Iwacu journalists and their driver suffer ordeal four days since they were detained

10-26-2019 On Friday, October 25, 2019, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza spent their fourth night in the dungeon of Musigati commune. They feel bad, depressed. Since their arrest last Tuesday, they have not even had the opportunity to take a simple bath. (...)

Over 5000 SGBV reported cases not brought to justice

04-17-2019 The report of ‘Zero Tolerance’ to Sexual and Gender Based Violence’ campaign reveals that more than 9500 cases of SGBV were reported in 2018, but only 4004 have been brought to justice from 2016 to 2018. Victims of SGBV in Kayanza province The Zero Tolerance Campaign is the seventh (...)

Member of security committee and wife murdered in Kayanza province

09-20-2018 Daniel Ngendakumana was a member of the security committee and representative of the Imbonerakure (youth affiliated to the ruling party) in Rugazi zone. The young man aged 27 was killed with his wife, 24, this Tuesday 18 September 2018 in Kabarore commune, Kayanza province. Anicet Ndayizeye, Governor of Kayanza (...)

Burundi: Difficult to identify figures of disappeared people, says Human Rights Minister

08-31-2018 While the World celebrates the day of Disappeared People on every 30 August, it is not easy to identity figures in Burundi despite their existence. Minister of Human Rights, however, comforts the families of victims. Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs, says there are cases (...)

Prisoners suffer social discrimination, says ICRC protection coordinator

07-18-2018 The International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC says prisoners in Burundi suffer social discrimination. In honor of Mandela Day, the International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC in partnership with the Ministry of Justice has visited Light University students to sensitize them to the rights and dignity of detainees. Nazim (...)

Some MPs concerned about overnight search

04-19-2018 The Minister of Justice presented a bill on the revision of the code of criminal procedure before the National Assembly this April 18, which was afterwards adopted. Among the amendments, the bill provides for an overnight search which has been a bone of contention among some MPs. “The night (...)

Total panic among Kinindo residents

08-11-2016 “In the early morning of 9th August, we saw a car that seemed to be abandoned in a gutter on the street commonly called “Kuba chinois” in Kinindo area, south of Bujumbura. We were surprised because we didn’t know what had happened,” said a shopkeeper met there. He explained (...)