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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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Bicycle taxi rider killed by stray bullet, says Security Ministry

02-07-2019 After a bicycle taxi driver was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on 5 February, the ministry of Public Security refers to the incident as a self-defense. The association of bicycle taxi drivers refutes the argument. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security says the bicycle-taxi rider (...)
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Eight wounded in grenade attack in Buterere

01-29-2019 At least eight people have been seriously wounded in a grenade attack by an unknown perpetrator in a bar commonly known as « Chez Egide Nduwayo » on 9th avenue in Buterere zone of Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura. “It was around 7:40 p.m. in (...)
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Gihanga: About fifteen cows died out of more than seventy distributed

01-22-2019 Local farmers from Gihanga commune in Bubanza province received cows as part of a program involved in the fight against hunger. However, they die one after the other due to unknown diseases. Beneficiaries are worried. The provincial official in charge of breeding reassures. Some of the local farmers are (...)
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Over forty homeless families in Buterere

01-22-2019 Forty seven families made of 471 people from Mugaruro area, Buterere zone in Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura are now gathered at the former offices of Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. They left their destroyed houses due to the heavy rain that fell last week (...)
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