Burundi allows 11 civil society organizations to resume business


Eleven non-profit organizations have been allowed to resume activities after they were suspended for their alleged involvement in the “insurgency” that hit Burundi in April 2015, the Burundian Attorney General said Friday in a statement.

The organizations are however requested to “strictly” respect the Burundian laws and regulations and their assigned objectives, Attorney General Sylvestre Nyandwi said in the statement.

“Otherwise, they will be sanctioned again in compliance with the Burundian laws,” said Nyandwi.

The local civil society organizations allowed to resume activities include the Observatory of the Government Action and the Fountain Isoko organization.

These were accused of organizing, in April 2015, protests against the third term bid of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza which he won three months later.