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Pierre Claver NIYONKURU

Pierre Claver NIYONKURU is a Journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Pierre Claver Niyonkuru, Journalist by profession, with an experience of more than a 15 years in the profession (since 2006).

Communications and Informations Specialist, Content Manager, Investigative journalist and reporting on corruption, Protection of Human Rights, Advocacy 

First in Burundi since 2006 in Radios like Bonesha-Fm, CCIB FM+, Okapi of the RD-Congo, the Echos Grands Lacs Project of the Panos Paris Institute (today Panos Grands Lacs Institute) in Bukavu-Goma- Bujumbura-Kigali, the Iwacu Press Group,... then in Rwanda for Radio Isangostar.

At the moment he has been working for the Voice of America since 2015. He covers the East African Community and the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Senior International Journalist Reporter).

Then based in Arusha in Tanzania (2016-2019), He closely followed the attempt of Inter-Burundian Dialogue for the Resolution of the Burundian Political Crisis of 2015. And since 2018, he has been interested in the Crisis of scattered Burundian Refugees in the Sub-Region (mainly in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and DRC), Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, #SOJO (Solutions Journalism). 

He became a Journalist specialised in the Great Lakes region and the East African community.

Born in 1984 in Burundi, P.Claver Niyonkuru is an activist in Peaceful Conflict Resolution, Non-Violent Communication and International Humanitarian Law.

 P.Claver Niyonkuru collaborates with several Online Media. He is also a member of several international networks of Journalists such as those interested in the ICC, the IFJ, the Francophone Press Organisation, etc.

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