Burundians have had it, says former Burundi President

02-10-2020 In an interview with Iwacu, the former Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye expresses himself on the issues of the moment in the country. The parliament recently passed a bill which grants many advantages to the former Heads of state. What’s your reaction to that? Compared to the existing law, this (...)

CVR exhumes human remains in mass grave in Kamenge

12-19-2019 Since December 16, the Burundian Truth and Reconciliation Commission [CVR] has been exhuming human remains in the mass grave identified in the former Kamenge market in Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura. This activity will take five days. This 18 December, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR unearthed a (...)

CNARED calls for coalition of opposition parties to win upcoming elections

12-03-2019 In a statement released on December 1st following the meeting held in Kampala from November 29 to 1 December, the opposition platform in exile CNARED says opposition parties affiliated with it have agreed to form a coalition in order to properly prepare for and win the 2020 elections. That (...)

Recent measures taken by Bujumbura mayor spark outcry

12-02-2019 On Friday, November 22, the mayor of Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa, instituted a series of measures “to preserve the health of the population and the economy of the country “. It is an outcry among the population living in the economic capital Bujumbura. From now on, bars will open from (...)

CFOR-Arusha not to participate in 2020 elections

09-13-2019 Charles Nditije, one of the founders of the Coalition of Burundian Opposition Forces for the Restoration of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement-CFOR-Arusha has said the coalition is against the 2020 elections. “The electoral process will be organized in a biased framework,” he said adding that the political and (...)

RANAC party to participate in 2020 elections at any cost

09-12-2019 Aloys Baricako, Chairman of RANAC says his party is determined to participate in the 2020 elections under any circumstances. “The texts governing our party are clear. RANAC party will no longer boycott the elections unless there is a major force preventing all Burundians from partaking in them,” he says. (...)
EAC integration

EAC faced with several challenges

09-05-2019 While responding to MPs’ questions this September 5th, the Burundian Minister in charge of the EAC Affairs has said many challenges hinder the full integration of the community. Isabelle Ndahayo says some of the decisions taken by EAC institutions are not implemented due to the lack of will by (...)

Leaders called on to respect Arusha Peace Agreement

08-29-2019 Abel Gashatsi, Chairman of UPRONA party says the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement still plays a crucial role in the preservation of peace and security throughout the country 19 years after it was signed. “Leaders should continue respecting it as we are approaching the 2020 elections,” he says adding (...)

Candidates in 2020 presidential elections to deposit BIF 30 million

04-19-2019 The National Assembly adopted, in the evening of April 17, the Electoral Code that will govern the 2020 elections. A deposit of BIF 30 million is required for a candidate in the presidential election, the new code says. As for an independent candidate, they must have spent at least (...)

MPs concerned over settlement of land conflicts

02-14-2019 Members of Parliament adopted two bills related to the functioning, mission, and organization of the National Commission on Land and other Properties-CNTB and its Special Court. They also raised some concerns. MPs have raised concerns in relation to some cases settled by the Special Court when complainants made appeals. (...)