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Nine CNL members detained in Cibitoke are released

04-04-2019 At least nine followers of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL party from Murwi and Mugina communes in Cibitoke province have been released following the order of the Prosecutor General’s order in that province. Four CNL followers from Murwi commune were arrested on 17 March while others from Mugina commune (...)
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One killed with machete and two others injured in grenade attack in Kirundo

03-26-2019 Amember of the National Congress for Liberty party-CNL has been killed with machete while two others were injured in grenade attack respectively in Busoni and Kirundo communes of Kirundo Province, in the north of the country. In the night of March 2019, Aimable Ndayizeye, a member of the youth (...)
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Man seriously injured in grenade attack in Buganda Commune

03-22-2019 Gervais Hatangimana was grievously wounded in a grenade attack carried out at his home in Buganda Commune of Cibitoke Province in the north-western part of Burundi. The incident took place in the night of March 20. Local authorities say the grenade was launched by a policeman called Celestin Nitunga (...)
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Three Sahwanya Frodebu party members arrested in Makamba Commune

03-21-2019 Three members of Frodebu party are in police custody since Tuesday 20 March 2019. They are accused of having beaten the Imbonerakure- youth affiliated to the ruling party-CNDD-FDD on Sunday 17 March 2019. The police say some youths affiliated to the ruling party have reported that three members of (...)
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Two policemen shot dead in Mutimbuzi commune

03-20-2019 Two policemen were killed and their guns robbed yesterday around 2 a.m. in Maramvya area, Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. Police say adding that investigations into the attack are underway. N.M, a young woman met in Maramvya area, says she heard the shooting while going out in the night. (...)
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600 Burundi troops soon to return from Somalia

03-16-2019 Floribert Biyereke, Burundi Army spokesperson has said 600 Burundian soldiers out of 1000 who were supposed to have returned from Somalia are ready to come back home very soon. “They are still in Somalia for work reasons,” he said adding that all AMISOM officials are aware of the issue. (...)
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CNL activities banned to ensure members’ protection, says Bujumbura Mayor.

03-05-2019 “Your activities are not allowed for security reasons,” reads a correspondence issued on March 1, 2019 by Freddy Mbonimpa, the Mayor of Bujumbura city in response to the quest of Honorable Agathon Rwasa announcing the holding of the opening ceremonies and launch of National Congress for Freedom-CNL party’s activities. (...)
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Security Ministry to severely punish road code violation

02-28-2019 At least 47 transport vehicles of “Probox” type seized since 15 February have been released by the Security Ministry this 27 February 2018. They were seized following the violation of the road code, notably the high speed and improper loading. This was said in a meeting that the Security (...)
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Mugina: Six CNL followers detained

02-19-2019 Marc Nahimana, Albert Kwizerimana, Richard Niyondiko, Daniel Manirampa, Elias Mvukiyuburundi and Geredy Ntawutangimana from Muyange hill of Mugina Commune in Cibitoke Province, in the west area of the country detained in the dungeon of the commune for over four days. All of them are members of the new party-National (...)
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Over 350 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

02-08-2019 More than 350 Burundian refugees out of 1000 refugees who were expected to return to Burundi from Nduta and Mtenderi refugee camps in Tanzania were voluntarily repatriated this 7 February. They are from 107 families and include 175 men and 160 women. They arrived at Gisuru border in Ruyigi (...)
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