Rumonge: the new municipal administrators have not yet taken office, services are idling

Governance

Rumonge: the new municipal administrators have not yet taken office, services are idling

Residents of the communes of Rumonge, Bugarama and Buyengero in the province of Rumonge (southwestern Burundi) say they have not had access to certain administrative documents since a month ago.

Governance

Rumonge : wakuu wapya wa tarafa bado kuanza rasmi jukumu lao. Huduma zinajikokota

Wakaazi wa tarafa za Rumonge, Bugarama na Buyengero mkoani Rumonge (kusini magharibi mwa Burundi) wanasema kuwa hawana haki za kupata baadhi ya karatasi kwa zaidi ya mwezi mmoja. Wanaomba waanze

Society

DRC: jamii ya kimataifa yafumbia macho vurugu zinazowakabili wananchi wa Kongo (Baba mtakatifu François)

Baba mtakatifu François jumanne hii tarehe 31 januari alianza rasmi ziara ya siku sita barani Afrika. Anataraji kufanya siku nne nchini DRC na kumalizia siku zinazosalia nchini Sudan kusini. Alilaani

Health

Nyarugusu : yafungwa maduka ya dawa yasiyojulikana

Uwindaji wa wamiliki wa maduka ya dawa yasiyokuwa halali ulianzishwa ndani ya Nyarugusu. Shirika la Medical Team International linalohusika na sekta ya afya lina mpango wa kukataza tabia ya kujitibu

Economy

Faili-Ecocash: Hali inazidi kuwa mbaya zaidi

Tangu kuvurugika kwa zoezi la kutuma na kupokea pesa kupitia huduma ya Ecocash, wananchi wamekuwa na wasi wasi. Wahudumu wakuu na wasaidizi wanakabiliwa na hali ngumu. Wanaomba benki kuu kuingilia

Society

DRC: the international community has resigned to the violence devouring the Congolese people (Pope Francis)

Pope Francis began a six-day visit to Africa on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He will spend four days in the DRC then move to South Sudan. He denounced among others

Security

Masisi : FARDC try to dislodge M23, but the rebel group defies them

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, violent fighting opposed the Congolese army to M23 rebels in several localities in the territory of Masisi in the province of North Kivu in eastern

Human Right

Kayokwe: release of a former soldier

An ex-Fab soldier (Burundi Armed Forces before the integration of the Hutu armed movements), Elvis Nzigamasabo had been detained since January 13 at the provincial police station in Mwaro (central

Refugees

Mahama (Rwanda): ration quotas revised upwards for some refugees

The monthly amount in currency allocated to each refugee in the Mahama camp increases from 7,000 Frw (7 USD) to 10,000 Frw (10 USD) for the poorest (Social Category I)

Governance

Ecocash- Affairs: the situation going from bad to worse

Since the disruption of money transfer operations via the Ecocash service, the population is grumbling. Agents and super agents are in an untenable situation and ask the central bank to

Human Right

Nyarugusu: closing of clandestine pharmacies

The hunt those running clandestine pharmacies has been launched in the Nyarugusu camp, in Tanzania. Medical Team International, an NGO that deals with the health component, wants to discourage self-medication.

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: all Rwandan army officers assigned to regional mechanisms recalled

Rwanda on Tuesday recalled all its officers deployed in various regional mechanisms, on the Congolese soil following a decision by Kinshasa to expel Rwandan officers assigned to the EAC force

Governance

Rumonge: three drink sellers brought to justice

Three traders of the Brarudi (Brewery and lemonade of Burundi) beverages appeared at the High Court of Rumonge (southwest of Burundi) on Monday. They are accused of increasing the official

Security

Rwanda-DRC : maafisa wakuu wa Jeshi la Rwanda wanaohudumu katika mashirika ya kikanda wameitishwa

Rwanda imeitisha jumanne hii maafisa wakuu wa jeshi wanaohudumu katika mashirika ya kikanda ambao wako kwenye ardhi ya Kongo. Ni kufuatua hatua ya Kinshasa ya kuwafurusha wale maafisa ambao wanahudumu

Security

Ntega : wanawake tisa waliuwawa na waume zao kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja

Wakaazi wa tarafa ya Ntega mkoani Kirundo (kaskazini mwa Burundi) waliomba adhabu ya kunyongwa iweze kurudishwa kwa ajili ya kushughulikia watu wote wanaofanya mauwaji. Ombi hilo limejiri baada ya mauwaji

Refugees

Rwanda : HCR yatafuta wakimbizi kwa ajili ya Canada

HCR-Rwanda iko kwenye hatua ya kuhamasisha jamii ya wakimbizi kwa ajili ya kuhamia nchini Canada kwa sababu za kiuchumi. Baada ya Kigali, ni zamu ya kambi ya Mahama. Lengo :

Society

Ntega : nine women killed by their husbands in one year

Residents of Ntega districts in Kirundo province (northern Burundi) have called for the death penalty to be reinstated to execute anyone who perpetrated murder. This request comes following an assassination

Security

Meheba (Zambia) : dozens of houses destroyed by torrential rains

The months of December and January are the rainiest in Zambia, especially in the northwestern part which is home to the Meheba refugee camp. The latter has already recorded several

Economy

Rwanda : the UNHCR recruits refugees for Canada

UNHCR-Rwanda is in a sensitization phase in the refugee community for economic immigration to Canada. After Kigali, it is the turn of the Mahama camp. The aim is seeking qualified

Society

Cibitoke: the governor bans the sale of corn outside the province

The Cibitoke provincial authority (north-west Burundi) took a decision seen as controversial as it bans the sale of maize outside the province. Farmers decribe it as unjust because it deprives

Refugees

Photo of the week : Congolese refugees refer to embassies in Kigali

Representatives of more than 70,000 Congolese refugees living in Rwanda on Monday (January 23rd) submitted a petition to various embassies in Kigali, calling on the international community to help end

Governance

Masisi: the rebellion next to the guarantor of world peace

The M23 rebels who took control of the city of Kithanga in the territory of Masisi, in the province of North Kivu eastern DRC, have installed new positions to secure

Economy

Cibitoke: a dozen gold mining cooperatives closed

Seventeen gold mining cooperatives in the communes of Mabayi and Bukinanyana in the province of Cibitoke (north-west of Burundi) have been closed since January 23. The governor speaks of a

Security

Rwanda-DRC: DRC accuses Rwanda of planning a massacre of Congolese Tutsis in order to find an alibi to invade (press release)

In a press release, the Congolese army again accuses the Rwandan army of having sent troops to the province of North Kivu (eastern DRC) to occupy certain areas of this

Society

Rutana: the prosecutor of Rutana and the former head of the SNR under legal proceedings

The public prosecutor in the province of Rutana (south-east of Burundi) is being prosecuted for failing to assist a person in danger as the former head of the national intelligence

Security

Masisi (DRC) : the city of Kitshanga fell into the hands of the M23

Since Thursday evening, M23 rebels have taken control of the city of Kitshanga located some 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu

Society

Burundi : users of the Ecocash system in disarray

The Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR) seized accounts of the Econet Wireless Burundi mobile phone company. Users of its Ecocash money transfer system can no longer withdraw their money. Super agents,

Refugees

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): a Burundian refugee found dead

A Burundian refugee, about forty years, was murdered by unidentified persons near the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. The police suspect the track of banditry gone wrong. Several people were

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: Kigali identifies Kinshasa as the only enemy in the sub-region

On Thursday, the Rwandan minister for diplomacy was in parliament to “brief” the people’s elected representatives on the current state of Rwandan diplomacy. Dr. Vincent Biruta said that in the

Security

Makamba : three men including a school principal in detention for rape of minors

Three men are detained by the police in Makamba province (southern Burundi). Among them, the director of the basic school of Kigongo. The three men are accused of sexual rape

Security

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): mkimbizi mwenye asili ya Burundi alipatikana akiwa maiti

Mkimbizi kutoka Burundi mwenye umri wa miaka takriban miaka 40 aliuwawa na watu wasiojulikana karibu ya kambi ya wakimbizi ya Nyarugusu nchini Tanzania. Polisi inasema ni tukio la wizi lililokwenda

Security

Rwanda-DRC : Kigali inadai kuwa aduwi wake peke katika ukanda huu ni Kinshasa

Waziri wa Rwanda wa diplomasia alikuwa bungeni alhamisi kwa ajili ya ” kueleza” wawakilishi hao wa wananchi kuhusu hali ya sasa ya ushirikiano wa Rwanda. Daktari Vincent Biruta alihakikisha kuwa

Governance

Burundi : watumiaji wa mtandao wa Ecocash wajawa na hofu

Mamlaka ya kukusanya mapato ya serikali (OBR) ilichukuwa udhibiti wa akaunti za kampuni ya mawasiliano ya simu za mkononi ya Econet Wireless Burundi. Watumiaji wa mfumo wake kutuma na kupokea

Human Right

Beni: at least 18 injured in a recent homemade bomb blast

A bomb exploded on the evening of Wednesday January 25, 2023 in the city of Beni, in the province of North Kivu, eastern Congo. The findings of the first investigations

Society

Burundi : $21 million granted by the African Development Bank to support the agricultural sector

Three provinces in north and northeast Burundi, namely Ngozi, Kirundo and Muyinga will benefit from the modern development of several marshes. The objective is to boost agricultural production to fight

Society

Makamba : the morgue of the provincial hospital has been down for almost a year

According to bereaved families and staff at the Makamba hospital (southern Burundi), the morgue at the provincial hospital has been out of order for almost a year. Some families lament

Health

Nakivale (Uganda) : cardiovascular diseases kill many elderly people

Medical Team International (MTI) wants to curb deaths from cardiovascular diseases in the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda. This NGO which deals with the health aspect calls on everyone, especially

Society

Kirundo : two men sentenced to life jail for the murder of a woman

It is the Kirundo court in northern Burundi that sentenced them. Among the defendants, the husband of the victim. The two men were tried in a flagrance trial. INFO SOS

Security

Makamba : chumba cha kuhifadhi maiti hakifanyi kazi kwa takriban mwaka mmoja sasa

Kwa mjibu wa wafanyakazi kwenye hospitali hiyo ya Makamba ( kusini mwa Burundi) pamoja na familia zilizokosa watu, chumba cha kuhifadhi maiti sasa ni takriban mwaka mmoja kikiwa hakifanyi kazi.

Economy

Burundi : kitita cha milioni 21 chatolewa na benki ya afrika ya maendeleo kwa ajili ya kuendeleza sekta ya kilimo

Mikoa ya kaskazini mashariki mwa Burundi ambayo ni : Ngozi, Kirundo na Muyinga itanufaika na mradi hui kwa kutengeneza mabonde ya mito mingi. Lengo ni kuongeza mavuno ya kilimo kwa

Security

Rwanda-DRC : jeshi la Rwanda lashambulia ndege ya kivita ya Kongo ndani ya anga ya Kongo (Tangazo)

Serikali ya Kongo inatuhumu jeshi la Rwanda kushambulia ndege yake ya kivita ya Kongo ndani ya anga ya DRC. Ni kulingana na tangazo la viongozi wa Kongo la jumanne hii

Refugees

Mahama (Rwanda) : zaidi ya wakimbizi elfu moja hawajapewa mlo wao tangu miezi mitatu iliyopita

Zaidi ya wakimbizi elfu moja idadi kubwa wakiwa kutoka Burundi hawapewa chakula sasa ni miezi mitatu. Kawaida, wanapewa chakula kila baada ya mwezi. Wakimbizi wanapewa pesa za Rwanda kwenye kadi

Politic

Nyabitsinda: a CNL headquarters destroyed and burned

A CNL party headquarters on Nyaruganda hill was destroyed and burned during the night of 19 January. It is in the commune of Nyabitsinda (province of Ruyigi, eastern Burundi). The

Politic

Mahama (Rwanda): more than a thousand refugees have not received a ration for three months

More than a thousand people including mostly Burundian refugees have no ration for three months. Normally distributed monthly, the ration is given as money in Rwandan currency on beneficiaries’ bank

Security

Kirundo: a woman found hung in her room

A woman was discovered on Monday morning, hanging in her bedroom.The husband of the victim, a soldier assigned to the Makamba camp (southern Burundi) is suspected of having simulated the

Politic

Rwanda: wakimbizi wa Kongo walalamika mbele ya ubalozi tofauti mjini Kigali

Wawakilishi wa zaidi ya wakimbizi 70.000 kutoka Kongo wanaopewa hifadhi nchini Rwanda waliwasilisha waraka kwenye balozi tofauti mjini Kigali jumatatu hii tarehe 23 januari ili kufahamisha jamii ya kimataifa kusaidia

Human Right

Rwanda: more than 3,000 new Congolese refugees received

UNHCR Rwanda announces that it keeps receiving Congolese fleeing their country. Over 3000 have already arrived in a few weeks and a new transit site has been set up in

Security

Rwanda-DRC : jeshi la Rwanda limeshambulia ndege ya kivita ya Kongo

Rwanda inathibitisha kuwa ” imechukuwa hatua za kujilinda na kushambulia ndege ya kivita ya Kongo inayokiuka jumanne hii tarehe 24 januari anga ya Rwanda”. Ni mkasa wa tatu wa aina

Refugees

Rwanda : zaidi ya wakimbizi wapya 3000 kutoka Kongo wapokelewa

HCR inafahamisha kuwa inaendelea kuwapokea wakimbizi kutoka Kongo wanaokimbilia nchini Rwanda. Zaidi ya wale 3000 tayari waliwasili wiki chache zilizopita. Kituo kipya cha muda kiliandaliwa eneo la Nkamira karibu na

Security

Rwanda-DRC : the Rwandan army fired on a Congolese fighter plane

Rwanda acknowledges “having taken defensive measures and fired on a Congolese warplane which violated the Rwandan airspace on Tuesday, January 24”. This is the third such incident reported by Rwandan

Human Right

Prince-Regent Charles : the hard road of the dead to their final rest

For days, Prince Régent Charles Hospital located in the commercial capital Bujumbura has had no place in its morgue for the dead. Families of the deceased are complaining. Sources at

Politic

Rwanda : Congolese refugees refer to embassies in Kigali

Representatives of more than 70,000 Congolese refugees living in Rwanda on Monday (January 23rd) submitted a petition to various embassies in Kigali, calling on the international community to help end

Health

Bubanza : visa zaidi ya 140 vya Covid-19 vyapatikana katika gereza la mkoa

Zaidi ya wafungwa 140 walipatikana na virusi vya Covid-19 ndani ya gereza kuu la mkoa wa Bubanza (magharibi mwa Burundi). Wengi kati yao walipona baada ya kupokea huduma za matibabu.

Politic

Burundi : chama cha CNDD-FDD chajijenga upya pasina mpasuko

Chama cha CNDD-FDD kiliandaa jumapili hii kongamano katika jiji la kisiasa la Gitega. Idadi kubwa ya waangalizi walitaraji kuwa watatofautiana. Lakini chama tawala kilitangaza baadhi ya mabadiliko pasina mpasuko kama

Governance

Photo of the week : the Archbishop of Gitega calls on the CNDD-FDD and Burundian authorities to promote the respect for human rights

The ruling party in Burundi has organized a three-day prayer since Thursday in the political capital Gitega. It is the Archbishop of Gitega Monsignor Bonaventure Nahimana who read the opening

Politic

Burundi : the CNDD-FDD restructures itself without splitting

The CNDD-FDD held a congress this Sunday in the political capital Gitega. The majority of observers expected it to split. But the ruling party announced some restructurings without cracking as

Security

Kakuma-Kalobeyei (Kenya): police hunt down criminals

The Kenyan police have multiplied search and raid operations on centers in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei camps arresting refugees in connection with investigations into rampant crime in the two settlements

Society

Bubanza : more than 140 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the provincial prison

More than 140 detainees tested positive for Covid-19 in the central prison of Bubanza (western Burundi). Treated, several of them are cured. A dozen remaining cases with the deadly virus

Society

Bukinanyana: at least 117 people affected by Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is making headlines in the commune of Bukinanyana. It is in the province of Cibitoke in the northwest of Burundi. At least 117 cases of Covid-19 have

Security

Mabayi: a woman killed

The body of Daphrose Nizigiyimana was discovered on Sunday morning on the Mihigo sub-hill. It is on the hill of Buhoro in the commune of Mabayi in the province of

Economy

Burundi: the company FOMI is still struggling to produce sufficient chemical fertilizers

Farmers from different localities in Burundi are grumbling as they don’t have enough chemical fertilizers for cropping season A. Worse still, the company FOMI (organal-mineral fertilizers) in charge of the

Health

Bukinanyana : angalau watu 117 walipatikana na Covid-19

Janga la Covid-19 linaripotiwa katika tarafa ya Bukinanyana. Ni katika mkoa wa Cibitoke Kaskazini magharibi mwa Burundi. Angalau watu 117 walipatikana na virusi vya Covid-19 tangu mwanzoni mwa wiki hii.

Politic

Mukaza : the rag burns between the administrator and the district council

The district council of Mukaza in the commercial city of Bujumbura has just sent a letter to the Mayor of Bujumbura city. It accuses Rénovat Sindayihebura (district administrator) of paralyzing

Governance

Nyanza-Lac : five persons in detention

Since Wednesday, two employees of the Nyanza-Lac hospital in Makamba province (southern Burundi) and three security guards have been detained in the custody of the Makamba provincial prosecutor’s office. They

Politic

Burundi: the Archbishop of Gitega calls on the CNDD-FDD and Burundian authorities to promote the respect for human rights

The ruling party in Burundi has organized a three-day prayer since Thursday in the political capital Gitega. It is the Archbishop of Gitega Monsignor Bonaventure Nahimana who read the opening

Health

Covid-19 : more than 200 cases detected

A strong spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has been reported in Bururi province in southern Burundi. At least 172 cases have been detected in this southern province of the country

Society

Giteranyi: an unidentified disease is decimating pigs

Residents in various villages in the district of Giteranyi in the province of Muyinga (northeastern Burundi) warn that pig farming is threatened. An as yet unidentified disease is decimating pigs.

Governance

Rumonge: 14 people jailed, accused of fraudulent sale of fuel

14 people spent their first night in the prison of the provincial police station in Rumonge (southwest Burundi). They are suspected of illicit sale of fuel. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Refugees

Nduta-Nyarugusu (Tanzania): a handover and takeover process between humanitarians which costs much for the beneficiaries

For more than a week, some humanitarian NGOs have been leaving the camps to make way for new comers who must continue to take care of refugees. This is particularly

Security

Kayokwe: a retired ex-FAB in detention

Elvis Nzigamasabo, a retired soldier who served in the ex-FAB (former Burundian army before the integration of Hutu armed movements) is detained since January 12. He was arrested in Kibumbu

Health

Bururi : more than 90 cases of Covid-19 detected in boarding schools

According to a medical source, 44 pupils from Rutovu secondary school have tested positive for Covid-19 until Wednesday. Five cases have been reported the fundamental school of Rutovu. At Rubanga

Economy

Rumonge : the interior minister orders the closure of a dozen bars

Twelve bars and two mini-depots have been closed by order of the interior minister since Tuesday. Owners of these bars, including influential members of the CNDD-FDD, are accused of not

Refugees

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): wasi wasi kufuatia mvutano kati mashirika mawili ya misaada

Katika kambi ya Nyarugusu, mashirika mawili ya misaada yanashindana katika sekta ya elimu. Mashirika hayo ni pamoja na “Save the children” na “IRC”. Kama madhara, shule hazikufunguliwa jumatatu hii. HABARI

Human Right

Goma: wandishi wa habari kusimamishwa wakati wakiripoti juu ya mandamano dhidi ya kikosi cha EAC

Hali ya taharuki imeripotiwa katika mji wa Goma mkoa wa Kivu kaskazini mashariki mwa DRC kufuatia mandamano dhidi ya kikosi cha EAC jumatano hii. Askali polisi pamoja na wanajeshi wametumia

Politic

Nyanza-Lac: katika mkuu wa chama cha CNDD-FDD anatishia kuwauwa baadhi ya wafuasi

Ijumaa iliyopita, Reverien Ndikuriyo katibu mkuu wa chama cha CNDD-FDD alikuwa ziarani katika tarafa ya Nyanza-Lac mkoa wa Makamba (kusini mwa Burundi). Alitishia kuwauwa wafuasi wa chama wanaosota kidole kasoro

Human Right

Nyanza-Lac: the CNDD-FDD secretary general threatens to kill some activists

Last Friday, Révérien Ndikuriyo, secretary general of the CNDD-FDD visited the district of Nyanza-Lac in the province of Makamba (southern Burundi). He threatened to kill activists of his party who

Human Right

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): a concerning showdown between two humanitarian organizations

In the Nyarugusu camp, two humanitarian NGOs compete in the area of ​​education. These are “Save the Children” and “IRC”. As a result, schools did not open on Monday. INFO

Security

Beni: a terrorist found among the wounded of Sunday’s attack

A suicide bomber has been detected among the injured in the recent bomb attack that hit a church in the city of Kasindi on the border with Uganda, in North

Governance

Kirundo: local authorities accused of facilitating the fraudulent exit of food, creating a deficit

Apart from the drought which reduced the quantity of the harvest, food is fraudulently transported to Rwanda. Others take the road leading to the commercial capital Bujumbura to end up

Human Right

Goma: journalists arrested in full coverage of a demonstration against the forces of the EAC

The city of Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu in eastern DRC, on Wednesday woke up under tension following a demonstration against the EAC force. Police and soldiers

Human Right

Cibitoke: miili mingine imepatikana tarafani Rugombo

Jumatatu hii miili mingine imegunduliwa na wakulima wa pamba kwenye transversale 8 ya kitongoji na Kijiji cha Cibitoke tarafani Rugombo mkoa wa Cibitoke ( kaskazini-magharibi mwa Burundi). Wakaazi wanasema kusitikishwa

Security

Bijombo: wapiganaji wa kundi la Twirwaneho wamewauwa wanajeshi watatu wa FARDC

Wanajeshi hao watatu waliuwawa katika mapigano kati ya jeshi la Kongo na kundi la silaha la Twirwaneho linaloundwa na vijana wa jamii ya Banyamulenge, jumanne hii. HABARI SOS Médias Burundi

Security

Bujumbura: police killed three suspected thieves

Three unidentified men were killed by elements of the PNB (Burundi National Police) last Saturday. The incident took place in the Mutakura neighborhood, Cibitoke zone in the district of Ntahangwa

Refugees

Dzaleka (Malawi): reopening of schools delayed due to increase in cholera cases

Malawi has delayed the reopening of public schools in the country’s two main cities, Blantyre and Lilongwe, in an attempt to slow the upsurge in cholera deaths. The district of

Security

Cibitoke: two new bodies found in Rugombo

Two bodies were discovered on Monday on the transverse road 8 of the hill and zone of ​​Cibitoke, in the commune of Rugombo in the province of Cibitoke (north-west of

Security

Bijombo: Twirwaneho fighters killed three FARDC soldiers

These three soldiers were killed in fighting between the Congolese army and the Twirwaneho armed group made up of young Banyamulenge on Tuesday morning. INFO SOS Médias Burundi According to

Security

Ituri: watu takriban 30 wameuwawa eneo la Djugu

Shumbulio jingine la mauwaji lilifanywa na kundi la CODECO ( shirikisho kwa ajili ya maendeleo ya Kongo) katika wilaya ya Djugu Kijiji cha Bahema-Banywagi kwenye kitongoji cha Nyamamba wekendi hii.

Governance

Musigati: wakaazi wahofia njaa

Hofu ya uwezekano wa kutokea baa la njaa inazidi kuwakumba wakaazi wa tarafa ya Musigati. Bei ya bidhaa mahitajio muhimu imeongezeka mara dufu na hata mara tatu. Wafanyabiashara wanasema ni

Security

Gahuna: jeshi la FARDC na FDND wamesimamisha watu watano wakiwemo warundi wawili

Watu hao watano raia wa kawaida walisimamishwa jumamosi hii majira ya alasiri : wanatuhumiwa kumuhudumia kanali Makanika, kamanda wa kundi la Twirwaneho linaloundwa na watu wa jamii ya Banyamulenge. HABARI

Governance

Musigati: residents fear famine

There is much fear among the population of the commune of Musigati over the looming famine in the region. The prices of basic food products have doubled or even triple.

Governance

Mabayi: the communal administrator unilaterally dismissed around fifty tax collectors

The Mabayi commune administrator, in the province of Cibitoke (north-west of Burundi) dismissed 50 tax collectors without discussing it with the communal council. The municipal council asks for an explanation

Security

Ituri: around thirty people killed in Djugu

A new deadly attack by CODECO (Cooperative for the Development of Congo) occurred in the territory of Djugu, chiefdom of Bahema-Banywagi in the village of Nyamamba this weekend. Local civil

Refugees

Photo of the week: Burundian refugees settled in Tanzania plead for a better year

In 2022, Burundian refugees settled in the Nyarugusu and Nduta camps say they have experienced several difficulties and been victims of several violations. They ask the UNHCR, Tanzanian authorities and

Health

Kirundo: pregnant women demand free ultrasound

The minister for health suspended the payment of ultrasound bill at the Kirundo hospital (northern Burundi) as is done elsewhere in other public health structures. However, pregnant women who request

Security

Gahuna: FARDC and FDNB arrested five people including two Burundians

The five individuals were arrested this Saturday at the beginning of the afternoon. They are suspected of supplying fallen Colonel Makanika, commander of the Twirwaneho armed group made up of

Security

Beni: several Christians killed in a bomb explosion

Another bloody attack occurred this Sunday in the territory of Beni, in the city of Kasindi, bordering Uganda, in the province of North Kivu, eastern DRC. Several people (all Christians)

Refugees

Kakuma (Kenya): a mutual aid association between Burundian refugees

Intellectuals, religious people, young students and enlightened refugees have created an association for mutual aid between Burundian refugees called “Umoja Ni Nguvu (unity is strength)”. The objective is to mobilize

Human Right

North Kivu: the civil society warns of what it describes as a plan for the balkanization of the DRC by neighboring countries

The provincial coordination of the civil society in North Kivu, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, warns of what it calls “a macabre plan of balkanization and exploitation of

Health

Burundi: sixty-six cholera cases already detected (ministry)

This Wednesday, authorities at the ministry in charge of health held a press briefing about the cholera epidemic. They say the disease identified in December 2022 north of the commercial

Politic

Minembwe: the Burundian army threatens to attack the Twirwaneho armed group

Soldiers of the FDNB (Burundi National Defense Force) posted in South Kivu in the east of the DRC are increasing attacks against local and foreign armed groups. This Wednesday, they

Society

Mahama (Rwanda): the health component entrusted to “Save the children”

Since 2015, the health component has been managed by two NGOs : Save the children and Alight. But the latter has just been removed from the list. The UNHCR explains

Human Right

Ituri: angalau wananchi 28 waliuwawa katika mashambulizi ya waasi

Jumapili iliyopita, waasi wa kundi la silaha la CODECO (shirikisho kwa ajili ya maendeleo ya Kongo) walifanya mashambulizi katika maeneo mbali mbali ya mkoa wa Ituri mashariki mwa DRC. Vyanzo

Politic

Rumonge: rais Neva atoa tahadhari kwa naibu mkuu wa chama cha CNDD-FDD na kuahidi kumupeleka mahakamani gavana wa zamani

Rais Ndayishimiye ametoa tahadhari kwa naibu katibu wa chama tawala katika mkoa wa Rumonge (Kusini-magharibi mwa Burundi). Anamutuhumu kuvuruga uchaguzi wa mkuu wa tarafa mpya. Ametoa muda wa wiki moja

Human Right

RDC: jamii ya Banyamulenge wanahofia mauwaji ya kikabila, wanatoa malalamiko kwa EAC

Madiwani pamoja na viongozi wa jamii ya Banyamulenge eneo la Minembwe (mkoa wa kivu-kusini, mashariki mwa DRC) walimuandikia barua rais wa Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye kama mwenyekiti wa EAC (jumuiya ya

Human Right

Burundi: mkuu wa CNIDH kuendelea kuongoza tume hiyo, wanaharakati wana matumaini kwake

Sixte Vigny Nimuraba aliidhinishwa kuendelea kuongoza CNIDH (tume ya kitaifa ya haki za binadamu) kwa muhula wa miaka minne.Bwana Nimuraba aliahidi kushirikisha na wadau wote kwa ajili ya kupata nchi

Politic

Bubanza: demobilized soldiers concerned about the lack of law governing them

Grievances raised by demobilized soldiers during a meeting held this Monday in Bubanza (western Burundi) by the minister in charge of defense and veterans, accompanied by the minister in charge

Security

DRC: the Banyamulenge fear an ethnic cleansing, they seized the EAC

Notables and leaders of the Banyamulenge community in Minembwe (South Kivu province, eastern DRC) sent a letter to Burundian President Évariste Ndayishimiye, in his capacity as the current chairperson of

Human Right

Burundi: the president of the CNIDH renewed, activists in hope

Sixte Vigny Nimuraba was reappointed to the presidency of the CNIDH (National Independent Human Rights Commission) for a four-year term. Mr. Nimuraba promised various consultations for the respect of everybody’s

Refugees

Tanzania: wakimbizi wa Burundi wanaomba mwaka huu uwe mwaka wa mateso kupungua

Mwaka wa 2022 wakimbizi wa Burundi wanaoishi katika kambi za Nyarugusu na Nduta wanasema kuwa walikabiliwa na changamoto nyingi na kuathiriwa na manyanyaso mengi. Wanaomba HCR na viongozi wa Tanzania

Security

Kivu-kaskazini: Kundi la M23 linadhibiti zaidi ya vijiji 100

Waasi wa kundi la machi 23 (M23) limechukuwa udhibiti wa jiji la kimkakati la Nyamilima, lilolo katika eneo la Binza tarafa ya Bwisha katika wilaya ya Rutshuru kwenye umbali wa

Human Right

Tanzania: Burundian refugees plead for a better year

In 2022, Burundian refugees settled in the Nyarugusu and Nduta camps say they have experienced several difficulties and been victims of several violations. They ask the UNHCR, Tanzanian authorities and

Economy

Gitega: a young man succeeds to manufacture light bulbs and solar panels

Landry Nikiza is a laureate of a Polytechnic University of Burundi. He concentrates his efforts in producing light bulbs and solar panels in Gitega city (political capital). However, this young

Society

Photo of the week: young people’s lack of enthusiasm for the army

54 officer candidates were enlisted within the regulatory deadlines throughout the country. The army staff was forced to extend the registration period, for lack of sufficient candidates. INFO SOS Médias

Governance

Nyanza-Lac: the leadership crisis continues, residents are thirsty to see the situation settled

For months, the district of Nyanza-Lac in Makamba province (southern Burundi) has been experiencing a leadership crisis. Residents were hoping for a solution with a visit from the minister in

Economy

Kayanza: the price of the transport ticket is skyrocketing

Residents of the province of Kayanza (northern Burundi) denounce a vertiginous increase in the price of the transport ticket. It went up to the double for local trips on motorcycles.

Human Right

Burundi: Floriane Irangabiye ahukumiwa miaka kumi jela

Ni mahakama ya Mukaza katika jiji la Bujumbura iliyotoa hukumu hiyo. Floriane Irangabiye atalazimika kulipa faini ya milioni moja sarafu za Burundi. HABARI SOS Médias Burundi Kesi hiyo imekatwa jumatatu

Security

Rutshuru: mapambano kati ya M23 na Maï-Maï

Mapigano yameripotiwa siku ya jumatatu kati ya kundi la machi 23, M23 na Mai Mai. Mapigano hayo yalitokea kati ya Kisharu, kwenye umbali wa kilometa 30 ya makao makuu ya

Human Right

Burundi: Floriane Irangabiye sentenced to ten years in prison

It was the Mukaza court in the commercial city of Bujumbura that sentenced her. Floriane Irangabiye should also pay a fine of one million Burundian francs. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Security

Rutshuru: clashes reported between the M23 and the Mai-Mai

Clashes were reported on Monday between rebels of the March 23 movement, M23, and the Mai-Mai. The fighting was reported in Kisharu, about thirty kilometers from Kiwanja-centre in Rutshuru territory,

Security

Cibitoke: four corpses found in less than four days

Three bodies of naked women were discovered last Friday on the 3rd avenue, village of Mparambo 2 in the district of Rugombo, it is in the province of Cibitoke (northwest

Human Right

Refugees: Burundians settled in the camps modestly marked the end of year celebrations

From Nduta to Kakuma via Nyarugusu, Mahama, Nakivale or even Dzaleka, Mulongwe, Lusenda or Meheba, Burundian refugees marked the end of year celebrations in modesty. In addition to the increase

Human Right

Burundi: President Neva reassures alleged perpetrators of crimes wanted by the ICC

Burundian President Évariste Ndayishimiye hosted his usual end-of-year public conference. He came back to current questions. Among which, the recent statements of the ICC (International Criminal Court) which indicated that

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: the international community pays lip service to peace (Paul Kagame)

For the first time, the Rwandan President Paul Kagame took a lot of time talking about a situation outside his country and speaking in English while addressing Rwandans mainly. He

Society

Bujumbura: a cholera epidemic outbreak declared

About 17 people have been infected by cholera in the Kinama zone (north of the commercial city of Bujumbura), according to residents. They claim that two people died. These are

Security

Photo of the week: nearly a hundred hostages freed in Beni and Irumu in three months

At least 98 hostages, in hands of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces), were recently freed by the DRC and Uganda’s coalition forces. The operations took place in Beni (North Kivu

Economy

Burundi: shortage of beverages in the north and north-eastern provinces

The scarcity of drinks from Brarudi (Burundi Brewery Company) has been observed for a few days in the provinces of Kayanza, Kirundo, Ngozi and Muyinga in the north and north-east

Security

Mutaho: the alleged murder of the Régie Nationale des Postes’ manager received a life sentenced

In a swift trial in the criminal chamber of the high court of Gitega (political capital) this Saturday, Chadrack Irakoze (30 years) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the premeditated

Society

Bujumbura: mripuko wa maradhi ya kipindupindu

Takriban watu 17 walipatikana na ugongwa wa Kipindupindu katika tarafa ya Kinama (kaskazini mwa jiji la biashara la Bujumbura) kulingana na waakazi. Wanahakikisha kuwa watu wawili tayari walifariki dunia. Ni

Security

Rwanda-DRC: jamii ya kimataifa inasifu amani ya mdomoni (Paul Kagame)

Imekuwa mara ya kwanza kwa rais wa Paul Kagame kuchukuwa muda mrefu kwa ajili ya kuzungumzia hali ya nje ya nchi yake na kujieleza katika lugha ya kingereza wakati akihutubia

Human Right

Burundi: rais Neva anawatuliza watuhumiwa wanaofuatiliwa na ICC

Rais wa Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye aliongoza kipindi chake maluum kinachofunga mwaka na kuzungumzia maswala muhimu. Kati ya hayo, ni matamshi ya hivi karibuni ya ICC (mahakama ya kimataifa ya uhalifu

Security

Mutaho: aliyefanya mauwaji ya mrasibu wa kituo cha posta ahukumiwa kifungo cha maisha jela

Katika kesi ya mafumanio mbele ya chumba cha uhalifu cha mahakama kuu ya Gitega (mji mkuu wa kisiasa) jumamosi hii, Chadrack Irakoze (miaka 30) alihukumiwa kifungo cha maisha jela kwa

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: tuhuma za DRC kuwa Rwanda inafanya upelelezi dhidi yake ni ongezeko la vishawishi kwa wananchi kushambulia

Ofisi ya msemaji wa serikali ya Rwanda ilitoa tangazo ambamo inasema kuwa kisa cha kuwafunga wananchi wa Rwanda wawili katika mji mkuu wa Kongo kwa tuhuma za kufanya ujasusi ni

Security

Minembwe: the Congolese army and the Twirwaneho armed group have lost 11 elements

The FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo) and the Twirwaneho armed group clashed on Thursday. Hostilities took place in different localities of Minembwe, an area populated by

Security

Minembwe: jeshi la Kongo na kundi la Twirwaneho walipoteza watu 11

FARDC (jeshi la jamuhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Kongo) na kundi la silaha la Twirwaneho walipigana siku ya alhamisi. Mapigano yalifanyika katika maeneo mbali mbali ya Minembwe, eneo linalokaliwa na wajumbe

Security

Beni: waasi nane wa ADF wauwawa

Jeshi la Kongo linafahamisha kuwa liliwauwa waasi nane na kuwakamata wengine 5 wa ADF (kundi la waasi wa Uganda) alhamisi hii katika kijiji cha Kisasu Ngandu. Ni katika wilaya ya

Human Right

Cibitoke: kilio cha raia waliofanyiwa mateso na kusikilizwa katika gereza la SNR mkoani

Habari zilizokusanywa kutoka eneo hilo zinasema kuwa watu wawili wanafanyiwa mateso katika gereza la SNR (idara ya kitaifa ya ujasusi) mkoani Cibitoke (kaskazini-magharibi mwa Burundi). Hali hiyo ni kwa kipindi

Politic

Rwanda-DRC : spying accusations by the DRC presage an escalation of public incitement to violence

The office of the Rwandan government spokesperson released a statement saying the detention of two Rwandan citizens in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, on charges of espionage portends an escalation in

Governance

Nyanza-Lac: the communal administrator targeted by a judicial investigation

This Wednesday, Marie Goreth Irankunda, communal administrator of Nyanza-Lac in Makamba province (southern Burundi) appeared before the general prosecutor’s office at the Makamba Court of Appeal. And this Thursday, she

Security

Beni: eight ADF rebels killed

The Congolese army claims to have killed eight and captured five attackers of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) this Thursday in the village of Kisasu Ngandu. The locality lies in

Politic

Giharo: the replacement of the communal accountant postponed

The communal secretary of the CNDD-FDD demanded the postponement of the replacement of the communal accountant, accused of embezzlement of the funds of the commune of Giharo in the province

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: DRC rejects allegations that its plane violated the Rwandan airspace (press release)

On Wednesday, the Rwandan government announced that its airspace was violated by a DRC fighter jet, calling the incident “provocations” that go against the Luanda and Nairobi agreements. Without delay,

Human Right

Cibitoke: distress cries of tortured men heard in the provincial prison of the SNR

Information collected on the reporting site shows that two men are subjected to torture in an SNR (National Intelligence Service) cell in Cibitoke (northwest Burundi). This happened a week ago.

Security

Mutaho: the post office manager killed

Emmanuel Ndayikengurutse was killed early in the afternoon. Perpetrators of the crime have been arrested. He was the local manager of the national post of Burundi. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Politic

Rwanda-DRC: ndege ya kivita ya Kongo kwa mara nyingine imevunja sheria na kuingia katika anga ya Rwanda

Serikali ya Rwanda ilifahamisha kuwa anga yake imeingiliwa na ndege la kivita ya DRC(Jamuhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Kongo). Viongozi wa Rwanda wamekitaja kisa hicho kama ” cha uchokozi” kinachokiuka makubaliano

Security

Buganda: kijana Imbonerakure auwawa na mwanajeshi

Kisa hicho kilitokea alhamisi hii kwenye transversale ya nne katika kijiji cha Nyamitanga mkoa wa Cibitoke (kaskazini-magharibi mwa Burundi). Mwanajeshi alimpiga risasi kijana Imbonerakure (mfuasi wa tawi la vijana la

Society

Cibitoke: watu 15 walipatikana na ugongwa wa kipindipindu kwa kipindi cha chini ya wiki mbili eneo la Rugombo

Janga la kipindipindu linaripotiwa katika eneo la Mparambo tarafani Rugombo mkoa wa Cibitoke (kaskazini magharibi mwa Burundi) tangu wiki mbili zilizopita. Wagonjwa 15 walipatikana. Ukosefu wa maja safi ndio chanzo

Health

Cibitoke: 15 people affected with cholera in less than two weeks in Rugombo

A cholera epidemic is reported in the locality of Mparambo, in the commune of Rugombo in the province of Cibitoke (north-west of Burundi) since two weeks ago. Fifteen patients have

Human Right

Buganda: an Imbonerakure killed by a soldier

The incident occurred on Thursday morning at transverse road 4 at Nyamitanga hill, in the commune of Buganda Cibitoke province (north-west of Burundi). A soldier shot an Imbonerakure (member of

Security

Rwanda-DRC: Congolese fighter plane once again violated Rwandan airspace

The Rwandan government has announced that its airspace has been violated by a DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) fighter plane. The Rwandan authorities describe the incident as “provocations” which go

Security

DRC: nearly a hundred hostages released in Beni and Irumu in three months

At least 98 hostages, in hands of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces), were recently freed by the DRC and Uganda’s coalition forces. The operations took place in Beni (North Kivu

Security

Kiliba : mwananchi ameuwawa na askali jeshi

Tukio hilo lilijiri katika eneo la Kiliba katika mkoa wa Kivu kusini mashariki mwa DRC siku ya jumanne. Aliyehusika na mauwaji hayo ni mwanajeshi wa Kongo anayehudumu katika sekta ya

Human Right

Burundi: wakili Tony Germain Nkina aachiliwa huru

Kitendo cha kumuachilia huru kilifanyika jumanne hii. Wiki moja iliyopita, mwanaharakati huyo wa Burundi alipatikana bila hatia na mahakama ya rufaa ya Ngozi (kaskazini mwa Burundi) kabla ya uamzi huo

Security

Bujumbura: a policeman shot a man

Olivier Nkeramihigo was shot by a police officer during the night from Friday to Saturday. The incident took place in a bar located in the Ngagara zone in the district

Human Right

Burundi: lawyer Tony Germain Nkina released

His release took place on Tuesday morning. A week ago, this former Burundian activist was acquitted by the Ngozi Court of Appeal (northern Burundi) before the Ngozi prosecutor’s office objected.

Refugees

Meheba (Zambia): real community recovery for an estimated population of over 5,000 people

More than 300 refugees, including Burundians, testify to community recovery supported by NGOs including Caritas. These refugees, for example, received capital to start a business. To these are added direct

Refugees

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): mpango wa chakula PAM (WFP) uligawa maharagwe yasioweka kutumiwa na wakimbizi

Mwishoni mwa mwezi oktoba, PAM (mpango wa chakula duniani) ulitoa maharagwe ya viwango vibaya kwa wakimbizi katika kambi ya Nyarugusu nchini Tanzania. Wakimbizi walitoa malalamiko kwa HCR na uongozi wa

Health

Muyinga: moshi unaotokana na viripuzi vinavyotumiwa katika migodi ya dhahabu husababisha maradhi ya mapaafu na kifo

Wakaazi wa kijiji cha Kamaramagambo tarafani Butihinda mkoa wa Muyinga (kaskazini mashariki mwa Burundi) wanasema kuwa moshi unaoletwa na viripuzi vinavyotumiwa kuvunja mawe makubwa ndani ya migodi na kusababisha maradhi

Economy

Muyinga: smoke from explosives used in gold mines causes fatal lung poisoning

Residents of Kamaramagambo hill in Butihinda commune, Muyinga province (north-eastern Burundi) say they are under threat of the smoke from explosives causing pulmonary poisoning as sounds of explosion disturb pregnant

Politic

Cibitoke: low attendance despite the reopening of the Burundi-Rwanda border

More than two months after the reopening of border posts in the districts of Rugombo, Mabayi and Bukinanyana of the province of Cibitoke (northwest Burundi), there is a low influx

Refugees

Lusenda -Mulongwe: UNHCR donates cash to vulnerable refugees

The concerned persons are roughly 3,250 people. Every individual received one hundred US dollars. They are settled in the camps of Lusenda and Mulongwe on the Fizi territories in the

Refugees

Nyarugusu (Tanzania): the WFP distributed inedible beans to refugees

At the end of October, the WFP (World Food Program) distributed poor quality beans to Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania. Refugees approached the UNHCR and the camp administration. A rogatory commission

Refugees

Meheba (Zambia): 3rd host country, an illusion for Burundian refugees

Several Burundian refugees from the Meheba camp in Zambia yearn for a third host country, especially the sick. However, the UNHCR speaks to them of illusion, especially since they have

Human Right

Muramvya: the provincial prison overcrowded

Built in 1948 with a capacity of 100 people, the central prison of Muramvya (central Burundi) hosts 772 detainees, or more than 700%. This prison overcrowding has a negative impact

Security

Uvira: a physician killed by armed men

Dr Merci Mudandaza, director of Nyakirango hospital was killed in an armed attack. It took place this Sunday at the end of the afternoon in the locality of Nyalubwe in

Politic

Photo of the week: Joseph Ntakarutimana elected EALA speaker

The election of Honorable Joseph Ntakarutimana as head of the EAC Legislative Assembly makes Burundi a very important country in the decision-making of this community. Burundi is now at the

Human Right

Bururi: four people from the same family in detention

Four people belonging to the same family have been detained since Christmas night in police cells in Bururi (southern Burundi). Three of them are suspected of having tried to free

Governance

Giharo: embezzlement of district funds

Members of the district council ask for clarification on the case of embezzlement of more than 20 million Burundi francs. The diversion was detected by a delegation from the ministry

Governance

Nyanza-Lac: a meeting of the communal council boycotted

Most of the municipal council members refused to show up in a meeting convened by the office of the dismissed council. This isolated meeting had been convened by the vice-president

Refugees

Uganda-Kenya: Nakivale camp left to fill Kakuma

For some time, several refugees from the Nakivale camp in Uganda have been traveling to Kakuma in Kenya to seek asylum following poor living conditions. More than a thousand refugees

Politic

Nyanza-Lac: the former communal administrator and the communal secretary of the CNDD-FDD released

Jean Claude Nduwimana and Thadée Ndayishimiye, former administrator of Nyanza-Lac and secretary of the CNDD-FDD in the commune of Nyanza-Lac (province of Makamba, southern Burundi) were released on Wednesday. It

Security

War in the DRC: the M23 gives up part of its positions

This Friday, the M23 officially announced that its fighters are withdrawing from the Kibumba positions. It is about twenty kilometers from the city of Goma, capital of the province of

Politic

Vita nchini DRC: M23 yaacha sehemu ya ngome zake

Ijumaa hii, kundi la M23 limefahamisha rasmi kuwa wapiganaji wake wamejiondoa kwenye ngome zao za Kibumba. Ni kwenye umbali wa takriban kilometa 20 kutoka mjini Goma, makao makuu ya mkoa

Security

Bubanza: an armed band of thieves sows panic

Bandits armed with bladed weapons are roaming the neighborhoods of the capital of the province of Bubanza (Western Burundi) and commit robbery. One of them was killed, seven others were

Refugees

Kakuma (Kenya): refugees denounce the slowness in granting administration documents

Refugees believe that the slowness in granting certain documents has serious economic and psychosocial consequences. They claim they can go a month or more without finding a document that should

Human Right

Burundi: the Ngozi prosecution opposes the release of lawyer Nkina

The prosecutor at the Ngozi Court of Appeal (northern Burundi) opposed the release of lawyer Tony Germain Nkina on Wednesday. The latter had been acquitted by the Ngozi Court of

Economy

Bujumbura: the fuel crisis far from being resolved

For weeks, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to find fuel gasoline in the commercial city of Bujumbura. Customers claim to spend nights and days at petrol stations waiting

Human Right

Kirundo: nani kamuuwa Kambayingwe mkimbizi huyo aliyerudi nchini ?

Watu wanne akiwemo katibu wa chama cha CNDD-FDD mkoa wa Kirundo (kaskazini mwa Burundi) na muakilishi wa tawi la vijana wafuasi wa chama tawala ngazi ya mkoa wanatajwa kuhusika katika

Security

Ituri/Kivu-kaskazini: miili ya raia wa kawaida 27 waliouwawa na wapiganaji wa ADF imepatikana katika eneo la Irumi na Béni

Miili 2O ya watu waliouwawa na waasi kutoka Uganda wa ADF (kundi la waasi) iligunduliwa katika vijiji vingi vya eneo la Irumi mkoa wa Ituri mashariki mwa DRC. Maiti zingine

Refugees

Nakivale (Uganda): election of new refugee representatives

From December 14 to 16, an election was held to choose new bodies representing the refugee community at Nakivale camp in Uganda. The president is a Congolese re-elected to this

Security

Bweru: a seriously injured woman

Espérance Sibomana, in her forties, is bedridden at the Karusi 50th anniversary hospital (central-eastern Burundi). She was evacuated there after sustaining serious injuries by her husband. The incident took place

Security

Kirundo: who killed the returnee Kambayingwe?

Four people including the provincial CNDD-FDD party secretary in the province of Kirundo (Northern Burundi) and the presidential party’s youth league official at the provincial level are cited in the

Security

Ituri/Nord-Kivu: 27 bodies of civilians killed by ADF fighters discovered in Irumu and Beni territories

Twenty bodies of civilians killed by Ugandan rebels ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) were discovered in several villages in Irumu territory, Ituri province, eastern DRC. Seven others were found in Beni

Politic

Burundi-EAC: Joseph Ntakarutimana alichaguliwa kuwa spika wa bunge la EALA

Kumuchaguwa mbunge Joseph Ntakarutimana kuwa spika wa bunge la EAC kumeifanya Burundi kuwa nchi muhimu katika maamuzi ya jumuiya hiyo. Burundi kwa sasa inaongoza taasisi tatu muhimu ambazo ni baraza

Governance

Bujumbura: hali inakuwa ngumu kwa aliyekuwa waziri mkuu Alain Guillaume Bunyoni

Jumanne hii alasiri, mawajeshi na polisi walinzi wa makaazi ya aliyekuwa waziri mkuu Alain Guillaume Bunyoni wamerudishwa katika kambi zao. Hayo ni baada ya msako kufanyika kwenye makaazi yake binafsi

Refugees

Burundi-Rwanda: Gitega inataka kuwahakikishia usalama wakimbizi wa Burundi mjini Kigali

Jumatatu hii, Burundi ilituma wajumbe nchini Rwanda kwa ajili ya kuwahamasisha wakimbizi kutoka Burundi kurejea kwa hiari nchini Burundi. Ujumbe huo inaundwa na watu watano ikiwa ni pamoja na magavana

Refugees

Meheba (Zambia): Malalamiko ya wakulima

Raia wenye asili ya Burundi, Rwanda, na Kongo wanalalamika juu ya kukosa haki ya kujumuika katika vyama vya ushirika. Wanatupilia mbali upendeleo unaofanywa wakati wa kugawa mbolea ya kizungu kwa

Politic

Burundi-EAC: Joseph Ntakarutimana elected EALA speaker

The election of Honorable Joseph Ntakarutimana as head of the EAC Legislative Assembly makes Burundi a very important country in the decision-making of this community. Burundi is now at the

Human Right

Burundi: lawyer Tony Germain Nkina acquitted

Burundian lawyer and activist Tony Germain Nkina was acquitted on Tuesday morning. The Ngozi Court of Appeal (Northern Burundi) which cleared him also discharged his co-accused Apollinaire Hitimana. Human Rights

Security

Cibitoke: two Imbonerakure accused of theft beaten up in Rugombo

Two Imbonerakure (members of the CNDD-FDD party youth league) were caught stealing. Exasperated, residents rushed on them and seriously beat them up. Field owners demand that these thieves be punished

Security

Ntega: a young man who assaulted his wife was killed by a policeman

This young man, in his twenties, was killed by a police officer at nightfall on Monday. The information is confirmed by the local administration, which explains that the victim was

Governance

Bujumbura: the noose is tightening around former Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni

This Tuesday afternoon, soldiers and police officers guarding the residence of former Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni were sent back to their respective barracks. This, after a search that took

Refugees

Burundi-Rwanda: Gitega wants to calm Burundian refugees in Kigali

This Monday, Burundi sent a delegation to Rwanda for a campaign of sensitization on the voluntary return of Burundian refugees. They were five including three governors of provinces including two

Politic

Nyanza-Lac: a former village chief beaten up by an Imbonerakure

Patrice Ntiganzwa, former chief of Muyange vill in Nyanza-Lac district, Makamba province (southern Burundi) was seriously beaten up by an Imbonerakure (CNDD-FDD party youth league member) on Sunday night. The

Security

Irumu: about fifteen people manage to escape from the hands of ADF fighters

It was in the territory of Irumu, in the province of Ituri in the east of the DRC that the concerned persons were able to escape from posts of the

Human Right

Uganda: mahakama ya ICC inathibitisha kifungo cha miaka 25 dhidi ya raia wa Uganda Dominic Ongwen

Mahakama ya kimataifa ya uhalifu wa kivita ya ICC alhamisi hii iliidhinisha adhadu ya kifungo cha miaka 25 jela kwa kosa la uhalifu wa kivita na dhidi ya binadamu wa

Governance

Nyanza-Lac: mpasuko kati ya wajumbe wa kamati ya kushughulikia migogoro kwenye baraza la tarafa

Inaripotiwa hali ya kutoelewana kati ya wajumbe wa kamati ya mkoa yenye jukumu la kusuhulisha migogoro kati ya wajumbe wa baraza la tarafa la Nyanza-Lac na ofisi ya baraza hilo.

Security

Gitega: two unsolved murders in the districts of Gishubi and Mutaho

Two corpses were found in the districts of Gishubi and Mutaho, in the province of Gitega (central Burundi). It is the corpse of an ex-Fab (a retired soldier from the

Refugees

Meheba (Zambia): growls from farmers

Burundians, Congolese and Rwandans complain of not having access to farming cooperatives. They denounce favoritism in granting chemical fertilizers to other refugee communities living in the Meheba camp in Zambia.

Refugees

Mahama (Rwanda): more than a thousand refugees suffering from eye diseases

This is the findings from an ophthalmological screening campaign that has been carried out over the past three months in the Mahama camp. The observation is that many Burundian refugees

Society

Kayanza: the Rukago market without lavatories

Users of the Rukago market say they do not understand why this trading center does not have toilets, asking the Gahombo commune administration, province of Kayanza (North of the country)

Economy

Bururi: the construction of the Jiji-Murembwe hydroelectric dam disrupted by floods

The construction activities of the Jiji-Murembwe dam have been suspended since Wednesday following the floods. Residents living near the dam are claiming compensation, claiming that their homes and property have

Refugees

Dzaleka : a grenade explosion injured 15

A grenade was thrown on Wednesday night by unidentified people in the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi. A bistro of a Burundian community leader was targeted. Police say they have

Security

Ngozi: life imprisonment required against two instigators of a murder including a former leader of the Imbonerakure

The prosecution requested a life sentence against two people including a former provincial representative of the youth league of the presidential party, the Imbonerakure in Ngozi (Northern Burundi).They are accused

Security

Rugombo: discovery of a corpse

A body of a young man was seen this Wednesday afternoon on the hill of Kagazi in the commune of Rugombo (province of Cibitoke, north-west of Burundi). The conditions of

Politic

Burundi: CVR tume ya ukweli na maridhiano yapanga kuchapisha ripoti ya maovu ya 1885 hadi 1971

Ripoti hiyo itawekwa hadharani kabla ya mwaka huu kumaliza, alifahamisha kiongozi wa tume ya CVR Pierre Claver Ndayicariye. Amezidi kuwa tume anayoiongoza itachunguza jukumu la kanisa katoliki na wakoloni katika

Security

DRC: kiongozi wa zamani wa waasi Jean Bosco Ntaganda ametumwa katika jela nchini ubelgiji

Kulingana na mkataba wa mahakama ya kimataifa, mahabusu waliokatiwa kesi wanalazimika kutumikia kifungo chao katika nchi iliosaini mkataba wa Roma juu ya uundwaji wa ICC. Jean Bosco Ntaganda kiongozi wa

Security

Kivu-kaskazini: mkutano kati ya M23 na FARDC

Kundi la M23 linafahamisha kuwa liliwapokea wajumbe wa jeshi la Kongo, wale wa Monusco (ujumbe wa umoja wa mataifa nchini Jamuhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Kongo), wale wa kikosi cha kikanda

Refugees

Nduta (Tanzania): mashirika mengi ya misaada yanapanga kusimamisha shughuli zao

Angalau mashirika makuu manne ya misaada yatasimamisha huduma zake kuanzia januari mwaka wa 2023. Yatasimamisha huduma kutokana na ukosefu wa fedha. HABARI SOS Médias Burundi Mashirika ya misaada ambayo tayari

Society

Kirundo: more than 900 repatriated schoolchildren have dropped out of school

The figures were unveiled last week during a visit by the Burundian Prime Minister to the province of Kirundo (Northern Burundi). Gervais Ndirakobuca ordered school officials in the province to

Refugees

Nduta (Tanzania): several humanitarian NGOs will suspend their activity

At least four main humanitarian NGOs will no longer provide their services to refugees from January 2023. They will suspend their activity for lack of financial means. INFO SOS Médias

Governance

Rumonge: provincial authority is seeking aid for over 3,300 flood victims

On December 5, torrential rains hit localities in the commune and province of Rumonge (Southwest of Burundi). The local authorities gave a balance sheet of 3,370 needy people whose homes

Security

North Kivu: meeting between the M23 and the FARDC

The March 23 movement (M23) indicates that it received representatives of the Congolese army, Monusco (United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), those of the regional force

Security

DRC: serikali inatuhumu Rwanda kutuma kinyume cha wandishi wa habari katika eneo la Rutshuru

Serikali ya Kongo kupitia tangazo rasmi, inalaani uwepo kinyume cha sheria wa wandishi wa habari wenye msimamo wa karibu na Rwanda nchini DRC. Msemaji wa serikali ya Kongo amewataja kama

Security

Bijombo: wakaazi wanatuhumu jeshi la Burundi na Kongo kuwapora ng’ombe

Vijiji vya Gahuna na Kuwamabuye vinapatikana katika wilaya ya Bijombo. Ni tarafa ya Uvira mkoa wa Kivu ya kusini mashariki mwa DRC. Wakaazi wa vijiji hivyo wanatuhumu wanajeshi wa Burundi

Security

Bubanza: the provincial court sentenced an Imbonerakure accused of murder to twenty years in prison

Jean Paul Muhire pleaded guilty. He spoke of an “accidental” act and begged for clemency from the judges. The prosecution had requested life jail for the suspect. INFO SOS Médias

Human Right

Ruyigi : being late at work among teachers is worth incarceration

Seven teachers from schools in the province of Ruyigi (Eastern Burundi) were arrested on November 17 and 21, and then taken to the cells of the provincial police station by

Politic

DRC: the government accuses Rwanda of illegally sending journalists to Rutshuru

In an official statement, the Congolese government denounced the irregular presence of pro-Rwanda journalists in the DRC. The Congolese government spokesperson describes these journalists as being Kigali propagandists in the

Security

Bijombo: residents accuse Burundian and Congolese armies of looting cows

The villages of Gahuna and Kuwamabuye are located in the Bijombo groupment. It is in the territory of Uvira in the province of South Kivu in the east of the

Security

North Kivu-Ituri: 30 ADF fighters killed

A total of 30 ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) rebels were killed not far from Boga in Irumu territory, Ituri province in eastern DRC. Colonel Mak Hazukay, spokesman for the joint

Refugees

Mahama (Rwanda): a demonstration by Congolese refugees

Several Rwandophone Congolese refugees settled in the Mahama camp in Rwanda marched on Tuesday to protest against what they describe as “genocide against Tutsi families in North Kivu” in their

Economy

Photo of the week: Bujumbura suffers a gasoline shortage

The commercial capital of Burundi has been idling for more than a month as it suffers from the shortage of gasoline which is a recurring situation. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Security

Rutana: a member of the ruling party suspected of having ordered an assassination released

Vincent Butoyi was released late Tuesday afternoon by the prosecutor at the Makamba Court of Appeal (South of the country). His release came after the prosecutor of Rutana (Southeast) forbade

Human Right

Burundi-UDHR: activists still denounce serious human rights violations

The 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated on December 10, 2022, a day which came as Burundian human rights defenders and activists describe that Burundi

Politic

DRC: Félix Tshisekedi promises substantial resources to the FARDC to deal with armed groups

During his speech to the Nation delivered this Saturday to the parliament meeting in congress, the President of the DRC placed particular emphasis on the security context. These include the

Governance

Rumonge: three people including the former governor heard

The administrator of the district of Muhuta and that of Burambi in the province of Rumonge (Southwest Burundi) were heard this Saturday by the prosecutor at the Court of Appeal

Economy

Bujumbura: gasoline shortage

The economic capital of Burundi has been idling for more than a month as it suffers from the shortage of gasoline which is a recurring situation. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Governance

Rumonge: mkuu wa tarafa ya Rumonge amukuta mwenzake wa tarafa ya Buyengero gerezani

Jérémie Bizimana mkuu wa tarafa ya Rumonge mkoa wa Rumonge (Kusini-magharibi mwa Burundi) sasa ni yuko katika gereza la Murembwe tangu ijumaa. Alimkuta jela mwenzake wa tarafa ya Buyengero pamoja

Politic

Rwanda: spika wa baraza la seneti ajihuzuru

Spika wa baraza la seneti alijihuzuru siku ya alhamisi jioni kwa sababu za kiafya. Dk Itamuremye Augustin alirejelewa kwa muda na naibu wake, na hivyo mabaraza mawili ya bunge na

Security

Busoni: discovery of a body

A body of a man, of about 40 years, was discovered on Friday in Murehe Nature Reserve in the commune of Busoni in the province of Kirundo (Northern Burundi). His

Security

DRC: Kishishe massacre case brought before the ICC

The justice minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo was welcomed this Wednesday by the ICC prosecutor to discuss the issue of the Kishishe massacre (North Kivu province in eastern

Politic

Rwanda: the senate president resigns

The President of the Rwandan Senate resigned on Thursday evening for health reasons. Dr. Augustin Iyamuremye is replaced on an interim basis by his vice-president, which makes Rwanda a country

Security

Rutovu: an Imbonerakure injured with a machete by his colleague

Ernest Kwizera, an Imbonerakure (member of the CNDD-FDD youth league) was injured on Thursday by Innocent Ndayisenga, also a member of the same league. The incident took place in the

Governance

Makamba: a former administrator in detention

The former district administrator of Nyanza-Lac in Makamba province (Southern Burundi) was arrested by the police after appearing before a judicial police officer. The event took place on Wednesday. Jean

Governance

Rumonge: the district administrator joins his colleague from Buyengero in prison

Jérémie Bizimana, administrator of the district of Rumonge in the province of Rumonge (Southwest Burundi) is detained in Murembwe prison since Friday. He joins his colleague from the district of

Security

DRC: mkasa wa mauwaji ya kishishe kupelekwa mbele ya ICC

Waziri wa sheria ya jamuhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Kongo jumatano hii alipokelewa na mwendeshamashtaka wa ICC ili kuzungumzia swala la mauwaji ya Kishishe (mkoa wa Kivu-kaskazini mashariki wa DRC). Anaomba

Security

DRC: M23 inatuhumu serikali kuvunja makubaliano ya kusitisha vita na kuwauwa raia wa kawaida

Kulingana na tangazo la jumatano hii, kundi hilo la waasi linatuhumu jeshi la Kongo kujiunga na makundi ya silaha likiwemo kundi la Mai Mai na FDLR ili kuwauwa raia wa

Security

Ruyigi: Rwandan nationals targeted by arrests

People of Rwandan origin found themselves surrounded by an impressive number of police officers in the neighborhoods of Sanzu and Gasanda in the urban center of Ruyigi (Eastern Burundi) on

Governance

Rumonge: two administrative officers detained

The governor’s financial and administrative advisor in the province of Rumonge (South-west of Burundi) and the administrator of the commune of Buyengero (same province) spent their first night in detention.

Security

Bubanza: an Imbonerakure kills a person for a thousand francs (less than a dollar)

Ezéchiel Nzoyikorera succumbed to the stabbing at Mpanda General Hospital. It is in the province of Bubanza western Burundi. The incident that led to his death happened on the hill

Security

DRC: M23 accuses the government of violating the ceasefire and killing civilians

In a statement on Wednesday, the rebel movement accused the Congolese army of allying with armed groups including the Mai-Mai and FDLR to kill civilians. It warns of “a genocide

Security

Cibitoke: four corpses found in less than three days

In less than three days only, four bodies were discovered in the district of Rugombo (province of Cibitoke, Northwest Burundi). Residents speak of murders. Human rights defenders working in the

Security

Bururi-Rumonge: four bodies found in less than three weeks

Four bodies were discovered in less than three weeks in the two southwestern provinces of Burundi, which frighten the population living near the scene. They demand accountability from the administrative

Security

Ituri: a dozen civilians including children abducted

Unidentified gunmen abducted twelve people, including seven schoolchildren. The incident took place on Monday in the village of Bukiringi in the chiefdom of Walendu Bindi in the territory of Irumu

Refugees

Mahama (Rwanda): the education component given to the World Vision

The education component in hands of the NGO-ADRA since 2015, was passed on to the World Vision. The UNHCR says it plans to boost education and hopes to fix irregularities

Politic

Nyanza-Lac: viongozi wawili wa chama cha CNDD-FDD wafukuzwa nje ya chama

Thaddée Ndayishimiye katibu wa tarafa wa chama tawala na Melack Habonimana aliyeongoza mkutano wa kusimamisha baraza la tarafa ya Nyanza-Lac mkoa wa Makamba (Kusini mwa Burundi) walisimamishwa ndani ya chama

Security

Kivu-Kaskazini: serikali ya Kongo imepandisha idadi ya waliouwawa eneo la Kishishe

Idadi ya waliuwawa eneo la kitongoji cha Kishishe, ndani ya wilaya ya Rutshuru, kivu-kaskazini mashariki mwa DRC ilipanda. Baada ya kupatikana kwa miili mingine, sasa ni vifo vya watu 272

Security

Bujumbura: a woman’s corpse discovered

A body of a woman was discovered on Monday in the Ngagara zone north of the commercial city Bujumbura. It was taken to the mortuary of Roi Khaled Hospital. INFO

Society

Rumonge: at least 236 houses destroyed by torrential rains

This Monday, heavy rains fell in several villages in the Kizuka zone. It is in the district and province of Rumonge (Southwest Burundi). The provisional result given by local authorities

Politic

Nyanza-Lac: two local CNDD-FDD leaders expelled from the party

Thadée Ndayishimiye, district secretary of the ruling party and Mélack Habonimana who led the dismissal meeting of the office of the district council of Nyanza-Lac in the province of Makamba

Security

North Kivu: the Congolese government revises upwards the toll of the Kishishe massacres

The toll of the massacre of Kishishe, a village located in the territory of Rutshuru, in North Kivu in the east of the DRC, has been revised upwards. After the

Human Right

Photo of the week: private media increasingly faced with financial problems

Burundian media have been facing financial difficulties for some time. Interns and volunteers are the ones mostly hired for long periods as they’re less demanding in terms of salary. Even

Refugees

Rwanda: a Burundian refugee killed in Kigali

It is a truck driver living in Masaka, a neighborhood on the southern outskirts of Kigali. He is said to have had his throat strangled by people including Rwandans after

Security

Cankuzo: two bandits killed at the start of last weekend in Kigamba

Last Friday night, a group of four bandits armed with guns attacked the Gatanga trading center in the district of Kigamba in the province of Cankuzo (Eastern Burundi). It is

Security

Cibitoke: a corpse discovered

At the end of the afternoon of this Sunday, shepherds found a corpse in Karurama village, in the Cibitoke section of Rugombo district. It is in the province of Cibitoke

Security

Rwanda-DRC: the Rwandan regime with Paul Kagame at its head is the enemy of the DRC (Félix Tshisekedi)

The Congolese president again attacked his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame. Felix Tshisekedi considers him “a fervor for war” which sows “death and desolation”. INFO SOS Médias Burundi The Congolese head

Security

Ngozi: an Indian national gets 4 years and an expulsion from Burundi after serving his sentence

Four years of jail, ten million Burundi francs in compensation and five years of expulsion from the Burundian territory after having served his sentence, this is the sentence that the

Society

Rutana: ten worshipers of the United Methodist Church in detention

A dozen Christians from the United Methodist Church are kept in different prisons since November 20. They keep coming to pray in that congregation while they have been chased away.

Society

Burundi: less than 25% of journalists have had the press card

This Friday, the CNC (National Communication Council) launched the renewal of the press card. However, very few journalists obtained their professional card. The CNC explains some files do not meet

Refugees

Nakivale (Uganda): torrential rains cause injuries and material damage

This week, heavy rains fell on the region where the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda is located. In addition to the injured, the camp’s central market as well as several

Society

Burundi: angalau 25% ya wandishi wa habari walipewa kadi

Baraza la CNC (baraza la uandishi wa habari) siku ya ijumaa ilizindua rasmi shughuli ya kutoa kadi mpya ya uandishi wa habari. Ni idadi ndogo ya wandishi walioweza kupata kadi

Security

Bubanza: vijana Imbonerakure wapiga mwanaume mmoja hadi kufariki akiwa hospitali

Lionel Nzoyisaba alikuwa akijulikana kama mwizi tarafani Mpanda mkoa wa Bubanza. Alikuwa akiiba simu katika maduka eneo hilo. Usiku wa kuamkia tarehe mosi disemba, Nzoyisaba alisimamishwa na vijana Imbonerakure akitoka

Security

Cibitoke: miili tisa ya waasi wa Rwanda ilipatikana katika msitu wa kibira

Alasiri siku ya ijumaa, walinzi wa msitu waliona miili tisa ikianza kuharibika kwenye mlima wa Gafumbegeti. Ni katika kijiji cha Butahana tarafani Mabayi mkoa wa Cibitoke (kaskazini-magharibi mwa Burundi). Kijiji

Security

Cibitoke: nine bodies of Rwandan rebels found in Kibira

On Friday afternoon, forest guards saw nine decomposing bodies on Gafumbegeti hill. It is in the Butahana zone in the commune of Mabayi, Cibitoke province (north-west of Burundi). The hill

Politic

Kivu-kaskazini: jeshi la Kongo na mashirika ya kiraia yanatuhumu kundi la M23 kuwauwa raia wa kawaida, wanaomba uchunguzi huru ufanyike

Ma mia ya raia wa kawaida waliuwawa na watu wenye silaha wanaofanana na waasi wa kundi la machi 23 (M23) wiki hii katika kijiji cha Kisharu, eneo la Binza na

Security

Mkutano wa Nairobi: wawakilishi wa jamii ya Banyamulenge waajiondoa katika mazungumzo

Wawakilishi wa jamii ya Banyamulenge walisusia mazungumzo ya Nairobi tangu alhamisi. Hoja, ni shambulio lililosababisha vifo vya watu saba wajumbe wa jamii hiyo mkoa wa kivu-kusini (Mashariki mwa RDC) tarehe