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“Exchange offices must comply with the rates set by the central bank,” says Prosper Ngendanganya, Director of Supervision, Financial Stability and Financial Inclusion in Burundi Central Bank –BRB.

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“The 2020 forecast says Burundi has a deficit of 3,325,000 cubic meters of woods. That is to say, Burundi would have 1,031,000 ha of forest in 2020, which corresponds to 38.81% of the Burundi area,” warns Jacques Nkengurutse, an environmental expert.

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Prices of beans, rice, meat… have significantly increased in the last three months in Bujumbura city. The price of a kg of beans known as “yellow beans” has moved from BIF 1800 to BIF 2100 in the last three months.

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Térence Manirambona, Spokesperson for CNL party said at least 30 CNL party members from Marangara, Gashikanwa and Nyamurenza communes in Ngozi province have been arrested and detained in communal dungeons since 10 November.

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“When they started the fight against the existing regime of that time, many Burundians did not support them. But now, they are enjoying peace that resulted from their efforts,” said Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD-FDD at the official launch of the week dedicated to the valiant warriors of the former CNDD-FDD […]

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The morale of four journalist of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza, imprisoned in Bubanza prison declined on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

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Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal.

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Opposition parties lay into the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). According to them, this commission favored the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the composition of its dismemberments.

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The son of LéonceNgendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya-FRODEBU party is detained at the Special Research Bureau (BSR) since November 7 and is undergoing interrogation.

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Eighteen days after the four Iwacu news reporters and their driver were arrested and got thrown into Bubanza prison, the Corruption watchdog-OLUCOME calls on Burundian authorities to release them.

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The secretary general of National Congress for Liberty (CNL), an opposition party, says there would be a plan to eliminate leaders of the CNL.

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Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission –CENI says it is unfortunate that there are still reports of political intolerance throughout the country six months before the 2020 elections.

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“Malaria epidemic did not occur in Burundi in 2019,” said Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health at a press conference held on 6 November.

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Nestor Bankumukunzi, Chairman of the National Media Regulatory Authority has said the CNC is not yet informed about the detention of the four Iwacu news reporters and their driver.

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Musaga III Basic School located in the south of the Burundian economic capital Bujumbura is gradually collapsing due to a raging torrent of Mpimba River water.

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Lawyers of the four news reporters of Iwacu Press Group and their driver detained for «complicity in undermining the state internal security ” have appealed this Monday, November 4, to Ntahangwa Appeal Court in Bujumbura City.

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The new political party-Front for Ideological and Democratic Change (FCID) Imvugakuri applied for approval this Monday, November 4 at the Ministry of the Interior.

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There is a wave of arrests in this locality after the assassination attempt of the Muyira zone chief in Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura province, on the night of Friday 25 October.

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Tatien Sibomana, a political actor has said there is no surprise to hear that Michel Kafando, UN Special Envoy to Burundi resigned.

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The High Court of Bubanza has decided to remand in custody four journalists of Iwacu Press Group who are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and Adolphe Masabarakiza, their driver.

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Léonce Ngendakumana, Deputy Chairman of Sahwanya FRODEBU party has said the political intolerance is still observed in some areas of the country.

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A pupil of Carama Basic School in Kinama urban area in the north of Burundi died on October 28. Sources indicate that her death was caused by brutal beatings she received from her teacher.

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On October 28th, UNHCR issued a communiqué mounting pressure on Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers to return home – despite assurances from the authorities that the return of refugees will be voluntary and free from intimidation.

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Four journalists working for Iwacu Press Group namely Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza detained in Bubanza since 22 October for “complicity in undermining the internal state security” appeared on 29 October in front of the judge’s council chamber that will announce the verdict within 48h.

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During the plenary session held at the National Assembly this Monday, October 28, MPs have suggested that the ministry in charge of youths establish a legal institution in charge of following closely young people in foreign countries as they are often mistreated.

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“The animated film is still at the embryonic stage in Burundi although we shape an ongoing evolution compared to the past five years, “said Florian Nifasha, a Burundian author of over 10 animated cartoons.

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With some colleagues, the journalist Clarisse Shaka stayed all day in Bubanza for their colleagues Christine, Agnès, Térence, Egide and Adolphe their driver.

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On Friday, October 25, 2019, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza spent their fourth night in the dungeon of Musigati commune.

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The current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 315 USD per capita, reveals the census conducted in 2018 by the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi (ISTEEBU).

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Four Iwacu reporters who were sent to cover the attack that occurred in Musigati commune of Bubanza Province on October 22, 2019 could not do their job.

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