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Burundi: Lettre du président Pierre Nkurunziza au président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine Moussa Faki Mahamat (14.03.2018)


Burundi: Cabinet du President – Decret No. 100/027 du 18 Mars 2018 Portant Convocation des Electeurs pour le Referendum Constitutionnel de 2018 (18.03.2018)

Burundi: Message de Felicitation a Son Excellence Pierre Nkurunziza Desormais Visonnaire du Parti CNDD FDD (14.03.2018)

President Nkurunziza settling himself for life as a Imboneza yamaho from now on!

You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

We knew when President Pierre Nkururnziza illegally made himself a President for a third term in 2015, after the Constitutional Court and CENI allowing him to run for a third term. Now they are preparing for the election in 2020. So that the President can run for a fourth time. This is just all to settle his role and position for life. None above him and no one to succeed him.

That is why the opposition is detained, harassed and even assassinated them. The insecurity has led dozens upon dozens of refugees in fear of the oppression from the government. As people disappear and got lost in the wind. The waves of uncertainty as the alerts and suddenly people gone missing. That is what has happen since the demonstrations before the elections in 2015.

This and the adding up of fearful rhetoric, militarization of the youth party of the Imbonerakure, who has special training and funds from the CNDD-FDD. They have been sometimes working with the police and army to beat down on the opposition and if people might have leniency towards the opposition. They will be taken too. That is how it is in Burundi, for those who don’t know.

So, that the President has this weekend been named the Eternal Guidance after a two-day rallies in Ngozi Province. He is the new Imboneza. The total kingpin, the almighty leader and eternal guidance of the nation. This is the man whose wisdom is giving people “passport” to heaven if they oppose him. He is the wisdom of the people, he is the vicious ruler of the Republic. This is the same state that has sentence three Human Rights activists to jail for 10 years for having a Human Rights Workshop. That was a national threat.

The Imboneza is so afraid of the opposition, so afraid of dissidents, that he kills and silence them with vile force. He misuses the power, get people extra taxed to pay for his up-coming elections. This is the leader who cannot be succeeded. The President for life, the one with the answers, the ones with the decrees and the orders. The one deciding if you deserve to live or die.

The Imboneza yamaho, the mighty fella who has the army and training the youth in his vision. The one starting to hire people by ethnic group, the one using state funds for his own agenda not building the republic. The one having secret deals and instructions within the NGOs who work there. The president who has decided and controlled the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, in general stopped the progress or lack of transparent activity by the EAC project served by President Museveni. Who is a friend of Nkurunziza and accordingly gives him what he needs.

Now it is transparent, that the party is making him the eternal guide, the man for eternity. Just like they we’re supposed to vote for anyone else anyways, he has consolidated all the powers around him.

This was about to happen, it was just a matter of time.

He is now the Imboneza yamabo, the eternal leader, the eternal guide and the leader for life. No election, no rally and no way this end with peace, this will end in death and destruction. Since, a leader like this is only swallowed by his own power or he destroys everything he tries to build. There is never anything in between.

President Nkurunziza will now never leave, unless something would happen to him. He will linger on either until his last breath or a coup of some kind. There seems to be no other way out for this man, like so many of his kind. This sort of President doesn’t go in and leaves with a peaceful successor. They leave with a bang, that is why they are eternal, why they are almighty and decide fate of all his underlings.

I wish I didn’t have to write that part, but I got too. Because that is just the end. Peace.

Burundi: Union des Partis de l’Opposition Extraparlemeritaire (UPD) lettre du Michel Kafando des Reperesentant Special du Secretaire General des Nations Unies au Burundi – “Concerne: Rapport du 6 fevier 2018 sur le Burundi” (28.02.2018)

Burundi: Communique du Gouvernement a la suite du Rapport du Bureau Des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires Concernant le Plan de Response Humanitaire pour le Burundi 2018 (21.02.2018)

Burundi: CNARED-Giriteka – “Communique de Presse” (13.02.2018)

Burundi: Recent reports indicates that CENI is preparing to rig the referendum!

I wonder if the Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI) are preparing to rig the next election, as their voting register and the quickly rising numbers making it seems so. Since on the 13th February 2018, the total registered voters was 2.505.829 voters. This was numbers vouched by the CENI Ambassador Pierre Clavier Ndayicariye. But now the official numbers on the 15th February are now the registered voters risen to 4.105.481. This to prepare for the referendum that fixes the Constitution so that President Pierre Nkurunziza can continue to rule for his fourth term. Since he is already on his third term after the 2015 election. Therefore, the reasons for the crackdown and aggressive attacks on opposition ever since.

So even with the changes and rising amounts of voters, the extended registration is supposed to end today. That is why we shouldn’t expect anyone of the numbers previously mentioned to be the final. As the algorithms and the end-game isn’t ready fixed yet. That is why CENI has already worked to fix it and find their masses of functioning numbers to crunching correctly. Nothing else makes sense at this point. Why else come with such different numbers and make sure the process of registration takes longer time? If you didn’t plan to use the numbers in a manner that isn’t preparing to cook them. 

To make it even worse there are open reports that the CNDD-FDD ruling party have called to “tie up” and “break the teeth” of the ones who are planning to vote “no” in the coming referendum. That referendum, which would give power to Nkurunziza until 2034. So, they are planning to continue their oppressive behavior and also oppress the public for one person and no-one else.

Also to get people to register themselves to the next elections, the Youth Militia of the Ruling Regime Inbonerakure has been used to spread fear and pick up people at the market. To make sure people are going, as much as the spreading of fear. There isn’t anything that Nkurunziza wouldn’t do to make sure he is ruling as long as he can. If he has to cheat and make the numbers sounding better for him. Why not do that? Because he does whatever else to stay in power? Taking down opposition, making them vanish or even becoming dust. Nothing has stopped him and nothing seems to be far fetched in his Presidency. 

The CENI, CNDD-FDD and Inbonerakure are all ready to serve the President and bring enough power to the public. To make sure they are all falling in line, if not they will start suffering. That is the signal the Presidency and the Ruling regime do. Peace.

UNHCR Briefing Notes – Burundi risks to become a forgotten refugee crisis without support (06.02.2018)

Tanzania is hosting the largest number of Burundians with 254,000 refugees, while 89,000 are in Rwanda with another 44,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and some 40,000 in Uganda.

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 6, 2018 – Text presented by Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Coordinator for the Burundi situation – to whom quoted text may be attributed – to the Palais press this morning, before the regular press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with its 26 other humanitarian partners, is today launching a funding appeal for US$391 million to support some 430,000 Burundian refugees during 2018.

We are urging donors to step up support for desperate refugees who struggle to survive in neighbouring countries as efforts are falling short of acceptable humanitarian standards. The international community must also stay engaged in the pursuit of a genuine and lasting resolution to the Burundi crisis.

Low levels of humanitarian funding for this crisis remains a great concern. Burundian refugees could get a mere 21 per cent of the required funds – making it the world’s least funded refugee response plan.

Our appeal, being presented today to donors in Geneva, aims to ensure the needs of Burundian refugees are not overlooked and the situation does not become a forgotten refugee crisis.

Since 2015, more than 400,000 refugees and asylum-seekers have fled the country, escaping human rights abuses, continued political uncertainty, and the related humanitarian crisis.

Refugee numbers are expected to increase by over 50,000 this year as regional efforts to resolve the political crisis in the country have not made significant progress.

The human rights situation inside Burundi remains worrying. Unless the political situation changes and socio-economic conditions improve, the outflow of Burundian refugees – mostly to neighbouring countries – is expected to continue in 2018, though at a lower level.

Tanzania is hosting the largest number of Burundians with 254,000 refugees, while 89,000 are in Rwanda with another 44,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and some 40,000 in Uganda. Smaller refugee numbers have also fled to Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa.

In 2017, over 61,000 refugees arrived in the neighbouring countries. Though numbers have dropped in comparison to 2016 (when some 123,000 had fled), thousands still kept crossing the borders to seek safety in the region.

With increasing humanitarian needs, dwindling resources did not allow assistance levels to reach acceptable standards throughout the region despite our efforts.

As the majority of refugees (85 per cent) live in refugee camps, underfunding has impacted all areas of life – including food cuts, dilapidated shelters, overcrowded classrooms, and limited capacity to respond to sexual and gender based violence.

Underfunding also severely affects our ability to invest in integrated social services and livelihood opportunities, limits support to environmental protection and restoration, and prevented us in 2017 from carrying out population verifications, providing documentation, and training government officials on refugee status determination as originally planned.

In the last few years, some Burundian refugees have also decided to return home, and are seeking to re-establish their lives in Burundian communities that are facing considerable economic pressures and food insecurity.

At this stage, UNHCR and partners are not promoting or encouraging refugee returns to Burundi. We are working with the relevant governments to assist those who indicate they have made a free and informed choice to return voluntarily, to do so in safety and dignity.

We are also reiterating our appeal to Burundi’s neighbours to continue to uphold their international responsibilities and commitments to receive asylum-seekers at their borders and offer protection to those who need it. UNHCR reminds States that refugees should not be forced to return to Burundi against their will.

Burundi: Campagne citoyenne “Teshwa Ute” (03.02.2018)

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