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SCOs calls on participants in Arusha session to find lasting solutions

11-23-2017 Following the upcoming session of the Inter-Burundian dialogue which will be held from 27 November to 7 December in Arusha, Faustin Ndikumana,Parcem Chairman says some important points must be discussed. “For instance, the Arusha Agreement which is the strong foundation of the country’s development must be protected”, he says. (...)
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Change of constitution is a breach to Arusha Agreement, Burundi opposition warns

11-13-2017 “This unilateral process to amend the constitution reflects the will of president Nkurunziza to govern for life through a constitutional monarchy type system,” reads a letter of 8November signed by Nestor Girukwishaka, on behalf of Agathon Rwasa , Evariste Ngayimpenda, members of the Amizero political coalition and Juvenal Ngorwanubusa, (...)
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Arusha Accord can still inspire

09-04-2017 Burundi has just celebrated the 17th anniversary of the signing of the Arusha Agreement. In a crisis context, this compromised peace process could be used. Written by Agnes Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana This anniversary coincides with another dialogue which is being held in Arusha by stakeholders (...)
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Arusha Agreement should still inspire politicians after 17 years!

08-28-2017 The assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye in 1993 was followed by a decade of civil war.  Negotiations that were opened resulted in the signature of the Arusha Agreement on 28 August 2000. Politicians say the latter should also contribute to the resolution of the current crisis. The signing of (...)
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Hearing of people forgotten in Arusha talks

05-08-2017 The office of the facilitation of inter-Burundi dialogue was in Bujumbura until Friday 5th April to gather the grievances of those who have not been to Arusha. “We came to listen to those who were absent at the 3rd Arusha session,” said the Head of the facilitation delegation, Kenyan (...)
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Arusha, round of all surprises

02-27-2017 The 4th session of the inter-Burundian dialogue under the auspices of the Tanzanian facilitator ended on Sunday 19 February. A session marked by an about-turn, calls especially to the Heads of State of the region for help. The fate of this process remains in their hands.   The message (...)
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Dialogue should be held in the country, claims Burundian Senator

02-23-2017 On 21 February 2017, Evelyne Butoyi, Burundian Senator, wrote an open letter to William Benjamin Mkapa, facilitator in the Burundi crisis, to express her view about the dialogue session recently held in Arusha. “It is an open letter that contains my personal view of the inter-Burundian dialogue process, as (...)
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Mkapa calls for extraordinary EAC summit to boost inter-Burundian dialogue

02-21-2017 At the close of the fourth round of the inter-Burundian dialogue held in Arusha from 16 to 19 February, Mkapa said it is imperative to convene an extraordinary summit of Heads of East African Community states to boost the dialogue process. “There is an imperative need to hold an (...)
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Do not amend Burundi’s constitution, Mkapa says

02-18-2017 The 4th round of the inter-Burundi dialogue has taken place in Arusha, Tanzania, to try to resolve the current Burundi crisis. The ruling party, CNDD-FDD, refuses to sit down with the main coalition of political opponents in exile, CNARED, saying they are wanted criminals in Burundi. The facilitator met (...)
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Civil society and some politicians have no great hopes for Arusha results

02-15-2017 Whereas the second session of inter-Burundi dialogue is to start soon, different opinions from both the civil society and some political protagonists show that they don’t believe in the dialogue results. “Our conviction is that any negotiated solution will only be viable if it is, on the one hand, (...)