Security

Imbonerakure injured CNL member with spear in Muyinga

06-02-2020 Joseph Nyabenda, a member of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty (CNL), was wounded with a spear in the chest by members of the youth league of the ruling party CNDD-FDD. The incident took place on 31 May evening in Sanzwe locality in Munagano area, in Muyinga commune (...)

Six CNL party observers from Ngozi sentenced to one year in prison

05-26-2020 Ngozi High Court has sentenced six CNL party observers from Marangara commune of Ngozi province to one year in prison and a fine of BIF 50,000 each. Accused of using “ forged documents ”, Alain-Claver Mwiteneza, Moise Nduwimana, André Sibomana, Ferdinand Nzikobanyanka, Léonard Ndacayisaba and Martin Ntuyahaga, all CNL (...)

Security Ministry warns any Burundian not to destabilize security

05-20-2020 In a statement issued on May 18, the Minister of Public Security warns Burundians, especially CNL and Uprona party members that whoever will try to destabilize security during the elections set on May 20 won’t be tolerated. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security has warned whoever will try (...)

Forex dealer “Kirahwata” discovered dead in central Bujumbura city

05-14-2020 Jackson Simbananiye aka “Kirahwata”, one of the most popular forex dealers in Bujumbura City was discovered dead in the morning of May 14. His corpse was found in a gutter located along “Imprimerie” avenue, section II of Nyakabiga neighborhood of Mukaza commune in central Bujumbura city. Local sources reported (...)

Twelve injured in grenade explosion in northern Bujumbura city

05-12-2020 Local sources reported a grenade explosion in a bar known as “Choice Ziko Bar-belonging to a certain Patrick” located on 11th avenue in Twinyoni locality of Kamenge neighborhood in the north of Bujumbura, the commercial capital of Burundi, in the night of May 10. “It was around 7 p.m. (...)

Three killed in south of Burundi

04-16-2020 At least three people have been killed in Rubanga locality in Matana commune of Bururi southern province in the morning of April 15. Local sources say these people were shot dead by the police at the home of Pascal Ninganza also known as”Kaburimbo”, who was already wanted and is (...)

Bujumbura Province :Identity of “attackers” remains mystery

03-02-2020 22 out of 30 combatants were killed and 8 others captured. The police have not yet revealed the identity of this armed group which was reported in Bujumbura province since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. There are many questions over this attack and speculation is rife. In the aftermath of (...)

Perpetrators of recent attacks in Bujumbura province not yet identified

02-27-2020 People not yet identified have carried out armed attacks since 19 February in Mutambu, Nyabiraba, Isare and Kanyosha communes of Bujumbura province. Two police officers and more than 20 combatants died in these attacks, said Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Security at a press conference held (...)

One killed in southern Bujumbura

02-21-2020 Consolate Havyarimana, 45, was shot dead in front of her house in Kizingwe locality, Kanyosha area in Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura. This mother of a child also mother of the ruling party CNDD-FDD was attacked by unidentified gunmen when she was going home from work in (...)

Three corpses discovered in southern Burundi within five days

01-24-2020 A dead body was found on the morning of 22 January in Lake Tanganyika. The deputy chairman of the Burundian association of fishermen operating in Lake Tanganyika says the victim is a fisherman called Stanislas Ntikarahera. He had gone missing since the night of 19 January. “He was reported (...)