Bujumbura Province :Identity of “attackers” remains mystery

03-02-2020 22 out of 30 combatants were killed and 8 others captured. The police have not yet revealed the identity of this armed group which was reported in Bujumbura province since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. There are many questions over this attack and speculation is rife. In the aftermath of (...)

Perpetrators of recent attacks in Bujumbura province not yet identified

02-27-2020 People not yet identified have carried out armed attacks since 19 February in Mutambu, Nyabiraba, Isare and Kanyosha communes of Bujumbura province. Two police officers and more than 20 combatants died in these attacks, said Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Security at a press conference held (...)

One killed in southern Bujumbura

02-21-2020 Consolate Havyarimana, 45, was shot dead in front of her house in Kizingwe locality, Kanyosha area in Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura. This mother of a child also mother of the ruling party CNDD-FDD was attacked by unidentified gunmen when she was going home from work in (...)

Three corpses discovered in southern Burundi within five days

01-24-2020 A dead body was found on the morning of 22 January in Lake Tanganyika. The deputy chairman of the Burundian association of fishermen operating in Lake Tanganyika says the victim is a fisherman called Stanislas Ntikarahera. He had gone missing since the night of 19 January. “He was reported (...)

Four CNL party members arrested in Kiremba

01-03-2020 Benjamin Girukwishaka, CNL party leader in Kiremba commune of Ngozi province says police officers operating in the locality arrested Serges Nzambimana, Cédric Kadafi, Thomas and Désiré Nizigama from Buhama locality in Musasu area of Kiremba commune. “They surrounded their houses in the early morning of January 2. We tried (...)

Political parties in Rumonge province plead for release of their representatives

12-27-2019 A few days after the detention of some political representatives accused of having torpedoed the partial registration process of voters in Rumonge province, the political parties to which they belong demand their release. Four political representatives including three CNL party members and one from UPRONA party were arrested two (...)

Burundi accuses Rwanda of perpetrating recent attack against military position

11-29-2019 “For the nth time, the Government of Burundi has just been attacked in the night of 16 to 17 November 2019 by a neighboring country,” read the statement released on November 28 by Burundi government. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Burundi government secretary and spokesman said that during that night, the Rwandan (...)

Residents of Mabayi gripped by fear

11-23-2019 The presence of heavily armed Rwandan soldiers at the border is causing fear among the population of the neighboring area with Rwanda. The administration reassures and calls on the population to identify any new people in the area. The inhabitants of Ruhororo, Miremera, Gitukura localities of Ruhororo area and (...)

Morale of detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group suffering

11-13-2019 The morale of four journalist of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza, imprisoned in Bubanza prison declined on Tuesday 12 November 2019. It was the day after the judges of the Ntahangwa Court of Appeal went to (...)

Detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group asked to appear by surprise

11-12-2019 Officials of Bubanza prison asked in the afternoon of 11 November around 8 pm four journalists of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza to appear by surprise before the judges of Ntahangwa Court of Appeal. Those journalists (...)