Diane Uwimana

600 Burundi troops soon to return from Somalia

Floribert Biyereke, Burundi Army spokesperson has said 600 Burundian soldiers out of 1000 who were supposed to have returned from Somalia are ready to come back home very soon. “They are still in Somalia for work reasons,” he said adding that all AMISOM officials are aware of the issue. Colonel Floribert Biyereke said that during […] (...)

600 Burundi troops soon to return from Somalia

Floribert Biyereke, Burundi Army spokesperson has said 600 Burundian soldiers out of 1000 who were supposed to have returned from Somalia are ready to come back home very soon. “They are still in Somalia for work reasons,” he said adding that all AMISOM officials are aware of the issue. Colonel Floribert Biyereke said that during […] (...)

Health officials and decision makers called on to support kidney disease patients

On the celebration of the World Kidney Day this 14 March, “Vision Santé”, the club of students in medicine faculty at Ngozi private University in close collaboration with CMCK Hospital has organized a one-day campaign to screen people for kidney disease risk factors. It is around 10 a.m at CMCK Hospital in Kinindo neighborhood, in […] (...)

Oral briefing by UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi differently viewed

Tatien Sibomana, spokesman for the coalition of Independents “Amizero y’Abarundi” says the oral briefing presented by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi-COI at the 40th session of Human Rights Council is somewhat true. “Remember why the commission has been established. During the constitutional referendum campaign in 2018, those opposed it were persecuted, detained and […] (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi still concerned over human rights violation

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has presented an oral briefing on the prevailing human situation in Burundi during the 40th regular session of Human Rights Council. The commission remains very concerned over the human rights violations. Doudou Diène, Chairman of the commission has said that the commission is the only international mechanism able […] (...)

Frodebu Nyakuri: Not yet united with Sahwanya Frodebu

Keffa Nibizi, chairman of Frodebu Nyakuri party has said those who joined Sahwanya Frodebu party on Saturday, 9 March, are members excluded from Frodebu Nyakuri and former members of the opposition platform in exile-CNARED. “None of our representatives or followers joined any other political party”, he said adding that all of its representatives from the […] (...)

“When time for change comes, no one will stop it”

Bujumbura Mayor has banned the official opening of the national office of the National Congress for Liberty- CNL party, on March 3, for “security reasons”. Agathon Rwasa, CNL Chairman, says it is an “unfounded ban”. How do you react to the ban on the opening of your national headquarters? First of all, it’s disappointing. A […] (...)

Three NGOs to rescue children with heart disease

Monaco Humanitarian Collective in close collaboration with “Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque” and a local NGO “Le Bon Samaritain” has organized a press conference, this March 7, to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children with heart disease and other orthopedic pathologies to be treated abroad. Alexis Butoyi, Legal Representative of a local NGO involved in […] (...)

Kirundo: Over 22 thousand families receive WFP food assistance

The World Food Program has brought food assistance made of 1000 tons to 130 thousand people from Busoni and Bugabira communes in Kirundo province this Tuesday 5 March. Twenty households received 10 fifty–kilo-bags of maize and 3 of beans as well as salt and oil. Beneficiaries from both communes appreciated the assistance. They said some […] (...)

Human Rights activists diverge on OHCHR closing doors in Burundi

Lambert Nigarura, human rights activist says the Human Rights don’t have any place in Burundi. “ As the office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has closed for good is a proof that Burundi continues to be isolated from the  world.”  He has said this after the office of the UN High Commissioner for […] (...)
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