U.S. lifts 2015 sanctions on four Burundians

The United States is lifting restrictions on four Burundians whom it had sanctioned in 2015 over violence in the country, the White House said on Thursday. In 2015, the United States sanctioned four former and then-serving officials, citing targeted killings, arbitrary arrest, torture and political repression by security forces. The situation in Burundi, U.S. President… Read More U.S. lifts 2015 sanctions on four Burundians

Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye issues pardon to four jailed journalists

Four Burundian journalists arrested in 2019 and jailed in January for offences including undermining state security have been granted a presidential pardon. “Under the terms of the present decree, the convicted prisoners Ndirubusa Agnès, Harerimana Égide, Mpozenzi Terence are granted a complete remission of the freedom-depriving sentence,” President Evariste Ndayishimiye said in a decree. The… Read More Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye issues pardon to four jailed journalists