Burundi’s Ombudsman office suffers from suspension of international aid

08-14-2017 The Ombudsman office faces problems due to the suspension of funding from international organisation. This handicaps some scheduled activities of the institution, said the ombudsman during his biannual report presented to MPs on August 11th, 2017. The main problem that the institution faces today is a lack of money. (...)

“Edouard Nduwimana elected as Ombudsman”

11-28-2016 On Monday, 21 November, Edouard Nduwimana, was elected by the National Assembly as the new Burundi Ombudsman. 106 MPs voted for him, 9 against and one abstention. An aberration for some and satisfaction for others. On Tuesday, 22 November, inside the Kigobe Congress Hall, a day like no other. (...)

Controversial ex- Home Affairs Minister elected Burundi Ombudsman

11-22-2016 Former Minister of Home Affairs, Edouard Nduwimana, has been elected by Burundi Parliament as the future Ombudsman. The election has shocked some political and civil society leaders who cited his past divisive activities. Edouard Nduwimana, the second vice-president of the Burundian Parliament and former Minister of Home Affairs has (...)

Burundi Ombudsman controversial mission

11-09-2016 Before the mandate of the Burundian Ombudsman Mohamed Rukara expires at the end of November, some civil society and political party leaders say he was not able to accomplish his mission successfully as stipulated in Burundi Constitution. “Section 237 of the Burundian Constitution says Burundi Ombudsman has the mission (...)

Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye: “We have not yet adhered to the values of democracy.”

09-28-2016 “Burundi is in the learning phase of democracy. We have not yet understood the values of democracy notably the respect for human rights and the opinion of the other, keeping one’s promise and complying with existing institutions. That is the reason why we are facing various crises,” said Archbishop (...)

Cibitoke : young Burundians accused of being “rebels” of the opposition

10-09-2014 Five young Burundians have been arrested and accused of participating in a rebel movement formed by Burundian opposition parties, operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They are detained in Buganda Communal prison.-Jackson Bahati; translated by Lorraine Josiane Manishatse According to the police officer who is investigating (...)