Burundians have had it, says former Burundi President

02-10-2020 In an interview with Iwacu, the former Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye expresses himself on the issues of the moment in the country. The parliament recently passed a bill which grants many advantages to the former Heads of state. What’s your reaction to that? Compared to the existing law, this (...)

Iwacu journalists sentenced to two years and six months in prison

02-02-2020 On Thursday 30 January, the long-awaited verdict for Agnès, Christine, Egide, Térence and their driver Adolphe, was rendered. These four media professionals were sentenced to two years and 6 months in prison. Following a public hearing held in Bubanza High Court, only Adolphe, the driver who had been provisionally (...)
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Iwacu reporters sentenced to thirty months’ imprisonment

01-30-2020 Bubanza High Court has just sentenced Iwacu reporters to two years and six months’ imprisonment and each of them fined BIF one million. Adolphe Masabarakiza, their driver has been acquitted. Their accusations would have been changed. They would have been accused of an “impossible attempt of complicity in undermining (...)

ACECI to distribute 10,000 Artemisia plants per month in each province

01-28-2020 Gynette Karirekinyana, Chairperson for the International Cooperation Ethics Advisory Agency-ACECI expects to distribute more plants of Artemisia and catnip plants to households to fight against malaria. “People get more interested in the consumption of Artemisia and catnip plants since ACECI creation in October 2010,” she says. Karirekinyana says her (...)

CFWIJ pleads for acquittal of two Burundian female journalists

01-10-2020 In a statement issued on 9 January, the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) expressed its concern over the charges against two female journalists detained with their male colleague since 22 October 2020. “The Coalition For Women in Journalism is concerned about the charges made against Burundi journalists Agnès (...)

Iwacu news reporters’ lawyers expect release after public hearing

12-30-2019 Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza have appeared before Bubanza High Court, this December 30. After a public hearing which lasted 1h40 min, the Public Prosecutor has just asked for a fifteen-year prison sentence to the four Iwacu news reporters. He has (...)

Burundi President pleads for “fair trial” for Iwacu journalists in jail

12-30-2019 After a largely positive assessment he made for almost 15 years as the president of the Republic of Burundi, the recommendations for his successor, Pierre Nkurunziza shed light on the current people’s concerns during a publhttps://www.iwacu-burundi.org/englishnews/wp-admin/profile.phpic broadcast. It was last Thursday, December 26, in Gitega province. Here are some (...)

Burundi President urges Iwacu news reporters to look for lawyers

12-27-2019 During the public conference that was held in Gitega Province this December 26, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has said the four Iwacu reporters detained in Bubanza Province since October 22, have the right to look for lawyers to defend them. “There are reasons behind their arrest. Juridical officials are (...)

ICRC to supplement prisoners’ diet

12-11-2019 The International Committee of the Red Cross has handed two projects of vegetable gardens and one fish project over to the General Directorate of Prison Affairs on this 10 December. The projects of vegetable gardens were carried out in Mpimba and Bubanza prisons while the fish project was implemented (...)

Iwacu reporters to remain behind bars

11-25-2019 The Ntahangwa Court of Appeal announced on Wednesday (November 20) its decision to keep in prison Agnès, Christine, Egide and Terence, all Iwacu reporters. Adolphe, their driver, was temporarily released. Reacting to this decision, one of the Iwacu reporters’ lawyers, Clément Retirakiza, expressed his disappointment: “Although one of the (...)