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Projet:Emissions club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "


  • IPGL
  • Radio Isango Star (Kigali)

Presenters: UMUHIRE Valentin

On June 05th, 2016, the Sunday radio talk show “Club de la Presse" Urubuga rw'Itangazamakuru was focused on“Burundians’ dialogue between the Government and other political parties”.

Pierre Claver had participated in the dialogue, he gave an overview on how things were, explaining how the situation was. The dialogues passed safely, despite the participation of parties of opposition. The Burundian Government had denied participating in the talks once the CNARED ( Conseil National pour le Respect de l’Accord d’Arusha) will be present.That is a coalition that claims to uphold the Arusha peace agreement that brought to an end Burundi’s civil war in 2006. It accuses President Pierre Nkurunziza of violating the Arusha agreement.

The mediator Benjamin Mkapa, chose not to invite CNARED in all but invite each component parties and some of them participated as explained Peter Claver.

Arrival in Tanzania, the Mediator chose to listen first to each participant in closed session and finally communicate what each party prefers.

In the radio talk show the journalist played the Interview realized with Sylvestre NTIBANTUNGANYA, former President of the Republic of Burundi and one of the opponents of the Government of Nkurunziza and an Interview with Alain NYAMITWE who represented the Government of Burundi in the dialogue.

In the interview with Alain NYAMITWE, he said that the CNARED is a coalition of people who do not want the future of Burundi, those people want to attack the country with the help of other countries, and then the Burundian Government cannot negotiate with such people. He explained that the government will only discuss with those who are peaceful.

Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, said that all the political parties of Burundi would be invited to discuss just what is wrong and seek together the solution. He added that denying inviting CNARED, is as if the Government wants to sit and dialogue itself and that cannot solve anything.

The CNARED also said that their members who were in Arusha for discussing with the Government will be punished. At the same day on 05th June, The mediator Mkapa should go to Paris to join the members of CNARED who have not participated in the dialogue to hear their opinion as they had the general assembly on Sunday.

On the side of listeners who sent messages from whatsapp, messages on the radio and even phone calls, indicated that the mediator must seek how he can gather all the political parties which are involved in the case of BURUNDI, if not, there will be people who will always destabilize the peace of the country by lifting up their claims.

During the radio talk show 4 phone callings and 12 messages have been received.


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