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 (...)

Where is “Cuma”?

12-08-2019 Since his abduction by unknown people on Wednesday, November 20, the whereabouts of Berchmans Misago also known as “Cuma”, a resident of Ntahangwa commune in Bujumbura city, are still unknown. This FNL party veteran very close to Agathon Rwasa, the president of CNL party, was very influential in this (...)

Son of political opponent arrested in Bujumbura

11-09-2019 The son of LéonceNgendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya-FRODEBU party is detained at the Special Research Bureau (BSR) since November 7 and is undergoing interrogation. Mr Ngendakumana believes he was arrested for political reasons. Lambert Bibonimana, was kidnapped in the night of November 7 around 9 p.m. by unidentified people (...)

Ex-President Buyoya targeted by Burundi Justice

12-10-2018 An arrest warrant has been issued against Former Burundi President Pierre Buyoya and sixteen former senior military officials and civilians. They would be involved in the assassination of President Ndadaye. Buyoya denounces a political manoeuvre. The case was most commented on by Burundians. The Attorney General of the Republic (...)

Burundi National Assembly dismisses AU Commission chairman arguments over Ndadaye assassination case

12-06-2018 In a statement released on December 5, Burundi National Assembly rejects the arguments put forward by Faki Mahamat Moussa, chairman of the African Union commission who sees the reopening of the case on the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye as an act that could undermine national unity and hinder (...)

Defenders of victims of crimes in Burundi disagree on CVR’s new coverage period

10-26-2018 The National Assembly adopted on October 25 a bill amending the law on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The bill extends the mission of CVR over the period from Germany colonization in February 1885 to 4 December 2008. CVR mission was initially set between 1961 and 2008. Aloys Batungwanayo, (...)

Relations between Belgium and Burundi go from bad to worse

10-22-2018 In a statement issued on the eve of the 56th commemoration of the assassination of the independence hero, Bujumbura government openly accuses Belgium of having plotted his assassination. The statement risks exacerbating the already existing tensions. Burundi government openly accuses Belgium of having a great responsibility in the assassination (...)

Former government members plead for President Melchior Ndadaye special honor

10-20-2018 Members of the government that was led by Melchior Ndadaye plead for a special honor for this democracy hero. They have said that in a public conference held this October 19, 2018 in remembrance of 25 years after his assassination. Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, former member of the cabinet at that (...)

Politicians say Rwagasore ideology has been left aside

10-13-2018 On the eve of the celebration of the 57th commemoration of the assassination of the independence hero on 13 October, Abel Gashatsi, Chairman of UPRONA party officially recognized by the government calls on Burundians to go beyond divergences and remain united. “Prince Louis Rwagasore lost his life struggling to (...)

Burundi not ready to hold credible elections, says UN special envoy

02-28-2018 The decision of Burundi government to revise the constitution has hampered economic development, Michel Kafando, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General to Burundi told 15 members of the UN Security Council on 26 February. He said the current political situation in Burundi is not suitable to conduct (...)