Ministry of the Interior rejects Agathon Rwasa request to create new party

11-09-2018 The Ministry of the Interior has made public an answer to MP Rwasa’s request to create a new political party this November 8, 2018. It is rejected. Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the Interior, says he could not agree to the request of MP Agathon Rwasa for the approval of (...)

FNL party accuses ruling CNDD-FDD of exterminating its members

07-26-2017 The spokesman for the opposition party National Forces for Liberation (FNL), the wing led by Agathon Rwasa said yesterday the members and supporters of the party are being exterminated. He blames the ruling CNDD-FDD. “The extermination of members and supporters of the FNL particularly and other political opponents in (...)

Rwasa says his piece

06-28-2017 During the retreat of political leaders held between Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June in Kayanza Northern Province, Agathon Rwasa, the First Deputy-President of the National Assembly took the opportunity to say things as he feels them. A powerful speech reported verbatim. Kirundi English 1. Bamaze kubica ku mayange (...)

Agathon Rwasa: “They are in CNDD-FDD’s camp”

05-15-2017 Adolphe Banyikwa , MP from Amizero y’Abarundi political coalition and a group of his sympathizers have recently joined FNL party. Agathon Rwasa, the leader of the coalition, speaks of treason. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and translated by Ngendakumana Pierre Emmanuel The weekend of 6-7 May 2017 was a good (...)

60 arbitrarily arrested within one week, according to political alliance

04-01-2017 The parliamentary group of the political alliance Amizero y’Abarundi, (Hope of Burundians) announced on 29 March that 60 people were arbitrarily arrested between 20 and 26 March. It accuses the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and police officers of being responsible for these violations of human rights. FNL”More than 60 (...)

Motion to file complaints to ICC against Burundi government gains momentum

03-28-2017 The Collective of Lawyers of civil parties and victims’ families of alleged human violations in Burundi has lodged new complaints to the International Criminal Court against the government of Burundi. In a press release issued on Wednesday 28 March, the Collective said it had filed 124 new complaints it (...)

Agathon Rwasa: “No one can oblige others to follow them by force”

11-21-2016 Agathon Rwasa, the historical leader of FNL party breaks the silence on the arrests, killings, imprisonment of his followers, misunderstanding between the EU and Bujumbura on how Burundian AMISOM contingents should be paid, the striking off of civil society organizations, etc.   Your sympathizers are arrested and imprisoned here (...)

Week exclusively dedicated to CNDD-FDD ex-combatants

11-17-2016 The secretary general of the ruling party CNDD-FDD officially opened the week dedicated to ex-Combatants yesterday. Aime Magera, Spokesman of FNL party deplores the exclusion of former FNL fighters. For Evariste Ndayishimiye, 16 November recalls the day when Burundians decided to rebuild their country in peace and security. He (...)

FNL party indicts the Imbonerakure; calls the international community to help

09-05-2016 The party accuses the Imbonerakure of heightening persecutions of its militants in the recent days. A declaration issued on Saturday 3 September, mentions more than 30 FNL militants who were arrested last month while 3 others disappeared in Rural Bujumbura, Cankuzo, Muyinga and Ngozi provinces. The Imbonerakure youth are (...)

Rwasa’s followers are tracked and killed

10-29-2014  Déo Barakekenwa , also known as ‘Murundi’, the representative of the National Forces of Liberation (FNL) political party at Kiyange 1 (Gatumba area) was shot dead on 13 October. His close companions can identify his murderers.Is Murundi the first FNL victim since the Imbonerakure returned from Congo?-By Elyse Ngabire, (...)