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In session of oral questions held in the National Assembly this May 23, the Ministry of Transport has said it has already signed agreements with some companies that want to import buses which will be used in public transport in Bujumbura City.

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The police arrested in the evening of May 21, five members of the National Congress for Liberty –CNL opposition party in village 4 in Gihanga commune of Bubanza province in the west of Burundi.

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Some drinks manufactured by Burundi brewery company (BRARUDI) are not available on the market. The store owners of BRARUDI products located in Nyakabiga zone in Bujumbura city have not distributed some drinks such as Amstel Royal, Amstel Beer 65cl as well as Amstel Bock for two weeks.

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The administrator of Musongati commune in Rutana province took the measure prohibiting any woman from entering a bar or market after 7 p.m.

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The 4th anniversary of the failed coup of 2015 has been characterized by a firm tone of power. On the eve of the 2020 elections, tensions are far from being eased.

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Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of the national media regulator-CNC has recommended the media especially the private ones to work in compliance with the law and in the general interest of the nation and to be more professional.

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Politicians’ opinions diverge on the decision made by Burundi Justice to seize properties of Burundians allegedly involved in the 2015 failed coup.

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In a statement jointly issued on Wednesday, May 15, the Attorney General of the Republic and the President of the Supreme Court have decided to seize the real estate of nine Burundians accused of being involved in the May 13, 2015 failed coup.

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“Burundi has made significant progress in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health,” said Richmond Tiemoko, UNFPA representative in Burundi when presenting the annual report on the situation of the world population on May 15.

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Former students of Dama high school in the southern Rumonge province who completed high school in 2017 staged a sit-in on May 14 in front of the school’s management office.

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At least 6 members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL have been detained since May 4, in the cell of Gashikanwa commune in Ngozi province.

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Three members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL including the representative of this party in Bugarama Commune of Rumonge in the south of Burundi are detained in the custody of Rumonge National Intelligence Service.

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On the occasion of the celebration of the Europe Day this 9 May, Wolfram Vetter, the EU Ambassador to Burundi has admitted that the relations between Burundi and the European Union have not been harmonious over the past three years.

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At least fifteen opposition political leaders from and outside Burundi met from 3 to 5 May in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, one of the participants in this conclave reveals.

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Burundi Red Cross challenges the Burundian public opinion to understand that not all parks are to be built in. “Uncontrolled urbanization only leads to disasters as we see it today in the city of Bujumbura and elsewhere,” said Anselme Katiyunguruza, Executive secretary of Burundi Red Cross at a press conference.

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President Pierre Nkurunziza met on May 7 in Mutaho commune of Gitega province in central Burundi, the administration, security, defense and justice officials to assess the prevailing security situation in the country.

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Jean Claude Nshimirimana, a journalist of the national radio (RTNB), remains incarcerated since Sunday, May 5, in the police cell of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura province.

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On the occasion of the celebration of the World AIDS Orphans’ Day, Burundian AIDS orphans say they are faced with poverty. “My parents died of AIDS five years ago.

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The Burundi Muslim Community (COMIBU) calls for political tolerance for the 2020 elections to be free, peaceful, transparent and inclusive. “Politicians should avoid acts that undermine the physical integrity of human beings.

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Over a hundred members of Twa community in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi have held a sit-in in the morning of May 6 in front of Cibitoke prosecutor’s office.

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After the clashes in Rukira locality in Butihinda Commune of Muyinga Province on April 20, the members of the opposition are filled with fear.

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The Ministry of Communication and the Reporter Without Borders NGO appreciate differently the situation of freedom of the press in Burundi. “We reiterate the commitment of the ministry of communication to guarantee press freedom in accordance with the law in force” said Frédéric Nahimana, Minister of Communication, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom […]

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“32% of 1,420 journalists who have registered at Burundi media regulator-CNC to get the press card are women while the latter are represented at 14% in decision-making organs,” said the Association of Women Journalists- AFJO in a conference held on May 2nd with media officials.

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“The leader of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL feels deep dismay over a wave of arbitrary arrests and imprisonment, threats of death, intimidation and violence of all kinds against our members and supporters across the country,” said Térence Manirambona, CNL Communication Officer in a press conference held on 30 April.

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The population of Mugina and Mabayi communes bordering Rwanda is gripped with fear. Heavy gunshots have been heard recently in Nyungwe forest.

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