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Refugees from Musasa camp call for more humanitarian assistance

04-13-2018 Refugees from Musasa camp call on humanitarians to increase their assistance which they say is not sufficient. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees instead appeals to them to undertake income-generating activities to improve their living conditions. Masawa Kanyurhi Consolatta, the representative of Musasa camp refugees, says a refugee (...)
' Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman for police “They are currently undergoing police investigation”

21 table tennis players suspected of planning to disrupt security released

04-11-2018 According to a relative of one of the 21 persons who were arrested on 9 April in Carama neighborhood by the police, all of them were released yesterday evening after undergoing police interrogation. The arrested people included the chairman of Burundi Trade Unions’ Confederation (CSB), Gilbert Nyawakira. Pierre Nkurikiye, (...)
' Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp: "We are in a danger zone"

Burundian refugees demand Lusenda camp relocation

04-10-2018 Burundian refugees from Lusenda camp in Fizi territory in South Kivu -DRC request that their camp that currently hosts more than 30,000 people be relocated for security reasons. They submitted their request to the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, during his visit to the nearby Mulongwe camp hosting (...)
' More than 380 of these followers arrived via the Ruhwa border post.

Repatriation of “Zebiya” followers / End of an exodus or beginning of a new crusade?

04-09-2018 Since Sunday, April 1, more than 2500 followers of the “prophetess” Eusébie Ngendakumana, called “Zebiya”, have got back home. They are happy to meet their families again but remain stuck to their cult that was born in Businde (Kayanza province). They were numerous and of a different age. Old (...)
' Eusébie follower reading a Bible

Busiga administration receives hundreds of Eusébie followers from Rwanda

04-04-2018 More than 300 followers of Eusébie Ngendakumana have spent the night at Mparamirundi communal lycée in Busiga commune of Ngozi Northern Province. They arrived yesterday evening after crossing the northern Kanyaru border post. They say they are happy to be back home and hope that they won’t be persecuted (...)
' Wounded people were taken to hospital by ambulance

Two people killed in center of Burundi, police say

04-03-2018 Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a grenade attack that occurred in the night of 1 April, in a bar on Rugari-Gitamo hill, known as Ceru in Gitega Commune, in Gitega Central province. Sources on the ground report that several people were sharing a drink when (...)
' Trucks were used to remove victims from the mudslide

Burundi: Six killed due to mudslide in Mutimbuzi Commune

03-16-2018 At least six people have died and three others have been injured due to a massive mudslide that has occurred in Nyakabondo I, on Gasenyi hill in Mutimbuzi Commune of Bujumbura Province, this 16 March. The victims were performing their daily activities in the channeling work of Gasenyi River, (...)
' Burundian asylum seekers in Kamanyola camp

Kamanyola: Burundian asylum seekers expect to have secure place in Rwanda

03-09-2018 About 2500 Burundian asylum seekers who were grouped in Kamanyola camp in south Kivu, DRC, went to Rwanda since 7 March. Dionyse Nyandwi, their spokesperson says they expect to find a peaceful place to live in. “We were persecuted by our Congolese neighbors and we think that we will (...)
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Over 500 women sold to Arab countries, says human trafficking watchdog

03-06-2018 “More than 500 people predominantly women and girls were sold to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait in 2017,” reveals the report conducted by a local NGO fighting against human trafficking (ONLCT ou est ton frère). Prime Mbarubukeye, Chairman of ONLCT ou est ton frère says he has found a (...)
' Serges Ntakavura: “The government of Burundi wants to draw the public’s attention to the role of civil protection”

Burundi government calls on everyone to get involved in risk reduction

03-01-2018 Every March 1st, the world celebrates the Civil Protection World Day. On the eve of this celebration, the government of Burundi reminds everyone of their responsibility for disaster risk reduction. Serges Ntakavura, Assistant to the ministry of public security, says recurrent disasters cause damage at an alarming level. “From (...)
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