Burundian politicians


Politicians for peaceful conflict resolution during 2020 elections

10-18-2019 While the world celebrates the Conflict Resolution Day on October 18, Burundian politicians converge on finding solutions together for any conflict for a smooth running of the 2020 elections. Térence Manirambona, Spokesman for CNL party appreciates the current political situation prevailing in the country. For him, the conflict is (...)
Great Lakes Region

USA for voluntary repatriation of refugees in Great Lakes Region

09-12-2019 At a press conference held this Wednesday, September 11, the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa has said the repatriation of Burundian refugees judged to be “forced” by some people, must follow a voluntary process. J. Peter Pham has said “the forced repatriation of refugees (...)

UNHCR denies having distributed military clothing to Burundian refugees in Tanzania

01-26-2019 UNHCR denies reports that it would have distributed military clothes to the Burundian refugees living in Nduta camp in Tanzania. At a press conference held this January 25, Gogo Hukportie, UNHCR representative in Burundi, said UNHCR could not give unsuitable clothes because it fully respects cultural, legal and religious (...)

Politicians interpret differently CVR chairman message

01-11-2019 In a one-week retreat held in Ngozi Province from 8 January, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has warned the members of the commission to not reveal any information without an official permission and avoid having ties with the former commission’s team. On 8 January, Pierre Claver (...)

Politicians in exile fear for security after repatriation

01-03-2019 Burundian politicians in exile ask Burundi government to strengthen peace and security to encourage repatriation. Politicians in exile say there is no guarantee that people in exile and refugees will be in security once they return to their country. “We fled the country because there were killings and persecution (...)

Burundian politicians concerned about ID delivery before referendum vote

01-24-2018 Abel Gashatsi, Chairman of UPRONA party says it is not easy to have an identification card following the increase in its price. “Our followers complained that they must pay an amount estimated between BIF 6,000 and BIF 10,000 to have an ID instead of BIF 500. Local administrative officials (...)

Jean Minani: “It’s stupid and wicked”

12-04-2017 Everyone is unanimous. The hotel was a little “jewel” in Kirundo Province. It was a pride and reference in the locality. It had thirty rooms and a dozen of employees. From the building, there are only pictures of ruins shared on social media. Dr. Jean Minani, the unfortunate owner (...)