Young man seriously beaten by people armed with cudgels in Nyakabiga

11-23-2017 Nyakabiga residents say criminals who beat up a young man yesterday night are members of the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD (Imbonerakure). The representative of Imbonerakure in Nyakabiga neighborhood assures that these criminals will be seriously punished. Jean Berchmans Nduwayo was seriously beaten up yesterday night in Nyakabiga (...)

When Imbonerakure reaffirm their support

08-28-2017 The youth affiliated to the ruling party Cndd-Fdd organized what they called the Imbonerakure Day. It was opportunity to reaffirm their attachment to President Pierre Nkurunziza. The opposition speaks of manipulation. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana
 More than 8 thousand Imbonerakure (youth wing of (...)

Imbonerakure accuse former president of insulting them

07-25-2017 On July 22, the imbonerakure, members of the youth wing of the ruling party CNDD-FDD in Bujumbura City Council, gave a warning to the former Burundian President, Domitien Ndayizeye. They accuse him of insulting them. They say he has no moral lesson to teach them. “Although he insulted us, (...)

Political opponents accuse ruling Cndd-Fdd of children indoctrination to hate

06-01-2017 Some opponents accuse Cndd-Fdd of indoctrinating children to hate. The accusations were sparked by a video that was shared on social media showing children chanting and singing what some viewers labelled as hate speech. A video showing children affiliated to the ruling Cndd-Fdd party chanting derogatory words against those (...)

European parliament accuses Burundi government of human rights violations

01-20-2017 This Thursday 19 January 2017, the European parliament has written to the Burundi government, spelling out a number of accusations about human rights violations. It has also condemned the law legalising the “Imbonerakure”, a violent youth militia, according to the European parliament. The European parliament says its report on (...)

Rumonge : Crosses allegedly drawn on homes of political opponents

11-29-2016 Over the last week, residents of Mugomere and Birimba, two districts in the municipality of Rumonge (southern province), found black crosses drawn on their walls and fences overnight. Sources on the spot claim that the crosses were drawn by Imbonerakure [youth affiliated to the ruling CNDD-FDD party] on homes (...)
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Human Rights Watch accuses the ruling party youth and police of rape

07-29-2016 In a statement issued on 27 July, the Human Rights Watch organization reported over 300 cases of rape or sexual assault committed by the Imbonerakure youths and men in police uniforms. The latter deny the allegations. From May until September 2015, 323 (264 women and 59 girls) cases of (...)