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‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

Lifeless bodies are discovered all over the country. Some human rights activists speak of a revival of murderous violence of a political and ethnic nature and count about sixty corpses. For the police, this phenomenon would be linked to vengeance, banditry or witchcraft. In the morning of Monday, March 20, a body of a police […]

Roughly a month’s worth of rain in a night destroys homes in Bujumbura

Roughly a month’s worth of rain in a night destroys homes in Bujumbura

At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage. Gaston Sindimwo, the African nation’s vice president, said “torrential rains and strong winds struck several provinces last night. In the northwestern town of Mabayi, a landslide smothered several houses, and rescuers found five […]

Burundi Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions

Burundi Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March every year but which was celebrated on 7th March, the representative of female police officers network says Burundian Women police officers face many challenges mostly related to the fulfillment of family and professional obligations as well as inadequate housing for them. “As both […]

Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis In Burundi

Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis In Burundi

The United Nations says that nearly two years since the election crisis in Burundi, the country is still at risk of intensifying its problems. Speaking Thursday to the U.N. Security Council, the secretary-general’s special adviser, Jamal Benomar, reported that Burundi was still struggling with a fragile security environment; soaring unemployment, especially among youth; and deterioration […]

New Burundi Opposition Leader May Not End Talks Deadlock

New Burundi Opposition Leader May Not End Talks Deadlock

The change of leadership in CNARED — a coalition of Burundian opposition politicians in exile — is likely to do little to convince the Bujumbura government to negotiate a political deal any time soon, analysts say. The coalition’s executive board meeting in Brussels elected Charles Nditije as its new leader to replace Jean Minani, whose […]

Burundi Begins Exhuming Bodies From Mass Graves

Burundi Begins Exhuming Bodies From Mass Graves

On Monday, February 27, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) officially launched the exhumation of buried bones in mass graves in Mwaro central province. Some people say this is not the right moment to carry out such an activity! Directed by Rénovat Ndabashinze & Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana. Gasenyi hill of Makamba […]

Burundi, Comoros Apply for Membership to SADC

Burundi, Comoros Apply for Membership to SADC

Burundi could join Tanzania as a member of the Southern African Development Community, a move that complicates the direction the East Africa Community takes for the remaining phases of integration. Burundi has applied alongside the Union of Comoros for membership in the 15-country regional grouping headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. The applications were assessed first by […]

Refugees Turn Down Burundi Govt’s Plea to Return Home

Refugees Turn Down Burundi Govt’s Plea to Return Home

Burundian officials who had travelled to Uganda to persuade their nationals to return home left empty-handed after they were met with a hostile reception. At a rally organised for a team led by Burundi Minister for Home Affairs Pascal Barandagiye, the refugees in Nakivale settlement demanded justice, an African Union force to protect those opposed […]

Intra-Burundi Talks Again in Disarray

Intra-Burundi Talks Again in Disarray

The Intra-Burundi dialogue led by former Tanzania president Benjamin Mkapa has been thrown into a disarray once again after the government and one opposition group said they would not participate in the talks set for Thursday. The Burundi government said the talks breached a requirement in the UN Security Council Resolution that only “peaceful stakeholders” […]

Africa Faces a New Threat to Democracy – the ‘Constitutional Coup’

Africa Faces a New Threat to Democracy – the ‘Constitutional Coup’

Conventional wisdom tells us that good political societies are built on the principles of constitutionalism. This entails upholding the rule of law and separation of powers. This is to ensure an even distribution of power where a society is “built on principles of law, not men”. In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions […]

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