Security
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Two corpses discovered in Bururi Province

03-14-2017 Local sources say two bodies of a child and man were found in the morning of 13 March in the Siguvyaye River, near Gisanze area, in Bururi commune of the Southern province of Bururi. After recovering the two bodies from the Siguvyaye River, the body of the child was (...)
' Gaspard   Baratuza:   “Burundi   Government   will   never   accept   thattroublemakers from neighboring countries find refuge in the country"

“No armed groups entered Burundi from Rwanda”, says Burundi ArmySpokesperson

03-13-2017 Col. Gaspard Baratuza, Burundi Army Spokesperson, says no armed groupshave been noticed crossing the border between the two countries. “Burundi Government will never accept that criminals or troublemakers from neighboring countries find refuge in the country”, he says. On 12 March, unidentified gunmen perpetrated an attack in Rusizi district, (...)
' Colonel Gaspard Baratuza: “The contributing country and the International community has the right to impose sanctions in such case”

Burundi soldier repatriated from Somalia for driving alone in Mogadishu

03-11-2017 Caporal-Chief Niyonkuru Leon was repatriated from the UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia on 9 March. He is accused of driving alone in the Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. “The troop contributing country, even the international community, doesn’t tolerate this due to the insecurity prevailing there”, says Gaspard Baratuza, (...)
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Four Burundian provinces lack fire trucks

03-01-2017 The lack of firefighting equipment and trained personnel is the main challenge faced by the Civil Protection Police Unit. Four provinces namely Bubanza, Cankuzo, Mwaro and Bujumbura are not equipped with fire trucks. “Houses, shops and markets were set on fire in Bujumbura as well as in the country (...)
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Police claim shared responsibility for illegal objects smuggling into prison

02-28-2017 Illegal items seized in Mpimba central prison have shown that security control is lax. The police say guards and penitentiary administration are to blame. In reaction to evidence of the introduction of prohibited objects and products in the prison, Pierre Nkurikiye, the National Police Spokesman, blames both the guards (...)
' Official launch of excavation of bones from mass graves in Mwaro Province

Official launch of excavation of bones from mass graves in Mwaro Province

02-28-2017 The National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation- CVR has started this 27 February to conduct the excavation of bones piled up in mass graves in Gasenyi locality of Makamba zone in Rusaka Commune of Mwaro Province. CVR Members, experts in excavation of bones from mass graves, police officers in (...)
' Mass grave recently discovered in Makamba zone of Rusaka Commune in Mwaro Province

Burundi has many mass graves, say one association against crimes

02-27-2017 The National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation-CVR started a month ago to identify the number of mass graves existing in Burundi from 1972 to 2008, but there is a long way to go. “From 1972 up to date, there is an estimated number of 2,500 mass graves in Burundi”, (...)
' Gaspard   Baratuza:   “Burundi   Government   will   never   accept   thattroublemakers from neighboring countries find refuge in the country"

Burundian peacekeepers in CAR trained to use surveillance drone

02-24-2017 A team of eight soldiers from the Burundian contingent in MINUSCA, the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Central African republic, has received training on the use of “phantom” surveillance drones, says Gaspard Baratuza, spokesman for Burundi National Defence forces (FDN) on 23 February 2017. «This device will play a (...)
' Local administrative officials in CAR visit the Burundi peacekeeping contingent

UN removes Burundi staff officer from its peacekeeping mission

02-23-2017 The UN has removed from its peacekeeping mission Major Nicolas Budigi over allegations of human rights violations in Burundi. The UN has repatriated Burundi army officer Major Nicolas Budigi from MINUSCA, a UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR). The repatriation followed allegations that the officer has been (...)
' Security forces' quick reaction prevents the lynching or torturing of suspected thieves.

Police urge security apparatus to react quickly to stifle mob justice

02-13-2017 The police call on all actors in security to rapidly intervene as reports of vigilante justice cases keep on coming in. “We urge mixed security committees to react quickly to prevent mob justice when criminal incidents occur”, says Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Burundi National Police. The police spokesman (...)