Burundi accuses Rwanda of perpetrating recent attack against military position

11-29-2019 “For the nth time, the Government of Burundi has just been attacked in the night of 16 to 17 November 2019 by a neighboring country,” read the statement released on November 28 by Burundi government. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Burundi government secretary and spokesman said that during that night, the Rwandan (...)

Politicians diverge on Michel Kafando resignation

11-01-2019 Tatien Sibomana, a political actor has said there is no surprise to hear that Michel Kafando, UN Special Envoy to Burundi resigned. “He has never been supported. The UN, AU and EAC organizations are not united to find solutions to Burundi crisis,” he said. He added that his resignation (...)

Burundian politicians expect tangible results from 20th EAC Heads of State Summit

11-27-2018 Despite the request of Burundi Government to postpone the 20th Summit of EAC Heads of State, EAC Chairperson has maintained the schedule set for 30 November, in Arusha, Tanzania. Tatien Sibomana, opposition politician says he expects tangible results from the 20th Summit of EAC Heads of State which will (...)

Two local CSOs against results of 5th dialogue session

11-08-2018 In a joint statement issued on November 6, CAPES and PISC Burundi local NGOs have said the office of the facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue has failed. Hamza Venant Burikukiye, chairman of CAPES+ says the results of the 5th round of the Inter-Burundian dialogue bring no added value to (...)

Burundi: Politicians converge on respect of Arusha Agreement spirit after 18 years

08-29-2018 Abel Gashatsi, chairman of Uprona party says the signing of the Arusha Agreement on 28 August 2000 has allowed the achievement of stability of peace and security for more than 15 years in Burundi. He also says, so far, the Arusha Agreement is still considered in the establishment of (...)

Foreign Affairs Minister meets diplomatic corps to discuss current situation in Burundi

08-25-2018 Ezéckiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs has met the diplomatic corps and international organizations operating in Burundi, this 23 August. They have discussed the security and political situation prevailing in Burundi. Some of the points discussed included the implementation of the new Constitution vis-à-vis the 2020 elections, the process (...)

Artists to live on their profession, chairman of Burundian musicians says

05-17-2018 “It’s a big step for the Burundi music industry if artists’ pieces of work are protected,” said on 16 May Yves Kami, Burundian musician and singer in response to the circular of the Minister of Culture published on 15 May 2018. According to Pélate Niyonkuru, Minister of Culture, the (...)

Arusha : politicians disagree on formation of national unity government

11-29-2017 The formation of the national unity government is among eight points to be discussed during the 4th session of the inter-Burundian dialogue that began on 27 November in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants’ opinions diverge greatly on this point. The facilitator in the Burundian conflict, William Benjamin Mkapa, announced on 27 (...)

Political actors accuse EAC of helping Burundi Government force refugees to return

07-19-2017 A visit to a Burundi refugee camp in Tanzania by delegations and personalities mainly from the EAC was seen by critics as a move to force the refugees to return. Following a visit of different delegations from EAC, AU, Tanzania and Kenya to a Burundi refugee camp in Tanzania, (...)

Burundi soldier repatriated from Somalia for driving alone in Mogadishu

03-11-2017 Caporal-Chief Niyonkuru Leon was repatriated from the UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia on 9 March. He is accused of driving alone in the Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. “The troop contributing country, even the international community, doesn’t tolerate this due to the insecurity prevailing there”, says Gaspard Baratuza, (...)