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Interview with Antoine Kaburahe: “The Survival of Iwacu is a Question of Months”

The feasibility of printing 3 000 copies a few days after the failed coup was supposed to be out of the question, yet somehow they did it. Their online presence and their 150,000 loyal internet followers are also miracles in themselves. But Antoine Kaburahe is under no illusions. For the director of  Iwacu (literally “Home” in kirundi), the sole remaining independent media still operational in Burundi, “our capacity to survive remains extremely fragile”. In this interview granted to Infos Grands Lacs, Kaburahe explains the difficulties that he and his newspaper must confront.

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Burundi: coup leaders arrested, civil society calls for new protests

The attempted coup announced on Wednesday by the former Burundian intelligence chief has ended in failure and President Pierre Nkurunziza is back in power. The private media are on their knees and civil society groups earlier urged people to go back to the streets. Nkurunziza is scheduled to address the nation this afternoon.

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What now for Burundi? Five key risks

Nairobi – Hours before an army general in Burundi announced he had relieved President Pierre Nkurunziza of his duties, a small group of experts were making predictions before a packed audience in Nairobi.

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Burundi: General Declares Coup Against Nkurunziza

The Burundian army has declared it is taking control of Burundi in a radio announcement, according to International Business Times in the UK.

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