Burundi: UK criticizes constitutional referendum and calls for government engagement in regional mediation

06-07-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of the Queen’s Birthday Party in Burundi this June 6th, 2018, Jo Lomas, UK non resident Ambassador to Burundi has said the UK has criticized the recently held constitutional referendum saying it was not in the best interests of peace and stability in (...)

With draft constitution, Burundi took step back, says boss of opposition coalition

05-23-2018 Burundi organized a constitutional referendum on 17 May to change the current constitution adopted in 2005. Independent National Electoral Commission announced on 21 May that 73. 26% voted in favor of the new constitution while 19.36 voted against. Agathon Rwasa, Chairman of opposition coalition Amizero y’Abarundi says he is (...)

Results of constitutional referendum differently appreciated

05-23-2018 After the publication of the results of the constitutional referendum, different politicians react about these results, highly appreciated by some and heavily criticized by others. CNDD-FDD party acknowledges the result of the constitutional referendum. Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Secretary General of this party says the referendum allowed Burundians to freely (...)

Provisional referendum results: « Amizero y’Abarundi » intends to make appeal to Constitutional court

05-22-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission says the vote for the constitutional amendment has won the referendum with 73. 26 % against 19. 34% for the vote against the constitutional. He says out of 4,755, 216 registered voters throughout the country, 4,576 296 have voted (...)

Constitutional referendum: Peaceful but riddled with irregularities

05-21-2018 On May 17, 2018, Burundian citizens eligible to vote woke up early in the morning to cast a vote for or against the draft of the new Constitution. 5,008,742 voters were expected for this constitutional referendum to which they massively responded to. The vote went well overall although a (...)

Burundi: Politicians disagree over 17 May referendum running

05-18-2018 After the 17 May referendum, Burundians are still waiting for the results from the National Independent Electoral Commission. However, politicians do not converge on the way the referendum was run. Pierre Célestin Ndikumana, chairman of the Parliamentary group of MPs from the coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi”, says there (...)

Four people arrested in Muramvya province amid referendum

05-17-2018 4 people have been arrested this Thursday May 17, 2018. They were accused of disrupting the constitutional referendum process. Patrick, aged 30, was arrested in the morning of this Thursday at a polling station located at Lycée Muramvya. After casting a vote, the young man tore up the ballot (...)

When voting means protection

05-17-2018 Bujumbura inhabitants like all Burundians, have participated massively in the constitutional referendum held this May 17, 2017. Voting began at 6 am in the morning. Until noon, more than half of the expected voters in Musaga, Kanyosha and Kinindo neighborhoods in the south of Bujumbura had already voted. Some (...)

Bujumbura: Voters complain about lack of diversity of political supervisors in referendum

05-17-2018 Around 6:00a.m., all polling stations were open in the capital Bujumbura. At Mutanga-Sud Fundamental School, many voters have lined up before eight polling stations. Security forces were around. However, voters complained about the slow going of the process. “I have spent two hours queuing. I don’t know why the (...)

Burundi about to start referendum

05-17-2018 On the eve of the 17 May referendum, the preparations are going well. In the afternoon of 16 May, all voting centers were supplied with heavy and sensible materials needed. In Kanyosha zone of Muha Commune in the capital Bujumbura, electoral agents are busy supplying 243 voting centers located (...)

Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

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Eight killed by hippos in Rumonge within five months

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CNC accuses “some media” of broadcasting unbalanced information

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Justice decision to seize properties of alleged coup plotters arouses controversy

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