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AMISOM Burundi contingent rotation deferred

10-21-2016 On October 10, AU decided to delay the placement of Burundian contingents deployed in the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] expected in November 2016. The spokesman of the Burundian army colonel Gaspard Baratuza denies this information. “Contrary to what is said, AU has not suspended the rotation (...)
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20,000 biometric driving licenses already registered in four months

10-20-2016 Since 5 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Security has launched a campaign for changing the traditional driving license into a biometric one. “20,000 persons using the new biometric driving license have already registered out of 290, 000 people registered for the old driving license since 1937,” says Alfred (...)
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Foreign conman arrested by the police

10-17-2016 A fraud who wanted to defraud a pastor was apprehended by the police yesterday. The police have arrested a suspected foreign conman who intended to defraud a female pastor of $1700. The suspect posed as an international charity organisation worker. “He told the pastor he worked for “Robinson Donald” (...)
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Three people killed in an attack in southern Burundi

10-12-2016 The incident happened on 10 October night around 8 pm, in Bugarama municipality of Rumonge province in the south of Burundi. Sources on the ground say that a group of gunmen threw grenades and fired point blank at people who were drinking in a bar belonging to the Head (...)
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Death penalty abolition under threat in Burundi

10-10-2016 No death penalty in Burundi since 2009. But extrajudicial killings are common. Additionally, there are signs that the penalty might be reintroduced. As the world celebrates the World Day against Death Penalty, the abolition of the penalty in Burundi is threatened by the prevalence of extrajudicial killings and hints (...)
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Rwandan incursion into Sabanerwa Hill

10-06-2016 On 4 October, Albert Nduwimana, Ngozi Northern Province governor said Rwandans accompanied by forty soldiers destroyed a house under construction on Sabanerwa hill of Mwumba Commune in Ngozi Province. He spoke of outright provocation and indicated that adequate measures are being taken to protect citizens. Térence Ntahiraja, spokesman for (...)
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Ten persons arrested in northern Bujumbura

10-03-2016 Ten persons including a journalist at Radio Maria were arrested on 2 October evening at 9th Avenue of Mutakura neighborhood in the northern part of the Burundian capital. “Several soldiers and policemen came running. Some of them entered a house where they found people holding a meeting of their (...)
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A police vehicle attacked with grenades in center of Bujumbura

09-20-2016 Bwiza residents report that two grenades exploded in the night of September,19 around 8pm on the 3rd Avenue, in Bwiza neighborhood of Bujumbura capital center. “A police pickup truck was on this avenue. Suddenly, we heard a grenade explosion. After a few minutes of silence, another one exploded. We (...)
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Rwanda: Imbonerakure capture Rwandans in the Akanyaru valley

09-15-2016 Imbonerakure have kidnapped and ransomed Rwandan civilians in the Akanyaru Valley in the south of Rwanda, locals in the southern province say. Security in Rwanda’s Akanyaru Valley has worsened since July, locals told Iwacu. Imbonerakure sleep in the valley. When we go there to look for grass for cattle, (...)
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Senior military commander targeted in grenade attack

09-14-2016 An unknown criminal has thrown a grenade around 7pm on 13 September in Carama neighborhood of Ntahangwa Commune in Bujumbura, the capital. The attack allegedly targeted a senior military officer and former AMISOM commander, currently working in the defense ministry. “We were sitting near a container when the grenade (...)