Pierre Nkurunziza


Burundi absent at Kigali conference for security reasons, says President Nkurunziza

03-22-2018 Kigali hosted yesterday an extraordinary summit of the African Continental Free Trade Area [AfCFTA]. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza says Burundi was not represented for security reasons. He accuses Rwanda of hosting the plotters of the May 2015 coup. Burundi and other member countries of the African Union have received (...)

Straight towards Constitution amendment

12-18-2017 The Head of State solemnly launched the campaign for the referendum on the amendment to the Constitution in Bugendana on December 12. The event sparked controversy. In the place long intended for the construction of the international airport, the population was present since the morning of December 12, 2017. (...)

2020 elections : controversial contributions

08-14-2017 President Nkurunziza calls on Burundians to contribute to the 2020 elections. Three years before this important appointment, the spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior speaks of a duty to safeguard national sovereignty. Written by Egide Nikiza, Hervé Mugisha, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christian Bigirimana and Renovat Ndabashinze and translated by (...)

2020, countdown

07-10-2017 Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza called for a voluntary contribution to finance the 2020 elections. A rather complicated bet. The image circulates on the internet since the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the independence of Burundi. You can see Pierre Nkurunziza, immaculately dressed, with a smile. He launches a (...)

UNSG Special Envoy says to be determined to succeed in his mission in Burundi

06-29-2017 During his three-day visit to Burundi, the UNSG Special Envoy in Burundi, Michel Kafando has met with the President of the Republic of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza this morning. Kafando has told journalists that they have discussed some of the problems the country is faced with. Kafando visits Burundi for (...)

Sensitization to HIV AIDS must be stepped up, President says.

06-28-2017 On 27 June 2017, the National Council for the fight against HIV/AIDS organized an ordinary general assembly. The President of the Republic thanked the council and said there is still a long way to go. He called for much sensitization to HIV. In his opening speech, the President of (...)

Politicians differ over commission to amend Constitution

05-15-2017 On 12 May, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza appointed 15 members of a commission in charge of proposing the draft on the amendment to the Constitution. Politicians’ opinions over the commission are divergent. Pascal Ngendakuriyo, the current president of the Special Court of Lands and other Property was appointed Chairperson (...)

Burundi politicians’ opinions diverge on constitution amendment

05-05-2017 On 15 March, the Burundian president signed a decree on the mandate, the composition, and the functioning of the National Commission in charge of proposing the amendment to the Burundian Constitution. Some politicians say it is not a propitious time to change it. The duration of the commission in (...)

April 2015- April 2017, two years now, Burundi still experiences serious crisis

05-01-2017 Two years after the announcement of the candidacy of Pierre Nkurunziza for another term that plunged the country into a political crisis, Burundi is struggling to see the end of the tunnel. The summit of Heads of State of the East African Community next month could pave the way (...)

U N Secretary-General: New target for Bujumbura?

03-13-2017 The Secretary-General of the United Nations transmitted a report on Burundi to the Security Council on 23 February. Bujumbura reacts and speaks of a report based on erroneous information. Tensions ran higher as Burundi was being examined, on Thursday, 9 March, in the Security Council. “For the past two (...)