Burundian Bar yet to achieve independence

01-22-2020 “The violation of lawyers’ independence is one of the challenges Bujumbura Bar is faced with,” said Jean de Dieu Muhuzenge, President of Bujumbura Bar at a press conference held on 21 January on the occasion of the celebration of the 70th anniversary since Bujumbura Bar was created. He gave (...)

Export of Brarudi products resumes in Rumonge port

01-17-2020 After six months of suspension of the export of drinks produced by the Burundian Brewing Company (Brarudi) to DRC, it has resumed in Rumonge port. Burundian and Congolese traders are satisfied but local consumers complain about the scarcity and increase in cost of some drinks. Trucks of Brarudi Company (...)

Hanged and his tongue severed. Who killed Corporal Macumi?

01-13-2020 After his death on 29 December, Tharcisse Macumi, a corporal of the 22nd Battalion located in Gitega commune of Gitega province, was found two days later, hanged and his tongue cut in a huge bush on Mwumba hill of the same commune. Who killed him and for what reasons? (...)

Victims of WhatsApp joke

01-06-2020 The public prosecutor has demanded that the 4 journalists of Iwacu newspaper and their driver be sentenced to fifteen years in prison over a WhatsApp joke. There are also other penalties. The office of the Director of public prosecutions only based upon a message from Agnès Ndirubusa to incriminate (...)

Kirundo / Political intolerance

12-22-2019 Livestock and crops of CNL party members under threat Devastated crops, slaughtered cattle in addition to physical assault and imprisonment, persecution against the Inyankamugayo (CNL party members) in Kirundo province seem widespread. Iwacu reporters carried out an investigation in the communes of Kirundo, Busoni and Gitobe. The last two (...)

Bar owners ask Bujumbura Mayor to increase opening hours

12-20-2019 Freddy Mbinimpa, Mayor of Bujumbura, took, on 22 December, a series of measures including fixing the opening and closing hours of bars. Bars must open after 5 p.m. and close before 9 p.m., on weekdays while they open after 1 p.m. to close before 9 p.m. on weekends. At (...)

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 (...)

Administrator accused of beating young lady in Bujumbura province

09-25-2019 At Mugongo-Manga commune in Bujumbura province, a lady is in a critical situation after being beaten in the night of Sunday, September 22nd. She accuses the communal administrator of beating her. At 11 a.m. at Ijenda Hospital in Mugongo-Manga commune. Yvette Iradukunda, 26, is in a critical situation. She (...)

Bujumbura Bar Association denounces corruption in justice

09-02-2019 In a workshop held on August 30th, Bujumbura Bar Association has said corruption is the main challenge that Burundian lawyers face in their daily job. “Some of our lawyers and judges are corrupt,” says Jean de Dieu Muhuzenge, President of Bujumbura Bar Association. He says there are lawyers who (...)

Two bars in Bujumbura city destroyed by fire

08-26-2019 Two bars, Nganda Relax located on Mwaro Avenue and Mubandi Bar situated on MAO Avenue, in INSS neighborhood in Rohero area of Bujumbura city caught fire on Monday, August 26th. The fire broke out at Nganda Relax Bar around noon. Afterwards, it quickly spread inside the bar. The owner (...)