Security
' Passengers from Rumonge to Congo travel by small overloaded boats with no life jackets

Lake Tanganyika: Burundian Travelers to Congo concerned about safety

01-31-2017 Burundi travelers who go to the Democratic Republic of Congo from Rumonge port via Lake Tanganyika are worried about their safety because they travel in life-threatening conditions. They ask the government to help make their travel safe. The passengers say going to Congo by the lake has become like (...)
' Imelde Ndikuriyo: “Either people are killed secretly or corpses are brought and thrown in Ngagara”

Second body found in Ngagara neighborhood in three days.

01-30-2017 In the morning of this Monday 30th January, a dead body was found in Ngagara neighborhood of Ntahangwa commune. The victim was identified as Dieudonné Nsengiyumva. “I woke up at 5:00am. When I went out of the gate I saw clothes near the fence. I approached and found it (...)
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High ranking army officer “accidently” shot dead by sentry

01-26-2017 Burundi army confirms reports of the death of Major Dieudonné Karashira shot last night 25 January in the Eastern Province of Cankuzo. The army spokesman, Gaspard Baratuza, says the officer was “accidently shot by a soldier on sentry duty”. He says the officer was checking soldiers on sentry duty. (...)
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Eight people already arrested following Mukoni Military Camp attack

01-25-2017 They have been arrested this 25 January. Five were arrested and handed over to the police in the early morning of 24 January following heavy gunshots heard in the night of 23 January near the Mukoni military camp, north eastern Muyinga Province. “The suspects in the robbery attempt include (...)
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Armed attack on Mukoni military camp

01-24-2017 Sounds of gunshots were heard in the night of 23 January near the Mukoni military camp, north eastern Muyinga Province. The inhabitants speak of an attack on Mukoni military camp. The army spokesman said thieves were trying to steal in surrounding households but were intercepted by soldiers who were (...)
' European parliament accuses Burundi government of human rights violations

European parliament accuses Burundi government of human rights violations

01-20-2017 This Thursday 19 January 2017, the European parliament has written to the Burundi government, spelling out a number of accusations about human rights violations. It has also condemned the law legalising the “Imbonerakure”, a violent youth militia, according to the European parliament. The European parliament says its report on (...)
' Félix Nsabimana, Chief of Cibitoke zone: "Peace and security are currently prevalent."

Several Mutakura and Cibitoke residents back home

01-17-2017 Residents of Mutakura and Cibitoke areas located in northern Bujumbura say several of their neighbors who had fled to other places during the demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term have now returned except some who went abroad. About 50 percent of the refugees have returned, local administration says. (...)
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Burundi soon withdrawing its troops from Somalia…

01-16-2017 The deputy head of the civilian cabinet to the president wrote a letter on January 10 to the minister of foreign affairs emphasizing the imminent withdrawal and immediate return of Burundian troops engaged in peace keeping mission in Somalia. According to Dr Sabine Ntakarutimana, Deputy Head of the civilian (...)
' The number of killings is increasing in Muyira zone, a person killed on 11 January 2016

Six people arrested following death of three people in Kanyosha

01-16-2017 Three people have been killed in an attack perpetrated in Kavumu area of Muyira zone in Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura Province, on 14 January. Six people have been arrested for investigations. Unknown armed men shot three people including two men and a kid aged 10 in Kavumu area of (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye the Burundi police spokesman: “some police officers who live with Nduwimana say he has started to show some signs of madness”

Cases of kidnapping on the rise in Burundi, police say

01-13-2017 The spokesman for the Burundian national police, Pierre Nkurikiye, held a press conference on Thursday clarifying the acts of kidnapping and swindling that are becoming more common in Burundi. Recently, there have been many cases of kidnapping all over the country, the police conducted investigation. “Since 2015 the rate (...)