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2015-03-05 Cibitoke Attack - His Name Was Aaron Manirampa
[Iwacu] Pictures of the mutilated young man went around social networks. Two terrible pictures: on one, he is tied up and alive. On the other, he lies on the ground. Killed. Aaron Manirampa is one of those young rebels coldly executed in Murwi Commune December 2014. Iwacu found his family and his relatives. Here is the story of an unlucky young man.

2015-03-05 Eurac's Position Paper - Burundi Three Months to Go Until the Elections - Vigilance By the EU Has Never Been So Needed!
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Three months from the holding of legislative and local elections in Burundi (on 26 May 2015)[1], which will be followed by presidential elections (26 June) amongst others, and numerous concerns persist about the democratic nature of the entire electoral process. On this occasion, EurAc would like to reiterate that "only the organisation of an inclusive, transparent and peaceful electoral process would enable the country, which is still in a post-conflict situation, to overcome the political deadlock caused

2015-03-02 Light At the End of the Prison
[Iwacu] Bujumbura's Court of Appeal decided to release provisionally Bob Rugurika. The defense was tentatively satisfied.

2015-03-02 Burundi's Bid to Silence Critical Voices
[Fahamu] Another piece in the puzzle of shrinking space for civic freedoms in East Africa?

2015-03-02 Fact Sheet On U.S.-East African Community Cooperation Agreement
[State Department] Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

2015-02-27 Bob Rugurika Welcomed As a Hero Amazing Thursday
[Iwacu] On Thursday, 19 February, Bob Rugurika returned triumphantly to Bujumbura.

2015-02-25 ECCAS Countries and UN Debate On Terrorism
[ANGOP] Luanda -Experts of Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and the United Nations are debating since Tuesday in Luanda, matters concerning the fight against terrorism.

2015-02-23 Cibitoke War Crimes
[Iwacu] The arrested rebels were executed by soldiers, policemen and Imbonerakure youth (the ruling party youth wing) during the fighting in Cibitoke Province, in December 2014. IWACU goes to the field.

2015-02-24 Zambia Confirmed for Dream Team VI
[This Day] Zambia's Under-23 team has been confirmed as Nigeria's Dream Team VI's next opponents in the race to the 11th All-Africa Games following the withdrawal of Madagascar.

2015-02-23 Declaration of the EAC-Comesa Roundtable for Consolidating Regional Stability Through Peaceful Elections in Burundi - Youth Dialogue
[EAC] The East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in January 2015, jointly launched Round-Tables for Consolidating Regional Stability through Peaceful Elections in the Republic of Burundi at the Royal Palace Hotel, in Bujumbura, Burundi.

2015-02-20 On Obote-Odora - There Was No Genocide Conspiracy in Rwanda
[Fahamu] Fact: Four trial chambers and the Appeal Chamber acquitted the entire national political and military leadership of the Habyarimana government of conspiracy to commit genocide, or any other crimes, before April 7, 1994, the day after the assassination of the President.

2015-02-20 Security Council Says Process to Ensure Free, Fair Elections in Burundi Requires 'Sustained Attention'
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council today urged the Government of Burundi to establish a climate of freedom and openness conducive to the holding of elections later this year and expressed concern about reports of intimidation, harassment, arbitrary detention and other curtailments to the enjoyment of the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

2015-02-19 Concerned That Remaining Challenges Might Reverse Progress, Security Council Presidential Statement Urges Burundi to Ensure Inclusive Electoral Process
[UN] Welcoming the significant progress made by Burundi since the adoption of the Arusha Agreement in 2000 in restoring security and stability, the Security Council today noted that challenges remained to be overcome to ensure a reversal of such improvement, especially in the context of the 2015 elections.

2015-02-19 Appeal Court Orders Journalist Rugurika's Release
[HRW] Nairobi -The Court of Appeal in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on February 18, 2015, ordered the release on bail of the well-known journalist Bob Rugurika, Human Rights Watch said today.

2015-02-17 Zambian Democracy Wins Praise
[Times of Zambia] Sometimes I can't help but be inspired. While Africa is a place of tremendous dynamism, diversity, opportunity, and progress, Africa's success stories don't attract attention.

2015-02-16 Football - Kabuscorp Draw With Academic Ludic of Burundi
[ANGOP] Luanda -The main football team of Kabuscorp do Palanca drew nil-nil on Saturday in Bujumbura with Academic Ludic of Burundi, in the first leg match of the eliminatory, qualifying for the group phase of the African Champions League.

2015-02-16 Want an African Court to Tackle Crimes Against Humanity?
[Arusha Times] Kenya's campaign at the recent African Union Summit of heads of state and government for the formation of a court that can take over cases from the International Criminal Court was not without merit, and is an idea that the East African Community may well wish to revisit.

2015-02-13 At Least 47 Killed - Independent Investigation Needed
[HRW] Nairobi -The Burundian National Defense Force and police committed at least 47 extrajudicial executions between December 30, 2014, and January 3, 2015, following a clash with an armed group in the northwestern province of Cibitoke, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed members of the ruling party's youth league also participated in the killings.

2015-02-13 Busoni the List of People 'killed' Lies at the Heart of Tensions
[Iwacu] A list published by the communal administrator, reporting nine people “killed “during the fighting at Cibitoke, is becoming highly controversial and contested. Some families speak of a charge of lies others confirm the deaths despite not having seen the corpses.

2015-02-12 The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Burundi
[Iwacu] Burundi is the 76th country in which the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre played Hamlet's Shakespeare. The event was held on 9th February 2015 at the King's Conference Centre.

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