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 (...)

Memory of the maquis still alive

11-26-2018 The ruling party CNDD-FDD party concluded a week dedicated to former combatants in Buheka, in Makamba southern province. The ceremony was full of speeches and unusual things. “It’s a bit like going back to the crime scene, except that here we have been more victims than executioners.”This is Buheka (...)

The ultimate battle of Joseph Nindorera

07-31-2017 Ten days away from Dr. Joseph Nindorera’s end-of-mourning ceremony, one of his sons pays homage to him. Breaking the habit of pompously reciting a CV, he reminisces about his father’s final hours … On August 23, 2016, Joseph Nindorera passed away at 86. His heart’s fatigue and eagerness for (...)

Former Burundi King’s daughter not shocked by Geneva court ruling

11-03-2016 Geneva justice court has ruled that the remains of Mwambutsa IV, former Burundi king, will remain in Switzerland, local media has reported this 1st November 2016. The verdict comes to end a feud between members of the monarch’s family who disagreed on whether the remains of the king would (...)

Discontent among motorcyclists

07-27-2016 Special badges for paid transportation motorcycles and complete documents are some requirements of Muyinga province officials since last week. Drivers stand against that measure and claim for its suspension. The ultimatum expired on 17 July. All motorbikes allocated in the paid transport of people in Muyinga north-eastern province ought (...)
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More than fourty children caught in the battle field

07-23-2015 Minor children surrendered themselves after the fights in Cibitoke and Kayanza provinces. Human Rights defenders ask for their immediate release.-By Jackson Bahati translated by J.Berchmans Siboniyo They all are boys. Their age varies between 15 and 17. The forty one children look very desperate. They are imprisoned in one (...)

Using contraceptives to battle population growth

11-13-2014 Burundi is showing great progress in achieving the ambitious worldwide goal of 120 million more women and girls with access to contraceptives and information about family planning by 2020.–By Diane Uwimana Burundi aims to increase the number of people using modern contraceptives to 644. 628 by 2015 and has (...)

Demobilized soldiers complain about poor living conditions

11-06-2014 Demobilized soldiers and former rebels who were handicapped in the battle field wererecently relocatedto new demobilization centers. Life in Zege center,in Gitega province is unbearable, according to its inhabitants.-By J.Berchmans Siboniyo “We are going to die of hunger. We were only given food when we were brought here on (...)