Govt Denies Using Constitutional Changes to Cling to Power

[VOA] The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country’s laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum cam…

[VOA] The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country's laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum campaign to legitimize its rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Presidential Term Goes From Five to Seven Years

[Iwacu] President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional. According to Article 97 of the new constitution, “the President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for a renewable term of…

[Iwacu] President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional. According to Article 97 of the new constitution, "the President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for a renewable term of seven years and no one can exercise more than two consecutive terms."

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Govt Still Needs to Take Further Steps Towards Protecting Children

[Iwacu] Children’s conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children’s Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way to go. This was said by a Burundian civil society during the presentation of its report on the children…

[Iwacu] Children's conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children's Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way to go. This was said by a Burundian civil society during the presentation of its report on the children's rights situation in Burundi before the African Union committee of experts.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

20th COMESA Summit to Be Held in Burundi

[Iwacu] A delegation of seven staff members of COMESA secretariat landed at Bujumbura International Airport this Thursday 14 December to prepare the COMESA summit which will be held in Burundi, in the first quarter of 2018.

[Iwacu] A delegation of seven staff members of COMESA secretariat landed at Bujumbura International Airport this Thursday 14 December to prepare the COMESA summit which will be held in Burundi, in the first quarter of 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Rally Des Mille Collines to Attract Ten Drivers

[New Times] Ten rally crews from Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda will compete in the 34th edition of the Rally des Mille Collines that will take place on Saturday in Nyamata, Bugesera district.

[New Times] Ten rally crews from Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda will compete in the 34th edition of the Rally des Mille Collines that will take place on Saturday in Nyamata, Bugesera district.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Moment of Truth as Harambee Stars Tackle Burundi in Cecafa Semis

[Nation] All eyes will be on hosts Harambee Stars from 3pm Thursday afternoon as they tackle Burundi in the first semi-final of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup at Moi Stadium in Kisumu County.

[Nation] All eyes will be on hosts Harambee Stars from 3pm Thursday afternoon as they tackle Burundi in the first semi-final of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup at Moi Stadium in Kisumu County.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Constitutional Referendum Arouses Controversy

[Iwacu] President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional referendum. Opposition politicians and human rights activists accuse him of violating the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and the Cons…

[Iwacu] President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional referendum. Opposition politicians and human rights activists accuse him of violating the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and the Constitution in force.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Faces Several Problems.

[Iwacu] During a media synergy on the achievements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) three years after its establishment, Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, its chairman has recognised this Tuesday that the commission faces several challenges.

[Iwacu] During a media synergy on the achievements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) three years after its establishment, Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, its chairman has recognised this Tuesday that the commission faces several challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi