Security
' Rusizi Bridge at the entrance to the Gatumba area.

Some members of Burundi ruling party youth wing accused of mistreating Kanyinya residents

10-09-2017 Inhabitants of Kinyinya I hill from Gatumba area in Mutimbuzi commune of the Bujumbura province, denounce the tortures inflicted by members of the ruling party youth wing when conducting night patrols. They criticize local authorities for not taking the problem seriously. “We are tired of being tortured, the authorities (...)
' Col. Gaspard Baratuza:« Those who perpetrated attacks are simple bandits”

No attack perpetrated in Gatumba locality, says Army spokesperson

09-29-2017 During the public conference the spokespersons of the government and other institutions have held on 29 September in Ngozi province, the Army spokesperson says there has not been any attack perpetrated in Gatumba locality, west of Bujumbura province. Two soldiers died on the spot in the attack perpetrated last (...)
' About thirty Burundian asylum seekers died in a clash with the Congolese Security forces

Burundi Government urges DRC to clarify killings of Burundians in Kamanyola

09-18-2017 At least 39 Burundian asylum seekers have been killed while 127 others seriously wounded in a clash with Congolese Security forces this 15 September. Burundi government urges the DRC, UNHCR and MONUSCO to shed light on their death circumstances. The government of Burundi recommends the DRC government, UN Refugee (...)
' Mr. Habarugira was abducted in Avenue Nyankoni.

Abduction for political motives?

09-18-2017 In the morning of Tuesday, 12 September, Léopold Habarugira, Executive member of UPD-Zigamibanga party, not officially recognized by the Government, was abducted. His family is worried. Reactions over his kidnapping arise from all sides. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa & Rénovat Ndabashinze and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana. It was (...)
' The attacked UN Commissioner for Human Rights Compound

Armed Group attacked UNHCHR office in Bujumbura.

09-14-2017 A group of armed men broke into the compound of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Burundi. The police say investigations are under way to identify the criminals. A group of armed men invaded the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human (...)
' Léopold Habarugira

Family of Habarugira worried about his security

09-13-2017 After the abduction of Léopold Habarugira, a member of the political party-Union for Peace and Development [UPD] in the early morning of 12 September, his family says it is much concerned about his security. He was abducted in Mutanga-Nord in northern Bujumbura by a group of four people, one (...)
' Buhinyuza residents at the house of Jeanine Ntakarutimana

Four people killed in gun attack in Bujumbura

09-12-2017 Armed civilians opened fire on makers of “Kanyanga”, a prohibited drink in Buhinyuza area. Four people died immediately and two others were seriously injured. Police say the criminals have not been identified so far. Residents ask the government to protect its people. Yesterday night around 10 pm, men in (...)
' Musaga zone, where the two arrested local chiefs were working

Two local chiefs arrested in Muha commune

09-12-2017 The National Intelligence Service-SNR arrested two local chiefs from Musaga zone of Muha commune in the capital Bujumbura. They were later transferred to Mpimba prison after a trial.The motive behind their arrest is still unclear. Ntahombasigiye Emmanuel, Kinanira I district chief and Ntimpirangeza Alexis, Gitaramuka district chief are the (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye: “ Cases of robbery and criminality have increased compared to the previous month”

Criminal rate slightly increased in August, say police

09-01-2017 The Ministry of Public security reported that the security situation was generally good throughout the country in August. Pierre Nkurikiye, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Public security said, without giving many details, that the crime rate slightly increased due to cases of robbery and criminality compared to the (...)
' A crowd of people rush to get biometric driving license before the set deadline

Drivers without biometric driving license to be fined BIF 2,000 per day

08-29-2017 August 31st is the deadline for the use of a former driving licence. Drivers who don’t have a biometric driving license will be fined BIF 2, 000 for every extra day from September 1st.They demand additional time. The traffic regulation police are in the process of renewing the local (...)