UN General Assembly holds peace summit in honour of Nelson Mandela.

09-25-2018 The United Nations General Assembly has organised this 24 September, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, a peace summit in honour of Nelson Mandela. The focus of this summit is first to celebrate a centenary of the birth (...)

Kafando report on Burundi situation surprises opposition

08-20-2018 The report that Kafando submitted to the UN Security Council caused a surprise. He salutes a new “dynamic”. Bujumbura government rejoices while the opposition is furious. Long in the dock since the 2015 crisis, the Burundian government seems to have convinced the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General. (...)
Human Right

UN Secretary General worries are an advice, says Chairman of Human Rights

02-09-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights-CNDIH says it is normal that the UN secretary General Antonio Guterres raises his concerns on the current situation in Burundi as he has the responsibility to prevent conflicts. “The United Nations is a global organization. It is normal (...)

Bujumbura dismisses UN Secretary General report

02-09-2018 In the report submitted to the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres seriously criticizes the upcoming amendment to the constitution. “Even though Burundi has the sovereign right to amend its Constitution, I firmly believe that such an important process must be conducted in an inclusive manner (...)

CNC: “Media persons work without professional card”

05-03-2017 Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges. “Journalists, information technicians, film makers and media assistants do their work without a professional card because the issuance of such a card requires (...)

U N Secretary-General: New target for Bujumbura?

03-13-2017 The Secretary-General of the United Nations transmitted a report on Burundi to the Security Council on 23 February. Bujumbura reacts and speaks of a report based on erroneous information. Tensions ran higher as Burundi was being examined, on Thursday, 9 March, in the Security Council. “For the past two (...)

Burundi reacts against recent UNSG report

03-08-2017 Burundi Government has written a letter to the UN Security Council as a reaction to the recent UN Secretary General report. It denies the allegations of human rights abuse contained in the report. “This updated note aims to bring your attention that the UNSG report contains some unconfirmed facts (...)

National Youth Council calls for mass protest against UN report on Burundi

03-03-2017 The Burundi National Youth Council is calling on all young Burundians to participate in a mass demonstration to be held on 4 March throughout the country. The objective is to protest against the recent report released by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) on Burundi. “The report says that (...)

Pierre Nkurunziza 4th term would intensify violence in Burundi, UNSG worries

02-27-2017 UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, presented a report on 23 February to the UNSC. He expressed his concern about the willingness of Burundian President to run for a 4th term that would risk intensifying violence in Burundi and undermining collective efforts towards a lasting solution. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (...)