CNDD-FDD’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is the president-elect

The ruling comes after the leader of opposition party CNL Agathon Rwasa contested last week on the outcome of the results accusing the Electoral Commission and the ruling party CNDD-FDD of inflating the numbers of voters while others voted on behalf of those who died long time ago. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi’s Constitutional Court...

Eyes on Constitutional Court as Rwasa contests electoral results

According to CENI Burundi’s ruling party CNDD-FDD garnered 68% of the total votes while National Congress for Liberty CNL’s presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa obtained 24%. PHOYO| FILE Burundi's main opposition leader and deputy speaker of the parliament Agathon Rwasa this Thursday 28th.May. 2020 resorted to the constitutional court, after accusing the Independent Electoral Commission...

Ruling Party’s Ndayishimiye wins presidential race

The provisional result declared Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye the winner of the presidential race after a landslide victory against leading opposition Agathon Rwsa. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi’s ruling party Secretary General Evariste Ndayishimiye was declared Monday 25th May 2020 the winner of presidential race in a landslide victory as he bagged 68 percent of the...

Burundi’s Human Rights Commission concerned over children’s involvement in politics

The Independent Human Rights Commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba while addressing journalist in Bujumbura on Saturday 23rd. April. 2020. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The National Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) raised concern over political parties’ use of children during the campaigns in the country, the commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba said that there was need for...

Burundi general elections conducted amid tight security

One of the voters casting her vote in Nyakabiga polling station on May 20th. 2020. PHOTO|FILE. By 6 am local time in Bujumbura polling stations were already opened and voters queued to cast their votes for the next president that will bring an end to President Pierre Nkuruniza’s 15 years in power.

Burundi to tighten security ahead of the elections

The minister of security has imposed some restrictions of the movement of motorcycles and bicycles at certain places within the city in efforts to guarantee peace and stability during the elections. PHOTO| FILE. Ahead of general elections slated for this May 20, 2020 the Public Security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni warned political party leaders...

Burundi expels World Health representative

This happens as the country is fighting the covid-19. Till today Burundi has registered 27 COVID-19 cases of which 15 active, 11 discharged and  one death according to the ministry of health. PHOTO| Burundi government declared Walter Kazadi Mwilombo who was the country representative of the World Health Organisation persona non grata, in a...

95 arrested over violence ahead of the general elections

Mr. Nkurikiye said that the political violence had diminished compared to the first week of the campaigns that resulted to at least three people losing their lives. PHOTO|FILE As the electoral campaigns are in its second week Burundi authority said that at least 30 CNDD-FDD and 5 CNL militants were injured during the confrontation...

Twelve injured in a grenade attack in Bujumbura

Mr. Nkurikiye said that investigation was launched in efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and that one suspect was arrested linked with the attack. PHOTO| FILE At least twelve people were injured after a grenade attack in one of the most populated suburbs Kamenge located in Bujumbura. Burundi’s public security...

Burundi imposes 14 day mandatory quarantine for Electoral Observers

This comes as casting votes is set to be held on May 20, 2020 making it mathematically impossible for the mission to observe the elections. PHOTO| FILE Burundi government has imposed a fourteen day mandatory quarantine for the East African Community (EAC) Electoral Observers ahead of May 20th presidential elections. In...
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