' Alain Guillaume Bunyoni: “There is a decrease in crimes in 2017 compared to the previous year”

277 killed in 2017, Ministry of Public Security reports

12-28-2017 The Ministry of public security rates its achievements at 90%. It says killing cases decreased from 401 in 2016 to 277 in 2017. Civil society activist says 277 people killed is not a small number. During the presentation of the 2017 report by the ministry of the public security, (...)
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Jean Minani: “It’s stupid and wicked”

12-04-2017 Everyone is unanimous. The hotel was a little “jewel” in Kirundo Province. It was a pride and reference in the locality. It had thirty rooms and a dozen of employees. From the building, there are only pictures of ruins shared on social media. Dr. Jean Minani, the unfortunate owner (...)
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Armed thief shot dead in Gasekebuye quarter, police say

11-30-2017 One thief with a defensive grenade was killed by a police agent in the early morning of this 30 November 2017 in Gasekebuye area, east of Bujumbura, national police say. People in the neighbourhood say the locality is rife with theft. A man was shot dead by a police (...)
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Young man seriously beaten by people armed with cudgels in Nyakabiga

11-23-2017 Nyakabiga residents say criminals who beat up a young man yesterday night are members of the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD (Imbonerakure). The representative of Imbonerakure in Nyakabiga neighborhood assures that these criminals will be seriously punished. Jean Berchmans Nduwayo was seriously beaten up yesterday night in Nyakabiga (...)
' Human trafficking phenomena is not new in Burundi: Victims of human trafficking in 2016

Human trafficking keeps on increasing, victims’ families ask for help

11-15-2017 More than 356 women and girls are victims of human trafficking since January 2017. Cases of people who leave families are observed in Bujumbura popular neighbourhoods. Some women decide to abandon their families to go to the Gulf Countries. The most popular neighbourhoods namely Kinama and Kamenge are the (...)
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Over 30 people accused of witchcraft to be killed in Mugina Commune

11-03-2017 The inhabitants of Mugina Commune of Cibitoke Province are gripped with fear because of tracts found in this locality. Unidentified people made a list of over 30 people that will be killed. They are accused of sorcery. Ngendakumana Eliane, a resident of Mugina Commune says he is worried about (...)
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IDPs from kuruyange evicted from their site

11-01-2017 This Saturday October 28, 7 houses from Kuruyange site were destroyed by the Administrator of Rugazi commune. The later urged other 34 families to leave the place within two weeks. The representative of the displaced people appeals to a good Samaritan to plead for their course. Kuruyange site shelters (...)
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The fire devastated eight kiosks at Buterere market

10-25-2017 Yesterday night, the fire broke out in a market located in Buterere Zone in north of Bujumbura. Merchants whose goods have been burned cry for help. The fire was caused by welders who did not turn off their electrical devices before leaving, police say. Over 200 people including men, (...)
' Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security: “those people were abducted for various reasons namely the settlement of accounts and conflicts between individuals or members of organizations”

13 people abducted from July to September 2017, says Burundi Security Minister

10-18-2017 The quarterly report of the Ministry of Public Security reveals that 13 people were abducted from July to September 2017: twelve in August while one in September. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, the Minister of Public Security said those people were abducted for various reasons, namely the settlement of accounts and (...)
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No more trust between Cibitoke and Kamenge residents

10-17-2017 Some residents of the Cibitoke neighborhood, referred to as anti-President Nkurunziza say they do not feel safe when they are in Kamenge, a so-called pro-government neighborhood. Same feeling for some people from Kamenge. They ask for immediate actions to get them united to overcome fear and prejudices. Burundi has (...)
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