Burundian Justice Job is Commendable, Says Burundi President
[Iwacu] The opening of the 2017-2018 Judicial year this Friday 22nd Septembercoincides with a UN report which points an accusing finger at the Burundian justice. The president of Burundi says what the justice system is going through is linked to a political situation.
150 Patients to Be Received in Newly Built Center At Kamenge Military Hospital
[Iwacu] One hundred and fifty beds for patients are now available in the new building of three floors at Kamenge Military Hospital, in the capital Bujumbura. The new center for women and children will house pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology and neonatology departments.
Peace Is Not Absence of War, Says Political Opponent
[Iwacu] September 21st is the international day dedicated to peace. The Ministry of the Interior says Burundi is peaceful in general despite some disruptions. As for Sahwanya FRODEBU, there is no peace in Burundi
An Open Letter to Sauti Sol, As You Perform in My Beloved Burundi
[African Arguments] I want to believe you don't know about the crimes against humanity committed by the authorities with whom you dine. But I find it difficult.
La NiÃ±a in Observation Phase During Rainy Season
[Iwacu] The Ministry of Environment, Water and Urban territory has announced that the rainfall will be low for this agricultural season (from October to December).
Foreign Affairs Ministry Committed to Eradicating SGBV
[Iwacu] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has conducted an outreach session on a special law on gender based violence this September 20th in Mukaza commune.
Burundian Refugees Continue to Return
[Iwacu] Around five hundred Burundians from Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania have been received by Burundi Government this 19 September. They will spend 48 hours in Gitara transit center in Mabanda Commune of Makamba province before going back to their native localities.
President, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi
[Monitor] New York -President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.Mr Museveni told Boris that there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job.
Govt Under UN Human Rights Scrutiny
[Iwacu] The Commission of Inquiry presents its final report to the Human Rights Council during an interactive dialogue on Burundi this 19 September, in Geneva at its 36th session. Burundi government still rejects the report of the UN commission.
Communication Can Save or Endanger Community
[Iwacu] The Ombudsman office in partnership with UNFPA has organized a workshop in Kirundo province this 19 September 2017. Participants were youth from different political parties and the focus was on non-violent communication, gender-based violence prevention and mutual respect.
Review Burundi's Membership in Top UN Rights Body - HRW
[HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomes the report and the oral update of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.
Genocide - Burundians Pinned in Ntaganzwa Trial
[New Times] The Specialised Chamber for International Crimes at the High Court Tuesday proceeded with the trial of Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa where prosecution laid out accounts from witnesses.
Museveni, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss South Sudan, Burundi
[Monitor] President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.
Burundians to Fight UN Police Officers, Says CNDD-FDD Boss
[Iwacu] "I advise the UN not to validate this biased report presented by its experts, otherwise it will be the end of this great organization because we will firmly resist," said Evariste
Uprona Party Factions Far From Reuniting...
[Iwacu] UPRONA party commemorates the 56th anniversary after its victory on 18th September 1961. It is currently divided into three factions which seem to be far from becoming one again.
Is Power Separation Reality in the Country?
[Iwacu] The International Day of Democracy which is celebrated yearly on 15 September seems to be a bone of contention among Burundian politicians. Some say there is democracy while others say the opposite. Power separation is the basis of their argument.
Abduction for Political Motives?
[Iwacu] In the morning of Tuesday, 12 September, LÃ©opold Habarugira, Executive member of UPD-Zigamibanga party, not officially recognized by the Government, was abducted. His family is worried. Reactions over his kidnapping arise from all sides.
Parliament to Examine UN Commission of Inquiry Report
[Iwacu] Burundi Parliament spokesman Alexis Badian Ndayihimbaze said on 14 September that the National Assembly has sent a letter to the Chairman of the UN Security Council informing him about the establishment of a special commission. The latter will assess the content of the report on Burundi published on 4 September by the UN Commission of Inquiry.
Dozens of Burundian Refugees Killed
[CAJ News] The United Nations has demanded investigations into the killing of at least 30 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers by security forces in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congolese Troops Shoot Dozens of Burundian Refugees in DRC
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.