Author: Hilaire Urinkuru

The Burundi House of representatives to request the prosecution of individuals accused of serious violations of human rights in Burundi.

Burundi, Bujumbura – During a press briefing this morning, Alexis Badian NDAYIHIMBAZE, the Burundi House spokesman informed that the House of representatives in Burundi wrote to the President of the United Nations Security Council warning the council about the creation of a special commission, within the House, to verify the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. Alexis said if the report of the United Nations independent investigation experts alleging human rights violations in Burundi is confirmed by the newly created commission, the House will request the government of Burundi to prosecute whoever is cited in the report. However,...

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Burundi anti-terrorist special unit started field exercises on the management of terrorist acts

Burundi, Bujumbura – The Burundi anti-terrorist special unit started field training exercises today September 4, 2017. The training aims to manage terrorist attacks. According to OPP1 Pierre Nkurikiye, police spokesman, people in the capital city should remain calm and go about their business during this training in spite of explosion noise they will be hearing. In a press release from the Ministry of Public Security, the ministry said that this field exercises on the management of terrorist acts will also take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Kamenge Secondary Technical School playground. Journalists are welcome to cover this...

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The Minister for Human Rights in Burundi confirms imperfections in the fight against Human Rights violations

Burundi, Bujumbura – During an oral question session and debate before members of the parliament today, H.E. Martin NIVYABANDI, Burundian Minister for Human Rights, Solidarity, and Gender, acknowledged imperfection in the fight against violations of human rights. He stated: “There are still imperfections regarding the respect for human rights in Burundi. ” He also added that the government cannot say that everything is well when some cases of human rights violation occur. However, the minister reminded that despite these imperfections, Burundi is on the right path like other many countries regarding the respect for human rights. He emphasized that a...

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The president of Burundi H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza calls on Burundians to take ownership of the upcoming 2020 elections

Burundi, Bujumbura – The President of the Republic of Burundi, H.E. Pierre NKURUNZIZA called on Burundian population to finance the upcoming 2020 elections to prove the establishment of the independence of Burundi. In his speech during the celebration of his second anniversary on power after a controversial election in 2015, the President Pierre Nkurunziza said: “based on the situations Burundi has experienced since 1961, it is necessary for Burundians to organize the electoral process themselves.” He then asked the population to respond to the call for mobilizing funds for upcoming elections. This call was launched by the National Independent Electoral...

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An armed gang ambushes the governor of Bubanza province

Burundi, Bubanza –  An armed gang ambushed the vehicle of the governor of the province of Bubanza, M. Tharcisse Niyongabo, on the night of Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The local administration asserts that there were no victims or material damages. According to information received from the administrator of Gihanga Commune M. Léopold NDAYISABA, the ambush occurred around 8 pm in the locality of the cross-road number 5 in Gihanga on the National Road number 5 that leads to Cibitoke from Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. M. Léopold NDAYISABA also said that this gang ran away after a brief...

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