Security
' Cases of killing have taken on considerable scale in Mugina commune.

Cibitoke Province: Increase in number of assassinations

06-28-2017 Four people accused of witchcraft were killed within one week. The Police and provincial administration say investigations are underway to identify the perpetrators of the crimes. The latest of the victims have been killed on Saturday 19 June at Nyempundu area. “The victim’s name is Claude Nzeyimana. He was (...)
' Father Adolphe Ntahondereye was kidnapped to the DR Congo by an armed group. He died two weeks after his release.

Burundi downplays US Department of State apprehension over violence in country

06-27-2017 Government officials dismiss the Department of State’s claim that traveling to Burundi is potentially dangerous for US citizens. Burundi government has responded to the US Department of State warning against traveling to Burundi by downplaying the premise of the warning. The Department of State issued on 23 June a (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson for the police: “The organization was aware of those actions and it was PARCEM which sent them to do the work”.

Three members of local organization PARCEM are detained

06-27-2017 Members of the local organization Speech and Action for the Awakening of Conscience and Mentality Change (PARCEM) are detained in Bujumbura central prison. The police accuse PARCEM of sending them to destabilize national security. Three PARCEM members who were arrested on 13 and 17 June 2017 were brought to (...)
' Aimé Magera, Spokesman for FNL party “It is no longer a secret for anyone, the political repression against FNL members is intensifying throughout the country.

Controversy surrounds arrests of Agathon Rwasa supporters

06-26-2017 In the two last weeks, five Agathon Rwasa supporters were arrested in Gitega central province, and two in Bururi southern province. Aimé Magera speaks of unceasing hanting, what the administration denies. The last arrest took place on Tuesday 20 June, in the administrative centre of Gitega commune. Christophe Manigomba (...)
' Photography of Jean Bigirimana hung on the wall of Iwacu building: “In memory of Jean Bigirimana who disappeared on 22 July 2016. We will never forget you.”

Iwacu asks for protection for endangered family of missing journalist Jean Birigirimana

06-22-2017 On the 11th month of the disappearance of former Iwacu journalist Jean Bigirimana, his employer calls on the government to protect the journalist’s threatened family. Iwacu calls on the government to guarantee the security for its missing journalist’s family that says it’s in danger because of death threats it (...)
' Unlike the threat she received last March that was painted in blood on the wall, the new threat was issued in a letter supposedly signed by an identified police commissioner.

New threat to wife of missing journalist: “you will soon join him …”

06-21-2017 “We will not be held accountable for your blood”, says the author of the threat. The wife of Jean Bigirimana, the former Iwacu journalist who went missing from July 2016, has received a chilling message threatening her with death, a second threat she has received in the last three (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson for the police: “The organization was aware of those actions and it was PARCEM which sent them to do the work”.

Murder of wife by husband highlights criminal homicide peculiarity about Kirundo province

06-20-2017 The northern province of Kirundo is peculiarly rife with criminal homicide between spouses. The police say they cannot explain the phenomenon. The latest case: a man fatally battered his wife on Monday around midnight, the police report. Gabriel Nyabenda fatally injured his wife, Francine Nsengimana. The reports say he (...)
' A grenade was thrown in a bar, killed two people and wounded nine

Four people killed in Bujumbura

06-15-2017 At least four people have been killed and a dozen of others wounded in different attacks perpetrated in the capital Bujumbura between 14 and 15 June. The recent victim is Aimable Hakizimana, a resident of Kinindo neighborhood of the Burundian capital Bujumbura. He was shot dead on 15 June (...)
' Shops caught fire in “Ndayizamba” Gallery

Shops and sewing machines caught fire in Bujumbura city center

06-13-2017 About forty shops and 104 sewing machines caught fire; clothes for men and women, and other goods went up in smoke. It was around 2p.m. on 11 June when the fire erupted in “Ndayizamba” Gallery, the shop located between the company that supplies water and electricity [Regideso] and “Le (...)
' Expired and falsified drugs seized by the police

Expired and fake drugs seized in Bujumbura

06-10-2017 The police discovered a large quantity of expired and fake drugs in the capital on 8 June. The police seized the drugs from a private house on 3rd Avenue in Muramvya, Kinama. The drugs included suppositories, quinine and paracetamol amongst other things. Two people, the spouse and the brother (...)