Security
' Soldiers of the 45th battalion at Bujumbura International Airport before flying to Somalia

130 Burundian soldiers fly to Mogadishu for peace keeping mission

08-22-2017 Burundi National Defence Forces serving with AMISOM has carried out a rotation of troops for a peace keeping mission in Somalia on August 22nd 2017. The 44th and 45th battalions replace the 38th and 39th battalions that have just accomplished their one year mission. 130 soldiers from the 45th (...)
' Several people were wounded in a grenade attack in Buyenzi area of Bujumbura

Death toll reaches six in seven days

08-21-2017 At least six bodies were discovered in different parts of Burundi over the past week. Some people have been arrested for investigative reasons. On 20 August, a dead body was discovered on Gitongo hill of Mutaho Commune in Gitega central province. Rogatien Gahungu, the victim, was the bicycle taxi (...)
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Rwanda will not participate in EAC military games and cultural events

08-21-2017 Burundi will host the 11th session of East African Community military games and cultural events since August 26th 2017. All EAC member states will be present in the competition except Rwanda. Preparations for this competition have started since February but Rwanda did not take part in them. “Since February, (...)
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One killed and 29 other injured in grenade attack in Bujumbura

08-18-2017 A grenade attack in Bujumbura killed one person and injured 29 others yesterday evening in Buyenzi, central Bujumbura. The police arrested three suspects for investigation. On Thursday 17 August at around 8 pm, unknown assailants threw one grenade at each of two traditional bars selling banana wine on the (...)
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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 (...)
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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, (...)