Security
' Governor of Bubanza Province

Governor of Bubanza narrowly escaped from ambush

08-16-2017 The Governor of Bubanza ran into an ambush staged by unidentified armed people in the evening of Tuesday 15 August. The incident took place in Gihanga Commune along Bujumbura-Cibitoke road, in the west of Burundi. Police say no one was killed or injured in the attack. Gunfire was heard (...)
' 24 of the 36 arrested young people were from Ruhororo site in Ngozi province

Youths arrested while going to Tanzania

08-16-2017 At least thirty-six young people were arrested on Wednesday 16 August in Ruhororo Commune of Ngozi northern province. They are currently detained at a police station in Ngozi Province. “Some of them were from Ruhororo site of displaced people and its surroundings in Ngozi province. They were going to (...)
' “70 Burundian Refugees from Lusenda Refugee Camp in DRC returned ”

70 Burundian refugees return in pilot project of repatriation

08-15-2017 The governments of Burundi and DRC alongside UNHCR launched a pilot project of repatriation of Burundian refugees. On August 14th, 70 refugees from 24 families were voluntarily repatriated from Lusenda refugee camp in the DR Congo. A convoy trucks carrying 70 refugees crossed the border to Burundi in Gatumba (...)
' The seven people were arrested at 8 kilometers of Gatara locality nearby the crime scene

Confusion over people’s arrests after Shinya attack

08-14-2017 Seven people are detained in Kayanza provincial police station following the 9 July grenade attack on Shinya hill in Gatara commune of Kayanza province. Inhabitants of the locality speak of politically motivated arrests. The residents of Shinya hill in Ngoro area, Gatara commune of Kayanza Northern Province say they (...)
' “The attacked bar is located in Buyenzi on the 7th avenue, number 49,”

Two people killed and five injured in grenade attack in Buyenzi

08-09-2017 Two people died in a grenade attack by unknown people this 8th August 2017 in a bar located on the 7th avenue number 49 in Buyenzi zone of Bujumbura. It was around 8 P.M. when unknown people threw two grenades in a bar where people were drinking as usual. (...)
' Children in street situation in the capital Bujumbura

Fighting street children phenomenon must respect children rights, says activist

08-08-2017 Burundi police arrested over 150 people including children who come from other provinces in Bujumbura city center. The police plan to bring them back to their provinces of origin. Children’s rights activist says street children must be first sensitized to the importance of their return to their families. Yesterday, (...)
' Gaspard Baratuza: “Investigations are underway to find out the motives of the suicide”

Five people killed by end of week

08-07-2017 Corporal Nishemezwe killed himself with his gun at around 9:30 p.m. this 6 August at the president’s office. He belonged to the special brigade in charge of protecting institutions. “The reasons behind the suicide are still unknown”, says Colonel Gaspard Baratuza, Army Spokesperson. He says Corporal Nishemezwe didn’t say (...)
' “We are proceeding with their repatriation. We will meet soon with UN Refugee Agency and Tanzania to talk about this case”

Burundian Government says it is processing Tanzanian refugees’ repatriation

08-05-2017 The Ministry of interior in Burundi says they are processing the repatriation of refugees from the Nduta camp in Tanzania. This reaction comes after refugees staged a protest in front of UN refugee Agency’s offices in Nduta, Tanzania on Monday. They wanted to be repatriated to Burundi immediately and (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye: “Cases of criminality decreased by 24,3 % in July»

31 people killed in July, police say

08-03-2017 The Ministry of Public Security reports that the number of crimes committed in July has fallen off from 621 in June to 151 in July, a decrease of 24,3%. “Cases of killings and killing attempts moved from 37 cases in June to 31 in July. Victims were killed due (...)
' Ngozi-chef-lieu

Three FNL followers arrested in Ngozi Northern Province

07-25-2017 Charles Bizimana, Jérèmie Ndoriyobija and Christian Citegetse have been arrested by the National Intelligence Service in Ngozi Northern Province in the afternoon of 24 July. Olive Nkunzimana, MP elected in Ngozi constituency from the political coalition “Amizero y’Abarundi” says all of them are followers of FNL party, which is (...)