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Burundi: Declaration du CNARED-Giriteka (11.01.2019)

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Burundi: Le Parti Front Pour La Defense De La Demokratie, KAZE-FDD Se Retire du CNARED-Giriteka (11.01.2019)

Burundi: CNARED-Giriteka – “Objet: Mon retrait du CNARED-Giriteka” (10.01.2019)

Burundi: Organisations de la Society Civilie lettre du President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – “Objet: Observation de la Societe civile Burundaise” (02.01.2019)

Burundi: OLUCOME – Communique de Presse – Portant sur la Priere d’Action de Grace Organisee par le Couple Presidentiel, Burundais a Ngozi (27.12.2018)

Burundi: Communique de Presse – Reaction de la FDNB par rapport a la reduction des troupes Burundaises de l’AMISOM (23.12.2018)

Burundi: Is President Nkurunziza planning to move the capital now?

There are now reports and indications, as of the Council of Ministers have made an arrangement to work on a law, where the goal is for the political capital of Burundi to be moved from Bujumbura to second biggest city, Gitega. As it was the Second Minute from the Council of Ministers today.

This is clear indication that the President and his party are planning a move. That Pierre Nkurunziza has another giant project, than his own re-election in 2020. Something only a dictator would do, to make his mark.

What is special is that Nkurunziza had parts of his early life in Gitega and went to Secondary School there. So this would be going back to his roots. Gitega is also strategic in the geography of the Republic. But seemingly, the guess would be to get foreign donations and loans to sustain a move like this. As the Burundian government have felt the falling regard with donors. Not so strange, when several foreign NGOs are closing because they will not follow the new laws on ethnic employment standards, which the government has put on them.

Now, the CNDD-FDD and the Council of Ministers are planning a move, there are reports that the capital will be separate, that the Financial Part will still be in Bujumbura, but the political will be in Gitega. Than, its a partial move from the authorities. No matter what, this is move done on a purpose.

Either to solidify the CNDD-FDD and the Presidency with a giant symbolic project like this. If the President does this, he keeps his old promise from 2007. Maybe, at the same time, he should be able to raise funds to make the defunct airport working again. But, that would be a side-show in the schemes of things.

Gitega or Kitega Town was the town of the kings or the Mwami. That would be fitting for the Imboneza yamaho or the eternal leader of the Republic. His wishes has to be honored. Now that he is more secured, ensured the laws on his side and the all the branches of government follows him. He can move the Capital of the Kings. So, that he can be the eternal leader from where the kings reigned in the past.

It would make sense in that regard to move it there. As the Eternal Leader would follow the proud Kingdom of Burundi, even if the last king was killed there in 1972. He still would follow and continue that, as the Bujumbura would be where the money is, but the power would be in Gitega.

What is more rare, is that Bujumbura has about 497,000, while Gitega has about 22,000 citizens in it. Therefore, he sizes and vast difference is obvious. As the new capital would only be a power move and a way of diverting funds. Since the government would need massive changes and funding to make Gitega a viable political capital, like a National Assembly and other houses of the branches of government there. Which is today in Bujumbura. They would also need to inquire the allies and the ones with diplomatic mission to move, if they want to be close to sphere of power.

This is all, just mere speculations at this point. As the Parliament haven’t voted for the bill and it is in the works. The text of the law have not yet been leaked or any sort of draft either. Therefore, who knows the whole piece of the puzzle. However, this is a major move and an expensive one.

A clear message by the President and his party. That Nkurunziza are not fooling around and want it all his way. The Eternal Leader, in the town of the Kings and residing there would be more peaceful, than in Bujumbura. Peace.

Burundi: Declaration du FOCODE a l’occasion du 70eme Anniversaire de la Declaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme (10 decembre 1948 – 10 decembre 2018) – (10.12.2018)

Justice For Burundi: Communique – Reaction au Documentaire de la BBC Concernant les centres de Detention, de Torture er d’extermination au Burundi en ce jour Anniversaire de la Declaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme (10.12.2018)

Opinion: Nkurunziza is playing with fire… but only burning himself!

Someone has lit the matches in Bujumbura, Burundi, as President Pierre Nkurunziza haven’t only been a cowardly not attending the recent 20th Heads of State Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania of the East African Community (EAC). This is as the Inclusive Inter-Burundian Dialogue have been stalled, as the Burundi Crisis of 2015 doesn’t die down and Nkurunziza haven’t gotten rid of all his enemies of the state yet.

He has suspended several of Non-Governmental Organizations, recently closed the UN Human Rights Office there. Nkurunziza has closed both local media houses, but also international from having possibility to report from Burundi. Therefore, the amount of reports are dwindling. Also the civic space and liberty to assemble, as the State has put on news laws, which the NGOs and other acquires to follow to be able to work there.

Therefore, the reality is that Nkurunziza and the authorities are not only stifling own people by any means, he is now trying to do it on a bigger stage. He has already done what he can get rid of FNL and other opposition leaders. That is why there been Burundian people who has fled the Republic to get safe-haven in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and in Rwanda. This cannot be forgotten, that because one man wanted to create a Constitutional Crisis by having a Third Term.

The 2015 Third Term Coup, the Constitutional Court judgment is the reason for all the problems today. That the President lingers on and does whatever he cans to stay. Nkurunziza are forging fires elsewhere, he has even sent soldiers into the DRC to fight insurgency there too. That has been reported in the recent months.

While he is escalating tensions and making his own issues regional, as he blames Rwanda for trying to topple him. Paul Kagame has helped topple leaders in the DRC in the past, also topple the previous leadership in Rwanda, too. But at this very moment, it seems more like making a foreign enemy to save face internally. Nkurunziza has enough problems at home, that the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) doesn’t have to intervene. Not that Kagame is gentle nad humble, but he would have done it with perfection if had really tried. He wouldn’t have played around with toy-soldiers. He would have sent brigades, had RPGs and blown the border-regions into pieces.

However, that isn’t the case, the CNDD-FDD and Nkurunziza are playing with fire. That is maybe why he has invested such vast amount of time in the Imbonerakura, which he has even promoted the previous leader of into his cabinet. While they are joining together with soldiers and police officers, ghosting oppositions and activists. They are either detained, kidnapped or killed.

That is why, the President is trying again to make Rwanda the giant trouble, as an Enemy. As he cannot make more of his people his enemies. There aren’t enough Burundians to do so after 3 years of turmoil. He has used the Rwandan people as pawns before and said so, as there has been bad-blood between the neighbors. But at this point of time, Nkurunziza are fishing for sympathy and also leverage. As he has none in elsewhere.

That is why he had to abstain and boycott the EAC Summit of late. Because, Nkurunziza isn’t that brilliant and he needs something to sustain himself and his lack of integrity. As he cannot stall or play foolish with the dialogue anymore. We all know why, he is not interested in anything else than running himself in 2020. He wants to be President for Life. He is just doing the dialogue to up-ease and secure foreign support. However, that is dwindling and lackluster because of his own activity within his own borders.

Therefore, he needs blood and bad-blood from the neighbor to look good. Even if that makes him look stupid. As we know the motives behind it. Shield himself from local criticism, because he is fighting a foreign adversary, who he needed to retaliate against to save himself. That would be self-defense. Alas, it isn’t really, because the adversary … aren’t fighting him.

Nkurunziza is playing with fire, using matches, but not burning the hut. Pierre is only burning his fingers on the matches. Peace.

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