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“More than 36,000 out of 100,000 expected people have been registered since the beginning of the ongoing partial voters’ registration process throughout the country,” said Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) at a press conference held this 11 December.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross has handed two projects of vegetable gardens and one fish project over to the General Directorate of Prison Affairs on this 10 December.

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A delayed opening of voters registration offices and a low participation of voters are the irregularities observed this Monday 9 December, the first day of partial registration of voters for the upcoming 2020 elections.

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Since his abduction by unknown people on Wednesday, April 20, the whereabouts of Berchmans Misago also known as “Cuma”, a resident of Ntahangwa commune in Bujumbura city, are still unknown.

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At least 24 people were killed seven others wounded in the night of December 4th 2019 due to landslides following heavy rains that poured down in Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi.

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The US Ambassador to Burundi visited the University of Burundi on 5 December. The aim of the visit was to strengthen partnership with this university.

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Dar es Salaam hosted on 29 November the 21st Meeting of the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees from Tanzania.

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On the occasion of the World Day to fight against HIV that has been celebrated in Burundi on December 4, Aimé Ndayizeye, Director of the National Program for Fighting against HIV has said that HIV infection in Burundi is a generalized epidemic with an overall prevalence rate of 0.9% for people aged from 15 to […]

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On the occasion of the World Day of People living with disabilities this December 3, Cassien Bizabigomba, Chairman of the Federation of Associations of people living with disabilities in Burundi says the latter have difficulty accessing the voting material and getting information.

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The Association of Burundi Industrialists (AIB) reveals that this sector confronts financial and technical problems. “Burundi industry faces the lack of energy, foreign currencies and reliable and developed infrastructure,” said Olivier Suguru, chairman of the Association of Burundi Industrialists.

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In a statement released on December 1st following the meeting held in Kampala from November 29 to 1 December, the opposition platform in exile CNARED says opposition parties affiliated with it have agreed to form a coalition in order to properly prepare for and win the 2020 elections.

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Agathon Rwasa, CNL party chairman has said four CNL party members have been killed in a month in Ngozi province. “They have been killed by youths affiliated to the ruling party”, he said adding that the situation is calm as if anything hasn’t happened.

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On Friday, November 22, the mayor of Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa, instituted a series of measures “to preserve the health of the population and the economy of the country “.

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“For the nth time, the Government of Burundi has just been attacked in the night of 16 to 17 November 2019 by a neighboring country,” read the statement released on November 28 by Burundi government.

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MP Noé Mbonigaba, one of CNL leaders in Ruyigi province says five party members have been arrested in Ndago and Mago areas of Nyabitsinda commune, this November 28.

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Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has said judicial officials are key partners in punishing electoral infringements. “Judicial officials must know the content of the electoral code to impose sanctions related to the election- based conflicts,” said Kazihise.

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The lack of access to employment for people with disabilities remains a big challenge in Burundi. The Union of People with Disabilities of Burundi (UPHB) claims for the ratification of ILO Convention 159 to change the situation.

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Residents of Gisyo neighborhood are worried about the collapse of the gutter that channels the runoff from Kanyosha urban area of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura City.

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More than ten students from Nyarushanga fundamental school in Mugongo-Manga commune of Bujumbura province have been seriously injured due to a strong wind and a very heavy rain that hit the locality in the night of November 27.

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The Minister of Energy and Mines has banned any gold business in the country. Only Burundi Central Bank is allowed to buy and sell gold.

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Fidèle Nkezabahizi, Director of the National Integrated Program of Food and Nutrition in the Ministry of Public Health said about 78% of urban women exclusively breastfeed their infants up to six months.

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Official of Burundi Cement Company says the scarcity of BUCECO cement observed for almost two months was due to the technical problems that occurred in the company.

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Trading activities under umbrellas are no longer authorized in Bujumbura city since this November 22. Freddy Mbonimpa, Bujumbura Mayor said the decision concerns the three urban communes of Bujumbura city.

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The Ntahangwa Court of Appeal announced on Wednesday (November 20) its decision to keep in prison Agnès, Christine, Egide and Terence, all Iwacu reporters.

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The presence of heavily armed Rwandan soldiers at the border is causing fear among the population of the neighboring area with Rwanda.

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