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Police urge security apparatus to react quickly to stifle mob justice

02-13-2017 The police call on all actors in security to rapidly intervene as reports of vigilante justice cases keep on coming in. “We urge mixed security committees to react quickly to prevent mob justice when criminal incidents occur”, says Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Burundi National Police. The police spokesman (...)
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Three Burundi peacekeepers in Somalia injured in ambush

02-07-2017 Colonel Gaspard Baratuza, Burundi Army spokesperson, says the Islamist group “El-Shaabab” has ambushed the Burundian peacekeeping troops’ convoy in Somalia, this 7 February in the afternoon. He also says three Burundian peacekeeping troops have been seriously injured and evacuated to hospital for treatment. “Others have been immediately treated on (...)
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Presumed rebels?

02-06-2017 124 Burundians from the prisons of Uvira and Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were handed over to Burundian authorities on 31 January. An action which has not been understood. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana “I am a ‘rebel refugee’. I boarded (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye the Burundi police spokesman: “some police officers who live with Nduwimana say he has started to show some signs of madness”

Eight policemen injured after being shot by their colleague

02-02-2017 Eight policemen have been injured after they were shot by their colleague Samuel Nduwimana, one of the police officers in charge of road safety-PSR, in the early morning of this Thursday 2 February 2017. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Burundian police, says Nduwimana woke up at 2 am, took (...)
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DRC hands over 124 youths to Burundi Government

02-01-2017 124 Burundians from different jails of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC have been handed over to Burundian authorities this Tuesday 31 January 2017. The “repatriation” was voluntary, says Marcelin Luhoyo Tchichambo, Governor of South Kivu bordering Burundi. There were crowds of Burundians and Congolese at the Burundi-Congo frontier in (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
' Colonel Gaspard Baratuza: “The contributing country and the International community has the right to impose sanctions in such case”

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 (...)