Politics
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Three FNL followers arrested in Ngozi Northern Province

07-25-2017 Charles Bizimana, Jérèmie Ndoriyobija and Christian Citegetse have been arrested by the National Intelligence Service in Ngozi Northern Province in the afternoon of 24 July. Olive Nkunzimana, MP elected in Ngozi constituency from the political coalition “Amizero y’Abarundi” says all of them are followers of FNL party, which is (...)
' Domitien Ndayizeye: "Burundians should not be taken as children."

Imbonerakure accuse former president of insulting them

07-25-2017 On July 22, the imbonerakure, members of the youth wing of the ruling party CNDD-FDD in Bujumbura City Council, gave a warning to the former Burundian President, Domitien Ndayizeye. They accuse him of insulting them. They say he has no moral lesson to teach them. “Although he insulted us, (...)
' Expelled Congolese came by boat

Provincial administration expels 57 Congolese in transit from Rumonge to Tanzania

07-24-2017 “They came in groups. 39 Congolese arrived in Rumonge on 20 July while 18 others arrived on 21 of the same month”, says Juvénal Bigirimana, Rumonge province Governor. The majority of them were women and children. They entered Burundi through Rumonge port. They said they had fled confrontations between (...)
' Mkapa-Rapatriement

“Refugees return when conditions are favorable”

07-24-2017 A delegation of the facilitation, EAC and AU visited a refugee camp in Tanzania. The objective was to explore the possibilities of Burundian repatriation. A decision challenged by some people. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana This is a boost for Bujumbura, which is struggling (...)
' Seized taxis parked at Top One gas station, in northern Bujumbura

Burundi Police seize over 150 taxis in Bujumbura

07-20-2017 The police have seized more than 150 cabs for security reasons since 17 July. Taxi drivers say they do not know why their cars were seized arguing that the Road Traffic Police issued them necessary document to work. They deplore that it is a great loss to spend two (...)
' MPs at the National Assembly gave a positive assessment of the security situation

Security is well ensured on Burundi borders, say MPs

07-19-2017 During the plenary session at the National Assembly where the ministers of Public Security and Defense were invited to throw light on security related issues, they say security is ensured throughout the Burundian territory. After the on-site visits conducted in all Burundi provinces, police and army regions from 15-17June (...)
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Mandela tactics should inspire stakeholders in Burundi talks, say politicians

07-18-2017 Political leaders believe Mandela inheritance should inspire stakeholders in Burundi peace talks to resolve the current Burundi crisis. He enormously contributed to the 2000 Burundi peace plan which resulted in the Arusha Agreement that ended a decade of civil war. They have said that on 18 July, the date (...)
' Minister of Public Security Alain Guillaume Bunyoni: “Such acts of throwing grenades at bars and some other public places are compared with terrorist attacks”

Burundi Security Minister compares recent grenade explosions with terrorist attacks

07-18-2017 Despite the grenade attacks that claimed five lives and injured over 70 within seven days, the Minister of Public Security says the security situation is generally good throughout Burundi. Minister of Public Security, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, said on Monday 17 that the security situation has improved significantly throughout the (...)
' The grenade was thrown in the middle of the street and injured a dozen of people

Fear grips Bwiza residents over consecutive grenade attacks

07-17-2017 Two attacks have been perpetrated in Bwiza neighborhood in central Bujumbura, injuring dozens of people just within one week, different sources say. Fear haunts the residents of the locality “It was around 8 :30 pm in the night of 16 July when a grenade exploded in the middle of (...)
' Mkapa

Resumption of blocked dialogue

07-17-2017 The Facilitation Office announced another round for July. While the dialogue is deadlocked, some already call for more meetings. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana Remember, on May 20th, the report of the facilitator Mkapa almost tolled the knell for the dialogue. In particular, he recalled (...)