Security
' Ngagara Zone

One person injured by robbers armed with machetes in northern Bujumbura

04-20-2018 Residents of Ngagara (Q2) neighborhood, Ngagara Zone, north of Bujumbura are gripped by fear. They report that machete-armed people attacked this neighborhood three times within a week. They demand that the police strengthen security. “Yesterday night, around 2 am, I heard my neighbors crying loudly calling for help. Then (...)
' Phénias Nigaba: “This bill is a flagrant violation of individual rights and freedom”.

Disagreements arise about criminal code revision recently adopted

04-20-2018 On April 18, the National Assembly adopted a bill on the revision of the code of criminal procedure. The latter causes disputes among politicians. “This bill is a flagrant violation of individual rights and freedom,” says Phénias Nigaba, FRODEBU party spokesman. He says his party is worried about the (...)
' Amizero y’Abarundi MP beaten in Kanyosha

MP from ‘Amizero y’Abarundi’ opposition coalition beaten by civilians

04-13-2018 Bernard Ndayisenga, an MP elected from the political coalition of the opposition Amizero y’Abarundi, was beaten up in the morning of 13 April in Kanyosha neighborhood, in south of the capital Bujumbura. Kanyosha residents blame members of the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD. Pierre Célestin Ndikumana, the chairman (...)
' Filippo

Refugees from Musasa camp call for more humanitarian assistance

04-13-2018 Refugees from Musasa camp call on humanitarians to increase their assistance which they say is not sufficient. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees instead appeals to them to undertake income-generating activities to improve their living conditions. Masawa Kanyurhi Consolatta, the representative of Musasa camp refugees, says a refugee (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman for police “They are currently undergoing police investigation”

21 table tennis players suspected of planning to disrupt security released

04-11-2018 According to a relative of one of the 21 persons who were arrested on 9 April in Carama neighborhood by the police, all of them were released yesterday evening after undergoing police interrogation. The arrested people included the chairman of Burundi Trade Unions’ Confederation (CSB), Gilbert Nyawakira. Pierre Nkurikiye, (...)
' Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp: "We are in a danger zone"

Burundian refugees demand Lusenda camp relocation

04-10-2018 Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp in Fizi territory in South Kivu -DRC request that their camp that currently hosts more than 30,000 people be relocated for security reasons. They submitted their request to the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, during his visit to the nearby Mulongwe camp hosting (...)
' More than 380 of these followers arrived via the Ruhwa border post.

Repatriation of “Zebiya” followers / End of an exodus or beginning of a new crusade?

04-09-2018 Since Sunday, April 1, more than 2500 followers of the “prophetess” Eusébie Ngendakumana, called “Zebiya”, have got back home. They are happy to meet their families again but remain stuck to their cult that was born in Businde (Kayanza province). They were numerous and of a different age. Old (...)
' Eusébie follower reading a Bible

Busiga administration receives hundreds of Eusébie followers from Rwanda

04-04-2018 More than 300 followers of Eusébie Ngendakumana have spent the night at Mparamirundi communal lycée in Busiga commune of Ngozi Northern Province. They arrived yesterday evening after crossing the northern Kanyaru border post. They say they are happy to be back home and hope that they won’t be persecuted (...)
' Wounded people were taken to hospital by ambulance

Two people killed in center of Burundi, police say

04-03-2018 Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a grenade attack that occurred in the night of 1 April, in a bar on Rugari-Gitamo hill, known as Ceru in Gitega Commune, in Gitega Central province. Sources on the ground report that several people were sharing a drink when (...)
' Trucks were used to remove victims from the mudslide

Burundi: Six killed due to mudslide in Mutimbuzi Commune

03-16-2018 At least six people have died and three others have been injured due to a massive mudslide that has occurred in Nyakabondo I, on Gasenyi hill in Mutimbuzi Commune of Bujumbura Province, this 16 March. The victims were performing their daily activities in the channeling work of Gasenyi River, (...)
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