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Rugombo residents worried about spate of robbery

04-23-2019 More than 75 houses have already been robbed in three areas of Rugombo commune in Cibitoke western province in less than one month. The communal police commissioner plans to hold a security meeting with the administrative authorities to solve the problem. The inhabitants of Mparambo I, Mparambo II and (...)
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Man wounded by bullet fired by police in Rumonge

04-19-2019 Sources report that a man was injured by a bullet fired by police in the morning of April 18 in Gitaramuka area, Burambi commune of Rumonge province in the south of Burundi. The police fired while trying to arrest Audace Ikoriciza. The bullet hit Jervais Ndayajemwo and wounded him (...)
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Over 130 CNL members arrested since beginning of March

04-19-2019 More than 130 CNL party members have been arrested and most of them were tortured since the official launch of CNL activities, says the party spokesman. Aimé Magera, says that there have been many arrests in different parts of the country since the approval of CNL as a new (...)
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One shot dead by policeman in Mugina commune

04-17-2019 A man named Didace Nsanze was killed by a policeman in Rugajo locality, Mugina commune, Cibitoke province this Monday 15April 2019 at around 2 am. According to sources on the spot, both the policeman and the deceased person spent the evening together sharing beer and having discussions. “Both of (...)
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Three people killed last weekend

04-16-2019 A body of Jean Claude Ndihokubwayo was found in the morning of April 15 in Bujumbura city center. He was killed in the night of April 14, says Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security. The victim worked in a bar and allegedly stole BIF 100,000 from (...)
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Two people died in scuffles between population and police in Vumbi

04-04-2019 Two people died in the morning of Wednesday 3April in Kibande area, Vumbi commune in Kirundo province. According to Jean Baptiste Kwizera, communal administrator, since Tuesday night, the population wanted to kill a resident of that locality accusing him of being a sorcerer. The police who intervened to save (...)
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Nine CNL members detained in Cibitoke are released

04-04-2019 At least nine followers of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL party from Murwi and Mugina communes in Cibitoke province have been released following the order of the Prosecutor General’s order in that province. Four CNL followers from Murwi commune were arrested on 17 March while others from Mugina commune (...)
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One killed with machete and two others injured in grenade attack in Kirundo

03-26-2019 Amember of the National Congress for Liberty party-CNL has been killed with machete while two others were injured in grenade attack respectively in Busoni and Kirundo communes of Kirundo Province, in the north of the country. In the night of March 2019, Aimable Ndayizeye, a member of the youth (...)
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Man seriously injured in grenade attack in Buganda Commune

03-22-2019 Gervais Hatangimana was grievously wounded in a grenade attack carried out at his home in Buganda Commune of Cibitoke Province in the north-western part of Burundi. The incident took place in the night of March 20. Local authorities say the grenade was launched by a policeman called Celestin Nitunga (...)
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Three Sahwanya Frodebu party members arrested in Makamba Commune

03-21-2019 Three members of Frodebu party are in police custody since Tuesday 20 March 2019. They are accused of having beaten the Imbonerakure- youth affiliated to the ruling party-CNDD-FDD on Sunday 17 March 2019. The police say some youths affiliated to the ruling party have reported that three members of (...)
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