The EU Council has today made its first designations in respect of Burundi by the designation of four Burundian nationals whose activities are said to be undermining democracy in Burundi or obstructing efforts to achieve a political solution to the current crisis in Burundi, pursuant to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763. The individuals are: 

  • Godefroid BIZIMANA 
  • Gervais NDIRAKOBUCA alias NDAKUGARIKA 
  • Mathias/Joseph NIYONZIMA alias KAZUNGU 
  • Léonard NGENDAKUMANA 

The individuals have not been designated by the UN or the US to date.