Civil Society


Fontaine Isoko to support Burundi government over New Deal agreement

10-17-2019 At a workshop held this October 16th, the Chairperson of Fontaine Isoko-a local NGO has said the latter will support the government to implement New Deal to improve the development and peace policies for countries affected by conflicts. “We are waiting for instructions and recommendations to support the government (...)

Two local CSOs protest renewal of mandate of UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi

08-23-2018 “We call on the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council to ignore the request for a resolution of the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, “said Ndaruzaniye Francois-Xavier, representative of the Izere Ntiwihebure (...)

Anti-corruption watchdog questions Anti-Corruption Court report

08-01-2018 “The Anti-Corruption Court and the General Prosecutor’s Office at the same court recovered over BIF 980 million in the first half of 2018,” said Alphonsine Ndizeye, spokesperson for the Anti-Corruption Court when she presented the report of the first half of the year on Monday, July 30. “The Anti-Corruption (...)
Human Right

CNIDH denounces CSOs report submitted to UN Human Rights Council

05-30-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights dismisses the attitude of the civil society organizations that present their reports on human rights in Burundi directly to the UN Human Rights Council without respecting methodological approaches. “Civil society and Non-Governmental Organizations are reluctant to collaborate with (...)
EAC integration

Burundi optimistic about EAC court of justice’s verdict

05-29-2018 The East African Court of Justice announced that it would have to reexamine a case about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term this May 24, 2018. Nestor Kayobera, lawyer of Burundi government, says the latter is ready to go to court and is optimistic that it will win the case (...)

CNC suspends commentary column of Iwacu newspaper

04-12-2018 Burundi Media Regulator CNC has suspended this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the online commentary column of Iwacu newspaper for three months. Iwacu newspaper direction says to be saddened by the decision. “Iwacu has gone against professional standards, the reason why CNC decides to suspend the column for three months (...)

OLUCOME chairman withdraws from “Forum Citoyen” aiming at opposing change of Constitution

03-15-2018 The platform of the Burundi opposition in exile CNARED organized from 9 to 11 March in Leuven in Belgium, a meeting to create a ‘Forum Citoyen’ which gathers members of the political opposition, leaders of civil society organizations as well as some journalists living in exile. The objective of (...)

Exclusion of “wanted” civil society leaders causes controversy at Burundi peace talks

05-26-2017 The celebrated human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa on Thursday expressed his “surprise” that the inter-Burundian dialogue process excludes a number of key civil society leaders because they are in conflict with the government. He spoke at the end of the latest round of dialogue briefing, held in Entebbe, (...)

Top exiled civil society activists doubt Facilitator’s willingness to end Burundi crisis

05-18-2017 Exiled civil society leaders say they doubt Benjamin Mkapa’s willingness to help end the Burundi crisis. The Facilitator recently invited them to a two-day meeting due to take place in Entebbe, Uganda from 24 May. The invitation excludes rights group leaders wanted by the Burundi justice. They will be (...)

Movement against President Nkurunziza’s third term goes non-violent

03-27-2017 The movement “Halte au Troisième Mandat” [Halt to the Third Term], a collective of Civil Society Organizations campaigning against President Nkurunziza’s “unconstitutional” third term, has launched this Sunday 26 March a programme of education to active non-violence to help actors overcome fear that the movement says resulted from repression. (...)