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Over 350 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

02-08-2019 More than 350 Burundian refugees out of 1000 refugees who were expected to return to Burundi from Nduta and Mtenderi refugee camps in Tanzania were voluntarily repatriated this 7 February. They are from 107 families and include 175 men and 160 women. They arrived at Gisuru border in Ruyigi (...)
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Bicycle taxi rider killed by stray bullet, says Security Ministry

02-07-2019 After a bicycle taxi driver was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on 5 February, the ministry of Public Security refers to the incident as a self-defense. The association of bicycle taxi drivers refutes the argument. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security says the bicycle-taxi rider (...)
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Eight wounded in grenade attack in Buterere

01-29-2019 At least eight people have been seriously wounded in a grenade attack by an unknown perpetrator in a bar commonly known as « Chez Egide Nduwayo » on 9th avenue in Buterere zone of Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura. “It was around 7:40 p.m. in (...)
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Gihanga: About fifteen cows died out of more than seventy distributed

01-22-2019 Local farmers from Gihanga commune in Bubanza province received cows as part of a program involved in the fight against hunger. However, they die one after the other due to unknown diseases. Beneficiaries are worried. The provincial official in charge of breeding reassures. Some of the local farmers are (...)
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Over forty homeless families in Buterere

01-22-2019 Forty seven families made of 471 people from Mugaruro area, Buterere zone in Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura are now gathered at the former offices of Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. They left their destroyed houses due to the heavy rain that fell last week (...)
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Six people died in landslide in Bujumbura province

01-19-2019 A family of six died in a landslide due to flood caused by the torrential rain that fell in the night of this January 18, 2019 in Muyira zone of Kanyosha commune in Bujumbura province. A whole family made of a husband, his wife and their four children (one (...)
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Four killed in grenade explosion in Kirundo Province

12-21-2018 A mother and her three children were killed in grenade explosion. The woman and two of her children died on the spot while the other kid died at the hospital. It was around 7:00 p.m. on 19 December when two grenades were thrown by unknown people inside the household (...)
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FENADEB concerned over future of children whose mother was killed by spouse

12-07-2018 The federation of associations engaged in the defense of child rights-FENADED is concerned about the future of children whose mother was killed by her spouse, a police officer while his role is to protect people. “FENADED condemns this heinous crime that took away a life of an innocent person (...)
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Burundi government rejects AUPSC request

11-22-2018 The Peace and Security Council of the African Union urges the Government of Burundi to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union on the Deployment of Human Rights Observers and Military Experts. Diomede Nzeyimana, Deputy Spokesman for Burundi President, says there is no need for a memorandum (...)
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Population in Nyamitanga gripped by fear

11-03-2018 Strengthened military patrols, overnight patrols by the population, residents of Nyamitanga area in Cibitoke province are gripped by fear. They are afraid of the attack of armed groups from the DRC. “We are afraid attackers will come back,” say residents of Nyamitanga area, Buganda Commune in Cibitoke Province, north-western (...)
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