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JEEMA Rolls Out Road Map for Leadership Renewal

JEEMA Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Ibrahim Nsamba addressing press on Thursday

The violence in Burundi has escalated with an opposition official being killed with machetes, more about http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/infinite-scroll.php Chimp Corps report.

Jean Paul Ngendakumana was the representative of Front for Democracy in Burundi (Frodebu) in Rugombo Commune, help Cibotoke Province.

Frodebu officials told this website that Ngendakumana was a candidate in the local elections slated for Monday next week.

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“Some militia arrived at his house towards midnight on Wednesday,” recounted an official who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

“They forced their way inside the house before slaughtering him like a goat and chopping his body into pieces,” he added.

Ngendakumana’s wife who was in the house also sustained life-threatening injuries in the attack.

The incident came just hours before President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his third presidential term bid.

This is not the first time an opposition figure is being killed in cold blood.

In May, the United States and United Nations called for an in-depth investigation into the killing of prominent Burundi opposition leader, Zedi Feruzi.

At the time of is murder, Feruzi was the head of the Union for Peace and Development.

His decapitated body was found outside his residence in Bujumbura.

On Thursday, scores of University students broke into the compound of the United States Embassy in Bujumbura, saying they feared being attacked by Imbonerakure, a dreaded militia reportedly organised and funded by Burundi’s government.

Bujumbura denies supporting Imbonerakure whose actions have attracted widespread condemnation.

Deadly militia

The United Nations human rights chief recently urged the national authorities to take immediate and concrete measures to reign in on the Imbonerakure.

“Every day, we receive 40 to 50 calls from frightened people all across the country pleading for protection or reporting abuses,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated in a press release.

His office (OHCHR) has received accounts from 47 Burundian refugees who fled to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) about serious violations reportedly committed by the militia attached to the pro-government movement known as the Imbonerakure.

“If State authorities are indeed colluding with a violent lawless militia in this manner, they are gambling with the country’s future in the most reckless manner imaginable,” said the High Commissioner, warning that such violations “could tip an already extremely tense situation over the edge.”

“Now, more than ever, it is essential the Burundian authorities show their commitment to peace by  clearly disassociating themselves from  their violent supporters and ensuring accountability for any crime or human rights violations they may have committed,” he continued.

Reported to have taken place in Bujumbura, as well as in various provinces, the alleged violations include summary executions, abductions, torture, beatings, death threats and other forms of intimidation.

Nkurunziza maintains he was only elected once by adult suffrage, the first term being Parliament’s appointment.

Since early April, tens of thousands of Burundians have fled across the borders to Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fearing political violence.

But top Burundi officials, the latest being the 2nd Vice President Gervais Rufyikiri, have fled the country citing security reasons.

In a missive to Nkurunziza last night, Rufyikiri said the Burundi demonstrations have been met with “overwhelming repression by the police who fired live ammunition on demonstrators killing over 70 people and injured hundreds.”

He said, “Other hundreds of protesters were arrested and imprisoned. The grenades are launched these days in both areas of the city of Bujumbura and in other provinces of the country which shows that the crisis takes other forms of insecurity and crime.”

The violence in Burundi has escalated with an opposition official being killed with machetes, salve http://danielborda.net/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-jitm.php Chimp Corps report.

Jean Paul Ngendakumana was the representative of Front for Democracy in Burundi (Frodebu) in Rugombo Commune, seek Cibotoke Province.

Frodebu officials told this website that Ngendakumana was a candidate in the local elections slated for Monday next week.

“Some militia arrived at his house towards midnight on Wednesday, viagra sale ” recounted an official who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

“They forced their way inside the house before slaughtering him like a goat and chopping his body into pieces,” he added.

Ngendakumana’s wife who was in the house also sustained life-threatening injuries in the attack.

The incident came just hours before President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his third presidential term bid.

This is not the first time an opposition figure is being killed in cold blood.

In May, the United States and United Nations called for an in-depth investigation into the killing of prominent Burundi opposition leader, Zedi Feruzi.

At the time of is murder, Feruzi was the head of the Union for Peace and Development.

His decapitated body was found outside his residence in Bujumbura.

On Thursday, scores of University students broke into the compound of the United States Embassy in Bujumbura, saying they feared being attacked by Imbonerakure, a dreaded militia reportedly organised and funded by Burundi’s government.

Bujumbura denies supporting Imbonerakure whose actions have attracted widespread condemnation.

Deadly militia

The United Nations human rights chief recently urged the national authorities to take immediate and concrete measures to reign in on the Imbonerakure.

“Every day, we receive 40 to 50 calls from frightened people all across the country pleading for protection or reporting abuses,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated in a press release.

His office (OHCHR) has received accounts from 47 Burundian refugees who fled to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) about serious violations reportedly committed by the militia attached to the pro-government movement known as the Imbonerakure.

“If State authorities are indeed colluding with a violent lawless militia in this manner, they are gambling with the country’s future in the most reckless manner imaginable,” said the High Commissioner, warning that such violations “could tip an already extremely tense situation over the edge.”

“Now, more than ever, it is essential the Burundian authorities show their commitment to peace by  clearly disassociating themselves from  their violent supporters and ensuring accountability for any crime or human rights violations they may have committed,” he continued.

Reported to have taken place in Bujumbura, as well as in various provinces, the alleged violations include summary executions, abductions, torture, beatings, death threats and other forms of intimidation.

Nkurunziza maintains he was only elected once by adult suffrage, the first term being Parliament’s appointment.

Since early April, tens of thousands of Burundians have fled across the borders to Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fearing political violence.

But top Burundi officials, the latest being the 2nd Vice President Gervais Rufyikiri, have fled the country citing security reasons.

In a missive to Nkurunziza last night, Rufyikiri said the Burundi demonstrations have been met with “overwhelming repression by the police who fired live ammunition on demonstrators killing over 70 people and injured hundreds.”

He said, “Other hundreds of protesters were arrested and imprisoned. The grenades are launched these days in both areas of the city of Bujumbura and in other provinces of the country which shows that the crisis takes other forms of insecurity and crime.”

Opposition Justice Forum (JEEMA) yesterday rolled out the party road-map to party leadership elections that will run from  July 1st to 31st where members will choose leaders of their choice at all levels.

While addressing the press at the party headquarters in Mengo, link http://cs4all.nyc/wp-includes/atomlib.php the party Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, http://currencymeter.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php Ibrahim Nsamba called upon party members to take the exercise serious and get involved in all activities.

“JEEMA Chairpersons, http://construction-cloud.com.au/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php coordinators and mobilizers at all levels should ensure that the grassroots elections are carried out in a free, open and transparent manner,” the EC Chairperson announced.

Nsamba revealed that the party will be voting in their new president, the national chairman and the vice person on the same dates, during the National Delegates Conference.

“Thereafter, the party National Executive Committee (NEC) members which is composed of 10 people shall elect among themselves the party flag bearer as stipulated in section 19, i-x,” Nsamba explained.

Nsamba noted that all party card carrying members are eligible to vote. He added that the entire exercise is budgeted to cost a total of Shs100m which has so far been acquired from their donor partners the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), government through the electoral commission and from members’ subscriptions.

The party has on the same note issued out guidelines for party primaries which will be followed by all party members willing to stand for any elective positions at the national level.

 

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